It’s very telling that even though gay marriage passed across the country and things have changed so much for the positive, there’s still this underlying homophobia.

You’ve got to stay angry, and you’ve got to stay vigilant.

With Luke Snyder (played by Van Hansis), Silbermann's character was part of a pairing hailed as the first gay male soap opera supercouple despite controversy about their storyline.

On April 29, 2012, He appeared on an episode of The Good Wife, "Affairs of State" as Jared Buck, a college wrestler whose ex-girlfriend has been raped.

On November 18, 2014, He appeared on an episode of Person of Interest, "Point of Origin" under the role of Phil Cain, a young officer of the NYPD.

In a wonderful interview with Playbill.com, the duo discuss: their relationship, Hanes upcoming turn in the revival of on Broadway as Rum-Tum-Tugger, and Pride weekend in New York City in light of the tragic events in Orlando a few weeks ago.

When asked what the duo had planned for Sunday’s Pride festivities, Van answered: “We haven’t discussed what we’re doing for Pride yet, but I think it’s really important to stay out there and keep fighting and to not let something like this terrible tragedy stop the celebration and the ownership of how far we’ve all come.

In his spare time, he enjoys working out and cooking.

Silbermann joined the CBS soap opera As the World Turns as Noah Mayer, on June 1, 2007, which was also his 24th birthday.I am proud to work in LGBTQ cinema, and tell the stories of my community, but I don’t see myself as a “gay filmmaker.” Every movie I’ve made explores universal themes, that all kinds of audiences can relate to, like my last film, “Going Down In LA-LA Land,” which has consistently been one of Netflix’s top viewed dramas.‘These photographs have been re-created in mosaic and installed throughout the mezzanine and entrance areas, populating the station with colorful New Yorkers of all stripes.’ Muniz told Associated Press about his use of the gay couple: ‘They are just people you would expect to see …You would expect to see men holding hands.’ READ MORE ABOUT IT HERE!In fact, his excitement about playing Noah was only heightened after his experience at the aforementioned GLAAD gala. People are very excited about this," Silbermann says, "and it was great being at the awards and feeling that and realizing that this is more than a role".Prior to joining the cast of As the World Turns, he appeared in a national television ad campaign for Gillette Fusion Power.I feel like I have so much to celebrate, whereas when I was younger I don’t think I understood what that meant, or how it came to this, or who came before us.