KARL HOFHEINZ opened Synergy Talent in 2006 after presuming to have learned a few things about the business in 3-1/2 years at the Gage Group. Synergy represents approximately 150 actors in the theatrical department and another 200 for commercials and voice-over.
Karl Hofheinz opened Synergy Talent in 2006 after presuming to have learned a few things about the business in 3-1/2 years at the Gage Group. Believing the market had an ample supply of good actors needing representation, Synergy’s mission was and continues to be to inspire, educate and cultivate the careers of capable and skilled actors for the long-term. A few decades earlier, while working as an air talent for a rock radio station, the St. Louis, Missouri native inexplicably received a degree in Broadcasting from Michigan State University. Intent on getting out of the state before they realized the error, Karl immediately moved to Los Angeles and put his diploma to work waiting tables. Among many professional situations that followed was writing, producing, engineering and marketing several nationally syndicated radio programs. Then came 10 years as a marketing communications and graphics consultant for numerous software and data technology companies, and a major management consulting firm. Unfulfilled and torn between restarting a career in entertainment or becoming a monk in a Tibetan monastery, he chose the path of poverty and contemplative uncertainty, and began faxing his resume to any and all Hollywood-area phone numbers linked to a fax machine, seeking work as an unpaid intern. Famous for recognizing talent, and for recognizing a good deal when he sees one, legendary agent Martin Gage snagged him, and he soon became the assistant to the Gage Group LA’s theatrical department, and eventually an Agent handling all projects the other agents couldn’t be bothered with. After 3-1/2 years there, he opened Synergy Talent in 2006 with commercial agent Kris Diedrich who brought onto the team Gareth Berrow in 2009. Synergy represents approximately 150 actors in the theatrical department and another 200 for commercials and voice-over.