(74873) - Entourage

Entourage is a show made by HBO that is about a group of young guys in the movie business.  Over the 8 seasons they ride the highs and lows in their Hollywood lifestyles.  The show is very popular, entertaining and has developed a large cult following.  However, my friends and I always get into the discussion about who is actually the main character of the show.  Is it the movie star, or is it a member of the entourage?

The Characters

  • Vincent Chase, played by Adrian Grenier - Vinnie is the movie star that gets the big roles and brings home the big bucks that fund the Hollywood lifestyle of the group.
  • Eric Murphy ("E"), played by Kevin Connolly - E is Vinnie’s best friend and becomes his manager in the early episodes.
  • Johnny "Drama" Chase, played by Kevin Dillon - Drama who is the older brother of Vincent has seen the ups and downs of the Hollywood lifestyle.  While continuing to try and get acting gigs he also does all the cooking for the guys.
  • Salvatore "Turtle" Assante, played by Jerry Ferrara – Turtle’s main job is driving the group around to appointments and parties.  While the others are acting or trying to close the deals Turtle is paid an allowance and organises the entertainment.
  • Ari Gold, played by Jeremy Piven - Ari is Vinnie's agent.  With his non-politically correct behaviour, and his energy for is job, Ari has become somewhat of a cult character.

The Opening Credits

Movies and television shows often show the actors names in opening credits and the order usually carries significance.  In the opening credits of the show the order is Kevin Connolly, Adrian Grenier, Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara and Jeremy Piven


The show has won many awards for the cast and crew.  Kevin Connolly won the award for "Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical" at the Golden Globes in 2009, and Jeremy Piven won the award for "Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television" at the same awards. 


With the show being based on the Hollywood lifestyle of the group they would not be there is it was not for the successful career of Vincent.  The movie star is very key to the plot.  The name of the show however is Entourage, and Vincent is not a member of the entourage.  Eric is the dominant member of the entourage, and the actor who plays Eric has the lead credit spot and has won best performance by an actor.

 Does this also indicate that Eric Murphy is the lead character of the show?  Leave a comment and let me know who you think is the lead character.