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Robert A. Silverman (born February 24, 1938) is a Canadian actor and often cast by writer/director David Cronenberg. He is sometimes credited as Bob Silverman or Robert Silverman. He has appeared in five films directed by David Cronenberg. He has also acted in the Friday the 13th: The Series episodes "Hate On Your Dial" and "Faith Healer" (directed by Cronenberg), and acted with him in Jason X.

Robert A. Silverman
Robert Andrew Silverman

(1938-02-24) February 24, 1938 (age 81)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Other namesBob Silvermann
Years active1964–2004
Spouse(s)Mary Kreggor (1979–1987)
Partner(s)Greg Stephenson (1989–present)

Silverman was nominated in 2003 for a Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Guest Role in a Dramatic Series in The Eleventh Hour.[1]

Silverman has been cast by Cronenberg in the following films:


Year Title Role Notes
1964 Sweet Substitute Al
1965 Winter Kept Us Warm
1974 125 Rooms of Comfort Oscar Kidd
1976 It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time the Lawyer
1976 Partners Hayes
1977 Rabid Man In Hospital
1977 Maria TV movie
1978 One Night Stand Nick TV movie
1979 The Brood Jan Hartog
1980 Prom Night Mr. Sanford Sykes
1980 Head On the Analyst
1981 Scanners Benjamin Pierce
1988-1989 Friday the 13th: The Series Archie Pierce / Jerry Scott 2 episodes
1991 Naked Lunch Hans
1995 Waterworld Hydroholic
1996 Pacific Blue Episode: "The Enemy Within"
1999 eXistenZ D'Arcy Nader
2000 Twice in a Lifetime Homeless Man / Hungry Diner 2episodes
2001 Jason X Dieter Perez
2001 Blue Murder Stuart Patton Episode: "Asylum"
2002 The Eleventh Hour David Cygnorat Episode: "A Low Dishonest Decade"
2004 The Ruining Henry Behrens (final film role)


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