Named after a famous 19th-century American "nerve specialist." S. Weir Mitchell pioneered the treatment of complete physical inactivity for women who suffered from anxiety attacks.
Silas can do a variety of accents, including a English one.
Silas has a brother.
Silas played an incarcerated inmate on "Prison Break" on September 12 2005, then 15 days later in "My Name Is Earl" he played a newly-released ex-convict.
Silas is 1.93m (6'4") tall.
Silas has appeared in over 50 films/television shows.
He studies wine as a hobby.
He graduated at the University of California, San Diego(UCSD),he has a MFA in acting
He appeared as Lloyd in the 2001 movie "Rat Race."
He is best known for playing disturbed or unstable characters.
He originally auditioned for the role of "T-Bag" on "Prison Break."
Has appeared in all three CSI series.
Silas: (What attracted him to play Haywire) Well, I've always been interested in people who are fundamentally different on a psychological level. That is the fun of being an actor, to really explore the imaginative world. The farther you get away from your day-to-day life, the more fun it is. It wasn't something I wanted to turn down, because it wasn't the typical rapist or mean, run-of-the-mill bad guy. He was a bad guy who had a very specific disorder. The specificity was more interesting to me. He wasn't your garden variety thug.
Silas: (How he got his part in Prison Break) I went in to read for another role during pilot season almost three years ago. I go in to read for this regular part and they are like, "Great. That is fine." I leave, I'm on vacation with my family for a few weeks on the East Coast, and they call me to say, "We don't want you for that, but maybe for this one or two-part role. Can you come back and audition?" I was at a point in my career where I was like, "I've played crazy before, so I'm not gonna leave Maine to come back L.A. to audition for something you just saw me for, and for a part that is my stock and trade." So I basically said no, and they called back to make me an offer and said, "It is one, maybe two episodes." "Great. No problem." It turned into this wild ride.