The Gold (Poker) Agency

Television producer Jamie Gold recently walked away with the $12 million pot at the World Series of Poker, but his true poker skills come from his years as an agent.

Gold, head of JMG Management and President of Production at Buzznation, worked for ICM and the Harter Manning Woo Talent Agency. Gold’s former client roster includes James Gandolfini, Jimmy Fallon, Lucy Liu, Brandy and Ray-J. He also booked poker legend Jimmy Chan, which couldn’t have hurt in his new hobby.

Gold told the Los Angeles Times he credited his upset victory to his experiences dealing with Hollywood players.

“I have a greater sense of when people are telling the truth and when they are lying,” he said.