Piven, Jeremy 1965–

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PIVEN, Jeremy 1965


Born July 26, 1965, in New York, NY; son of Byrne (an actor and cofounder of Piven Theatre Workshop) and Joyce (an actress and cofounder of Piven Theatre Workshop; maiden name, Hiller) Piven; brother of Shira Piven (an actress and director). Education: Graduated from New York University; attended Drake University; trained for the stage at Piven Theatre Workshop, National Theatre Institute at the Eugene O'Neill Center, the National Theatre, London, and Harand Theatre Camp.

Addresses: Agent John Fogelman, William Morris Agency, 151 El Camino Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Manager Matt Luber, Nine Yards Entertainment, 8530 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211. Publicist Siri Garber, Platform Public Relations, 2666 North Beachwood Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90068; Nancy Seltzer, Nancy Seltzer and Associates, Inc., 6220 Del Valle Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90048.

Career: Actor and producer. New Criminals Theatre Company, Chicago, IL, founder (with John Cusack), 1988; Second City, former member of national touring company. Appeared in advertisements, including commercials for the Chicago Blackhawks hockey team.

Awards, Honors: Saturn Award nomination, Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, best supporting actor, 2002, for Serendipity; DVD Premiere Award, DVD Exclusive Awards, best supporting actor, 2003, for Highway.


Film Appearances:

Spike, Lucas, Twentieth CenturyFox, 1986.

Ty, One Crazy Summer, Warner Bros., 1986.

Lenny, Elvis Stories, 1989.

Mark at the Gas and Sip, Say Anything, Twentieth CenturyFox, 1989.

Kahn, White Palace, Universal, 1990.

Second soldier, The Grifters, Miramax/Cineplex Odeon, 1990.

Albert Lodge, There Goes the Neighborhood (also known as Paydirt ), 1992.

Candle seller, Bob Roberts, Paramount/Miramax, 1992.

Doug Hughley, Singles, Warner Bros., 1992.

Patrolman, Body Chemistry II: The Voice of a Stranger (also known as Voice of a Stranger ), 1992.

Steve Reeves, The Player, Fine Line, 1992.

Nervous QuickMart clerk, Twenty Bucks, 1993.

Ray Cochran, Judgment Night, Universal, 1993.

Arnie, Twogether, 1994.

Guy, Floundering, Strand Releasing, 1994.

Herbert Hortz, Car 54, Where Are You?, Orion, 1994.

James "Droz" Andrews, PCU (also known as PCU Pit Party ), Twentieth CenturyFox, 1994.

Miles Mountjoy, The Ticket, 1994.

Dr. Bob, Heat, Warner Bros., 1995.

Dr. Paul Higgins, Wavelength (also known as E=mc2 ), Trident Releasing, 1995.

Mitchell, Miami Rhapsody, Buena Vista, 1995.

Pete Walston, Dr. Jekyll and Ms. Hyde, Savoy Pictures, 1995.

Jerry, Layin' Low, Curb Entertainment, 1996.

Walter, Larger Than Life, United Artists, 1996.

Harold McMurphy, Just Write, Curb Entertainment, 1997.

Henry Castillo, Kiss the Girls (also known as Collector ), Paramount, 1997.

John, Livers Ain't Cheap (also known as The Real Thing ), 1997.

Paul Spericki, Grosse Pointe Blank, Buena Vista, 1997.

Billy Swan, Music from Another Room, Orion/MetroGoldwynMayer, 1998.

Michael Berkow, Very Bad Things, PolyGram, 1998.

Arnie, Family Man, MCA/Universal, 2000.

Detective Steve Menteer, The Crew, Buena Vista, 2000.

Thurston Clarque, Red Letters, New City Releasing, 2000.

Chief warrant officer Cliff "Elvis" Wolcott, Black Hawk Down, Columbia, 2001.

Dean Kansky, Serendipity, Miramax, 2001.

Versace salesman, Rush Hour 2, New Line Cinema, 2001.

Interviewer, Me and Daphne (short film), 2002.

Scawldy, Highway, New Line Cinema, 2002.

Dean Gordon Pritchard, Old School, DreamWorks, 2003.

Lawrence Green, Runaway Jury, Twentieth CenturyFox, 2003.

Ross Giggins, Scary Movie 3, Miramax/Dimension Films, 2003.

Alan Weiss, Chasing Liberty, Warner Bros., 2004.

Television Appearances; Series:

Member of ensemble, Carol & Company, NBC, 19901991.

Jerry Capen, The Larry Sanders Show, HBO, 19921993.

Nathan Green, Pride & Joy, NBC, 1995, then ABC, 1995.

Spence Kovak, Ellen, ABC, 19951998.

Trevor Hale (Cupid), Cupid, ABC, 19981999.

Voice, Disney's Hercules (animated), ABC and syndicated, 19981999.

Ari Jacobs, Entourage, HBO, 2004.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Howard Richter, 12:01, Fox, 1993.

Hank Schwartz, Don King: Only in America, HBO, 1997.

Fred Shuster, Phoenix, HBO, 1998.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Extreme Comedy, ABC, 1996.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Jack and Mike, ABC, 1987.

Voices of Number Twelve and camera operator, "Baby Commercial/Little Dude," Rugrats (animated), Nickelodeon, 1991.

Voices of mail boy and second lawyer, "Grandpa's Teeth/Momma Trauma," Rugrats (animated), Nickel-odeon, 1991.

Michael Barth, "The Pilot: Parts 1 & 2," Seinfeld, NBC, 1993.

Godfrey Nabott, "Love and Hope," Chicago Hope, CBS, 1995.

Godfrey Nabott, "Small Sacrifices," Chicago Hope, CBS, 1995.

Himself, The Late Show with David Letterman, CBS, 1996.

Spence Kovak, "Drew Gets Married," The Drew Carey Show, ABC, 1997.

Spence Kovak, "Vegas" (also known as "Vega$"), Grace under Fire (also known as Grace under Pressure ), ABC, 1997.

Spence Kovak, "Viva Las Ratings," Coach, ABC, 1997.

Voice of Victor DeMann, "Ebony, Baby," Duckman (animated), USA Network, 1997.

Jerry Capen, "Flip," The Larry Sanders Show, HBO, 1998.

Nicholas, "Love Plus One," Will & Grace, NBC, 2000.

Voice of Brain Pod #57, "Star Crossed," Buzz Lightyear of Star Command (animated; also known as Disney/Pixar's Buzz Lightyear of Star Command ), UPN and syndicated, 2000.

Himself, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, CBS, 2001.

Tyler, "The Lineman," The Twilight Zone, UPN, 2002.

Voice of Roland Gaines, "Mind Games: Parts 1 & 2," SpiderMan (animated), MTV, 2003.

Himself, Cold Pizza, ESPN, 2003.

Himself, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, NBC, 2003.

Voices, All Grown Up (animated), Nickelodeon, 2003.

Appeared as a manic comedian in "The Raw and the Cooked," an unaired episode of Wonderland, ABC.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Trevor Hale (Cupid), Cupid, ABC, 1998.

Nick, Partners, CBS, 1999.

John Russell, It's about This Guy, CBS, 2000.

Ari Jacobs, Entourage, HBO, 2004.

Television Producer; Series:

Cupid, ABC, 19981999.

Stage Appearances:

Appeared in various productions, including productions at Piven Theatre Workshop, Chicago, IL.



Himself, The Essence of Combat: Making "Black Hawk Down, " Columbia/TriStar Home Entertainment, 2003.


Narrator (with Melissa Leo), 2nd Chance, by James Patterson and Andrew Gross, Time Warner Audio-Books, 2002.



Entertainment Weekly, December 22, 1995, p. 57; October 31, 2003, p. 29.

FHM, December, 2000, p. 178.

Movieline, May, 1996, p. 8.

US Weekly, February, 1999, p. 68; September 25, 2000, p. 28.