Everything You Need to Know About Oren Koules

Oren Koules is an American producer and actor renowned for Saw IV (2007), Saw (2004) and John Q (2002). He is also a shrewd entrepreneur and professional sports executive. At present, he is married to a businesswoman named Shereen Arazm and owns multiple companies. 

Oren Koules Education

Oren was born on January 31, 1961, in LaGrange, Illinois, USA. Before entering the showbiz industry, he was a professional hockey player. He dropped out of high school to pursue a career in professional hockey. 

Oren is a Former Hockey Player

Oren Koules on The Full 60 Q&A and podcast
Source: The Athletic

Koules competed for 3 years in the Western Hockey League. During his career, he played for six teams and also played with three professional teams. 

After moving away from professional hockey, he became a commodities trader at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. He was one of the youngest members on the floor. Moreover, he eventually purchased a full membership to the Exchange. However, he sold the exchange and completely left it in 1991.

After trying his hands on professional hockey and in commodities exchange, Koules moved to Hollywood. In Hollywood, he met former Los Angeles Times reporter, Dale Pollock. The duo then formed Peak Productions. The production produced films like Mrs. Winterbourne and Set It Off. 

Personal Life

Oren is a Married Man

Oren Koules with his wife, Shereen Arazm
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The 60-year-old actor was married to a talent agent named Risa Shapiro. The couple got married in 1994. The same year, they also gave birth to a child. The couple was together for 13 years. After thirteen years, in 2007, Koules and Shapiro got a divorce. 

Then, in 2008, Koules married a businesswoman and restaurateur, Shereen Arazm. The duo first met on a flight from Toronto to Los Angeles. Koules was filming Saw II at the time and Arazm was originally from the same place. 

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Oren Has Three Children

Koules has a total of three children with his two wives. His first son, Miles was born in 1994, the same year Oren got married to Risa. 

The actor also has two daughters with his marriage to Shereen Arazm. The daughter’s names are Sam and Neve. 

Oren Koules Net Worth

Koules has earned a huge amount of wealth throughout his career as a producer, actor, entrepreneur and professional sports executive. As of 2020, Koules’s net worth is estimated to be around $20 million. 

He had co-founded Evolution Entertainment in 1998 with Mark Burg. The company produced the Saw film series and also the hit sitcom, Two and a Half Men. Additionally, he is a former majority owner, CEO, and Governor of the Tampa Bay Lightning of the National Hockey League. 

Similarly, he is also a former owner of the Helena Bighorns, a junior ice hockey team in the North American 3 Hockey League. At present Koules doesn’t have shares in Evolution Entertainment as he sold it in June 2011. However, he still owns and oversees the Saw franchise and Two and a Half Men.

Body Measurements

As a former athlete, Oren has a slender body figure. He stands 5ft 11 inches tall and has a weight of 80 kg.

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