"Entourage" cast member Kevin Dillon gestures to photographers at the premiere of the sixth season of the HBO series in Los Angeles, Thursday July 9, 2009. The three-time Emmy nominated actor, plays Johnny "Drama" Chase in the HBO series.
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In the HBO comedy series "Entourage," actor Kevin Dillon plays actor Johnny "Drama" Chase, who was a series regular on a (fictional) TV show called "Viking Quest." In real life, Dillon has appeared on many TV series, including "24," "NYPD Blue" and as a regular in "That's Life."
"Entourage" reportedly is based on the experiences of movie actor Mark Wahlberg in Hollywood, here shown (far right) at a party in 2005 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, with cast members (left to right) Jerry Ferrara, Dillon, and Adrian Grenier. But are they Kevin Dillon's experiences as well?
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In "Entourage," Kevin Dillon plays the half-brother of a more successful actor,a movie star played by Adrian Grenier, left.
Kevin Dillon is the real younger brother of actor Matt Dillon. The brothers were together at a movie premiere in New York City in 2003.
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In the show, Drama, frequently paired with Turtle (played by Jerry Ferrara, right), gets into what they find to be awkward and embarrassing situations (and what viewers find to be comedy) in pursuit of fame, fortune and females.
In recent interviews, Kevin Dillon, here with wife Jane Stuart at a premiere for the fourth season of "Entourage" in June 2007, has declared himself "kind of a homebody," saying the only entourage he is part of is his wife and 1-year-old daughter.
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Kevin Dillon is shown at a gambling table in the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas in 2005. It was in Las Vegas where he was married a year later, with Jerry Ferrara as his best man and fellow cast member Kevin Connolly walking his bride down the aisle. At the wedding, Dillon shouted "Victory!" -- which is something his fictional character's fictional character said in (the fictional) TV series "Viking Quest."