Actors NZ

Our actors are practiced professionals who embody each role and connect to audiences, whether on-air, on-screen or in person.

With talent stretching from Auckland to Dunedin, our team of actors are New Zealand’s leading stage and screen performers. Professionally trained and respected in their field, our actors are New Zealand’s foremost dramatic performance artists and we are proud to represent them as their talent agency.

Many are well-established and working internationally, others are newly emerging fresh faces, trained with the best and are making a name for themselves across the NZ entertainment industry.


With Johnson & Laird, you get access to an exclusive and ever-growing talent and performer network. Whether it’s in your social media feed, on your television screens or over your radios, you will recognise some of New Zealand’s most prominent faces within our ranks.

We represent many of Australasia’s foremost acting talents. Many of our clients are well-established US based names that are paving the way for Actors for some New Zealand’s newest, and freshest talent.

From TV, to stage, to screen, our talent have become household names across the globe by using the power of their talent to captivate audiences and connect with all people alike.

  • 200+ Actors
  • 30+ Million followers
  • 60+ Campaigns per month

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 talent for your job. 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 settle, and neither do we. We are consistently offering opportunities to upskill through workshops, 1-on-1 training, and other resources so our talent are always match fit.

Industry Knowledge

With over 30 years’ collective experience, our team has worked in multiple facets of the industry and bring that knowledge & 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

From comedy and lifestyle to family and sport, we can connect you with the right talent to bring your characters to life.

About Us

Ben Huria
Toni Potter
Arlo Gibson

The best performances are created when an Actor can captivate an audience with their skill, emotion and commitment to their craft.

That’s why it is important to partner with an acting agency that shares industry expertise and can 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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