Vincent Chase (Adrien Grenier) The main character of show and the movie, Vincent is a Hollywood actor with a crazy personal life. See the next slide for his real-life counterpart.
Mark Wahlberg is the inspiration for Vincent. He has been busy producing and acting in films such as "Ted," "The Fighter," "Lone Survivor," "Transformers" and "The Gambler." He has five projects coming up: "Patriot's Day," "Daddy's Home," "Entourage," "Ted 2" and "Deepwater Horizon."
Ari Gold (Jeremy Piven)
Vincent's agent is known for his neurotic and obnoxious screaming fits, and his constant arguments with Vincent's manager, Eric. See which real-life personality inspired Ari on the next slide.
Hollywood agent Ari Emanuel inspired Jeremy Piven's character. Emanuel is the co-CEO of WME, and was instrumental in the WME/IMG merger in 2013.
Johnny "Drama" Chase (Kevin Dillon)
Vincent's brother in the show always talks about his one line on the fictional series, "Viking Quest." Click on the next slide to see who inspired this character.
Drama was inspired by Johnny "Drama" Alves, Mark and Donnie's cousin. He was a consultant on "Entourage," and in 2014, A&E started airing the show, "The Wahlburgers," which goes behind-the-scenes of a restaurant run by Paul Wahlberg and his brothers, Mark and Donnie.
Eric "E" Murphy (Kevin Connolly)
The manager and best friend of Vincent would often take the heat from Ari for influencing the actor's career decisions. Click the next slide to see who inspired "E."
Mark Wahlberg's real-life manager, Eric Weinstein, inspired "E." He became the assistant to Wahlberg pretty early on, and has acted in features such as "Four Brothers," "Being John Malkovich" and "Travelers." A Manhattan native, he currently resides in the Upper West Side.
Turtle (Jerry Ferrara)
A childhood friend of Vincent's was enlisted to be his driver. He also takes care of things around the house, like buying a Rottweiler for the gang. See the next slide for Turtle's real-life counterpart.
One of Mark Wahlberg's lifelong friends, Donnie Carroll actually passed away in 2005 at the age of 39, due to an asthma attack. He had grown up in Boston with Wahlberg and accompanied him to Hollywood when his career was launching.