Silverton was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada to Lenny Silverton and Jennifer Adelman. His father is of African-American, English, German, Irish, and Scottish descent and His mother is Jewish (of Polish Jewish and Russian Jewish descent). He has younger siblings, Bradley Silverton (born September 1, 2003), Amy Silverton (born March 22, 2006) and Leslie Silverton (born May 7, 2007). At age 7, he began wearing glasses to correct his servere myopia and astigmatism. He was raised both Christian and Jewish.