Byrne Piven is an American actor, director, and producer. He is best known for his work on the television series Entourage and the film The Fighter.
Piven was born in New York City, New York, on October 28, 1965. His father, Joyce, was a teacher and his mother, Byrne, was an actress. He has two sisters, Shira and Lauren. Piven was raised in a Jewish household and attended Hebrew school.
Piven’s interest in acting began at a young age. He made his film debut in the 1981 film The Lords of Flatbush. He also appeared in the films Lucas (1986), Say Anything… (1989), and PCU (1994).
In 2004, Piven starred in the HBO series Entourage. The show was a critical and commercial success. It ran for eight seasons and ended in 2011.
Piven’s other television credits include guest appearances on Seinfeld, Ellen, The Larry Sanders Show, and Just Shoot Me!.
In 2010, Piven starred in the film The Fighter. The film was a critical and commercial success. Piven’s performance earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor.
Piven has been married twice. His first marriage was to actress Lisa Kudrow. They divorced in 1995. He married his second wife, Julie Yaeger, in 1997. They have two children together.
Piven has a net worth of $30 million.
|Full Name||Byrne Piven|
|Died||February 18, 2002, Evanston, Illinois, United States|
|Profession||Actor, Theatre Director|
|Children||Jeremy Piven, Shira Piven|
|Parents||Samuel Piven, Katie Piven|
|Movies||Being John Malkovich, Very Bad Things, Creator, The Jack Bull, Madison, Dreams of Gold: The Mel Fisher Story, Temporary Girl, E=mc2, Missing Persons|
|1||Co-director with his wife Joyce Hiller Piven of Piven Theater Workshop, a Chicago-area school whose alumni include Jeremy Piven, John Cusack, Joan Cusack, Ann Cusack, Aidan Quinn, and Rosanna Arquette, among others. |
|2||Grandfather of Pearl McKay and Lili Rose McKay.|
|3||He was awarded the 1979 Joseph Jefferson Award for Actor in a Principal Role in a Play for "The Man in 605", at the Performance Community/Piven Theatre Workshop in Chicago, Illinois.|
|4||Father-in-law of Adam McKay.|
|5||Father of Jeremy Piven and Shira Piven|
|6||During its 30 years, the Piven Theatre Workshop in Evanston, a Chicago suburb, has shaped the work of stage and film actors including John Cusack, Joan Cusack and Ann Cusack; Lili Taylor; Aidan Quinn; and his two children, Shira Piven and Jeremy Piven.|
|Shadow of the Blair Witch||2000||TV Movie||Dr. Clayton Larson|
|Strong Medicine||2000||TV Series|
|Being John Malkovich||1999||Captain Mertin|
|The Jack Bull||1999||TV Movie||Tub Weller|
|Early Edition||1999||TV Series||Rabbi Ginsburg|
|Cupid||1998||TV Series||Dr. Stroud|
|Temporary Girl||1998||Leonard Byrnestein|
|Very Bad Things||1998||Rabbi|
|Born Free||1998||TV Series||Stephen Jeffries / Jeffries / Stephen Jefferies|
|Home Improvement||1997||TV Series||Rolf|
|Trojan War||1997||Mr. Crosby|
|The X-Files||1996||TV Series||Robert Sparks|
|Pandora's Clock||1996||TV Movie|
|Frasier||1996||TV Series||Dr. Sigmund Freud|
|Lover's Knot||1996||William Shakespeare|
|Biography||1995||TV Series documentary||Andrew Jackson|
|Miracle on 34th Street||1994||Dr. Hunter|
|The Untouchables||1993||TV Series||Johnny Torrio|
|Missing Persons||1993||TV Series||Mr. Rudolph|
|Mario and the Mob||1992||TV Movie||Vincent Vitale|
|The Trials of Rosie O'Neill||1991||TV Series|
|L.A. Law||1990||TV Series||Dr. Kayhill|
|Unspeakable Acts||1990||TV Movie|
|Quantum Leap||1989||TV Series||Captain Cotter|
|Desperate||1987||TV Movie||Law Judge|
|Werewolf||1987||TV Series||Dr. Victor Degoethels|
|Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color||1987||TV Series||Rabbi Weiss|
|Hunter||1987||TV Series||Dr. Lyle Shapiro|
|Magnum, P.I.||1987||TV Series||Pasqual Valez|
|Dreams of Gold: The Mel Fisher Story||1986||TV Movie||Local Fisherman|
|The A-Team||1986||TV Series||Bennie Conway|
|Jack and Mike||1986||TV Series||Nelson Kimball|
|Miami Vice||1986||TV Series||Hector Sandoval|
|Two Fathers' Justice||1985||TV Movie||Landis|
|Adams House||1983||TV Movie||Mr. Webster|
|The Powers of Matthew Star||1983||TV Series||Van Dyke|
|Will: The Autobiography of G. Gordon Liddy||1982||TV Movie|
|Chicago Story||1981||TV Movie|
|The Duke||1979||TV Series|
|The Awakening Land||1978||TV Mini-Series||Dr. Pearsall|
|The Double-Barrelled Detective Story||1965||Bill Stone|
Source: IMDb, Wikipedia