Youth Actors

Young, driven, and with talent to spare, our child actors are no strangers to the world of film, television and theatre.

From fresh emerging faces to those we have seen grow up on our screens, we represent a diverse roster of youth actors who all share a dedication and passion for their craft. With professionalism beyond their years, we can pair you with the perfect youth actor for a screen, stage or voice production.


With Johnson&Laird, you get access to an exclusive, fresh and exciting youth talent network. From local advertisements to international blockbusters, you will recognise some of New Zealand’s most exciting youth actors within our ranks.

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

Longstanding and strong connections enable us to create relationships early with the best new talent emerging from our drama institutions, which our experienced team curates. With an international network, we also create excellent opportunities for fresh new talent to grow their experience, making them well-rounded and enhancing their appeal.

  • 30+ Youth actors

How We Help

We provide end-to-end support to help you find the perfect talent for your stage or screen project.


With in-depth knowledge of our roster, we can help you find the perfect talent 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 Child Actors

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

About Us

Re-Annin Taylor
Chase Davies
Darby McKessar

The best performances are created when a young 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.

With exclusive relationships with over 30 talented youth actors paired with our dedicated team, our talent agency is sought out for our breadth of service and reach that ensures every want or need is met.

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