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He is perhaps best known for his frequent appearances as Assistant District Attorney Leo Cohen on the hit television series NYPD Blue (his co-stars included Gordon Clapp and Sharon Lawrence). He has recurring roles on ER and Beautiful People, and has made guest appearances on Law & Order, Monk (with Jane Carr, Timothy Davis-Reed, D.J. Lockhart-Johnson, Stanley Kamel, and Tom Virtue), and Cold Case (with Colby French and directed by James Whitmore, Jr.).
On CSI he worked with Michael Ensign, and he has a recurring role on CSI: Miami. Many of his episodes contained Trek alumni: Adam Grimes and John Pyper-Ferguson in the third season, Anthony Holiday, Justin Louis, and Mark Rolston in the fourth season, and Cyia Batten and Mark Rolston again during the fifth season.
Silver appeared in The X-Files with Michael McKean, and has also appeared in several motion pictures, most of which also feature other Star Trek alumni. These include 1993's Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday with Steven Culp, 1995's Virtuosity with Louise Fletcher and Danny Goldring, 1996's Eye for an Eye with Armin Shimerman and Natalia Nogulich, 1999's Playing by Heart with the late Kellie Waymire, 2001's I Am Sam with Rosalind Chao and Brent Spiner, and 2003's Seabiscuit with Michael Ensign and Ed Lauter. He also had a role in the hit 2001 comedy Legally Blonde.
He also appeared in the made-for-TV movies The Enemy Within (1994, with Lawrence Pressman), Bloodhounds (1996, starring Corbin Bernsen), and The Big Time (2002, with John de Lancie and Christopher Lloyd).
Silver is the brother of screenwriter and producer Amanda Silver and the grandson of Oscar-winning screenwriter Sidney Buchman. He is a graduate of Brown University and is married to actress Katie Mitchell.
- Seven Girlfriends (1999, with Olivia d'Abo, Stephanie Erb, Scott MacDonald, Steve Vinovich, Georgann Johnson, Lisa Lord and Ivar Brogger)