Actor Bodhi Elfman

Bodhi Pine Elfman (born Bodhi Pine Saboff) is an American actor and the child of filmmaker Richard Elfman and Rhonda Joy Saboff. He is best known for playing the roles of Avram Hader in the Fox television series Touch and for his recurring role in the CBS television series Criminal Minds as Peter “Mr. Scratch” Lewis.


Elfman has had film roles in Mercury Rising, Collateral, Godzilla and Armageddon, and smaller parts in The Mod Squad, Keeping the Faith, and Gone in 60 Seconds.

Elfman starred in the UPN television series Freedom, alongside Holt McCallany, Scarlett Chorvat and Darius McCrary, and in Pirates of Silicon Valley alongside Noah Wyle and Anthony Michael Hall. He appeared in the short-lived ABC television series Hiller and Diller, guest-starred in an episode of Sliders, and was part of the recurring cast of Touch. Elfman also guest-starred in his wife’s television show Dharma & Greg, playing a performance artist who asks Dharma to be a part of his living display gallery.

In 2012, Elfman and his wife, Jenna, started their podcast, Kicking and Screaming by Jenna and Bodhi Elfman.

Personal life

Bodhi Pine Elfman was born in Los Angeles, California, and raised in Hollywood, Los Angeles. He is the son of actor/director Richard Elfman and Rhonda Joy Saboff, grandson of author Blossom Elfman, and nephew of composer Danny Elfman. In February 1991 he met actress Jennifer Mary Butala (Jenna Elfman) during an audition for a Sprite commercial. Four years later they were married on February 18, 1995. Bodhi is of Jewish descent, and Jenna was raised Catholic. When they met he was a practicing Scientologist. Jenna became a Scientologist after her husband introduced her to its teachings. As of 2018, both were active Scientologists.

In 2000, Bodhi and Jenna Elfman bought a 5,000-square-foot (460 m2) 1920s home on gated two-acres in the Hollywood Hills from Madonna, for US$4 million, which they sold on in April 2004 for US$4.7 million to actress Katey Sagal, of Married… with Children fame.

Their first child, son Story Elias Elfman, was born on July 23, 2007. Their second son, Easton Quinn Monroe Elfman, was born on March 2, 2010.



Year Title Role Notes
1992 Sneakers Centurion S&L Night Guard
1993 Stepmonster Photo Cashier Direct to video film
1994 Shrunken Heads Booger Martin
1994 Wes Craven’s New Nightmare TV Studio P.A.
1995 Ripple Unknown Short film
1996 A Very Brady Sequel Coffee Customer Credited as Bodhi Pine Elfman
1996 Going Home Daniel Short film
1997 The Others Douglas ‘Sluggo’ Zelov
1998 Slappy and the Stinkers ‘Tag’ Credited as Bodhi Pine Elfman
1998 Mercury Rising Leo Pedranski Credited as Bodhi Pine Elfman
1998 Girl Derek
1998 Godzilla Freddie
1998 Armageddon Math Guy
1998 Enemy of the State NSA Agent Van Credited as Bodhi Pine Elfman
1999 The Mod Squad Gilbert, Skinny Freak Credited as Bodhi Pine Elfman
1999 Rituals and Resolutions Arno Short film
2000 Keeping the Faith Howard, The Casanova
2000 Gone in 60 Seconds ‘Fuzzy’ Frizzel
2000 Almost Famous Alice’s Manager (director’s cut only) Uncredited
2000 Sand Max
2001 The Shrink Is In Charley
2002 Lost Hugh Short film
2002 Hip, Edgy, Sexy, Cool Unknown Opening film at the Slamdance Film Festival in Park City, Utah
2004 Collateral Young Professional Man
2004 Funky Monkey Drummond
2006 Love Hollywood Style James
2006 Love Comes to the Executioner Krist Skolnik
2008 Struck Joel (lead) Short film
2009 Tomorrow Nick Short film
2011 Angela Wright Mr. Taylor Short film
2012 Desperate Measures He Short film
2014 Lennon Greg Mayburn Short film
2015 Medicine Men Baker
2015 Whitehorse Kenny Short film
2016 Sing For Your Supper Glen Short film
2018 Electromagnetic Stanley
2019 Aliens, Clowns & Geeks Eddy Pine / Clown Zippy
2020 Browse Kyle


Year Title Role Notes
1991 Life Goes On Mark Episodes: “Life After Death”, “Out of the Mainstream”
1992 Doing Time on Maple Drive Joe TV movie
1992 Melrose Place Messenger Episode: “Picture Imperfect”
1993 Double Deception Burglar #1 TV movie
1993 Phenom Burt Episode: “Angela’s Wild Ride”
1993 Sisters Busboy Episode: “The Best Intentions”
1994 Lifestories: Families in Crisis Sean Episode: “Confronting Brandon: The Intervention of an Addict”
1994 Married… with Children Clerk Episode: “Dial B for Virgin”
Credited as Bodhi Pine Elfman
1994 Step by Step Garry Episodes: “Great Expectations”, “Something Wild”, “I’ll Be Home for Christmas”,
Credited as Bodhi Pine Elfman
1995 Clerks Ray TV pilot
1996 Ellen Surfer Dude Episode: “Too Hip for the Room”
Credited as Bodhi Pine Elfman
1996 The Faculty Unknown Episode: “The Brain Teaser”
1996 Hang Time Bob Episode: “Fake ID-ology”
1996–1997 3rd Rock from the Sun Clerk / Orderly Episodes: “My Mother the Alien”, “I Brake for Dick”
Credited as Bodhi Pine Elfman
1997 Ink Kevin 3 episodes
1997 Hiller and Diller Unknown
1997 George & Leo Bellboy Episode: “The Halloween Show”
1998 Sliders Trevor Blue Episode: “Genesis” (as Bodhi Pine Elfman)
1998 Party of Five Unknown Episode: “Separation Anxiety”
Credited as Bodhi Pine Elfman
1998 Hollyweird Trey TV movie
1998–2001 Dharma & Greg Terry / Survivor / Ted 3 episodes
1999 Pirates of Silicon Valley John Gilmore Original TNT TV movie
Credited as Bodhi Pine Elfman
2000 The Huntress Toby Anders Episode: “The Kid”
2000 Veronica’s Closet Neil Episodes: “Veronica Loses Her Olive Again”, “Veronica’s Clips”
2000–2001 Freedom Londo Pearl Main cast; 11 episodes
2001 Providence Suspicious Guy Episode: “Falling”
2003 ER Nicky Episode: “Finders Keepers”
2003 Without a Trace Chris Roland Episode: “No Mas”
2003 Dragnet Kevin O’Malley Episode: “Daddy’s Girl”, aka “The 2003 series: L.A. Dragnet”, as part of the Dragnet franchise
2003 Las Vegas Steven Episode: “Donny, We Hardly Knew Ye”
2003 Karen Sisco Fred Episode: “Nobody’s Perfect”
2003 Coyote Waits Odell Redd Adapted novel Coyote Waits for television – aired on PBS
2004 Charmed Kyle Donie Episode: “Witch Wars”
2005 Fielder’s Choice Lou TV movie
2005 Misadventures in Matchmaking Andy 5 episodes
2009 The Mentalist Rick Tiegler Episode: “Russet Potatoes”
2010 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Rylan Gauss Episode: “418/427”
2011 Handsome Sportz Klub Leopold Von Gugenstein 3 episodes
2011 Prime Suspect Paul Robie Episode: “The Great Wall of Silence”
2012–2013 Touch Avram Hadar 10 episodes
2014 Growing Up Fisher Unknown Episode: “Katie You Can Drive My Car”
2015 Code Black Kenny Episode: Black Tag
2015-2017 Criminal Minds Peter ‘Mr. Scratch’ Lewis Episodes: “Mr. Scratch”, “The Storm”, “The Crimson King”, “Mirror Image”, “True North”, “Wheels Up”
2016 Rizoli & Isles Josh Walker Episode: “Ocean Frank”

Credited as Bodhi Pine Elfman

Credited as Bodhi Pine Elfman

Credited as Bodhi Pine Elfman

Credited as Bodhi Pine Elfman

Credited as Bodhi Pine Elfman

Credited as Bodhi Pine Elfman

External Links

Actor Bodhi Elfman – Wikipedia

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