Auditions for 20th Century Fox pilot ‘The Goodwin Games’ in L.A. and N.Y.

The Goodwin Games Casting Auditions

FOX’s “The Goodwin Games” pilot episode begins shooting March 28, 2012.
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From the executive producing team that brought you the 5-time Emmy Award winning sitcom “How I Met Your Mother”, comes a brand new series pilot titled “The Goodwin Games”. This single camera comedy follows three siblings who must indulge their recently deceased father’s wishes that they compete against each other to determine which one inherits his $23 million fortune. Auditions for co-starring roles are taking place in Los Angeles and New York. Shooting will begin March 28, 2012 in Los Angeles. All of the extras will be cast in Los Angeles.

“The Goodwin Games” will air on FOX, which ordered the pilot only if actress Becki Newton signed on to star as Coney Goodwin. Her character is described as a math wiz and perfectionist as a child, however she ends up becoming a Las Vegas cocktail waitress who gets fired just before her father dies. Newton is an extremely talented actress who’s TV credits include “Guiding Light,” “Ugly Betty,” “Love Bites,” and “How I Met Your Mother” among many others. She earned two Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations for her role in “Ugly Betty”.

Also starring is Scott Foley as Henry Goodwin, a gifted and successful career man. Foley’s credits include “Scrubs,” “The Unit,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” and “Felicity” for which he earned 4 Teen Choice Awards nominations. Jake Lacey plays the youngest Goodwin sibling Jimmy, a ragged petty thief who is just released from jail. Lacy is best known for his portrayal of Casey Marion Davenport on the ABC sitcom “Better with You”. Like Becki Newton, Jake Lacey also worked on “Guiding Light” before its cancellation, although he was not a series regular.

North Carolina born and raised Peyton Reed will direct “The Goodwin Games” from a script written by Carter Bays, Craig Thomas, and Chris Harris – the same trio who are executive producing the project. Bays Thomas Productions shows have been nominated for 7 Primetime Emmy Award nominations, while Chris Harris has been nominated for 5 Primetime Emmys.

Roles up for grabs in “The Goodwin Games” include the three main characters as kids, ages 9 through 14; attractive young men and women in their early to mid-20’s; a big imposing prison guard; an elderly lady; late 40’s male. All types and ages of extras will be needed both union and non-union. This project is under AFTRA contract.

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.

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

Los Angeles:

“The Goodwin Games”
Marisa Ross
Jessica Ross
10201 W. Pico Blvd.
Bldg. 104
2nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90035

New York:

“The Goodwin Games”
Clint Alexander
1211 Avenue of the Americas
28th Floor
New York, NY 10036

Extras Casting

Los Angeles:

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

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.

Bays Thomas Productions
10201 W Pico Blvd
Bldg 88
Los Angeles, CA 90035

20th Century Fox Television
10201 W Pico Blvd
Bldg 103
Room 5286
Los Angeles, CA 90035

Producers: Chris Harris, Carter Bays, Craig Thomas

Director: Peyton Reed


Becki Newton – Coney Goodwin
Jake Lacy – Jim Goodwin
Scott Foley – Henry Goodwin


Coney (Becki Newton), Jim (Jake Lacy), and Henry Goodwin (Scott Foley) are three siblings who are at odds with each other. After their math professor father passes away, they reconnect and discover that dad bequeathed a $23 million dollar fortune to them. But there is a catch. The Goodwin siblings must adhere to their fathers rather unorthodox rules before actually receiving any of the inheritance. Just as he did when they were kids – conducting playful competitions – old man Goodwin requires in his will that the three siblings must compete against each other in various ways to determine who becomes the sole heir to his fortune.