Letter from Chaimie

  • Creators
  • Jamie Elman as Chaimie in YidLife Crisis
    Jamie Elman as Chaimie in YidLife Crisis
    Jamie Elman as Chaimie in YidLife Crisis
    Jamie Elman
    Chaimie

    A native of Montreal and graduate of McGill University, JAMIE ELMAN has appeared on many of television’s most acclaimed series including Mad Men, Curb Your Enthusiasm, House M.D., Criminal Minds, Without A Trace, CSI: NY, The Closer and The Young and the Restless. He also played Luke, the resident piano-playing record store guy and boyfriend, for three seasons on NBC’s award winning and critically lauded drama American Dreams. His breakout role was Cody on the FOX/YTV hit teen sitcom Student Bodies.

    Elman’s starred in California Dreamin’ (Grand Prix, Un Certain Regard, 2007 Cannes Film Festival) opposite Armand Assante, When Nietzsche Wept (2007), portraying a young Sigmund Freud opposite Ben Cross, Shattered Glass (with Peter Sarsgaard, Chloë Sevigny and Hayden Christensen, 2003), The Chicago 8 (with Orlando Jones, Danny Masterson and Phillip Baker Hall, 2011), Saving Lincoln (with Tom Amandes, Penelope Ann Miller and Bruce Davison. 2013), and Random Encounters (with Michael Rady and Sean Young). Elman has done extensive voice work for video games such as Star Wars: The Old Republic and animated films including Disney’s highly acclaimed Wreck-It Ralph and the blockbuster Frozen. A creator in his own right, the actor wrote and starred in the web series crazy/sexy/awkward, produced by Howie Mandel and purchased by Shaw Media. He recently starred opposite Jodi Balfour in the finale of the beloved Canadian series Bomb Girls.

    Jamie is also an accomplished blues and jazz pianist and singer who has recorded with Ben Harper, Natalie Maines and Rickie Lee Jones. He lives in Los Angeles.

  • Eli Batalion as Leizer in YidLife Crisis
    Eli Batalion as Leizer in YidLife Crisis
    Eli Batalion in YidLife Crisis
    Eli Batalion
    Leizer

    ELI BATALION is a writer, producer and composer for film, TV and the stage with a B.A. from Brown University and an M.B.A. from École des Hautes Études Commerciales in Montréal, Québec. He’s written, composed and produced in various capacities for dozens of projects ranging from award-winning horror musical films screened and distributed internationally through to touring musical comedy productions and live comedy shows. Eli also consults and writes regularly on content strategy and the content industries. He lives in transit happily together with his suitcase and two beautiful mobile devices.

Jamie Elman

A native of Montreal and graduate of McGill University, JAMIE ELMAN has appeared on many of television’s most acclaimed series including Mad Men, Curb Your Enthusiasm, House M.D., Criminal Minds, Without A Trace, CSI: NY, The Closer and The Young and the Restless. He also played Luke, the resident piano-playing record store guy and boyfriend, for three seasons on NBC’s award winning and critically lauded drama American Dreams. His breakout role was Cody on the FOX/YTV hit teen sitcom Student Bodies.

Elman’s starred in California Dreamin’ (Grand Prix, Un Certain Regard, 2007 Cannes Film Festival) opposite Armand Assante, When Nietzsche Wept (2007), portraying a young Sigmund Freud opposite Ben Cross, Shattered Glass (with Peter Sarsgaard, Chloë Sevigny and Hayden Christensen, 2003), The Chicago 8 (with Orlando Jones, Danny Masterson and Phillip Baker Hall, 2011), Saving Lincoln (with Tom Amandes, Penelope Ann Miller and Bruce Davison. 2013), and Random Encounters (with Michael Rady and Sean Young). Elman has done extensive voice work for video games such as Star Wars: The Old Republic and animated films including Disney’s highly acclaimed Wreck-It Ralph and the blockbuster Frozen. A creator in his own right, the actor wrote and starred in the web series crazy/sexy/awkward, produced by Howie Mandel and purchased by Shaw Media. He recently starred opposite Jodi Balfour in the finale of the beloved Canadian series Bomb Girls.

Jamie is also an accomplished blues and jazz pianist and singer who has recorded with Ben Harper, Natalie Maines and Rickie Lee Jones. He lives in Los Angeles.

Art Direction by Jason Safir