About us

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OUR STORY

When David auditioned for his 8th grade musical, “The Wiz,” his peculiar vibrato and mystifying dance moves landed him the title role. Frankly, it was a small private school and choices where slim. Whatever the case, even as a dorky 12 year old, he knew he was horribly miscast, and at that moment a CASTING DIRECTOR WAS BORN. (sdfx: Angels singing)

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RESUME

We don’t need fancy quotes from our clients touting how awesome we are. Our kudos come when clients keep coming back. And they do! Check out our Resume below

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FACILITY

Our Casting Complex was personally built for one thing... Casting. We have 5 large State of the Art large audition rooms equipped with high-end cameras, computers, and monitors, which all create an extremely comfortable professional environment for clients and talent. Full client WIFI throughout and a private area for producers to work during callback sessions. The aim was to please clients... and we have.

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Our Work

Union. Nonunion. Film. Commercials. Web Videos. Industrials. Print. Voice Over. Real People.

Any new medium created in the future. We cast it all.

Independent Film

Commercial

Santander Bank
Santander Bank Jim Jenkins / O Positive / Arnold Advertising
Santander Bank
Powerade
Powerade Jaron Albertin / Smuggler / Weiden + Kennedy
Powerade
Liberty Mutual
Liberty Mutual Chris Smith / Smuggler / Havas Worldwide
Liberty Mutual
Kraft Lunchables
Kraft Lunchables Hank Perlman / Hungry Man / McGarry Bowen
Kraft Lunchables
Crestor
Crestor Ben & Dave / Fueld Films / Digitas Health
Crestor
Sonic
Sonic Barkley / Goodby, Silverstein & Partners
Sonic
ExxonMobil
ExxonMobil Matthew Cullen, Grady Hall / Motion Theory / BBDO
ExxonMobil
Fed Ex
Fed Ex Jim Jenkins / O Positive / BBDO
Fed Ex
Netflix
Netflix Matt Aselton / Arts & Sciences / Deutsch
Netflix
Sony PS3 MLB '12 The Show
Sony PS3 MLB '12 The Show Matt Aselton / Arts & Sciences / Deutsch
Sony PS3 MLB '12 The Show
Microsoft
Microsoft Chris Smith / Smuggler / Omelet
Microsoft
Henry Weinhard's
Henry Weinhard's Keith “KC” Norman / Norman Brothers / Creative Partners
Henry Weinhard's
Southwest Airlines
Southwest Airlines Laurence Thursh / Rabbit / TBWA/CHIAT/DAY
Southwest Airlines
Comcast XFinity
Comcast XFinity Al Haehnle/Kepferle Productions/Blue Sky Media
Comcast XFinity
Chicago White Sox
Chicago White Sox Brian Billows / Hungry Man / Energy BBDO
Chicago White Sox
BCBS
BCBS Rich Mitchell / Twist / Design Write
BCBS
 AVIS PGA TOUR Fantasy Golf
AVIS PGA TOUR Fantasy Golf Mike Maguire/Biscuit Filmworks/Leo Burnett
AVIS PGA TOUR Fantasy Golf
Union Bank & Trust
Union Bank & Trust Bridges Media / Swanson Russell
Union Bank & Trust
Steak 'n' Shake
Steak 'n' Shake Mike Long / Epock Films / KBS&P
Steak 'n' Shake
Ford
Ford Stuart Rideout / Crossroads Films / Uniworld Group
Ford
Discover
Discover Martin “Marty” Granger / Moxie Pictures / The Martin Agency
Discover
Fairlife Milk
Fairlife Milk Mike Rowles / Assembly Films
Fairlife Milk
Ameritrade
Ameritrade Randy Krallman/Smuggler/Havas Worldwide
Ameritrade
GEICO
GEICO Wayne McClammy / Hungry Man / The Martin Agency
GEICO
Jeep
Jeep John Singleton / Urban World / Global Hue
Jeep
Lyrica
Lyrica Furlined/JWT
Lyrica
Ally Bank
Ally Bank Jim Jenkins / O Positive / Grey Worldwide
Ally Bank
Liberty Mutual
Liberty Mutual Paul Middleditch/A White Label/HAVAS Worldwide
Liberty Mutual
International Delight
International Delight Farrelly Brothers / Leo Burnett
International Delight
Nissan
Nissan Adam Hashemi / Reset / TBWA/CHIA/DAY
Nissan

Real People

WeatherTech
WeatherTech Sean Thonson / Supply & Demand / Pinnacle Advertising
WeatherTech
Johnsonville Sausage/Uber
Johnsonville Sausage/Uber ike Long / Droga5 Studios / Droga5
Johnsonville Sausage/Uber
Humana
Humana Peyton Wilson / O Positive / BBDO
Humana
Swiffer
Swiffer Kaplan Thayer Group
Swiffer
Burger King
Burger King RSA / Hey Wonderful / David The Agency
Burger King
GE
GE Brett Morgen / Anonymous Content / BBDO
GE
Shingles
Shingles Eric Steinman / Bodega
Shingles
MasterCard - Stand Up to Cancer
MasterCard - Stand Up to Cancer McCann Erickson
MasterCard
Swedish American Hospital
Swedish American Hospital Bob Ebel / Milepost 355
Swedish American Hospital
Alt For Norge
Alt For Norge Monster Entertainment / TVNorge
Alt For Norge
Seattle's Best Coffee
Seattle's Best Coffee Matt Ogens / Tool of USA / Creature
Seattle's Best Coffee
Hallmark
Hallmark Mike Bonfiglio / Radical / Leo Burnett
Hallmark

Print

Sprint
Sprint
Sprint

Sprint - Jeff Sciortino / Euro RSCG

Colcrys
Colcrys
Colcrys

Colcrys - Tony D'Orio / FCB Health

Skittles
Skittles
Skittles

Skittles - Taylor Castle / Catapult Marketing Group

Sony Card
Sony Card
Sony Card

Sony - Jeff Sciortino / Bagby Designs

Luxe Hosiery - Fritz Geiger / Stevens & Tate Marketing

Northshore Health
Northshore Health
Northshore Health

Northshore Hospital - Callie Lipkin / Pratt Marketing Group, 88 Partners

Avia Walmart
Avia Walmart
Avia Walmart

Avia Walmart - Matt Hawthorne / Global Hue

Museum of Science & Industry
Museum of Science & Industry
Musem of Science & Industry
Museum of Science & Industry
Museum of Science & Industry
Museum of Science & Industry
Illinois Lottery
Illinois Lottery

Illinois Lottery - Saverio Truglia / Downtown Partners

Washington Mutual
Washington Mutual
Washington Mutual
Hampton Inn
Hampton Inn
Hampton Inn

Hampton Inn - Lori Adamski-Peek / Young & Rubicam

Miracle Whip
Miracle Whip
Miracle Whip

Miracle Whip - Tony D'Orio / DDB

Coors Light
Coors Light
Coors Light

Coors Light - Taylor Castle / Calvary

McDonalds
McDonalds
McDonalds

McDonald's - Andrew Martin / Tribal DDB

Sears
Sears
Sears

Sears - Jeff Sciortino / Haggin Marketing

Metromix
Metromix
Metromix
Icehouse
Icehouse
Icehouse

Icehouse - Brian Kuhlmann / Upshot

Famous Footwear
Famous Footwear
Famous Footwear

Famous Footwear - Toni Bashinelli / Lock Box Productions

Famous Footwear
Famous Footwear
Famous Footwear

Famous Footwear - Toni Bashinelli / Lock Box Productions

Comcast Xfinity
Comcast Xfinity
Comcast Xfinity

Comcast Xfinity - Callie Lipkin / Burrell

Finish Line
Finish Line
Finish Line

Finish Line - Brian Kuhlmann / Upshot

Famous Footwear
Famous Footwear
Famous Footwear

Famous Footwear - Toni Bashinelli / Lock Box Productions

Always
Always
Always

Always - Marlena Bielinska / Leo Burnett

The ADDY Awards
The ADDY Awards
The ADDY Awards

Addy Awards - Tony D'Orio / Leo Burnett

Aleve
Aleve
Always

Aleve - Andrew Martin / Energy BBDO

Versteel
Versteel
Versteel

Versteel - Paul Elledge / Garrand

Cialis
Cialis
Cialis

Cialis - Jeff Sciortino / Abelson Taylor

Cialis
Cialis
Cialis

Cialis - Jeff Sciortino / Abelson Taylor

Coors Light
Coors Light
Coors Light

Coors Light - Brian Kuhlmann / FCB

Hollywood Casino
Hollywood Casino
Hollywood Casino

Penn National Gaming / Hollwood Casino - RPM Advertising

Famous Footwear
Famous Footwear
Famous Footwear

Famous Footwear - Toni Bashinelli / Lock Box Productions

Hamburger Helper
Hamburger Helper
Hamburger Helper

Hamburger Helper - Paul Elledge / Burrell

Body By Milk
Body By Milk
Body By Milk

Body By Milk - Brian Kuhlmann / Draft

DePaul - Jeff Sciortino / Rhea & Kaiser

Allstate
Allstate
Allstate

Allstate - Leo Burnett


Staff

A little history on each of us.

 

Internships

Internships

Do you want to learn more about what a Casting Director does? Or how Talent Agents operate? Or how productions do what they do? This is an incredible opportunity to see how the entire business works.

O’Connor Casting Company has an internship program designed to educate actors, college students, or anyone who is serious about learning the casting process and being able to apply that to a career in the entertainment business.

Our internship is a minimum of 2 days a week for 3 months or 3 days a week for 2 months. We can be very flexible with your schedule. It is non-paid and can be done for school credit.

At O’Connor Casting, you will get hands on knowledge and experience that you can apply to many careers in entertainment. Past interns are scattered throughout the country in every aspect of this business.

During the internship, you can expect to learn about :
-What creates a better audition
-The decision making behind casting choices for commercials, films and reality TV
-The research involved in finding talent, be they actors or non-actors, for any given project
-A comprehensive understanding of Chicago-area talent pool and the talent agents that represent them
-Creative decisions from a wide array of directors and producers for local, national and international projects

Great! So now that you’ve found what you are looking for and you believe you would be perfect for us, just click here to fill out our internship application.

Contact

Need a casting? The best way to reach us immediately is to call us at 312-226-9112 ...OR you can email us using the form below

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OFFICE PHONE: 312-226-9112

ADDRESS: 1219 W. MADISON, CHICAGO, IL 60607