American actor Jonathan Silverman was born on August 5, 1966 in Los Angeles, California. He is best known for his role in the TV series Gimme A Break!, in which he played Jonathan Maxwell during the late 1980s. Before that, he appeared in E/R, Challenge of a Lifetime, and Girls Just Want to Have Fun.
In 1986, Silverman was cast in Brighton Beach Memoirs, where he played Eugene Morris Jerome. He was later seen on Caddyshack II, Stealing Home, Traveling Man, Weekend at Bernie’s, and Murder Story. During the 1990s, he landed roles in films like Class Action, Age Isn’t Everything, and For Richer, for Poorer. He was also in the TV production titled Broadway Bound, then on Death Becomes Her and Breaking the Rules. He reprised his role of Richard Parker on Weekend at Bernie’s II, before he was cast on an episode of Friends. He later got a role in Caroline in the City and starred in the high-rated but short-lived sitcom The Single Guy on NBC. He later took on the lead in the hit motion picture Little Sister.
Silverman took on a number of other film roles. These include Dirk and Betty, Made, Lip Service, Good as Gold, and Men Named Milo, Women Named Greta. He was next seen on episodes of Free for All and Miss Match, and was seen on the CSI: Miami episode titled “Under the Influence.” In 2005, Silverman was seen on The Life Coach before he voiced a character on two episodes of Disney’s Kim Possible. He followed this up with roles in Related, Farce of the Penguins, Jam, Shoot, Laura Smiles, and Coffee Date. In 2007, he joined the cast of the short-lived ABC series In Case of Emergency. He played Harry Kennison, who previously attended Westwood South High School and aspired to be a celebrated author with a happy marriage plus kids. Now, he is an unhappy divorced greeting card writer. When the series ended, Silverman landed a role in Close to Home, and portrayed Dr. Lanyon in 2007’s Jekyll.