Gerald I. Wolff, Executive Producer/Producer/Casting Director
With the many entertainment industry contacts in his rolodex, Mr. Wolff is instrumental in fund-raising and project packaging, and continues to have personal and professional access to top executives and stars such as Mickey Rourke, Christian Slater, Dennis Hopper, Christopher Walken, James Spader, Jason Patrick, Casper Van Dien, The Baldwin brothers (Alec, William, Daniel and Stephen), Keanu Reeves, Martin Sheen, Charlie Sheen, Emilio Estevez, Kiefer Sutherland, Sean Penn, Christopher Penn, Nicolas Cage, Sylvester Stallone, Ving Rhames, and many others.
Over the past 25 years, Mr. Wolff has packaged and cast nearly 450 feature films. He has amassed a number of producer credits, including 30 as Associate Producer, five Co-Producer, one Co-Executive Producer, one Executive Producer and nineteen Producer.
Most recently, Mr. Wolff and his two producing partners completed a 4-picture, $17 million slate. Primarily responsible for talent relations, Mr. Wolff also recently helped orchestrate all creative and fiscal elements for Award Entertainment’s 4-picture slate, including:“PRIMARY SUSPECT”, “THE RIGHT TEMPTATION”,“KISS TOLEDO GOODBYE” and “JUST SUE ME”.
Born into a show business family, Gerald I. Wolff started his career in New York at the age of four. His study of tap, ballet, and modern jazz with Donald O’ Conner, Joe Vilane and Joe Tremaine soon made him a favorite performer on television’s “The Howdy Doody Show”, “The Rootie Kazootie Show”, “Star Time Kids”, “The Merry Mailman”, “Mr. I. Magination” and many others. Mr. Wolff joined the Performing Arts Group at George Gershwin Junior High where was a standout in musical theater productions from “HMS Pinafore” to “Damn Yankees”. There, young Gerry was scouted by Ira Gershwin and Paul Whiteman and was hired as the Tap Dance Kid on NBC-TV’s “Breakfast With Bee”, starring Peggy King and Art Carney. During the same period, he also appeared on “The Danny Kaye Show”. Admitted to the Academy of the Performing Arts in New York, Gerry capped his freshman year with “Gerry Wolff’s One Man Show”, which played to sold-out audiences at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Mr. Wolff’s performing career peaked when he appeared in the Broadway hit show “Best Foot Forward” with Liza Minnelli and Christopher Walken, and then traveled abroad to appear in several shows at The Palladium Theatre in London.