Mitch Silver was born in Brooklyn and grew up on Long Island. He attended Yale and Harvard Law School (“I lasted three days. I know the law through Wednesday, but after that…”).

A writer for several of the big New York ad agencies (“I named Purina O.N.E. dog food. Really.”), he spent a year living in Paris with his wife, Ellen Highsmith Silver, while he was European Creative Director on the Colgate-Palmolive account.

Mitch and Ellen live in Greenwich, Connecticut and have two children: Sloane is a nurse at Wake Forest Medical Center in North Carolina and Perry is an actor, writer, voice-over announcer and the drummer for the New York band, Sky-Pony.

Mitch also won the American Song Festival Lyric Grand Prize for "Sleeping Single in a Double Bed". His blood type is O positive, and he always writes his biography in the third person.