“NYPD Blue” star Jimmy Smits has signed with Endeavor. Smits, who had been repped by CAA, made a name for himself with TV auds when he starred in the series “L.A. Law” from 1986 to 1991. Smits’ film credits include “Running Scared,” “Old Gringo” and “My Family/Mi Familia.”
Actor Peter Berg, who co-stars in the TV drama “Chicago Hope,” also signed with Endeavor. Berg, whose feature credits include “Shocker,” “A Midnight Clear,” “The Last Seduction” and “Cop Land,” had been represented by ICM.
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Dissolving his eponymous management banner, Michael Mann has joined Jerry Zeitman’s the Agency as head of the percentery’s talent department. Mann will join the Agency Jan. 5, shuttering his Michael Mann Management after 20 years. Among clients that will move over to the Agency with Mann are Wes Studi, Alison LaPlaca, Rex Linn and Susan Anspach.
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David Strickland, who co-stars in the NBC sitcom “Suddenly Susan,” has signed with United Talent Agency. Strickland next will appear on the bigscreen in Guy Ferland’s “Delivered.”
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Actress-singer-playwright Marianne Jean-Baptiste, who garnered an Oscar nomination for her role in Mike Leigh’s “Secrets & Lies,” has signed with Innovative Artists.