Michael B. Silver

Michael Buchman Silver (born July 8, 1967) is an American actor. He is perhaps best known for his recurring role as Assistant District Attorney Leo Cohen in the television series NYPD Blue. As of summer 2019, Silver has recurring roles on both NBC's The InBetween and CBS' Instinct.

Michael B. Silver
Michael Buchman Silver

(1967-07-08) July 8, 1967 (age 54)
Years active1993–present
Katie Mitchell
(m. 2000)

Early lifeEdit

Silver was born in New York City, the brother of writer Amanda Silver and the grandson of Oscar-winning screenwriter Sidney Buchman.[1] Silver is a graduate of Brown University.


One of his earliest roles was in the 1993 film Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday. He had a major recurring stint on NYPD Blue, perhaps his best-known role, appearing in 31 episodes. Silver has also had recurring roles as Dr. Paul Myers on ER and as Secret Service Agent Peter Elliott on CSI: Miami. In addition, Silver has made many other guest appearances on various primetime series such as Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, The X-Files, Cheers, NewsRadio, Judging Amy, Once and Again, Felicity, Law & Order, Monk, Dark Blue, Bones, Vengeance Unlimited, Criminal Minds, Raising the Bar, Strong Medicine, Nip/Tuck, Veronica Mars, Brothers & Sisters, Murder in the First, and Supernatural. He had a recurring role on Royal Pains as Ken Keller, and in 2011 he starred in the video game L.A. Noire as Edgar Kalou.

Beginning in the summer of 2018 and then in its second season in the summer of 2019, Michael had the recurring role of police sergeant Kanter Harris in the police procedural Instinct. In the summer of 2019, he was also appearing in the recurring role of professional therapist Brian Currie in the series The InBetween.

Personal lifeEdit

He was married to actress Katie Mitchell on October 22, 2000 but they are now divorced. He has one son.


  1. ^ "Michael B. Silver Biography (1967-)". Filmreference.com. Retrieved 2014-08-04.

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