Jeremy Piven

Jeremy Piven

  • Highest Rated: 98% The Player (1992)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% Car 54, Where Are You? (1994)
  • Birthday: Jul 26, 1965
  • Birthplace: New York, New York, USA
  • Classically trained character actor Jeremy Piven shot to stardom as Ellen DeGeneres' unforgettable, sharp-witted cousin Spence on the ABC sitcom Ellen. Born in New York City on July 26, 1965, Piven is the son of actors Byrne and Joyce Piven. He grew up in Evanston, IL, where his parents founded the Piven Theater Workshop. He studied theater at his parents' school alongside Lili Taylor, Rosanna Arquette, and pal John Cusack. The longtime friends, who began by performing Chekhov at age eight, have collaborated on several films -- including One Crazy Summer (1986), Say Anything (1989), The Grifters (1990), Floundering (1994), Grosse Pointe Blank (1997), and Serendipity (2001). They also co-founded the New Criminals Theater Company in 1989, which is now New Crime Productions, the company behind Grosse Pointe Blank and the Cusack vehicle High Fidelity (2002).A former member of the Second City National Touring Company, Piven made his small-screen debut on Carol Burnett's short-lived variety show Carol and Company in 1990. He went on to play a writer on HBO's The Larry Sanders Show and to appear on Seinfeld before starring as an unemployed father on the short-lived series Pride & Joy. Disney, who produced Pride & Joy, then created a role for him on Ellen. After the sitcom's cancellation in April 1998, Piven landed his own show, the offbeat ABC comedy-drama Cupid. Also starring Piven's real-life neighbor Paula Marshall, Cupid followed the infamous matchmaker after he had been thrown out of heaven for bad behavior and attempted to earn his reentry by uniting 100 couples in true love without using his otherworldly powers. The series won critical acclaim and earned Piven quite a following. Yet, as with many of the network's more innovative shows, ABC mishandled Cupid, shuffling it in and out of prime time until its inevitable cancellation. Undaunted, Piven returned to television a year later to guest star on Will & Grace.While Piven's film career has suffered the same ups and downs as his time on television, it is marked by numerous scene-stealing supporting performances. After making his feature-film debut in Lucas (1986), the actor appeared in Robert Altman's The Player (1992), Cameron Crowe's Singles (1992), and Tim Robbins' Bob Roberts (1992). He fell into a slump with failures like Judgment Night (1993) and Car 54, Where are You? (1994), but became a cult favorite for his portrayal of a campus misfit in P.C.U. (1994). Standout roles opposite Sarah Jessica Parker in Miami Rhapsody (1995), Robert De Niro in Heat (1995), Bill Murray in Larger Than Life (1996), and Morgan Freeman in Kiss the Girls (1997) quickly followed. He then proved to be the only good thing in Peter Berg's Very Bad Things (1998), before playing Nicolas Cage's best friend in The Family Man (2000). Piven took a respectable dramatic turn as a doomed helicopter pilot in Ridley Scott's award-winning Black Hawk Down, but returned to comedy for Old School (2003), a film by the makers of Road Trip (2000).Piven continued his work in entourage and took a starring role in Chappelle's Show director Neal Brennan's farcical comedy The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard in 2009. 2011 found the actor playing the dreaded Timekeeper in Spy Kids: All the Time in the World, he would portray another villain, this time in a voice role, for the children's adventure The Pirates! Band of Misfits in 2012.Then, in 2005, Piven scored the iconic role of Ari Gold on the HBO series Entourage. The show turned out to be a massive success, and Piven's profile was raised considerably, making him more of a household name, and helping him to score more interesting roles outside the show, like washed-out magician Buddy Isreal in the 2006 over-the-top action blow-out Smokin' Aces, and Damon Schmidt in the 2007 political thriller The Kingdom. In 2008, he joined the cast of the Guy Ritchie London crime movie RocknRolla.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

33% Entourage Ari Gold 2015
25% Manny Actor 2015
43% Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For Bob $11.1M 2014
No Score Yet Fully Loaded Executive Producer 2012
6% So Undercover Armon Ranford 2012
86% The Pirates! Band of Misfits Black Bellamy $31.1M 2012
No Score Yet Bryan Callen: Man Class Actor 2012
No Score Yet The Pirates! An Adventure With Scientists Black Bellamy 2012
22% Angels Crest Jack $407 2011
14% I Melt with You Ron $4.7K 2011
27% The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard Don Ready $15.1M 2009
60% RocknRolla Mickey $5.7M 2008
No Score Yet Comic Relief: The Greatest...and The Latest Actor 2008
No Score Yet Katt Williams: American Hustle Himself 2007
51% The Kingdom Damon Schmidt $47.5M 2007
30% Smokin' Aces Buddy "Aces" Israel $35.7M 2007
75% Cars Harv $244.1M 2006
36% Keeping Up With The Steins Adam Fiedler $4.3M 2006
No Score Yet A Cat's Tale Actor 2006
No Score Yet Scooby-Doo! Where's My Mummy? Actor 2005
22% Two for the Money Jerry $22.9M 2005
No Score Yet Scooby Doo In Where's My Mummy? Actor 2005
18% Chasing Liberty Alan Weiss $12.2M 2004
35% Scary Movie 3 Ross Giggins 2003
73% Runaway Jury Lawrence Green $49.3M 2003
60% Old School Dean Gordon Pritchard $74.7M 2003
76% Black Hawk Down Wolcott $108.6M 2001
59% Serendipity Dean $50M 2001
52% Rush Hour 2 Versace Salesman 2001
No Score Yet Highway Scawldy 2001
53% The Family Man Arnie 2000
20% The Crew Det. Steve Menteer $12.5M 2000
No Score Yet Red Letters Thurston Clarque 2000
43% Very Bad Things Michael Berkow 1998
50% Phoenix Fred Shuster 1998
33% Music From Another Room Billy 1997
29% Kiss The Girls Henry Castillo 1997
No Score Yet The Real Thing John 1997
80% Grosse Pointe Blank Paul Spericki 1997
50% Just Write Harold McMurphy 1997
11% Larger Than Life Walter 1996
No Score Yet Wave Length Paul 1996
No Score Yet Layin' Low Jerry 1996
86% Heat Dr. Bob 1995
No Score Yet Twogether Arnie 1995
14% Dr. Jekyll and Ms. Hyde Pete 1995
45% Miami Rhapsody Mitchell 1995
0% Car 54, Where Are You? Herbert Hortz 1994
67% Floundering Guy 1994
35% Judgment Night Ray Cochran 1993
40% 12:01 Howard Richter 1993
47% PCU Droz 1993
No Score Yet There Goes the Neighborhood (Paydirt) Albert Lodge 1992
79% Singles Doug Hughley 1992
97% Bob Roberts Candle Seller 1992
98% The Player Steve Reeves 1992
No Score Yet Body Chemistry II: Voice of a Stranger Patrolman 1991
59% White Palace Kahn 1990
90% The Grifters 2nd Soldier 1990
98% Say Anything... Mark 1989
60% One Crazy Summer Ty 1986
70% Lucas Spike 1986

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

26% Wisdom of the Crowd
2017-2018
Jeffrey Tanner
  • 2018
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
69% Mr. Selfridge
2013-2016
Producer Harry Selfridge
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet Mr. Selfridge on Masterpiece (Inactive)
2013
Producer Harry Selfridge Co-producer
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011-2018
Appearing
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Chew
2011-2018
Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2014
Producer Harry Selfridge Harry Gordon Selfridge
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2011
  • 2007
66% Entourage
2004-2011
Ari Ari Gold
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
No Score Yet Lopez Tonight
2009-2011
Guest
  • 2010
No Score Yet WWE Monday Night Raw
1993
Host
  • 2009
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Performer Host
  • 2007
96% Justice League Unlimited
2004-2006
Voice
  • 2005
  • 2004
No Score Yet Will & Grace
1998
  • 2000
No Score Yet Cupid
1998-1999
Producer Cupid/Trevor Hale
  • 1999
  • 1998
No Score Yet Ellen
1994-1998
Spence Kovak
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1996
  • 1995
100% The Larry Sanders Show
1992-1998
Jerry
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1993
No Score Yet Coach
1989-1997
  • 1997
No Score Yet The Drew Carey Show
1995-2004
Jeremy Piven
  • 1997
88% Seinfeld
1989-1998
TV George
  • 1993
No Score Yet Carol & Company
1991
33% Pride & Joy
1995
Nathan Green

QUOTES FROM Jeremy Piven CHARACTERS

Johnny "Drama" Chase
It's like when a girl asks you to bang her hot sister; of course you say no, but neither of you actually believe it though.
Ari Gold
What is he doing here?
Harold McMurphy
You shouldn't kill on an empty stomach.
Harold McMurphy
Careful, I take vitamins.
Gordon Pritchard
Are you a comedian now? This is me leaving. This is me leaving.
Beanie
Oh, yeah. Cheeeeeese. Yeah, didn't we lock you in a dumpster one time?
Gordon Pritchard
Yea, I got out.
Beanie
Cool man. Good. Glad you did.
The Pirate Captain
She's not fat, she's just "big boned".
The Pirate Captain
She's not fat, she's just 'big boned'.
Black Bellamy
She's fat dude.
The Timekeeper
Time flies, when you're having fun.
Jack
Once upon a time.
Jack
I was wondering if you would be willing to help me.
Ron
The hand of fate taps the shoulders of those around you.
Ron
You only see ahead as you whip yourself into a frenzy.