Three decades of executive level experience building careers and mass audiences through high- end productions, and performances, sales, marketing, advertising initiatives and outstanding performance.
Film & Television
From landing a lead role in the film “North” with his first audition, in his early years Mike aka ‘Archie Archambo’ has always provided intensely thoughtful drama and hilariously funny comedy performances with over 40 credits under his belt. He stretched his film and television acting career by landing a place in the LA Opera performances of Porgy and Bess at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion performing live for thousands every night in a world class production directed by Francesca Zambella. In addition, he has performed keyboards, percussion and woodwinds in music videos for several notable bands including Nickelback, Cypress Hill, Willie Aames, Bonjovi and Dave Matthews Band,
Mike has embraced every aspect of Hollywood working casting at Fox, producing, directing and the most recent years as a talent agent and now senior agent at Esprit Talent Agency. He previously produced and directed several television pilots, shorts, music videos and feature films. When Sterling Crown Studios needed a director for their action-adventure snowboarding film they turned to Mike for his expert guidance which paid off when the feature won the International Family Film Festival in Hollywood.
Coming from a business background in entertainment advertising and marketing and with a desire to help others Mike has what it takes to lead a successful, progressive talent agency. Mike has worked alongside many of today’s respected leaders and companies in business and entertainment including: Icon Productions, Warner Bros., Barna Research Group, World Relief, The Makers Diet, Impact Productions, CBS, ABC, PAX, Twentieth Century Fox, Columbia Pictures, Fox Searchlight and Regal Entertainment.
Led brand, marketing and development efforts for Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ”, George Barna’s “Barna Films”, Tom Hanks “Polar Express” and Billy Ray Cyrus’ DOC to name a few.
Served at a senior level for two decades and has a solid reputation as a thought and action-leader with an insatiable desire to advance relationships and opportunities.
FAA Licensed pilot and aircraft owner * NAUI certified SCUBA diver * Notary Public * U.S. patent holder of several innovative products * Sign Language interpreter * Piano & Woodwinds
Name: Mike Gerard
Lives in: Huntington Beach, California
Company: Esprit Talent Agency