Executive Producer/Co-Creator/Showrunner, The Cleaner
Jonathan Prince began his successful career in entertainment as an actor and then eventually transitioned into writing, producing and directing. This makes him a rare figure who has worked in nearly all above-the-line positions, in front of and behind the camera. Returning for its second season on A&E, The Cleaner was co-created by Prince who also serves as executive producer of the critically acclaimed drama series. The show stars Benjamin Bratt as an addict who takes control of his life and uses his experiences to help others. Prince has also developed and will co-executive produce 30 Under 30, one of the first scripted programs on Bravo. Set in New York, the show focuses on the rise of several young professionals dubbed up-and-comers when added to a popular magazine's annual 30 Under 30 list. Further cementing his position as a pioneer in brand integration, Prince additionally executive produced, created, and wrote Novel Adventures, a web series done in association with CBS.com and GMC.
After dropping out of law school to become an actor on such series as Mr. Merlin and Throb, Prince serendipitously met George Burns, for whom he co-wrote and produced the feature film 18 Again (starring Burns). Subsequently, Prince went on to serve as a writer and producer on the television series Blossom and continued amassing TV credits working with such legendary figures as Gene Wilder, Mary Tyler Moore, and Valerie Harper. Other recent credits include the CBS Latino family drama Cane with Jimmy Smits and the Emmy® winning NBC series American Dreams.
Directing was the natural next step for Prince, starting with episodes of Blossom, Party Of Five, and Dream On, followed by the Emmy®-nominated After School Special Word Up (which he also co-wrote) and the Hallmark telefilm The Great Mom Swap. This led to his feature film directing debut, Hollywood Pictures' Camp Nowhere.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Prince is a vocal advocate for keeping television and film production local. Additionally, he is one of the founders of the Water Buffalo Club, a charity that has been helping LA children's organizations for fourteen years. Prince balances his television duties with the most important task of coaching his son's baseball team.
David Hollander's writing credits include creating and executive producing "The Guardian," for CBS and "Heartland" for TNT. "The Guardian" was the highest rated new drama of the 2001/2002 television season.
In addition to running both shows, Hollander wrote or co-wrote over sixty of the episodes, directed the pilot and series finale of "Heartland" and directed all of the season finales of "The Guardian." Other television credits include the screenplay for "Rated X", the highest rated original feature in Showtime's history.
Hollander has performed numerous uncredited production rewrites as well, working with filmmakers such as Jim Sheridan, Robert Zemeckis, Dustin Hoffman and Scott Rudin. Hollander's plays have been performed in theaters throughout the country and he has received new play commissions from South Coast Repertory, The Lila Wallace/Reader's Digest Fund and The Second Stage Theater in New York City.
Hollander's makes his film directorial debut with 2009's "Personal Effects" a drama starring Michelle Pfeiffer, Ashton Kutcher and Kathy Bates. He is also currently writing and coproducing "Namath" for Universal Pictures to star Jake Gyllenhaal, and writing and executive producing "Here and Now" at Sony Pictures with producer Mark Johnson.
A graduate of Northwestern University, Hollander served on the faculty at the University of Southern California's Graduate Screenwriting Program from 1995 to 2000.
Executive Producer/Co-Creator, The Cleaner
Robert Munic recently penned and is producing the feature Bobby Martinez, for Participant Media. The film is a biopic based on the surfer's rise from the streets of Santa Barbara to the highest ranks of the professional surfing world. He also wrote, Fighting, starring Channing Tatum and Terrence Howard, currently in theaters. His other film, No True Glory tells the compelling true story for the battle of Fallujah. The film is set to star Harrison Ford and is currently at Universal Pictures with producers Michael Shamberg and Stacey Sher.
He wrote, directed, and produced The Pros & Cons of Breathing, which won Best Film at the Houston Film Festival, the Audience Award at Chicago Film Festival, and was featured on opening night at the Seattle Film Festival.
Munic served as writer, director, and producer on Showtime's They Call Me Sirr, starring Michael Clarke Duncan, which was nominated for a 2002 Emmy® Award and DGA Award and also placed first in the Outstanding Feature Film Division of the National Council on Family Relations. He wrote and directed the Showtime movie In a Class of His Own, which was nominated for an Emmy Award for writing and won the Angel Award for Excellence in a Television Film from the National Television Review Board the same year.
He lives in Los Angeles with his wife Ingrid and two sons, Jake and Ajna.
Executive Producer, Director, The Cleaner (Pilot Episode)
David Semel directed the pilot episode of The Cleaner. Other credits include Studio 60 on The Sunset Strip, House M.D., Heroes, American Dreams, and Ally McBeal.
Co-Executive Producer, The Cleaner
Warren Boyd has spent nearly the last 20 years of his life as a dedicated counselor to numerous clients ranging from high-profile names to perfect strangers. His expert advice is sought out to help others get clean - often by any means necessary.
The Cleaner is loosely based around circumstances that he has encountered over the past two decades. Boyd, who serves as a co-executive producer, was introduced to Jonathan Prince and the idea of The Cleaner was born out of their conversations. Prince understood Boyd's life mission, what his work was, and was able to wrap his head around the partly secretive, partly incomprehensible, very non-traditional method that he employs on a daily basis to help others get clean. He does this at any cost and often he or his team members are at risk and their lives in jeopardy. A whatever it takes approach has helped Warren get many people to kick their addictions. Boyd and Prince collaborated to take scenarios, incidents and people to inspire stories based on truth, and the result is The Cleaner.
Boyd conquered his addictions on his own and was inspired to help others - this vow is his passion. At the time he was overcome with the distinct feeling that no one understood him and if only he had someone to talk to then perhaps he would have a chance. During his most chaotic time of heavy drinking and drug use he realized that he didn't trust anyone. The only thing he could trust was something intangible...something he couldn't see. He called it God - it was easier to trust something invisible as it wasn't going to come banging on his door. Warren's spiritual awakening was triggered by the birth of his daughter and it led him to believe that whatever you choose, whatever you call it, you need some sort of contact - someone to talk to, someone to understand you.
Boyd hopes The Cleaner shows people in their living rooms things that they aren't looking for - or perhaps don't know about - to help them with their teenagers, mothers, fathers, colleagues, friends and close ones. He hopes The Cleaner will help people trust the process...the process of people trying to help other people.
Co-Executive Producer, The Cleaner
Jay Silverman has a personal connection to Warren Boyd - the inspiration for The Cleaner: Boyd helped save the lives of Silverman's ex-wife and their three daughters, a collaboration partially responsible for the series development.
Silverman serves as the producer and director of the TV One series, One on One with Cathy Hughes, which has featured guests including Beyonce, Denzel Washington, Hillary Clinton, Will Smith, Aretha Franklin and Usher. Teaming with former head of ABC, Tony Thomopoulos, Silverman also has produced and directed the DVD adaptation of the best-selling book, The Secret Things of God, released through Fox Faith. Jay is now prepping a feature film that he will produce and direct called Amanda's Box Turtle along with a new TV series.
In addition, he owns Jay Silverman Productions and is widely known for his award-winning work as a commercial director and still photographer. He has completed work for an array of Fortune 500 companies as well as promotional and branding work for all the major television networks. His work with Ray Charles, Michael Jordan, Aretha Franklin and others has earned him a solid reputation as the professional to work with when doing celebrity commercials.
Silverman lives in Los Angeles with his wife Amanda and his three daughters Clara, Cora and Isabella.