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Robert A. Silverman is a Actor Canadien born on 24 february 1943 at Montreal (Canada)

Robert A. Silverman

Robert A. Silverman
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Birth name Robert Andrew Silverman
Nationality Canada
Birth 24 february 1943 (76 years) at Montreal (Canada)

Robert A. Silverman was born on February 24, 1938 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Silverman 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.

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.

Silverman has been cast by Cronenberg in the following films:


eXistenZ (1999) as D'Arcy Nader
Naked Lunch (1991) as Hans
Scanners (1981) as Benjamin Pierce
The Brood (1979) as Jan Hartog
Rabid (1977) as Man In Hospital
He also worked alongside Cronenberg in Jason X (2002).

Usually with

Howard Shore
Howard Shore
(4 films)
Kevin Costner
Kevin Costner
(1 films)
James Isaac
James Isaac
(2 films)
Mark Irwin
Mark Irwin
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Robert A. Silverman (8 films)

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Actor

Jason X
Jason X (2001)
, 1h33
Directed by James Isaac
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Adventure, Horror, Slasher
Themes Space adventure films, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Transport films, Films set in the future, Serial killer films, Political films, Road movies, Dystopian films, Space opera, Disaster films
Actors Lexa Doig, Chuck Campbell, Jonathan Potts, Lisa Ryder, Kane Hodder, Peter Mensah
Roles Dieter Perez
Rating44% 2.2016252.2016252.2016252.2016252.201625
In 2008, Jason Voorhees (Kane Hodder) is captured by the United States government and held at the Crystal Lake Research Facility. In 2010, a government scientist decides to place Jason in frozen stasis after several failed attempts to kill him. While Private Samuel Johnson (Jeff Geddis) places a blanket on Jason, Dr. Wimmer (David Cronenberg), Sergeant Marcus (Markus Parilo), and a few soldiers hope to further research Jason's rapid cellular regeneration and try to take Jason. They pull off the blanket covering his body, but find Johnson dead, instead. Having broken free of his restraints, Jason kills the soldiers and Wimmer. Rowan (Lexa Doig) lures Jason into a cryogenic pod and activates it. Jason then ruptures the pod with his machete and stabs Rowan in the abdomen, spilling cryogenic fluid into the sealed room and freezing them both.
eXistenZ
eXistenZ (1999)
, 1h36
Directed by David Cronenberg
Origin Canada
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Action, Horror
Themes Films about computing, Jeu, Films set in the future, Films about video games, Cyberpunk films, Dystopian films
Actors Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jude Law, Ian Holm, Don McKellar, Callum Keith Rennie, Sarah Polley
Roles D'Arcy Nader
Rating68% 3.400463.400463.400463.400463.40046
In the near-future, organic virtual reality game consoles known as "game pods" have replaced electronic ones. The pods are attached to "bio-ports", outlets inserted at players' spines, through biotechnological umbilical cords. Two game companies, Antenna Research and Cortical Systematics, compete against each other. In addition, a group of "realists" fights both companies to prevent the "deforming" of reality.
Waterworld
Waterworld (1995)
, 2h16
Directed by Kevin Costner, Kevin Reynolds
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Action, Adventure, Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction
Themes Environmental films, Seafaring films, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Transport films, Films set in the future, Political films, Dystopian films, Disaster films
Actors Kevin Costner, Dennis Hopper, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Tina Majorino, Michael Jeter, Gerard Murphy
Roles Hydroholic
Rating61% 3.098853.098853.098853.098853.09885
In the beginning of the 21st century, the polar ice caps melted and the sea level rose to cover every continent on Earth. Surviving humans were scattered across the ocean on ramshackle floating communities known as atolls, mostly built from scrap metal and decrepit sea vessels. Over time, the survivors eventually forget that they ever lived on firm ground, adapting a mythological place named "Dryland" somewhere in the ocean.
Naked Lunch, 1h55
Directed by David Cronenberg
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Horror, Crime
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about films, Films about writers, Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Peter Weller, Judy Davis, Ian Holm, Julian Sands, Roy Scheider, Nicholas Campbell
Roles Hans
Rating70% 3.5498053.5498053.5498053.5498053.549805
William Lee is an exterminator who finds that his wife Joan is stealing his insecticide (pyrethrum) to use as a drug. When Lee is arrested by the police, he begins hallucinating because of "bug powder" exposure. He believes he is a secret agent with two handlers or controllers in the forms of a talking insectoid typewriter and an alien "Mugwump". The bug assigns him the mission of killing Joan. She is allegedly an agent of an organization called Interzone Incorporated. Lee dismisses the bug and its instructions and kills it. He returns home to find Joan having sex with Hank, one of his writer friends. Shortly afterwards, he accidentally kills her while attempting to shoot a drinking glass off her head in imitation of William Tell.
Scanners
Scanners (1981)
, 1h37
Directed by David Cronenberg
Origin Canada
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Action, Horror
Actors Jennifer O'Neill, Stephen Lack, Patrick McGoohan, Michael Ironside, Lawrence Dane, Robert A. Silverman
Roles Benjamin Pierce
Rating67% 3.3998753.3998753.3998753.3998753.399875
Private security firm ConSec plans to showcase potential "scanners", people with exceptional powers of telekinesis, telepathy, and mind control. However, when ConSec's scanner attempts to read the mind of a volunteer from the invited group, the scanner's head explodes. ConSec officials surmise that the volunteer was himself a scanner and initially take him into custody. However, he is able to use his powers to kill the men guarding him and escape.
Prom Night
Prom Night (1980)
, 1h30
Directed by Paul Lynch
Origin Canada
Genres Thriller, Horror, Slasher
Themes L'adolescence, Films about children, Serial killer films, Teen movie
Actors Leslie Nielsen, Jamie Lee Curtis, Anne-Marie Martin, Robert A. Silverman, Melanie Morse MacQuarrie, Jeff Wincott
Roles Sykes
Rating54% 2.7016752.7016752.7016752.7016752.701675
In 1974, 11-year-olds Wendy Richards, Jude Cunningham, Kelly Lynch, and Nick McBride play hide and seek in an abandoned convent. 10-year-old Robin Hammond tries to join them, but they start teasing her by repeating "Kill! Kill! Kill!". Robin is then backed up towards a window from which she falls to her death. Instead of reporting the incident to the police, the children make a pact not to tell anyone what happened and keep the incident a secret, but after they leave, a shadow falls across Robin's body. Later a known rapist is mistakenly blamed for Robin's death and is arrested.
The Brood
The Brood (1979)
, 1h32
Directed by David Cronenberg
Origin Canada
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Horror
Actors Oliver Reed, Samantha Eggar, Nicholas Campbell, Art Hindle, Henry Beckman, Susan Hogan
Roles Jan Hartog
Rating67% 3.399183.399183.399183.399183.39918
Psychotherapist Hal Raglan runs the Somafree Institute where he performs a technique called "psychoplasmics", encouraging patients with mental disturbances to let go of their suppressed emotions through physiological changes to their bodies. One of his patients is Nola Carveth, a severely disturbed woman who is legally embattled with her husband Frank for custody of their five-year-old daughter Candice. When Frank discovers bruises and scratches on Candice following a visit with Nola, he informs Raglan of his intent to stop visitation rights. Wanting to protect his patient, Raglan begins to intensify the sessions with Nola to resolve the issue quickly. During the therapy sessions, Raglan discovers that Nola was physically and verbally abused by her self-pitying alcoholic mother, and neglected by her co-dependent alcoholic father, who refused to protect Nola out of shame and denial. Meanwhile, Frank, intending to invalidate Raglan's methods, questions Jan Hartog, a former Somafree patient dying of psychoplasmic-induced lymphoma.
Rabid
Rabid (1977)
, 1h31
Directed by David Cronenberg
Origin Canada
Genres Science fiction, Horror
Themes La fin du monde, Films about magic and magicians, Medical-themed films, Christmas films, Vampires in film, Zombie films, Films about viral outbreaks, Catastrophe épidémiologique, Disaster films
Actors Marilyn Chambers, Susan Roman, Joe Silver, Patricia Gage, Victor Désy, Vlasta Vrána
Roles Man in Hospital
Rating63% 3.151093.151093.151093.151093.15109
A critically injured woman, victim of a motorcycle accident, is taken to the plastic surgery clinic of Doctor Dan Keloid, where some of her intact tissue is treated to become morphogenetically neutral. The tissue is grafted to fire-damaged areas of her body in the hope that it will differentiate and replace the damaged skin and organs.