Johnny Weir Signs With CAA (Exclusive)
The world-class figure skater was a big hit as a commentator at the Sochi Olympics and the Oscars.
The Sochi Olympics’ breakout star has landed a huge move.
Johnny Weir has signed with CAA, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively. In a Winter Games that lacked compelling personalities among the American competitors, the Olympian-turned-figure skating analyst stole the spotlight with his witty analysis and fearless looks.
After retiring from competition last October, Weir joined fellow former U.S. Olympian Tara Lipinski in NBC’s broadcasting booth at the recently completed Winter Games, where Weir’s bold sartorial style became a daily point of anticipation for viewers at home. The duo parlayed their popularity in Sochi to a red carpet gig for Access Hollywood at the Academy Awards last weekend.
Aligning with powerhouse CAA, which will represent him in all areas, puts Weir in an ideal position for even more opportunities in Hollywood and beyond. He starred in his own docuseries, Be Good Johnny Weir, for two seasons on the Sundance Channel and on LOGO from 2010 to 2012. He released his autobiography Welcome to My World on Gallery Books in 2011.
The Pennsylvania native won three consecutive U.S. championships in men’s figure skating, from 2004 to 2006. He competed for Team USA at the 2006 Torino and 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games and brought home a bronze medal at the world championships in 2008.
Weir continues to be repped by Laina Cohn at Cohn Torgan Management and attorney Greg Gellman at Morris Yorn.