Jamie Elman, a native Montrealer, is an actor, writer, producer, and director who has been working in the entertainment industry for twenty years. His acting credits include appearances in dozens of critically acclaimed and award-winning films and TV shows (Curb Your Enthusiam, Mad Men, House M.D., CSI, American Dreams, California Dreamin, Wreck-It Ralph, Shattered Glass, to name a few). Since moving to Los Angeles in 2000, he has also been active as a Hebrew and Judaic studies teacher, and was awarded the Smotrich Award for Excellence in Jewish Education by the Bureau of Jewish Education of Los Angeles. His worlds finally came crashing together in 2014 with the creation of his comedy series YidLife Crisis, a tribute to/roast of Judaism and religion and the world's first Yiddish sitcom. Jamie is also an accomplished blues and jazz pianist and singer who has recorded with Ben Harper, Natalie Maines, and Rickie Lee Jones.