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Years active  1984–present
Grandparents  Morris Silverman
Role  Actor
Name  Jonathan Silverman

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Full Name  Jonathan Elihu Silverman
Born  August 5, 1966 (age 49) (1966-08-05) Los Angeles, California, USA
Spouse  Jennifer Finnigan (m. 2007)
Parents  Hillel Emanuel Silverman, Devora Silverman
Movies and TV shows  Weekend at Bernie's, Beethoven's Big Break, Weekend at Bernie's II, The Single Guy, The Hungover Games
Similar People  Jennifer Finnigan, Andrew McCarthy, Josh Stolberg, Ted Kotcheff, Catherine Mary Stewart

Education  Beverly Hills High School

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Jonathan Elihu Silverman (born August 5, 1966) is an American actor. He is perhaps best known for starring in the comedies Weekend at Bernie's and its sequel Weekend at Bernie's II.


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Personal life

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Silverman was born in Los Angeles, California, the son of Devora (née Halaban) and Hillel Emanuel Silverman, a rabbi. He is the grandson of famous Conservative Rabbi Morris Silverman. His mother is from Jerusalem, Israel, where her family has lived for generations. Actor David Schwimmer was his best friend in high school, and still is to this day. He has been married to actress Jennifer Finnigan since 2007; the two met at a barbecue in 2004. He and Finnigan are currently expecting their first child.


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Silverman is known for his roles in the TV series Gimme A Break!, as well as in the films Brighton Beach Memoirs (a film version of the first play of Neil Simon's Eugene Trilogy), Girls Just Want to Have Fun, Caddyshack II, Little Big League, and Weekend at Bernie's.

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Silverman played the title role in the mid-1990s television sitcom The Single Guy (which aired on NBC), as well as the lead role in the early 1990s movie Little Sister. He has also appeared on CSI: Miami (in a third-season episode called "Under the Influence"). He made a guest appearance on Friends in the episode "The One with the Birth." He appeared briefly on The Bold and the Beautiful in the early 2000s. He last starred in the short-lived sitcom In Case of Emergency, which was a mid-season replacement on ABC for the 2006 season. He also played the role of Eddie in Beethoven's Big Break. He later guest starred in Psych in February 2009 and in Hot in Cleveland in 2012. He was also in the movie Jam. He appeared in the television show White Collar in the episode "Veiled Threat" as a con artist. He has also been in Inkubus and the upcoming Self Stored by Wood Haven Productions. He guest starred as a controversial standup comedian in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit in 2014. He will also guest star in Elementary in early 2016.


In 2004, Silverman was a participant in the first-ever US television advertising campaign supporting donations to Jewish federations. The program featured "film and television personalities celebrating their Jewish heritage and promoting charitable giving to the Jewish community" and included Greg Grunberg, Marlee Matlin, Joshua Malina, and Kevin Weisman.


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