Elisha Yaffe

Elisha Yaffe (born August 13, 1983) is a comedian, actor and writer. He has appeared in television shows including Better Call Saul, The Newsroom, Mad Men, Southland, Up All Night, The New Normal and CSI:NY and voiced the character of Jimmy Olsen and B'dg on DC Nation Shorts's Tales of Metropolis and Super-Pets.[3].

Elisha Yaffe
BornAnn Arbor, Michigan, U.S.
OccupationActor, writer, and producer[1]
EducationPioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter Public School, Emerson College[2]
Alma materEmerson College

He has co-created webseries, including Downers Grove, Minor Stars and Remember When.[4] He has appeared in commercials for Mike's Hard Lemonade, Time Warner Cable, Samsung, Wendy's, McDonald's, Nintendo 3DS[5][6], Progressive[7] and Hanes.[8]

Life and careerEdit

Yaffe is from Amherst, Massachusetts, where he was a founding member of the Valley Arts Project, a non-profit dedicated to supporting the development of young artists. Yaffe organized the project's Valley Arts Festival, which featured performances by up and coming artists in the Pioneer Valley area, including a then-unknown Sonya Kitchell.[9] He is a graduate of Emerson College.[2]

After college, he formed Sorry, Dad Productions with Michael Blaiklock, Dave Horwitz, and Justin Becker. Together they produced the slacker comedy "Downers Grove" for Warner Brothers Studio 2.0.[4] He was named to the Heeb 100 in 2010.[10][11]

Film and televisionEdit

Film and Television
Year Film Role Notes
2010 Downers Grove Pudge Web series, 9 episodes
Remember When Elisha Web series, 3 episodes
2011 Minor Stars Dougie Web series, 3 episodes
Roommate Meeting Elisha Web series, 3 episodes
2012 CSI:NY Master Chief 2 episodes
Mad Men Stewart episode Christmas Waltz
Last Remnants Richard Hill Short film
Housemates of Horror Theo College Humor Original
Up All Night Clerk episode I Can't Quit You
Echo Chamber Lead/Writer/Director Short film
Figurines Lead/Writer Short film
2013 The New Normal Noel episode Stay-At-Home-Dad
Southland Jerry episode Hats and Bats
Expecting (2013 film) Barry
DC Nation Shorts Various 4 episodes
2014 Decay (2014 film) Aaron[12]
Off the Grid Elisha Short Film[13]
Mighty Med Bob episode Two Writers Don't Make a Wrong"[14]
Time Travel Lover Matt[15]
The Newsroom Eddie episode Episode #3.1"[16]
Comedy Bang! Bang! Mr. Hunchy's P.A. episode Josh Groban Wears a Pantsuit and Socks"[17]
2015 Smosh: The Movie High Driver Movie
Contracted: Phase II Mormon #2 Movie
Hey Dude, Hey Man (Short) Dude Short Film
Then The Letting Go (Short) Elisha Short Film
One Shot Theatergoer Movie
Frank & Lola Will Movie
Pop Music (Short) Trevor Short Film
Better Call Saul Lance 3 episodes
Welcome Back Director/Writer 1 episode
Disconnected (TV Series) Executive Producer 14 Episodes
We are CVNT5 Showrunner / co-EP 8 episodes
Bobby Chew Sells a Car (TV series) Executive Producer 1 episodes
Baid Aid (Feature Film) Feature Film Bartender


  1. ^ http://elisha.tv
  2. ^ a b "The Boston Globe", November 12, 2006, Anupreeta Das, "Out of the Shadows"
  3. ^ http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/Elisha-Yaffe/
  4. ^ a b "Gigaom", June 15, 2010, Liz Shannon Miller, ["Downers Grove Waits Two Years for TheWB Premiere" "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-09-12. Retrieved 2011-10-25.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)]
  5. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEZUF7BARQo
  6. ^ http://www.elishayaffe.com/video
  7. ^ https://www.ispot.tv/ad/I6oL/progressive-auto-insurance-yearbox
  8. ^ http://www.adweek.com/news/advertising-branding/ad-day-hanes-142582
  9. ^ "The Daily Hampshire Gazette" August 21, 2004, Bonnie Wells "Arts Fest Shows Work of Young Artists" Archived 2016-03-03 at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ "Heeb Magazine", April 5, 2010, Jessie, "Heeb 100: Elisha Yaffe"
  11. ^ "DCist", January 12, 2010, Josh Novikoff, "Six & | Showcases Local Heeb 100 Honorees" Archived 2010-03-16 at the Wayback Machine
  12. ^ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2776704/
  13. ^ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3344396/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_1
  14. ^ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3526022/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_5
  15. ^ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3417958/
  16. ^ https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3114820/
  17. ^ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3719552/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_5

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