Our Success Stories...

Tory Kittles

  • Dear Jeff, I know this letter has taken a long time coming, but that doesn't mean I have forgotten you. Since my first class at ARIZA, back in '96, I have gone on to work with Joel Schumacher in TIGERLAND and I have just finished a project called INVINCIBLE, produced by Mel Gibson and Jet Li. I want you to know that your influence in my career has been invaluable and will remain with me forever. You help develop the one thing necessary for survival in this business, confidence. I was just a kid from the small town of Lawty, Fla. when I met you, now I live in L.A. and I'm represented by ICM. Let your students know that it is possible if you work hard and believe. I hope this letter finds you in good health and spirit. I look forward to seeing you soon. Love Always, Tory Kittles ************************* Tory has also been featured in GET RICH OR DIE TRYING, STEEL MAGNOLIAS, AMERICAN HEIST, TRUE DETECTIVE as well as other full lenght movies and several television shows.

Lil' Shawn

  • I am so pleased that my journey into my passion was sparked by Ariza Talent and Modeling Agency. Ariza really helped me not only break into acting and entertainment world but also helped me break out of my shyness and awkwardness when approaching auditions. Ariza introduced me to auditions, but my favorite of all is when I landed a role on Nickelodeon's "Taina". I also had the chance to work alongside greats like Adam Sadler in the "Waterboy". Tom Hanks on the HBO hit "From the Earth to the Moon.'' In addition, I was noticed around town from my feature in an all-spanish commercial that still airs ten years later. I love that Ariza provides the best training for the real entertainment world but also pays their talent in a timely manner. I have never had an issue with Ariza, maybe not being able to attend all the auditions at once, but then again that is a good problem to have. I would highly recommend Ariza Talent and Modeling Agency to anyone who wants the best teaching, advise, training and outcome from every entertainment opportunity."- Omar Vasqez aka Lil' Shawn from Power 95.3, Obie&Lil' Shawn Morning Show

Todd Rogers Terry

  • I have been in the entertainment industry for over 20 year working as a stuntman/actor. Ariza talent is how I got my start. I remember walking into the office not knowing what to expect and Jeff greeted me and gave me instant advice on how to conduct myself if I am to be in the business. Not only did I learn the techniques to become a successful Model, but I was able to come out of my shell and have great success at auditions as an actor. The thorough coaching and critique I received helped sustain me over the years and is the very reason why I am STILL working in the business today. I never saw entertainment as a career choice for me until that day I walked into the office which is why Ariza has and always will be an extension of my family."