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Joe Agase

Casting Assistant

Joe Agase grew up in the north suburbs of Chicago. At the age of eight, his father took him downtown to see a production of The Music Man, and he has been a theatre savant ever since. After graduating with his BFA in Acting from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 2018, Joe went to New York City to pursue a career in casting. In the following years, he interned for the offices of Calleri-Jensen-Davis, Stewart/Whitley, and Pat McCorkle. He also worked with record producer/cabaret performer Robbie Rozelle on his hugely successful weeknight series, “Tuesday’s at 54 Below with Robbie Rozelle”. Along with his casting and theatrical experiences, Joe has perfected his chocolate chip cookie recipe and can usually be found reading celebrity autobiographies.

Casting Advice

Always remember there is nothing to prove, only to share!

Fun Facts

Mafia Family Nickname:

Joe “The Musical Theater Geek” Agase

Celebrity Crush:

Patti LuPone

When I’m not casting, I’m:

Baking cookies and watching The Real Housewives

When I grow up I want to be:

Eloise and live at The Plaza.

Idea I wish I thought up first:

Reese’s peanut butter cups.

If I could set up another branch of Simon Casting, it would be in:


The award-winning film/series I haven’t written yet:

An agency that represents dogs.