List of Famous Talent Agents People

List of Famous Talent Agents

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List of famous talent agents, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top talent agents in the world? This includes the most prominent talent agents, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable talent agents is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic talent agents were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned talent agents.

List contains people like Zeppo Marx and Ari Emanuel.

From reputable, prominent, and well known talent agents to the lesser known talent agents of today, these are some of the best professionals in the talent agent field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous talent agents ever?" and "What are the names of famous talent agents?" then you're in the right place. (190 items)


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    Liv Lindeland is a Norwegian model, actress, and talent agent. She was chosen as Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for January 1971 and as the Playmate of the Year for 1972. Her original pictorial was photographed by Alexas Urba. Lindeland is the daughter-in-law of actress-dancer Cyd Charisse.more

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    • Age: age 70
    • Birthplace: Norway
    • Profession: Talent agent, Model, Actor
    • Credits: Save the Tiger, The Yin and the Yang of Mr. Go, Dirty O'Neil
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    Zeppo Marx
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    Herbert Manfred "Zeppo" Marx was an American actor, theatrical agent, and engineer. He was the youngest of the five Marx Brothers. He appeared in the first five Marx Brothers feature films, from 1929 to 1933, but then left the act to start his second career as an engineer and theatrical agent. Zeppo ...more

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    • Age: Died at 78 (1901-1979)
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Talent agent, Comedian, Inventor, Actor
    • Credits: Duck Soup, Horse Feathers, Animal Crackers, Monkey Business, The Cocoanuts, + more
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    Marty Ingels is an American actor, comedian, theatrical agent, and, by many, best known as co-star of the 1960s television series I'm Dickens, He's Fenster, and as the voice of many cartoon characters and commercials.more

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    • Age: age 79
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Talent agent, Comedian, Actor, Voice acting
    • Credits: The Great Grape Ape Show, Pac-Man, The Busy Body, The Ladies Man, Parasomnia, + more
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    Jamie M. Gold is an American television producer, a talent agent, and poker player, based in Malibu, California. He is known for winning the 2006 World Series of Poker Main Event and currently divides his time between his activities as president of production for the entertainment company, Buzznation ...more

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    • Age: age 46
    • Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, United States of America
    • Profession: Talent agent, Businessperson
    • Credits: National Heads-Up Poker Championship, High Stakes Poker, Pro-Am Poker Equalizer
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    Ariel Zev "Ari" Emanuel is an American talent agent and co-CEO of William Morris Endeavor, an entertainment and media agency. He was a founding partner of the Endeavor Agency and was instrumental in shaping its June 2009 merger with the William Morris Agency.more

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    • Age: age 54
    • Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
    • Profession: Talent agent, Businessperson
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    Jerry Weintraub
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    Jerry Weintraub is an American film producer and former chairman and CEO of United Artists. He now lives in Palm Desert, California.more

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    • Age: age 78
    • Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York
    • Profession: Talent agent, Television producer, Film Producer, Actor
    • Credits: The Karate Kid, Ocean's Eleven, Ocean's Thirteen, The Firm, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, + more
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    David L. Lander is an American actor, comedian, composer, musician, and baseball scout. He has also worked as the Goodwill Ambassador for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. He is best known for his portrayal of Squiggy on the sitcom Laverne & Shirley. David Lander is also the father of Natalie ...more

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    • Age: age 68
    • Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York
    • Profession: Talent agent, Comedian, Musician, Screenwriter, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Who Framed Roger Rabbit, A Bug's Life, A League of Their Own, Laverne & Shirley, 1941, + more
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    Bernie Brillstein
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    Bernard Jules "Bernie" Brillstein was an American film and television producer, executive producer, and talent agent.more

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    • Age: Died at 77 (1931-2008)
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Talent agent, Television producer, Film Producer
    • Credits: ALF, NewsRadio, Just Shoot Me!, Mr. Show with Bob and David, Buffalo Bill, + more
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    Michael Ovitz
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    Michael Ovitz is a film producer.more

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    • Age: age 69
    • Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
    • Profession: Talent agent, Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Film Producer
    • Credits: Splinter Cell, The Last Mogul: The Life and Times of Lew Wasserman
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    Sue Carol was an American actress and talent agent. While at a social function in Los Angeles in 1927, a director offered her a part in a film. She took it and began playing minor parts. Carol's film career lasted from the late 1920s into the 1930s; when it ended, she became a talent agent. The last of ...more

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    • Age: Died at 76 (1906-1982)
    • Birthplace: USA, Chicago, Illinois
    • Profession: Talent agent, Actor
    • Credits: Check and Double Check, Fox Movietone Follies of 1929, Graft, Skyscraper, Girls Gone Wild, + more
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    Edward Small was a film producer from the late 1920s through 1970, who was enormously prolific over a fifty year career. He is best known for the movies The Count of Monte Cristo, The Man in the Iron Mask, The Corsican Brothers, Brewster's Millions, Black Magic, Witness for the Prosecution and Solomon ...more

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    • Age: Died at 86 (1891-1977)
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Talent agent, Film Producer
    • Credits: Jack the Giant Killer, Kansas City Confidential, Frankie and Johnny, Diary of a Madman, I Cover the Waterfront, + more
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    Charles K. Feldman was a Hollywood attorney, film producer and talent agent.more

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    • Age: Died at 64 (1904-1968)
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Talent agent, Film Producer
    • Credits: A Streetcar Named Desire, Casino Royale, The Seven Year Itch, Macbeth, What's New Pussycat?, + more
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    William Lee "Billy" Tipton was an American jazz musician and bandleader. He is also notable for the postmortem discovery that although he lived his adult life as a man, he was biologically female at birth.more

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    • Age: Died at 75 (1914-1989)
    • Birthplace: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States of America
    • Profession: Talent agent
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    Lew Wasserman
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    Lewis Robert "Lew" Wasserman was an American talent agent and studio executive, sometimes credited with creating and later taking apart the studio system in a career spanning more than six decades. He was also the manager of MCA.more

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    • Age: Died at 89 (1913-2002)
    • Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America
    • Profession: Talent agent
    • Credits: The Last Mogul: The Life and Times of Lew Wasserman
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    Bernie Weintraub was an American talent agent and founding partner of the Paradigm Talent Agency in 1993. Weintraub was born in the Bronx, New York. He served in the United States military during the Korean War. Weintraub co-founded Robinson Weintraub, a "boutique" literary agency. In 1993, Robinson ...more

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    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Talent agent, Literary agent
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    Richie Jackson

    Richie Jackson is a theatrical and television producer.more

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    • Age: age 49
    • Birthplace: United States of America
    • Profession: Talent agent, Theatrical producer, Television producer
    • Credits: Nurse Jackie
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    • Profession: Talent agent, TV Personality
    • Credits: The Real Housewives of D.C.
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    Don Arden
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    Don Arden was a British music manager, agent, and businessman best known for overseeing the careers of the rock groups Small Faces, the Move, the Electric Light Orchestra and Black Sabbath. He achieved notoriety in Britain for his aggressive, sometimes illegal business tactics which led to his being ...more

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    • Age: Died at 81 (1926-2007)
    • Birthplace: Cheetham Hill, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Impresario, Talent agent, Businessperson, Talent manager, Author, + more
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    Jason Trawick is a talent agent and manager.more

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    • Age: age 44
    • Profession: Talent agent
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    George King was an English actors' agent, film director, producer and screenplay writer. He helmed several of Tod Slaughter's melodramas, including 1936's The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.more

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    • Age: Died at 67 (1899-1966)
    • Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Talent agent, Film Producer, Actor, Film Director
    • Credits: Fever Pitch, High Finance, Eight O'Clock Walk, Yellow Men and Gold, The First of the Few, + more
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