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Quick chat with Jordan Belfi of Entourage

by Maggie Furlong, posted Sep 22nd 2008 2:05AM
The name Jordan Belfi might not mean much to you, but if you watch Entourage, you absolutely know Adam Davies. And, if Belfi's done his job right, you probably really hate the guy.

As the best-dressed nemesis on TV, Davies is the super-agent foil to most of Ari Gold's (Jeremy Piven) plans and schemes. And in a particularly conniving episode (airing Sun., Sept. 21 at 10PM), the Davies/Gold smack down reaches new heights. Or lows, depending on how you see it.

Belfi talked to us about his character's underhanded ways, his most devoted fans and why watching Gordon Ramsay vomit means must-see-TV in his house.

Davies relishes in outwitting all of Ari's mischievous shenanigans -- do people assume you're just like him?
I don't think they feel I'm just like him, but it is constantly amazing to me how people really recognize that character! And love that character. It's really fun to see Ari get ruffled, when he's in trouble or something's under his skin. And Davies is just one of those characters who can get under his skin and make him flounder a little bit.

Episode three is really Davies' shining moment -- are you guys having as much fun as it looks like you are?
Since season one, when I came on ... I mean, you laugh out loud when you read the scripts. You do kind of become like little kids again. When we had the table read, Jeremy looked at me like, "Have you read three yet?" There's still that kind of excitement. That's what makes the show so good.

What's it like having almost all of your scenes opposite Jeremy Piven?
For the first couple of seasons, when I became Drama's agent, all my stuff was with Kevin Dillon. And once the end of season two happened, where I double-cross Ari and get him fired from the agency, it started that kind of hateful nemesis relationship. Then it was like a whole new thrill -- Jeremy has an intensity and an energy that forces you to up your game.

What role do people recognize you from the most?
It's definitely Entourage. You know, last season I was on Moonlight on CBS and people were devoted to that show. Just because it was gothic and supernatural and that whole vampire world ... it sort of lends itself to that kind of fandom. So people who were really devoted to that show recognize me a lot, but the past couple of seasons or so, it's definitely been Entourage.

What's your favorite guilty pleasure TV show?
Oh man, do I admit this? Kitchen Nightmares with Gordon Ramsay. There's something about him ... as corny as it sounds, I saw it by accident once and it happened to be a really great episode, and he really seemed to affect somebody's life and kick them into gear. But there was also an episode where he ate the food and literally ran away vomited -- like, could that possibly be real? [Laughs]


Entourage' Photos

    LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 14: Actors Rachel Sterling (L) and Rex Lee pose at Media Mayhem's HBO Entourage Party September 14, 2008 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Tiffany Rose/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Rachel Sterling;Rex Lee

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 14: Actress Lauren Mayhew arrives at Media Mayhem's HBO Entourage Party September 14, 2008 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Tiffany Rose/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Lauren Mayhew

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 14: Actor Adrian Grenier attends the Media Mayhem HBO "Entourage" Party September 14, 2008 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Tiffany Rose/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Adrian Grenier

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    Actor Adrian Grenier does karaoke at The Media Mayhem Client Appreciation Party With The Cast of HBO

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    Actor Adrian Grenier arrives at The Media Mayhem Client Appreciation Party With The Cast of HBO

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    Actor Adrian Grenier arrives at The Media Mayhem Client Appreciation Party With The Cast of HBO

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    Actor Adrian Grenier arrives at The Media Mayhem Client Appreciation Party With The Cast of HBO

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    Actor Adrian Grenier arrives at The Media Mayhem Client Appreciation Party With The Cast of HBO

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    Actor Adrian Grenier arrives at The Media Mayhem Client Appreciation Party With The Cast of HBO

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    Actor Adrian Grenier arrives at The Media Mayhem Client Appreciation Party With The Cast of HBO

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hey TVSQUAD:
Fire up the TIVO and give us a review of Entrouage this past weekend. I've been waiting to see what you guys have been thinking.

September 23 2008 at 1:50 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Riley Freeman

so anyone gonna explain the lack of reviews of tv shows lately. i mean if theres down town or turnover yall could at least say so

September 22 2008 at 1:56 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Chris

I've given up on asking.

September 22 2008 at 2:05 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
xnifex

wow i forgot that he was josh in moonlight.

and ari made adam davies look like a little bitch in tonights episode!

September 22 2008 at 2:28 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Chris

Thats whats called a bitchslap!!!

September 22 2008 at 2:03 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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