Ben Silverman is the founder and CEO of the entertainment production company Electus. He is a producer on CW dramedy Jane the Virgin.
From 2007-2009, Silverman served as co-chairman of NBC Entertainment and Universal Media Studios. He is also an Emmy and Golden Globe-winning executive producer of such shows as The Office, Ugly Betty, The Tudors, and The Biggest Loser. On July 10th, 2014, The Banff World Media Festival presented Silverman with the Award of Excellence in Digital Innovation.
Formerly, Silverman was in charge of the international packaging division at the William Morris Agency, where he was the company's youngest division head, packaging more than 25 television series, including Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, The Weakest Link, Big Brother, and Queer as Folk. Prior to joining William Morris, he was vice-president for New World/Marvel Entertainment, and also held posts at CBS, and Warner Bros. In 2007, Silverman received the P.T. Barnum Award from Tufts University for his exceptional work in the field of media and entertainment.
Silverman is involved with multiple philanthropic endeavors, including Seeds of Peace, a group helping to foster peace among young people from adversarial cultures. In addition, Silverman sits on the Cedars-Sinai Hospital board of governors. Silverman also serves on the board of directors of Best Buddies, a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of people with intellectual disabilities by providing guidance and integrated employment.In 2008, Silverman received an Honorary Rose for lifetime achievement the Rose d'Or ceremony.
Silverman had a cameo appearance in the first episode of the fifth season of the television show Entourage. Silverman read a single line in which he expressed annoyance at Johnny Drama wasting his time.
Silverman had a cameo appearance in the 5th episode of the ninth season of the television show The Office. Silverman plays Jim's business partners.
Silverman was born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. He was raised in a Reform Jewish family. Raised in Manhattan, Silverman is a 1992 magna cum laude graduate of Tufts University, where he majored in history and belonged to the Epsilon Theta chapter of the Theta Chi Fraternity. His mother, Mary (Delson) Silverman, was an actress and programming executive whose career included stints at the Disney Channel, BBC, USA Network, Lifetime Television, and Court TV. His father, Stanley Silverman, is an award-winning music composer/arranger. Silverman married Jennifer Cuoco, a real estate agent, in December 2010
|2003||The Restaurant||executive producer|
|2003||Nashville Star||executive producer|
|2005–2008||30 Days||executive producer|
|2005–2011||The Office||executive producer|
|2005–2011||The Biggest Loser||co-creator and executive producer|
|2006–2011||Ugly Betty||executive producer|
|2007–2010||The Tudors||co-creator and executive producer|
|2008–2009||Kath & Kim||executive producer|
|2011–present||Mob Wives||executive producer|
|2011–present||King of the Nerds||executive producer|
|2011–present||Get Out Alive with Bear Grylls||executive producer|
|2014–present||Killer Women||executive producer|