The multi-talented TV Guide Celebrities Jeremy Piven was born on July 26, 1965 in Manhattan, New York. He is an award-winning actor best known for his portrayal of fast-talking Hollywood talent agent Ari Gold in the popular TV series Entourage, for which he won three consecutive Emmy Awards. He has also appeared in a number of box-office hits including Lucas, Black Hawk Down and Old School. His father and mother co-founded the Piven Theatre Workshop, which provided him with invaluable acting training.
He began his career on the stage and later landed his first important television role as head writer Jerry on HBO’s Larry Sanders Show in 1992. He went on to appear in several other successful television shows such as Seinfeld and Chicago Hope. He also starred as Spence Kovak in the sitcom Ellen and played the role of Harry Selfridge in the BBC period drama Mr. Selfridge in 2013.
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Piven has also starred in a number of notable films, including The Family Man, Luc Besson’s Europa Europa, PCU, Heat, and Rush Hour 2. He recently made his debut as Joel Lapchick, the man who helped NBA legend Nat “Sweetwater” Clifton break the color barrier for professional basketball in 1950, in Sweetwater, which premiered on Hulu in September 2017.
Aside from starring in countless movies and television shows, Piven is currently promoting his brand-new podcast, How U Livin’ J Piven with Kast Media. The popular podcast features a wide range of guests such as Jamie Foxx, Tiffany Haddish, Mark Cuban and MMA stars Rashad Evans and Jorge Masvidal. The comedian is also on tour across the country showcasing his comedic talents.