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Also Known As: Jonathan E Silverman Died:
Born: August 5, 1966 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA Profession: actor

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After gaining notoriety on Broadway and in films based on various incarnations of the works of American playwright Neil Simon, actor Jonathan Silverman built up a respectable résumé in movies and on television. He essayed the role of Eugene Jerome - a character he initially played on Broadway - in Simon's "Brighton Beach Memoirs" (1986), his first lead in a feature film. Shortly thereafter, Silverman and co-star Andrew McCarthy landed a surprise hit with the morbidly premised comedy "Weekend at Bernie's" (1989), and he later enjoyed a moderately successful run headlining the sitcom "The Single Guy" (NBC, 1995-97). A recurring theme in his career, Silverman reunited with Simon on "The Odd Couple II" (1998), alongside the original bickering buddies, Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau. He returned briefly to series television with the ensemble comedy "In Case of Emergency" (ABC, 2006-07), in addition to continued guest appearances on various shows combined with supporting film roles. Always affable and possessing an Everyman quality, Silverman seamlessly transitioned between Neil Simon surrogate to comedic leading man and back again throughout his busy career.

After gaining notoriety on Broadway and in films based on various incarnations of the works of American playwright Neil Simon, actor Jonathan Silverman built up a respectable résumé in movies and on television. He essayed the role of Eugene Jerome - a character he initially played on Broadway - in Simon's "Brighton Beach Memoirs" (1986), his first lead in a feature film. Shortly thereafter, Silverman and co-star Andrew McCarthy landed a surprise hit with the morbidly premised comedy "Weekend at Bernie's" (1989), and he later enjoyed a moderately successful run headlining the sitcom "The Single Guy" (NBC, 1995-97). A recurring theme in his career, Silverman reunited with Simon on "The Odd Couple II" (1998), alongside the original bickering buddies, Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau. He returned briefly to series television with the ensemble comedy "In Case of Emergency" (ABC, 2006-07), in addition to continued guest appearances on various shows combined with supporting film roles. Always affable and possessing an Everyman quality, Silverman seamlessly transitioned between Neil Simon surrogate to comedic leading man and back again throughout his busy career.

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CAST: (feature film)

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 G.B.F. (2013)
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 Conception (2012)
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 Snatched (2011)
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 Jekyll (2008)
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 Jam (2007)
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 Coffee Date (2006)
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1984:
Broadway debut as Eugene Jerome in Neil Simon's "Brighton Beach Memoirs" (replaced Matthew Broderick); also led play's first national tour
1985:
Feature film debut in "Girls Just Want to Have Fun"
1985:
First TV-movie, "Challenge of a Lifetime"
1985:
Recreated role of Eugene Jerome onstage in Simon's "Biloxi Blues" (again replaced Matthew Broderick)
1985:
Played recurring role of Jonathan Maxwell on the NBC-TV sitcom, "Gimme a Break"
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Reprised role of Eugene Jerome on Broadway in Simon's "Broadway Bound"
1986:
First leading role in the feature adaptation of "Brighton Beach Memoirs"
1989:
Co-starred in the low-brow comedy "Weekend at Bernie's", a surprise box-office hit
1992:
Played Stan Jerome, Eugene's older brother, in a TV adaptation of "Neil Simon's 'Broadway Bound'" (ABC)
1993:
Reprised role in the unneccessary sequel "Weekend at Bernie's II"
1995:
Starred in NBC-TV comedy series "The Single Guy" (also served as program consultant)
1998:
Supported Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau in "The Odd Couple II", penned by Neil Simon
1998:
Teamed with Louis Gossett Jr in the Showtime movie "The Inspectors"
1999:
Co-starred in the independent film "Just a Little Harmless Sex"
1999:
Had supporting role in "Freak City"; aired on Showtime
2000:
With Gossett, reprised roles in the sequel "Inspectors 2: A Shred of Evidence" (Showtime)
2001:
Acted in the L.A. premiere of Warren Leight's play "Glimmer, Glimmer and Shine"
2001:
Co-starred in the ABC movie "These Old Broads"
2003:
Appeared in the Showtime movie "Deacons for Defense"
2004:
Co-starred in ABC's David E. Kelley pilot "The DeMarco Affairs"
2006:
Cast in Jason Ruscio's existential drama, "Laura Smiles"
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Education

University of Southern California: Los Angeles , California -
New York University: New York , New York -
Beverly Hills High School: Beverly Hills , California - 1984

Notes

Silverman served on the board of directors of several charities.

He played shortstop for the Hollywood All Stars, a celebrity team that makes appearances at charity events

One of Silverman's best friends in high school was actor David Schwimmer.

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companion:
Kim Cattrall. Actor. Dated in the late 1980s; no longer together.
companion:
Annalee Fery. Country singer. No longer together.

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mother:
Devora Silverman.

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