Arthur Toretzky has been in the business for almost 40 years, and in 2008 became a partner at Gage Group Talent Agency.
Arthur Toretzky has been in the business for almost 40 years. After graduating from the State University College at Oneonta in upstate NY (famous for being the alma mater of BILL PULLMAN), he moved to NY to become an actor. After some success (touring companies of 1776 and DAMES AT SEA, along with a musical at the Manhattan Theatre Club), Arthur decided that he loved the “business” more than the “show”, and became an assistant at the FIFI OSCARD AGENCY, a very well know boutique talent agency. Within 6 months, he graduated from assistant to theatre agent. Two years later, he left Oscard and moved on to the BRET ADAMS AGENCY where he had the pleasure of working with such clients as Brian Dennehy, Judith Light, Judy Kaye, Kathy Bates among others. One day in August, 1979, Arthur was asked to fly to L.A. to “temporarily” fill in as the head of the Adams west coast office until a replacement could be found. He ended up staying. In 1983, Arthur went into partnership with his associate Trice Koopman, and they opened up ATM ASSOCIATES TALENT AGENCY. After 4 years of success, Toretzky and Koopman sold their agency and joined forces with the GORES/FIELDS AGENCY. In 1993, the G/F AGENCY (with the acquisition of a number of talent and literary agencies) became PARADIGM. Arthur was one of their founding agents, and helped grow the agency until 2008. Interested in returning to his roots, Arthur decided to leave PARADIGM to become a partner in the prestigious boutique GAGE GROUP TALENT AGENCY. This marks his third successful year with the agency. He recently joined forces with agent, Judith Moss, who was also a founding PARADIGM agent. Clients include Conchata Ferrell (“Two and a Half Men”), David Hall (“CSI”), Lenny Clarke (“Rescue Me” and the new Chelsea Handler Show), George Wendt, Shirley Knight, Tovah Feldshuh and others.
His interests include golf, poker and his position as a member of the board of directors of weSPARK CANCER SUPPORT CENTER.