Jeremy Piven, an Emmy-winning actor, is widely known for his role as Ari Gold in the popular television series Entourage. Piven’s portrayal of the tough-talking talent agent earned him critical acclaim and three consecutive Emmy nominations. In addition, he has also won two Golden Globes and many other accolades throughout his career.
Throughout his acting career, Piven has played a variety of different roles. He has starred in over 50 films and television shows, and is a regular guest on a number of popular talk shows. He has also ventured into the realm of comedy, flexing his comedic muscle in numerous stand-up shows across the United States.
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In 2006, he starred in the film Smokin’ Aces as Buddy ‘Aces’ Israel, a Las Vegas magician who becomes the target of hitmen and mob informants. The film showcased Piven’s ability to take on more serious roles. He continued to impress audiences in 2009, when he starred in the comedy The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard as Don Ready, a used car salesman with unconventional sales techniques.
Piven is also well known for his recurring role as Spence Kovak, George Costanza’s cousin, on the hit sitcom Seinfeld (1992-98). He has also appeared in several other popular TV shows, including the short-lived ABC drama series Cupid, and voiced Elongated Man in three episodes of Justice League Unlimited.