Let’s launch and grow an acting career.

Every actor’s path is unique. Introducing Acting In Chicago and Acting in Chicago for Kids and Parents. Both are packed with details on the Midwest’s booming entertainment industry, so actors of all ages can spend more time doing what they love.

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How Acting In Chicago can help

Define your priorities

Learn about the ways actors in the Midwest earn money actually acting, know exactly how much you’ll earn for any given job, and decide where to focus your energy.

Manage the details

Get easy answers to hard questions: How do I build a long-lasting, stable acting career? What training do I need and where should I go? How do I build and maintain a relationship with a talent agent?

a plan

You’ve worked on your acting, now work on your business. Map your path to becoming a unique relevant force in the Midwest’s talent pool.

For Kids And Parents

Spend less time learning about the business and more time helping your young performer reach their full potential.

Meet the author

Actor. Voice talent. Author. Father of a child actor. Chris Agos understands the challenge of building a sustainable acting career and believes the key lies in actors understanding their business as well as they understand their craft.



“Can’t help but think of all the things I learned from Chris Agos.”
– Lauren Lapkus

Acting In Chicago had so much information about the Chicago market that I desperately needed.”
– Christina Reis

“I read Acting In Chicago years ago when I was a teen in high school. This week I step on an HBO set for my very first co-star. It is a dream come true and I had to let you know how much you helped me!”
– Kathy Dorn

Read the articles –>

  • Parents and Child Actors: A New Book Just for You
    Acting In Chicago has been helping actors launch and grow careers since 2010. Now, kids and parents have their own book! I’m a Dad with a son in the business. Parents often ask me how they can get their children started as professional actors, so I wrote … Read more
  • Actors Should Tell A Story With Their ActorsAccess.com Profile
    Your Actor’s Access profile should tell a story. That’s the takeaway from a conversation I had with Blair Hickey, actor and founder of the website CastingAbout.com, which tracks the movements of casting directors and associates through their various projects. The site now operates as a division of … Read more
  • The Self-Tape Situation And How To Improve It
    Maybe you’ve been following the drama playing out on the West Coast between actors and casting directors. If not, I’ll briefly catch you up. In early March, a few actors sparked a discussion about the industry’s embrace of self-taped auditions by venting their frustrations with them on … Read more