'Entourage' Synopsis and Essential Information

Photo Credit: © HBO/Claudette Barius

Series Premiere:

July 18, 2004

All Good Things Must Come to an End:

After 8 seasons and 96 episodes, TPTB decided to close up shop while they were on top.

'Entourage' Cast:

  • Adrian Grenier as Vince Chase
  • Jeremy Piven as Ari Gold
  • Jerry Ferrara as Turtle
  • Kevin Connolly as Eric Murphy
  • Kevin Dillon as Johnny "Drama" Chase
  • Perrey Reeves as Mrs. Ari
  • Rex Lee as Lloyd

Famous Guest Stars:

Many celebrities have put in appearances on the series, including:

  • James Cameron
  • Mandy Moore
  • Zac Efron
  • Jessica Alba
  • Scarlett Johansson
  • Hugh Hefner
  • Mary J. Blige
  • Kanye West
  • Seth Green
  • Martin Scorsese
  • Jamie-Lynn Sigler
  • Anna Faris


  • The series is loosely based on the life of movie star and executive producer Mark Wahlberg.
  • The character Ari Gold is also loosely based on a real agent named Ari Emanuel.
  • Turtle's real name is Sal, but we have yet to learn his last name.
  • Ari's famous "Hug it out" line was created by the actor himself.
  • The series is filmed in many locations in southern California.


The series seems to add a new tagline each season. The very first tagline was, "His fame is their fortune." Perhaps the most memorable line from the show is, "Let's hug it out, bitch."

Additional Resources:

  • Entourage Photo Gallery

'Entourage' Synopsis:

Loosely based on the life of movie star Mark Wahlberg, this series follows the lives of Vince Chase, a rising Hollywood star and his three friends from Queens, which include: Eric, his manager and best friend; Turtle, his driver/house manager and friend; and Drama, his half-brother and fellow actor.

Rounding out the group is Vince's agent, Ari Gold and his lovable assistant, Lloyd.

Using real-life entertainment industry situations, Entourage puts its own spin on things to tell educate the audience on the ins and outs of fame and fortune. Is it really important to be nice to those on your way up because you'll meet them again on the way down?

Vincent Chase and his entourage know the answer to that question better than anyone else!