He is also an Emmy and Golden Globe-winning executive producer of such shows as The Office, Ugly Betty, The Tudors, and The Biggest Loser.
Silverman was born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. He was raised in a Reform Jewish family.
Formerly, Silverman was in charge of the international packaging division at the William Morris Agency, where he was the company's youngest division head, packaging more than 25 television series, including Who Wants to Be a Millionaire and The Weakest Link
Silverman was named co-chairman of NBC Entertainment in 2007 (along with Marc Graboff). On July 27, 2009, Silverman announced he was leaving NBC to form a new company, Electus, with Barry Diller's IAC/InterActiveCorp that will produce and distribute programs across media platforms, for television, the Web and mobile devices.
- He has been married to Jennifer Cuoco since December 2010