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Also Known As: Jeremy Samuel Piven Died:
Born: July 26, 1965 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: actor, theater producer

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Though he made his breakthrough as a neurotic comedy writer on "The Larry Sanders Show" (HBO, 1992-98), actor Jeremy Piven was forever associated with the foul-mouthed, high-strung and fiercely loyal über-agent Ari Gold on the popular cable series, "Entourage" (HBO, 2004-2011). Piven so epitomized the manic agent that people often mistook him for Gold in real life, while some even took verbatim one of his more memorable lines and asked him to "hug it out, b*tch!" in public. Prior to playing the role that made him a star, Piven cut his teeth on the stage, then racked up a long résumé full of television and film roles with "Say Anything" (1989) opposite childhood friend John Cusack, and "Judgment Night" (1993). He had a starring role in the college comedy "PCU" (1995) before turning to television sitcoms as Ellen DeGeneres' cousin on the hit sitcom "Ellen" (ABC, 1994-98). Though he continued to appear in movies like "Old School" (2003), "Runaway Jury" (2003), "Smokin' Aces" (2006), and "RocknRolla" (2008), Piven made his biggest waves for playing Gold on "Entourage," whose acerbic wit often translated off the screen as well. Despite the long road to stardom, Piven nonetheless relished his success once...

Though he made his breakthrough as a neurotic comedy writer on "The Larry Sanders Show" (HBO, 1992-98), actor Jeremy Piven was forever associated with the foul-mouthed, high-strung and fiercely loyal über-agent Ari Gold on the popular cable series, "Entourage" (HBO, 2004-2011). Piven so epitomized the manic agent that people often mistook him for Gold in real life, while some even took verbatim one of his more memorable lines and asked him to "hug it out, b*tch!" in public. Prior to playing the role that made him a star, Piven cut his teeth on the stage, then racked up a long résumé full of television and film roles with "Say Anything" (1989) opposite childhood friend John Cusack, and "Judgment Night" (1993). He had a starring role in the college comedy "PCU" (1995) before turning to television sitcoms as Ellen DeGeneres' cousin on the hit sitcom "Ellen" (ABC, 1994-98). Though he continued to appear in movies like "Old School" (2003), "Runaway Jury" (2003), "Smokin' Aces" (2006), and "RocknRolla" (2008), Piven made his biggest waves for playing Gold on "Entourage," whose acerbic wit often translated off the screen as well. Despite the long road to stardom, Piven nonetheless relished his success once he achieved it, particularly when he began a string of Emmy and Golden Globe wins that confirmed the enormity of his talent and popularity.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Entourage (2015)
2.
 Edge of Tomorrow (2014)
4.
 Love, Marilyn (2012)
6.
 I Melt With You (2011)
7.
 Angels Crest (2011)
8.
 Waska (2010)
10.
 RocknRolla (2008)
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Milestones close milestones

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Raised in Evanston, IL
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Joined the Second City National Touring Company
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Acted as a child in his parents theater company The Piven Theatre Workshop
1986:
Made feature acting debut in "Lucas"
1987:
TV acting debut in an episode of "Jack and Mike"
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Co-founder (with childhood pal John Cusack) of New Criminals theater group
1989:
First film with Cusack, "Say Anything"
1989:
Appeared as a regular in the variety series, "Carol & Company" (NBC) starring Carol Burnett
1992:
Appeared as a regular on HBO sitcom, "The Larry Sanders Show"
1993:
First substantial film role, "Judgment Night"
1993:
TV-movie debut, "12:01" (Fox)
1994:
Had starring role in the feature comedy "PCU"
1995:
Joined cast of the sitcom "Ellen" (ABC), playing the title character's cousin
1997:
Once again teamed with Cusack in "Grosse Point Blank"
1998:
Played the title role on the ABC series "Cupid"
1998:
Cast in featured role of a man who accidentally kills a prostitute during a bachelor party in "Very Bad Things"
2000:
Had supporting role in "Family Man"
2001:
Teamed on screen with John Cusack as best friends in "Serendipity"
2001:
Hired to replace Frank Whaley on the FX black comedy series "Bad News, Mr. Swenson"; left project due to family issues
2003:
Cast as Dean Gordon Pritchard in Todd Phillips' comedy "Old School," also starring Luke Wilson, Will Ferrell and Vince Vaughn
2003:
Once again teamed on screen with longtime friend John Cusack in "Runaway Jury," based on a John Grisham novel
2004:
Played a secret service agent in the comedy "Chasing Liberty"
2004:
Cast as Ari, the ruthless high power agent on the HBO series "Entourage," produced by Mark Wahlberg; earned Golden Globe (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009), Emmy (2005) and SAG (2007, 2008, 2009) nominations for Supporting and Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
2005:
Cast opposite Al Pacino in the sports gambling drama "Two for the Money"
2006:
Cast as powered Hollywood agent throwing his son the ultimate Bar Mitzvah in the comedy "Keeping Up with the Steins"
2007:
Co-starred in the action-comedy "Smokin' Aces" directed by Joe Carnahan
2007:
Cast in the Peter Berg directed "The Kingdom"
2008:
Made Broadway debut in a NYC production of David Mamet's "Speed-the-Plow"; ended his run early due to a condition caused by a high mercury count
2009:
Played a used-car liquidator in "The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard"
2011:
Co-starred in Mark Pellington's "I Melt with You"
2012:
Voiced Black Bellamy in the animated adventure "Pirates! Band of Misfits"
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Education

Evanston Township High School: Evanston , Illinois -
Drake University: Des Moines , Iowa -
New York University: New York , New York -
National Theatre: -
National Theater Institute: Waterford , Connecticut -
Piven Theatre Workshop: Evanston , Illinois -

Notes

"It would be nice to cultivate a relationship with a fern or something. I have the social skills of a nine-year-old geisha boy. Does that make any sense?" --Jeremy Piven quoted in ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY, December 22, 1995

Family close complete family listing

mother:
Joyce Piven. Actor. Co-founder of the Piven Theater Workshop.
father:
Byrne Piven. Actor. Co-founder of the Piven Theater Workshop; born c. 1929; died on February 18, 2002.
sister:
Shira Piven. Actor.

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