Jeremy Piven

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Date of Birth 26 July 1965, New York City, New York, USA Birth Name Jeremy Samuel Piven Height 5' 7½" (1.71 m) Jeremy Samuel Piven is an Emmy Award-winning and Golden Globe nominated American actor. He is known for his role as Ari Gold on the HBO series Entourage. Personal Life Piven was born in New York, New York, USA and grew up in Evanston, Illinois, in north suburban Chicago. There he trained at Piven Theatre Workshop, founded by his parents Byrne Piven and Joyce Hiller, both of whom were actors and drama teachers. He has a sister, Shira, and attended Camp Chi, a Jewish Community Center camp in Lake Delton, Wisconsin, in the 1970s. He graduated from Evanston Township High School before attending Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. While at Drake he became a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. He has appeared in a number of films with John Cusack, who is also from Evanston and is an alumnus of the Piven Theatre Workshop (as are Cusack's sisters Joan and Ann). Piven once shared an apartment with fellow actor John Cusack, whom he has been friends with since high school. Although Piven is Jewish, he shares beliefs of many Eastern Religions such as Hinduism and Buddhism. Piven starred in a Travel Channel special detailing his journey across India. Career As of 2007, Piven plays Hollywood agent Ari Gold in the HBO series Entourage. He received an Emmy nomination for best supporting actor in 2005 and won the award in 2006. Piven was also the star and producer of the short-lived ABC dramedy series Cupid, and was a supporting cast member on the last three seasons of the sitcom Ellen. Piven performed "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" during the seventh-inning stretch at Wrigley Field on Father’s Day, 2006. Piven gave the cue to Chicago Cubs fans by saying, "Let's hug it out, you little bitches", a line he made famous as his character Ari Gold on the hit HBO show Entourage. The Chicago Tribune reported that he was to have said, "Hug it out, Cubs fans". He apologized on WGN-TV, and later claimed it was an accident during an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Piven can be seen in local television advertisements for Cincinnati Bell Telephone, a subsidiary of Cincinnati Bell, Inc. He ends each commercial with the tagline, "Welcome to Cincinnati Bell", these advertisement's will end on 2/28/2007 as the rights end on that date. He also appeared in Paul Westerburg's "Dyslexic Heart" video for the movie Singles and played Michael Barth playing George Costanza on the Seinfeld episode "The Pilot". Piven was in a series of 1998 TV commercials for the Chicago Blackhawks and hosted Saturday Night Live on January 20, 2007 with musical guest AFI.

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Birth Name

Jeremy Samuel Piven

Birth Place

Manhattan, Nueva York, Estados Unidos

Birth Date

7/26/1965
Known For
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Smokin' Aces

Buddy 'Aces' Israel

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Serendipity

Dean Kansky

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Chasing Liberty

Alan Weiss

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PCU

James 'Droz' Andrews

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So Undercover

Armon

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I Melt With You

Ron

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Keeping Up with the Steins

Adam Fiedler

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The System

Warden Lucas

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Phoenix

Fred Shuster

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American Heist

Vincent

Starring In
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Vindicta

Patrick O'Connor

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Sweetwater

Joe Lapchick

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The System

Warden Lucas

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The Walk

Johnny Bunkley

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American Heist

Vincent

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Last Call

Mick

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My Dad's Christmas Date

David

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'85: The Greatest Team in Football History

Himself

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Entourage

Ari Gold

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Manny

Himself

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Welcome to Me

Additional Voices

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Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

Bob

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Edge of Tomorrow

Col. Walter Marx (uncredited)

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Live Die Repeat and Repeat

Colonel Walter Marx

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So Undercover

Armon

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The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists

Black Bellamy (voice)

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Love, Marilyn

Himself

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Spy Kids: All The Time In The World

Danger D'Amo / Tick Tock / Time Keeper

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I Melt With You

Ron

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With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story

Himself

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The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard

Don Ready

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RocknRolla

Roman

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The Kingdom

Damon Schmidt

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Katt Williams: American Hustle

Himself

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Smokin' Aces

Buddy 'Aces' Israel

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Cars

Harv (voice)

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Comic Relief 2006

Self

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Keeping Up with the Steins

Adam Fiedler

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Scooby-Doo! in Where's My Mummy?

Rock Rivers (voice)

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Two for the Money

Jerry

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Chasing Liberty

Alan Weiss

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Scary Movie 3

Ross Giggins

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Runaway Jury

Lawrence Green

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Old School

Pritchard

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Black Hawk Down

CWO Cliff 'Elvis' Wolcott

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Serendipity

Dean Kansky

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Rush Hour 2

Versace Salesman

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Highway

Scawldy

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The Family Man

Arnie

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Red Letters

Thurston Clarque

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Very Bad Things

Michael Berkow

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Music From Another Room

Billy Swan

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Phoenix

Fred Shuster

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Just Write

Harold McMurphy

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Kiss the Girls

Henry Castillo, LAPD

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Grosse Pointe Blank

Paul Spericki

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Don King - Only in America

Ari

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Larger Than Life

Walter

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Dr. Jekyll and Ms. Hyde

Pete Walston

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Heat

Dr. Bob

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Miami Rhapsody

Mitchell

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PCU

James 'Droz' Andrews

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Floundering

Guy

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12:01

Howard Richter

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Judgment Night

Ray Cochran

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Twenty Bucks

Nervous Quick-Mart Clerk

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Bob Roberts

Candle Seller

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Singles

Doug Hughley

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The Player

Steve Reeves

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Bob Roberts

Candle Seller

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There Goes the Neighborhood

Albert Lodge

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Body Chemistry II: The Voice of a Stranger

Patrolman

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White Palace

Kahn

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The Grifters

Sailor - Freshman

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Say Anything...

Mark

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One Crazy Summer

Ty

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Lucas

Spike

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