American Program Bureau A Global Speaker, Celebrity & Entertainment Agency

Celebrity & Entertainment

Through our partnership with International Creative Management, APB is able to offer one of the most extensive rosters of exclusive celebrity speakers and entertainers available for a wide range of programs and events. Whether you need a famous face to draw a crowd and promote ticket sales, kick off a conference with flair, or become the champion for your cause, APB has the right celebrity and entertainment speaker for your needs.

Celebrity & Entertainment

Humor Columnist

For 25 years, Dave Barry's syndicated humor column ran in more than 500 newspapers in the United States and abroad. His life and books were the basis for the '90s sitcom Dave's World.

Academy-Winning Actress & Activist

An acclaimed actress, speaker Susan Sarandon is also an activist who supports efforts to relieve hunger, promote women's issues, assist children in need and prevent HIV/AIDS.

Human Behavior Expert

Dr. Phillip McGraw, #1 New York Times best-selling author and Oprah's resident expert on human behavior, is clearly one of the world's most recognized experts in the strategy and management of life.

World Championship Basketball Coach

The current President and former Head Coach of the Miami Heat, Pat Riley is a seven-time National Basketball Association World Champion, as well as the only Head Coach in NBA history to capture Coach of the Year honors with three different teams...

Actor / Human Rights Activist

Even before becoming popular for his roles on the hit television series M*A*S*H and Providence, Farrell was dedicated to the belief that being a responsible citizen meant working for the ultimate benefit of all citizens. As...

Inspiring Musicians

Peter Yarrow of the legendary trio Peter, Paul and Mary and his daughter Bethany combine music and storytelling to offer a message of family, humanity and community.

New York Times Best-Selling Author & Musician

An award-winning jazz musician, McBride is the author of The New York Times bestseller, The Color of Water, a memoir that has become a modern classic. Spike Lee directed the film adaptation of McBride's book, Miracle at St. Anna...

Actor, Ugly Betty / Education Advocate

With an acting career in film, television, and theater spanning almost thirty years, Plana currently stars on the hit series Ugly Betty. A former teacher, he maintains his passion for education, serving the Latino community through...


For nearly two decades, Peete has been a television star with high-profile roles that cross over between comedy and drama. Married to Carolina Panthers quarterback Rodney Peete, the Peetes have formed a foundation HollyRod, with the mission to...

NBC Broadcaster

A five-time winner of the Emmy Award for "Outstanding Sports Broadcaster," speaker Bob Costas has also hosted his own talk show and substitute hosted the Today Show.

Spoken Word Artist

Saul Williams has defined and redefined poetry as an accessible and living art form. Who he is and what he does vary by mod, mood and mode of expression. He does much more than write, act and perform: He is a true artist.

Academy Award-Winning Actress / Author

A dancer, singer, author, and highly regarded actress, she is certainly among Hollywood's most unique stars. A five-time Academy Award nominee, she won a Best Actress Award for playing quirky matriarch “Aurora Greenway” in Terms of Endearment...

Broadcaster, Musician & Social Entrepreneur

Musician, actor, activist and speaker Derrick Ashong is host of "D.N.A." on FUSION, and former host of "The Derrick Ashong Experience" and Al Jazeera English's The Stream.

Award-Winning Actress, Dancer & Singer

Rita Moreno is one of a select group of only eight living performers to have achieved entertainment's grand slam, having won all four of the most prestigious awards in show business: the Oscar, the Emmy, the Tony, and the Grammy.

Award-Winning Actress

Angela Bassett is known for her emotional performances on screen in such films as Malcolm X and How Stella Got Her Groove Back. She offers a powerful, inspirational message to women.

Award-Winning Journalist & Commentator

Named "the best interviewer in the business" by Sports Illustrated, Firestone is the former host of ESPN's Up Close Prime Time. One of America's most versatile talents, he is recognized for his gifts as an Emmy Award-winning...

Rap Artist & Community Activist

Performer, author, and activist Sister Souljah organizes community youth events that encourage activism. Her best-selling books include No Disrespect.

Award-Winning Actress & Author

A Golden Globe winner for her role in Agnes of God, speaker Meg Tilly is a child protection advocate and the author of Singing Songs, which addresses family violence.


Cynthia Nixon has completed her final season of HBO's celebrated series, Sex and the City, in which she played "Miranda Hobbes," a role that garnered her 2002 and 2003 Emmy nominations. Whether on television or on stage, Nixon is known...

Legendary Comedy Troupe

Touting alumni such as Dan Aykroyd, Amy Poehler and Mike Myers, The Second City has been touring the world for over 40 years blending classic scenes, songs and improvisations.

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