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Jeremy Piven

Highest Rated:   100% Bob Roberts (1992)
Lowest Rated:   0% Car 54, Where Are You? (1994)
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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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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
33% Entourage
  • Ari Gold
2015
25% Manny
  • Actor
2015
43% Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
  • Bob
2014
No Score Yet Fully Loaded
  • Executive Producer
2012
6% So Undercover
  • Armon Ranford
2012
86% The Pirates! Band of Misfits
  • Black Bellamy
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
2011
12% I Melt with You
  • Ron
2011
22% Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D
  • Danger D'Amo/Tick Tock/Time Keeper
2011
27% The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard
  • Don Ready
2009
59% RocknRolla
  • Mickey
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
2007
29% Smokin' Aces
  • Buddy "Aces" Israel
2007
74% Cars
  • Harv
2006
37% Keeping Up With The Steins
  • Adam Fiedler
2006
No Score Yet A Cat's Tale
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Scooby-Doo in Where's My Mummy?
  • Actor
2005
22% Two for the Money
  • Jerry
2005
No Score Yet Scooby Doo In Where's My Mummy?
  • Actor
2005
19% Chasing Liberty
  • Alan Weiss
2004
36% Scary Movie 3
  • Ross Giggins
2003
72% Runaway Jury
  • Lawrence Green
2003
60% Old School
  • Dean Gordon Pritchard
2003
76% Black Hawk Down
  • Wolcott
2001
59% Serendipity
  • Dean
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
2000
No Score Yet Red Letters
  • Thurston Clarque
2000
44% 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
79% 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
No Score Yet Wavelength
  • Actor
1995
No Score Yet Real Thing
  • Actor
1995
0% Car 54, Where Are You?
  • Herbert Hortz
1994
67% Floundering
  • Guy
1994
31% Judgment Night
  • Ray Cochran
1993
No Score Yet 12:01
  • Howard Richter
1993
47% PCU
  • Droz
1993
75% Twenty Bucks
  • Nervous Quick-Mart Clerk
1993
No Score Yet There Goes the Neighborhood (Paydirt)
  • Albert Lodge
1992
80% Singles
  • Doug Hughley
1992
100% Bob Roberts
  • Candle Seller
1992
98% The Player
  • Steve Reeves
1992
No Score Yet Body Chemistry II: Voice of a Stranger
  • Patrolman
1991
60% White Palace
  • Kahn
1990
90% The Grifters
  • 2nd Soldier
1990
98% Say Anything...
  • Mark
1989
60% One Crazy Summer
  • Ty
1986
68% Lucas
  • Spike
1986

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2015
  • Harry Selfridge Harry Gordon Selfridge
  • Producer
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
  • Guest
63% Mr. Selfridge
2013-2016
  • Harry Selfridge
  • Producer
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
67% Entourage
2004-2011
  • Ari Ari Gold
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
  • Guest
No Score Yet WWE Monday Night Raw
1993
  • Host
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Mr. Selfridge on Masterpiece
2013-2016
  • Harry Selfridge
  • Co-producer
  • Producer
No Score Yet The Chew
2011
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Will & Grace
1998-2006
  • Actor
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Performer
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011
  • Appearing
No Score Yet Seinfeld
1989-1998
  • TV George

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