Acting auditions and extras casting for Showtime Networks series ‘House of Lies’

Showtime Networks House of Lies Auditions Casting Calls

Shooting on season 2 will continue through February 9, 2013.
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Refugee Productions in association with Lincoln Point Productions is now in production on the second season of Showtime’s workplace-consultant drama comedy series “House of Lies”. The principal actor casting director is conducting ongoing auditions for co-starring, guest starring, and day player roles. The extras casting director is also hiring extras on an ongoing basis throughout production which continues through February 9, 2013. The second season is set to premiere January 13, 2013 at 10:00pm.

“House of Lies” is based on the book, “House of Lies: How Management Consultants Steal Your Watch and Then Tell You the Time,” written by Martin Kihn, a former consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton. The show centers on a contingent of management consultants from Galweather & Stearn, the second highest ranked management consultancy in the United States. Although the team is based out of Los Angeles, they undertake projects internationally. The unit consists of Junior Partner Marty Kaan, Engagement Manager Jeannie van der Hooven, and Associates Doug Guggenheim and Clyde Oberholdt. Their primary adversary is the number one ranked management consultancy firm Kinsley.

Starring in “House of Lies” is Academy Award nominee Don Cheadle as Marty Kaan; five-time Teen Choice Awards nominee Kristen Bell stars as Jeannie van der Hooven; Australian actor Josh Lawson plays the role of Doug Guggenheim; Dawn Olivieri portrays Monica Talbot, Marty’s ex-wife and the mother of their son Roscoe played by Donis Leonard Jr.; Primetime Emmy Award winners Ben Schwartz and Glynn Turman play Clyde Oberholt and Clyde Oberholt respectively. Joining the cast for season two is Screen Actors Guild Awards winner Larenz Tate portraying Marty’s younger less ambitious activist brother Malcolm, and two-time Image Awards winner Nia Long plays Julianna Hofschraeger who is a fellow consultant and former classmate of Marty’s who proves to be a formidable foe.

The impressive executive producing team consists of Matthew Carnahan who created the series and serves as showrunner; Primetime Emmy Award winner Stephen Hopkins, who was a director/executive producer on the hit series “24”; Jessika Borsiczky, who executive produced the series “FlashForward,” and the film “The Unborn”; and Don Cheadle, who previously executive produced the Starz series “Crash”. Co-executive producers are David Walpert, Lou Fusaro, Kate Garwood, Kay Liberman, Lenore Zerman, and Karin Gist who wrote the Disney Channel Original Movie “Camp Rock”.

Minors and foreign talent must be legally eligible to work in the state of California and in the United States.

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• USA Child Actor Work Permit Requirements
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Principal Actor Casting

See the post titled Headshot and Resume Information regarding how to submit for acting roles.

Submit photos and resumes by mail only.
No phone calls or personal drop-offs.

Los Angeles:

Felicia Fasano
Tara Nostramo
10202 W. Washington Blvd.
Astaire Building
Suite 2500
Culver City, CA 90232

Extras Casting:

Los Angeles:

Toni Avalos
Central Casting
220 S. Flower Street
Burbank, CA 91502
Do not send photos and resumes to Central Casting.
You must register in person.
Registration Info: (818) 562-2755

Production Companies:

Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies, as they will most likely end up being thrown away. They do not cast the films, rather they hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions.

Refugee Productions
500 S. Buena Vista Street
Old Animation Building
Burbank, CA 91521

Lincoln Point Productions
10880 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 1600
Los Angeles, CA 90024

Background Actor Casting:

Showtime Networks
10880 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 1600
Los Angeles, CA 90024

Executive Producers: Matthew Carnahan, Jessika Borsiczky, Stephen Hopkins, Don Cheadle

Co-Executive Producers: David Walpert, Lou Fusaro, Kate Garwood, Kay Liberman, Lenore Zerman, Karin Gist

Director(s): David Von Ancken, Stephen Hopkins

Note: Various directors work different episodes during the season. In television shows composed of individual episodes, the television director’s role differs from that of a film director in that he or she may work only on some television episodes as opposed to the director of an entire film production. In episodic television productions, the major creative control resides with a producer of the show. The television producer with creative control is called the showrunner (in this case Matthew Carnahan).


Don Cheadle – Marty Kaan
Kristen Bell – Jeannie Van Der Hooven
Josh Lawson – Doug Guggenheim
Donis Leonard Jr. – Roscoe Kaan
Dawn Olivieri – Monica Talbot
Ben Schwartz – Clyde Oberholt
Glynn Turman – Jeremiah Kaan
Larenz Tate – Malcolm Kaan
Nia Long – Julianna Hofschraeger


Charming, fast talking Marty Kaan (Don Cheadle) and his crack team of management consultants know how to play the corporate game better than anyone, by using every dirty trick in the book to woo powerful CEOs and close huge deals. In the board rooms, barrooms, and bedrooms of the power elite, corruption is business as usual and everyone’s out for themselves first. Nothing is sacred in this scathing, irreverent satire of corporate America today.


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