Talent Agencies in Chicago You Should Know

Are you looking for a talent agent to represent you in Chicago?

While we can’t recommend an talent agency for you, we can direct you to a list of SAG franchised talent agents and give you some advice. The following talent agencies have an established and recognized history of accountability, consistency in adhering to entertainment industry laws and regulations, and compliance with the various major talent unions’ standards and practices.
Here are a list of the top franchised talent agencies in Chicago. If you are looking for an agent this is the best place to start!

Actors Talent Group, Inc.

Television/Commercial – Adult
410 S MICHIGAN AVENUE SUITE 729 CHICAGO, IL 60605
312-588-1309
ATG directed taped auditions for features films and series regular roles, guided clients in many areas including training, career choices, audition skills, photo selection and negotiated actors contracts for feature films and network television.

Ambassador Talent Agents

Full Service (All Ages)
333 N. MICHIGAN AVE, CHICAGO, IL 60601
312-641-3491
Ambassador Talent Agents Inc. Opened their doors in 1984 and has been a leading force in the Industry ever since. Ambassador Is a SAG and AFTRA affiliated agency and is proud of its impeccable reputation with clients and Talent alike. Specializing in  FILM, TELEVISION, INDUSTRIALS, COMMERCIALS, VOICE-OVER, PRINT, RUNWAY,  THEATER, and PROMOTIONAL EVENTS Ambassador Talent is the most respected full service agency in Chicago.

BMG Talent Group

Full Service (All Ages)
456 NORTH MAY CHICAGO, IL 60642
312-829-9100
We are a 20 years strong talent agency representing talent in the entertainment industry in our principal offices of Chicago, Orlando, Miami and Los Angeles. We represent adults and children in the areas of on-camera, commercials, TV and motion pictures. Our sister agency is the renowned BMG Models in Chicago, New York, Miami, Orlando, Los Angeles.

Big Mouth Talent

Full Service (All Ages)
900 N FRANKLIN ST STE 403 1 CHICAGO, IL 60610
312-421-4400
Big Mouth Talent is Chicago’s premier full service talent agency. We have been representing Chicago talent for over 15 years.  We are a SAG/AEA franchised agency representing exclusive talent only.   Our clients can be seen in movies, tv shows, commercials, voice overs and print ads. We invite you to take a look.

DeSanti Talents Inc

Full Service (All Ages)
4241 W 63RD STREET 1ST FLOOR CHICAGO, IL 60629
773-585-5843
DeSanti Talents, Inc. is the extension of a legacy in Chicago. Formerly Salazar & Navas, today this full service multi-cultural talent agency continues its recognition as a leader in representing ethnic talent nationally.

Emmrich Agency, The

Full Service (All Ages)
5103 TURNBERRY CT PLAINFIELD, IL 60544
815-577-8650

Gill Hayes Talent Agency

Full Service (All Ages)
4323 1A WEST IRVING PARK ROAD CHICAGO, IL 60641
773-685-6111

Gill Hayes Talent Agency (GHTA) is a boutique talent agency that pride themselves on having a fluid relationship between the talent, agent and client for true success.   We are  a SAG/AFTRA and Equity franchised agency with a strong Non-Union division.  Together with a combined 20 years of experience, the founding partners, Michelle Hayes and Patti K. Gill built GHTA on the premise of having a roster of  A-List talent.

Gray Talent Group, Inc.

Full Service (All Ages)
727 S DEARBORN ST STE 312 CHICAGO, IL 60605
312-663-1659
Gray Talent Group is a SAG/AFTRA, Equity and non-union talent agency that secures work for actors in film, theatre, television, commercials, voiceovers, industrials, web and print advertisements. We have a passion to work closely with a select number of actors to help them develop a blueprint for career success, be it making a living in their profession in Chicago or ultimately heading to LA or New York.

Grossman & Jack Talent, Inc.

Full Service (All Ages)
33 WEST GRAND AVENUE SUITE 402 CHICAGO, IL 60654
312-587-1155
Grossman & Jack Talent is a full service agency representing talent for On Camera, Voice Over, Lifestyle Print and Fashion.
Full Service (All Ages)
333 EAST ONTARIO STE 302 B CHICAGO, IL 60611
312-787-4700
Shirley Hamilton represents talent for Print, TV, Film, Industrial, Theatre, Voice-overs, and Live Events.

Johnson McKay Talent Inc.

Full Service (All Ages)
5406 W DEVON AVE CHICAGO, IL 60646
773-417-9226
Johnson McKay Talent “JMT” was formed in October of 2011. Founder and owner, Peggy Johnson has quickly established JMT as an agency providing its talent with exceptional attention and representation. Johnson McKay Talent is new, fresh, gutsy and bursting at the seams with great actors!

Kimberly Katz Talent

Full Service (All Ages)
125 E ALGONQUIN ROAD ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL 60005
312-351-5984
Kimberly Katz Talent is a boutique agency based in Chicago that represents the finest talent in theatre, film and television.

Lily`s Talent Agency

Full Service (All Ages)
1017 W WASHINGTON BLVD STE 4F CHICAGO, IL 60607
312-601-2345
Lily’s Talent fulfills our client’s needs and exceeds their expectations with both professionalism and personal concern. From major print campaigns and feature films to live productions. Our team is a comprehensive network of professionals, ready to ensure success.

Naked Voices, Inc.

Commercial – Adult
900 N FRANKLIN STREET STE 709 CHICAGO, IL 60610
312-563-0136
Chicago’s sole voiceover-only talent agency, Naked Voices represents exclusive talent for TV & radio commercials, animated series, non-broadcast industrials, video games, promos, films, talking toys and all types of new media.

Paonessa Talent Agency LLC

Full Service (All Ages)
3354 N PAULINA STE 202 CHICAGO, IL 60657
773-360-8749
Paonessa Talent Agency, LLC is a boutique agency representing a broad range of ethnicities that is dedicated to seeking out, managing and guiding the careers of Chicago’s best talent. We are SAG/AFTRA and Equity franchised with a strong Non-Union division. We provide individual focus to our talent to ensure they have the tools and training necessary for ultimate success in the business.

Stewart Talent – Chicago

Full Service (All Ages)
58 W HURON ST CHICAGO, IL 60654
312-943-3131
Stewart Talent Management is Chicago’s premier full service talent agency. Opened by Jane Stewart in 1980 with a staff of two, we have grown to a group of over twenty seasoned professionals who continually strive to create solid relationships with both our talent and our clients.

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