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Thanks for your interest in The Talent Group, Pennsylvania and Ohio’s premier full-service agency for models, actors, voices and live promotional talent. With offices in both Pittsburgh and Cleveland, as well as affiliates in Toronto, San Francisco, New York and Los Angeles, The Talent Group offers the best and largest selection of experienced professional talent in the region.

The Talent Group was founded in 1994 by Stephen Black and Richard Kohn. Together they have over fifty years combined experience in the entertainment industry; in front of the camera, as agents and in television and film production. Mr. Black was a successful actor, director and highly respected acting teacher in New York, Toronto and Los Angeles. He is one of six national representatives for the prestigious Neighborhood Playhouse in New York. Mr. Kohn was a voice-over agent at J. Michael Bloom & Associates in New York representing such talent as James Earl Jones, Kathleen Turner, Wesley Snipes and Alec Baldwin. In Los Angeles, Richard was the Director of Program Development for D. L. Taffner where he developed television pilots for all four major networks.

The Talent Group represents both Union and Non-Union talent, and most importantly for our clients, since we are a talent agency there is no casting fee. Just call us, e-mail or fax us your script and we’ll audition people for you at no charge. You’ll find that not only do we have the best actors, models and voice talent in the Tri-State area, but equally important, we represent a lot of people you don’t already know. That means a fresh and ever-expanding talent pool for you and your clients to choose from.

As well as having the top print, on-camera and voice talent in the region, The Talent Group represents an incredibly strong roster of models and national voice performers in Los Angeles, New York, Toronto and across the country. As such, our clients include some of the top advertising agencies, recording studios and production companies nationally and internationally, as well as the best photographers, studios and agencies locally.

The Talent Group also has a strong Trade Show & Promotional Events department supplying spokesmodels, product specialists, stylists and promotional models across the country for live events, trade shows, conventions, meetings and other corporate events.

Whether you are a client needing our help and expertise, or a talent seeking representation, we welcome the opportunity to help make you and your next project a success.