American film actor, producer, and director Bodhi Pine Elfman is also a screenwriter. He has portrayed several well-known characters on television, including ‘Avram Hader’ in ‘Touch,’ ‘Peter Lewis/Mr. Scratch’ in ‘Criminal Minds,’ and ‘Londo Pearl’ in the American science fiction television series ‘Freedom’. Elfman has also appeared in a number of films, albeit in supporting roles. His filmography consists of “Mercury Rising,” “Collateral,” “Godzilla,” “The Mod Squad,” “Keeping the Faith,” “Gone in 60 Seconds,” and “Armageddon.” Bodhi, the son of filmmaker Richard Elfman, was exposed to the entertainment industry from a young age. Born with a natural affinity for performing, he quickly decided to pursue a career in this profession. His parents supported his ambitions and he worked diligently to accomplish his dream of becoming a famous actor.
Bodhi Elfman’s Career
Bodhi Elfman began his career in 1991 with a modest role in two episodes of the ABC series ‘Life Goes On, titled ‘Life After Death’ and ‘Out of the Mainstream’, as the character ‘Mark’. A year later, he portrayed Joe in the Ken Olin-directed television drama “Doing Time on Maple Drive.”
Between 1993 and 2005, he featured as a guest on more than 30 different television programs, including ‘Phenom,’ ‘Sisters,’ ‘Step by Step,’ ‘3rd Rock from the Sun,’ ‘Ink,’ ‘Dharma & Greg,’ ‘Veronica’s Closet,’ and ‘Dragnet.’
In 2000, he co-starred with Holt McCallany, Scarlett Chorvat, and Darius McCrary as the lead character ‘Londo Pearl’ on the UPN television series ‘Freedom’.
In 2005, he appeared as ‘Andy’ in ‘Misadventures in Matchmaking,’ and in 2010, he appeared as ‘Rylan Gauss’ in an episode of ‘CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. He had a recurring role on the Fox television drama ‘Touch’ in 2012-2013. Recently, he portrayed ‘Peter Lewis,’ also known as ‘Mr. Scratch,’ in the 2015-2017 American police procedural crime drama television series ‘Criminal Minds.’
His filmography includes ‘Mercury Rising,’ ‘Godzilla,’ and ‘Armageddon’ in 1998, ‘The Mod Squad,’ ‘Keeping the Faith,’ and ‘Gone in 60 Seconds’ in 2000, and ‘Collateral’ in 2004.
Bodhi’s Personal Life
Bodhi Elfman was born Bodhi Pine Saboff in Los Angeles, California on July 19, 1969. His mother was Rhonda Joy Saboff, and his father was the director Richard Elfman. He is the sole offspring of his parents. He is connected to both the author Blossom Elfman and the composer Danny Elfman.
At an audition for a Sprite commercial in 1991, he met Jennifer Mary Butala. The couple wed four years after their initial encounter. Bodhi was a Scientologist at the time, and he introduced his wife to the religion’s doctrines; afterward, they both became active Scientologists.
Their first son, Story Elias Elfman, was born on July 23, 2007, and their second, Easton Quinn Monroe Elfman, was born in March 2010.
Elfman purchased a 5000-square foot mansion from the singer Madonna but later sold it for $4.7 million to the actress Katey Sagal. In 2012, Jenna and Bodhi Elfman launched their own podcast, titled “Kicking and Screaming by Jenna and Bodhi Elfman.”
Estimated Net Worth
American actor Bodhi Elfman has a net worth of $12 million. As the husband of actress Jenna Elfman and the son of Richard Elfman, he is possibly the most well-known. Danny Elfman, brother of Richard, is a highly accomplished composer. Danny wrote the Simpsons’ theme.