New ABC series No Ordinary Family acting auditions now taking place


ABC has picked up the new series No Ordinary Family starring Michael Chiklis and Julie Benz. Casting director John Papsidera is currently conducting auditions for other series regulars, guest stars, and day players. The show centers on an American family whose members have special abilities. Chiklis and Benz play the parents. It is not known what, if any, roles from the pilot episode will be re-cast. Re-casting of roles from pilots is a very common practice in the entertainment industry.

David Semel directed the pilot and will serve as one of the executive producers of the series. Semel has been executive producer and/or director on such shows as House, Heroes, Beverly Hills 90210, and Dawson’s Creek. He has two Primetime Emmy Award nominations.

No Ordinary Family has been described as a live action version of The Incredibles. This is ABC’s first official series pickup of the year and production will begin in Summer 2010.

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.

Principal Actor Casting:

John Papsidera
5243 W. Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90016

Extras Casting:

Central Casting
220 S. Flower Street
Burbank, CA 91502
Registration Info: 818-562-2755

Production Companies:

Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies (they will most likely end up in the trash can), they do not cast the films. They hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions.

ABC Studios
500 S. Buena Vista Street
Burbank, CA 91521

Berlanti Television
500 S. Buena Vista Street
Old Animation Bldg. 2B-5
Burbank, CA 91521

Producers: David Semel, Morgan Wandell, Greg Berlanti, Jon Feldman

Director: David Semel (Pilot)


Michael Chiklis
Julie Benz
Tate Donovan


The Powells are about to go from ordinary to extraordinary. After 16 years of marriage, Jim and Stephanie’s relationship lacked the spark it once had, and their family life now consists of balancing work and their two children; leaving little time for family bonding. During a family vacation set up by Jim in an attempt to reconnect, their plane crashes into the Amazon River. But this is where the fun starts for the Powells as they soon discover that something’s not quite right. Each of them now possesses unique and distinct superpowers. But saving and savoring their family life will be equally important as they try to find purpose for their new power and embark on a journey to find out what defines and unifies them. The Powells are a totally relatable family that happens to be a little bit amazing.