Benjamin David "Jamie" Elman (born July 5, 1976) is a Canadian American actor best known for his leading roles of Cody Miller on YTV’s Student Bodies and Luke Foley in NBC’s American Dreams.
Born in New York City, Elman was raised in Montreal, Quebec where he began performing in plays such as The Children's Hour and Annie Get Your Gun before landing his first roles in TV (Are You Afraid of the Dark?) and film (Johnny Mnemonic). Elman graduated from McGill University with a BA in English.
He was part of the ensemble cast of the film Shattered Glass opposite Hayden Christensen and Peter Sarsgaard, and has guest-starred on numerous popular series including Crossing Jordan, Criminal Minds, Without a Trace, CSI: NY and The Closer. Recent roles include starring opposite Armand Assante in California Dreaming which won the Un Certain Regard award at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival; portraying a young Sigmund Freud, again opposite Assante and Ben Cross, in When Nietzsche Wept; and on the small screen, where he improvised with Larry David in HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm.
In 2009, Elman began work on his first webseries titled Brainstorm for Dailymotion.com. In addition, he will be starring in a