Pepople Magazine, October 5th, 1998.

"TV's 40 Most Fascinating Stars of '98"
Jeremy Piven

During his three seasons on Ellen, Piven was often obscured by Ellen DeGeneres's imposing shadow. Though producers promised to showcase his comedic talent, "the minute I'd improv, they'd yell cut," he recalls. "I was the Greek chorus to a very good comedian." Since Ellen's cancellation in April, Piven, 33, has blossomed professionally. On ABC's new series Cupid, he keeps us guessing as Trevor Hale, who is either the angelic archer himself or a mortal madman on a quest to match hapless singles. Playing Cupid, though, hasn't helped Piven make his own love connection. Noting the irony, he says, "I think the joke may be on me."

THE BUZZ "He has a great intensity that can be quite compelling. There's an urgency to him," says Harbert.