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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. (188 items)
Liv Lindeland is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Talent Agents
Liv Lindeland (born 7 December 1945 in Norway) 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 ...more
Zeppo Marx is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Talent Agents
Herbert Manfred "Zeppo" Marx (February 25, 1901 – November 30, 1979) was an American actor, comedian, theatrical agent, and engineer. He was the youngest of the five Marx Brothers. He ...more
Marty Ingels is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Talent Agents
Martin Ingerman (March 9, 1936 – October 21, 2015), known professionally as Marty Ingels, was an American actor, comedian, comedy sketch writer and theatrical agent, who is best known as the ...more
Jamie Gold is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Talent Agents
Jamie M. Gold (born August 25, 1969) 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 ...more

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Ari Emanuel is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Talent Agents
Ari Emanuel (born March 29, 1961) is an American talent agent and the co-CEO of William Morris Endeavor (WME), an entertainment and media agency. He was a founding partner of the Endeavor Talent ...more
Jerry Weintraub is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Talent Agents
Jerome Charles Weintraub (September 26, 1937 – July 6, 2015) was an American film producer, talent manager and actor whose television films won him three Emmys.He began his career as a talent ...more
David Lander is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Talent Agents
David Leonard Lander (born June 22, 1947) is an American actor, voice actor, comedian, composer, musician, and baseball scout. He has also worked as the Goodwill Ambassador for the National ...more

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Bernie Brillstein is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Talent Agents
Bernard Jules Brillstein (April 26, 1931 – August 7, 2008) was an American film and television producer, executive producer, and talent agent. He began his career in the 1950s at the William ...more
Michael Ovitz is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Talent Agents
Michael Steven Ovitz (born December 14, 1946) is an American businessman, investor, and philanthropist. He was a talent agent who co-founded Creative Artists Agency (CAA) in 1975 and served as ...more
Sue Carol is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Talent Agents
Sue Carol (October 30, 1906 – February 4, 1982) 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 ...more
Edward Small is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Talent Agents
For the Gambian politician, see Edward Francis Small.Edward Small (born Edward Schmalheiser, February 1, 1891, Brooklyn, New York – January 25, 1977, Los Angeles, California) was a film producer ...more
Charles K. Feldman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Talent Agents
Charles K. Feldman (April 26, 1905 – May 25, 1968) was a Hollywood attorney, film producer and talent agent who founded the Famous Artists talent agency. According to one obituary, Feldman ...more
Billy Tipton is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Talent Agents
William Lee Tipton (December 29, 1914 – January 21, 1989) was an American jazz musician, bandleader, and talent broker. For decades, Tipton assumed a male gender identity. Tipton's female birth ...more
Lew Wasserman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Talent Agents
Lewis Robert Wasserman (March 22, 1913 – June 3, 2002) was an American talent agent and studio executive, sometimes credited with creating and later taking apart the studio system in a career ...more
Bernie Weintraub is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Talent Agents
Bernie Weintraub (died January 16, 2010) 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 ...more
Richie Jackson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Talent Agents
Richie Jackson
Richie Jackson is a theatrical and television producer.
Lynda Erkiletian is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Talent Agents
Don Arden is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Talent Agents
Don Arden (born Harry Levy; 4 January 1926 – 21 July 2007) was an English music manager, agent, and businessman. He managed the careers of rock acts such as Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, Air ...more
Jason Trawick is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Talent Agents
Jason Trawick is a talent agent and manager.
George King is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Talent Agents
George King (1899 – 26 June 1966) was an English actors' agent, film director, producer and screenplay writer. He is associated with the production of quota quickies. He helmed several of Tod ...more
Lew Grade is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Talent Agents
Lew Grade, Baron Grade, OStJ, KC*SS (25 December 1906 – 13 December 1998), born Louis Winogradsky, was a British media proprietor and impresario. Originally a dancer, and later a talent agent, ...more
Maggie Renzi is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Talent Agents
Maggie Renzi is an actress, film producer, teacher and talent agent.
Mary Jo Slater is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Talent Agents
Mary Jo Slater (née Lawton; born April 19, 1946) is an American casting director and producer for film, television and theatre. She has over 100 movie credits to her name. Slater was born ...more
Norm Nixon is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Talent Agents
Norm Nixon
Norman Ellard Nixon (born October 11, 1955) is an American retired professional basketball player who spent twelve seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers and the San Diego/Los Angeles Clippers in ...more

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Milton H. Bren is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Talent Agents
Milton H. Bren was a film producer.