About Us

Getting to Know Gray Talent Group

Gray Talent Group is a Chicago and Los Angeles based talent agency that secures work for professional actors. We have a passion to work closely with a select number of actors to help them develop a blueprint for career success. We are unique in our commitment to nurturing diverse and hard-to-find talent.

Mission Statement

To provide exceptional representation to professional actors by procuring exciting and artistically fulfilling job opportunities on their behalf.  Gray Talent offers exclusive full service representation and is committed to actor training and development  to take actors to the next level of their career.

Agency Team

Dawn Gray
President - She/Her/Hers

Dawn Gray has been a talent agent for the past 17 years, placing actors in such high visibility films and television shows such as Star Trek: Into Darkness, Chicago Fire, Boss, Boardwalk Empire, and Shameless as well as on Broadway in Matilda, Christmas Story and Lion King. Prior to that she produced the film Stray Dogs, which is available on Netflix. Dawn previously ran MOMents Inc, a successful business which provided support to working parents and also has extensive experience in public relations and marketing. A graduate of Northwestern University and a former child actor, Dawn is delighted to pursue her passion of helping actors find success in this wonderful, wacky business.

Brittainy Barattia
Agent - She/Her/Hers

Brittainy joined the Gray Talent Group as an Associate Agent in July of 2015. After earning degrees in Theatre Arts and Psychology from the University of Iowa, she began her career in  theatre, working in the fields of fundraising and production and stage management. In tandem with her work in the field of performing arts, Brittainy worked in the aviation industry, during which time she learned that there truly is no place like sweet home Chicago. Brittainy is delighted to be part of the performing arts community and is thrilled to help showcase the amazing talents of the actors at Gray Talent Group.

Kieran Campion
Chicago, New York, Regional Theatre - He/Him/His

Kieran Campion joins the Gray Talent team after spending 18 years as a working actor. Upon graduating Colgate University, he began his acting career in New York, where he established himself both on stage and off. He shared the stage with Paul Newman in his Broadway debut and went on to appear in four more Broadway plays, including the Tony winning “Journey’s End,” “The American Plan,” and “The Heiress.” His on camera career has included roles on “The Sopranos,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Elementary,” and many more. From Broadway to regional theater, studio films to network drama, sitcoms to commercials, Kieran has worked in every corner of the industry. His broad exposure to various directors, producers, and casting directors gives Kieran a unique perspective on the industry that helps him fit right in with Gray Talent’s actor-centered approach. He is thrilled to bring his broad experience to the other side of the table in service of the talented and passionate clients Gray represents.

Ashley Brenon
Agent Assistant - She/Her/Hers

Ashley joins the Gray Talent Group team after working as a Casting Director and Stage Director in the Chicago area. After graduating from Ithaca College’s BA Theatre Studies program, Ashley made the move from Syracuse, NY to Chicago, IL to be a part of the vibrant theatre scene. In addition to completing internships at Remy Bumppo Theatre Company and Collaboraction Theatre Company, Ashley served as Casting Director for Red Theater Chicago. There, she cast mainstage shows such as 45 Plays for 45 Presidents and You Are Happy. She also worked on the 2019 Annual Unified Storefront Accessibility Auditions, which hosted over 30 Chicago casting professionals and featured deaf and/or disabled actors from around the country. Ashley is very excited to use her theatre and casting experiences to help actors flourish in their craft!

Patrick Delgado
Agent Assistant - He/Him/His

Patrick Delgado joins the Gray Talent Group team as an Agent’s Assistant in the Los Angeles office after over four years in the industry representing talent. He hails from the Boston area where he graduated from Emerson College before moving to LA to begin his career. He has previously worked in agencies representing actors in television, film, commercials and voice-over. Patrick is thrilled to join Gray Talent Group and continue his work fostering talent in Los Angeles.

Zach Gray
Los Angeles TV/Film - He/Him/His
Zach Gray joined Gray Talent Group’s Chicago team in 2012, and in 2016, moved to the West Coast to launch the Los Angeles office. As a TV/Film agent, Zach has booked clients on feature films (from blockbusters to indie hits) and many major Network, Cable and Streaming shows such as This is Us, Veep, Better Call Saul, Grey’s Anatomy, Vampire Diaries, Fear the Walking Dead, Law & Order: SVU and Modern Family.  He has fostered relationships with casting directors, producers and directors in Los Angeles, Chicago and New York. He has also managed the business affairs for the agency.  Zach is a proud Chicagoan, Cubs fan and graduate of Northwestern University.
Noel Henry
Agent Assistant - He/Him/His

Noel Henry joins the Gray Talent Group team after working in corporate video production for six years, producing internal marketing campaigns for companies such as Hellmann’s, Knorr, and Lipton. He recently worked as an assistant to esteemed Chicago-based photographer, Jeff Sciortino. Noel is extremely excited to bring his love and passion for actors to the Gray Talent team and is thrilled to have a part in the vibrant Chicago Theatre community.

Kiki Kapral
Chicago based LA/NY film and televison - She/Her/Hers

Kiki Kapral joins the team at Gray Talent with 6-plus years of casting experience in New York. Kiki graduated from Indiana University with a major in Telecommunications – design and production. Shortly after graduation she relocated to New York and accepted a position in the talent development department at VH1 where she booked talent for “Best Week Ever”, “I Love the 90’s”, “I Love the New Millennium”, and a slew of the “Top 20” and “Top 100” countdowns. Kiki then spent 4 and a half years as the Casting Coordinator at Warner Bros TV Studio. There, she collaborated with both New York and LA casting directors and worked closely with studio and network executives and top creative clients. A selection of notable TV credits include: “Mike and Molly” (CBS), “Political Animals” (USA), “Suburgatory” (ABC), “Two Broke Girls” (CBS), “Person of Interest” (CBS), “Dallas” (TNT), “The Vampire Diaries” (The CW), and “Revolution” (NBC). Kiki is thrilled to be back in Chicago, her home town, and is excited to use her experience to help actors reach their professional and creative goals.

Maggie McCoy
Chicago TV, Commercials - She/Her/Hers

Maggie McCoy joined Gray Talent Group full time as an Associate Agent in May of 2014. She interned in Chicago working with Gray Talent Group and Simon Casting. While pursuing a degree in Theater and Drama from Indiana University, she helped cast and assistant direct three main stage productions including School for Scandal, Cloud 9, and Guys and Dolls. She is extremely excited to pursue her dream of providing actors with great opportunities and developing a brighter future.

Alyssa Soto
Agent Assistant - She/Her/Hers

Alyssa Soto joins the Gray Talent team after completing casting internships at Chicago Shakespeare Theater and O’Connor Casting Company. Before that, she worked as an actor throughout the Chicago area. She is a proud graduate of Millikin University where she received a degree in Musical Theatre. Alyssa is thrilled to be working alongside such passionate professionals, while also advocating and supporting actors in a community she loves.