Actors NZ

Whether on-air, on-screen or on stage, you will find Johnson & Laird actors captivating audiences the world over.

From small-scale productions to international blockbusters, from industry stalwarts to emerging names, from Auckland to Dunedin, we represent the country’s leading stage and screen performers. Professionally trained and naturally gifted, we can pair you with the perfect actor for your film, television or theatre production.


With Johnson & Laird, you get access to an exclusive and ever-growing talent and performer network. From television and film to stage and theatre, you will find some of New Zealand’s most esteemed actors among our ranks.

From stage plays, theatre productions, and television series to short films or motion pictures, the experience within our network of actors is vast.

With all manner of backgrounds, credits and abilities, the breadth and diversity of our talent allow us to answer the brief of any production or casting call in New Zealand or abroad. Many of our clients are well-established names in the United States and Australia, paving the way for fresh and upcoming Kiwi talent.

  • 200+ Actors

How We Help

We provide end-to-end support to help you build a full solution that fits your brand or campaign.


With in-depth knowledge of our talent, we can help you find the perfect actor for your production. And with an in-house studio, auditions are a breeze.

Project Management

Negotiations, payments, and contracts; we take care of it all to make the process easy and seamless.

Versatile Talent

Whether you are after a comedic, drama, character, improv or period actor, we have the talent to suit.

Talent Management

We represent talent across multiple divisions, so we know their training, capabilities, schedules and limitations.

Talent Development

Our talent never settles, and neither do we. We are consistently offering opportunities to upskill through workshops, 1-on-1 training, and other resources, so our talent is always match fit.

Industry Knowledge

With over 30 years of collective experience, our team has worked in multiple facets of the industry and brings that knowledge and understanding to work with you for the best results.

We can help you make the perfect match. Send us your brief now.

Meet Our Actors

With a highly diverse pool of actors, we can connect you with the perfect talent to bring your characters to life.

About Us

Mel Odedra
David Van Horn
Matthew Curtis

The best performances are created when an actor fully encapsulates your vision for your character. To achieve this, an inherent understanding of potential talent is needed.

That’s why it is important to partner with an acting agency that shares industry expertise, can fully interpret your brief and successfully direct you towards the best talent possible.

Established in Auckland in 2002, Johnson & Laird knows the entertainment industry, and we have earned an outstanding reputation within it. We are specialists in top-tier talent. Backed by a professional team of talent agents, we take our connections and customers’ success seriously.

Holding exclusive relationships with over 200 talented, well-known and respected actors, our talent agency is sought out for our breadth of service and reach that ensures every need is met.

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