Although they were not Celebrity Actors before they came to Brian McConkey Photography, I hope my Actor Headshots open doors for auditions for all actors so they are able to show their talent in person.

I started Brian McConkeky Photography in 1992 doing Actor Headshots. I’ve photographed over 250,000 actors in my 25 year career. Some actors I photographed early in their careers include Tina Fey, Rachel Dratch, Michael Shannon, Seth Meyers, Nick Offerman, and Pat Healy. I love working with actors.

Your Actor Headshot can open many doors in helping you get noticed as an actor, as well as get auditions that start your acting career.

Please check out my Testimonials Page to read about what working actors, teachers, agents and casting associates in your field think of my work.

“Brian is a consummate host, setting his subject at ease with music and atmosphere, to get a killer shot. He actually once made me look handsome! 1994, look it up.”
-Nick Offerman, Ron Swanson in Parks and Recreation, actor, writer, comic

“When I look back 20 years, Brian McConkey captured the essence of who I was at a time I was new to the business. That was essential in beginning the career I’m still proud to have this day.”
-Pat Healy, Actor in Cheap Thrills, Actor in Cheap Thrills, Rescue Dawn, Magnolia, Ghost World, The Innkeepers, etc..

“Ask anyone where to get your headshots done in Chicago and invariably Brian’s name is at the top of the list. Willing to work until you’re happy, and shoot whatever off the cuff idea either of you come up with that might be interesting- working with him is a true collaborative effort. Brian has a long standing reputation as of the one the best headshot photographers in Chicago for one simple reason- he remains one of the best headshot photographers in Chicago.”
-Allison Tolman, Golden Globe and Emmy nominated actor in Fargo.

“Brian is considerate, calm, thinks outside the box, up for anything, outrageous, and frankly took some of my most favorite forever headshots. I could not recommend him and his work more. A great guy who gives great results.”
-Susan Messing, Improviser extraordinaire in Messing with a Friend, Blessing, etc…, Teacher at iO, Second City, etc….

“Brian doesn’t just take a picture, he captures your inner essence. Reasonable rate, and a casual atmosphere. I was highly impressed from start to finish. I recommend Brian to everyone I know.”
-Josh Salt, Actor, Columbia College Theatre graduate, Broadway understudy for Daniel Radcliffe for The Cripple of Inishmaan.”