About Us

Casting Duo is the full service casting company founded in 2007. With over 100 projects successfully cast, the Casting Duo has proven itself as one of the premiere casting agencies by consistently sourcing and identifying some of the most memorable characters on TV today. Top Chef’s Padma Lakshmi, Project Runway’s Christian Siriano, and Tabatha Coffey from Tabatha Takes Over are just a few of the dynamic personalities they’ve discovered.

Getting To Know Randy…

After making the transition from the stage to behind-the-scenes, Casting Duo President and co-founder Randy Bernstein quickly moved up the casting ranks. Since its inception in 2007, Casting Duo has become the go-to casting agency for all types of projects—cooking shows, game shows, talent shows—you name it, they’ve cast it!

Now, with over a decade of experience under his belt and over fifty shows successfully cast, Randy has established himself as a true “connoisseur” of the casting industry, harboring a resume that includes hits such as Top Chef, MasterChef, Project Runway, Tabatha Takes Over, and The Glee Project.

Randy’s innate ability to pinpoint interesting and outrageous characters has led to the discoveries of some of television’s most memorable personalities, including Project Runway’s Christian Siriano, Tabatha’s Takes Over’s Tabatha Coffey, and Top Chef’s Padma Lakshmi, to name a few. Recent castings include NBC’s Hollywood Game Night, featuring Emmy winning host Jane Lynch, as well as Rob Dyrdek’s new venture, Funded, on NBC.

Randy’s infectious personality and forward-thinking approach to casting keep his finger on the pulse of the reality television industry. He exemplifies his motto, “ABC: Always Be Casting”, every day–no matter the time or place.

Randy lives in Calabasas, California with his wife Kharen and their two sons, Asher and Levi. When not in the office, he can typically be found on a cruise.

Getting to know Lex…

Whilst Randy is hitting up the cruise scene, Alexis (Lex) is holding down the fort at Casting Duo. She has 15 years of casting experience and has been Vice President of Casting Duo since 2011. Her enthusiasm for getting to know interesting people have driven her success and career in the industry. Warm and welcoming, Lex makes everyone feel at ease as these attributes have underpinned her talent for casting.

Originally from Philly, Lex always had a passion for the arts. Whether it be photography, ballet or getting cast as the star of the school play, Lex was sure to find her way into the world of television. Lex went on to graduate from Indiana University with a degree in TV Production and a minor in Acting and Directing.

She had a brief stint in the scripted casting world before jumping into reality TV. Once landing a gig at Casting Duo, she couldn’t get enough of what we once referred to the company as Paradise Cove…and here we are years later!

CREDITS:

2018 FAMILY FOOD FIGHT – ABC, Supervising Casting Director

2014-2018 WORST COOKS IN AMERICA Seasons 6-15 (Civilians) – FOOD,
Supervising Casting Director

2018 REAL COUNTRY – USA, Supervising Casting Director

2018 WIFE SWAPCMT, Supervising Casting Director

2018 PERFECT MATCHMTV, Supervising Casting Director

2018 $100,000 PYRAMID Season 3 – ABC, Supervising Casting Director

2014-2018 HOLLYWOOD GAME NIGHT Seasons 2-5  – NBC, Sup. Casting Director

2017 ENCORE! – ABC, Supervising Casting Director

2017 HIP HOP DATING GAME – MTV, Supervising Casting Director

2017 WELCOME TO AMERICA – BRAVO, Supervising Casting Director

2017 FEAR FACTOR Seasons 1 & 2 – MTV, Supervising Casting Director

2017 TRUCK NIGHTHISTORY, Supervising Casting Director

2017 FASTEST CAR NETFLIX, Supervising Casting Director

2017 THE SECRET LIFE OF KIDSUSA, Supervising Casting Director

2017 DATE NIGHT (Pilot) – USA, Supervising Casting Director

2017 CASTAWAYS – ABC, Supervising Casting Director

2016 DINNER RUSH (Pilot) – FOOD NETWORK, Supervising Casting Director

2016 TERRY CREWS SAVES CHRISTMAS – THE CW, Supervising Casting Director

2016 FUNDED (Pilot) – NBC, Supervising Casting Director

2016 FIRST DANCE (Pilot) – NBC, Supervising Casting Director

2016 PREFABULOUS (Pilot) – FYI, Supervising Casting Director

2016 FOOD NETWORK STAR: KIDS – FOOD NETWORK, Supervising Casting Director

2016 TROUBLE 07 – BRAVO, Supervising Casting Director

2016 WORST BAKERS IN AMERICA – FOOD NETWORK, Supervising Casting Director

2012-2016 CUTTHROAT KITCHEN Seasons 1-15 – FOOD NETWORK, Sup. Casting Director

2016 HYPNOTIZE ME – FOX, Supervising Casting Director

2016 ULTIMATE BEASTMASTER – NETFLIX, Supervising Casting Director

2014-2016 SEVEN YEAR SWITCH Seasons 1 & 2 – FYI, Supervising Casting Director

2015 CAN’T TOUCH THIS (Pilot)– FOX, Supervising Casting Director

2004-2015 THE BIGGEST LOSER Seasons 2, 13, 15-17 – NBC, Supervising Casting Director

2015 STRONG – NBC, Supervising Casting Director

2015 BULLSEYE – FOX, Supervising Casting Director

2005-2015 TOP CHEF Seasons 1-4*, 12** & 13* – BRAVO, Supervising Casting Director

2013-2014 LA VOZ KIDS Seasons 2 & 3 – TELEMUNDO, Supervising Casting Director

2014 RESTAURANT STARTUP Seasons 1 & 2 – CNBC, Supervising Casting Director

2012-2014 THE TASTE Seasons 1-3 – ABC, Supervising Casting Director

2012-2013 THE FACE Seasons 1 & 2 – OXYGEN, Supervising Casting Director

2013 DANCING FOOLS – ABC FAMILY, Supervising Casting Director

2013 MONTECITO (Docu-series) – A&E, Supervising Casting Director

2013 YOU’RE BOOKED (Pilot) – ABC, Supervising Casting Director

2013 THE AMERICAN BAKING COMPETION – CBS, Supervising Casting Director

2012 OH SIT! Seasons 1 & 2 – THE CW, Supervising Casting Director

2008-2012 TABATHA TAKES OVER Seasons 1-5 – BRAVO, Supervising Casting Director

2012 BUSK OR BUST – VEVO, Supervising Casting Director

2012 MINUTO PARA GANAR – MUNDOFOX, Supervising Casting Director

2012 THE KANDI FACTORY – BRAVO, Supervising Casting Director

2010-2012 MASTERCHEF Seasons 2 & 3 – FOX, Supervising Casting Director

2012 MATERNAL COMBAT – .START (YouTube Channel), Supervising Casting Director

2012 NEXT GAME BOSS – .START (YouTube Channel), Supervising Casting Director

2010-2011 THE GLEE PROJECT Seasons 1 & 2 – OXYGEN, Supervising Casting Director

2011 FEAR FACTOR 2.0 – NBC, Supervising Casting Director

2011 MAJORS AND MINORS – HUB, Supervising Casting Director

2010-2011 ONE BORN EVERY MINUTE Seasons 1 & 2 – LIFETIME, Sup. Casting Director

2011 RHETT & LINK: COMMERCIAL KINGS – IFC, Supervising Casting Director

2010 WHAT IF? (Pilot) – BRAVO, Supervising Casting Director

2010 THE RACHAEL RAY SHOW (Segment Casting) – CBS, Supervising Casting Director

2010 PLATINUM HIT – BRAVO, Supervising Casting Director

2010 THE NEXT IRON CHEF Season 3 – FOOD NETWORK, Supervising Casting Director

2009 LOSING IT WITH JILLIAN – NBC, Supervising Casting Director

2009 DANCE YOUR ASS OFF Season 2 – OXYGEN, Supervising Casting Director

2009 BANK OF HOLLYWOOD – E!, Supervising Casting Director

2009 BREAKTHROUGH WITH TONY ROBBINS” (Consulting) –  NBC, Sup. Casting Director

2009 ARRANGED MARRIAGE –  CBS, Supervising Casting Director

2009 NAKED OFFICE – TRU TV, Supervising Casting Director

2009 ULTIMATE CAKE-OFF –  TLC, Santa Monica, CA. Supervising Casting Director

2006-2009 SHEAR GENIUS Seasons 1-3 – BRAVO, Supervising Casting Director

2008 THE FASHION SHOW – BRAVO, Supervising Casting Director

2008 SHE’S GOT THE LOOK Season 2 – TV LAND, Supervising Casting Director

2008 MILLIONAIRE MATCHMAKER Season 2 – BRAVO, Supervising Casting Director

2008 BROMANCE – MTV, Supervising Casting Director

2008 WHO ARE YOU WEARING? – TLC, Supervising Casting Director

2007-2008 AMERICAN GLADIATORS Seasons 1 & 2 – NBC, Supervising Casting Director

2008 LEGALLY BLONDE: THE MUSICAL – MTV, Supervising Casting Director

2007 MY DAD IS BETTER THAN YOUR DAD – NBC, Supervising Casting Director

2007 STEP IT UP AND DANCE – BRAVO, Supervising Casting Director

2007 MAKE ME A SUPERMODEL – BRAVO, Supervising Casting Director

2007 ADFIGHT (Pilot) – OXYGEN, Supervising Casting Director

2007 STUDENT BODY – THE N, Supervising Casting Director

2007 PROJECT RUNWAY Season 4** – BRAVO, Supervising Casting Director

2007 5IVE HOT BLONDES (Pilot) – OXYGEN, Supervising Casting Director

2007 AMERICA’S NEXT PRODUCER – TV GUIDE, Supervising Casting Director

2006-2007 CHARACTER FANTASY/ROAD TRIP (Interstitials) – USA,
Sup. Casting Director

2006 UNAN1MOUS – FOX, Supervising Casting Director

2005 TREASURE HUNTERS – NBC, Supervising Casting Director

2005 FIGHT FOR FAME – E!, Los Angeles, CA. Supervising Casting Director

2004 THE MALOOF PROJECT (Pilot) – SPIKE, Supervising Casting Director

2004 BACK TO SCHOOL – ABC FAMILY, Supervising Casting Director

2004 I WANT TO BE A HILTON – NBC, Supervising Casting Director

2004 WHO WANTS TO BE A SUPERHERO? (Pilot) – MTV, Supervising Casting Director

2004 OUTBACK JACK – TBS, Casting Producer

2004 THE TWO TIMER (Pick-up casting) – ABC, Casting Director

2003-2004 WHO WANTS TO MARRY MY DAD Seasons 1 & 2 – NBC, Casting Producer

2003 AMAZING RACE Season 5* – CBS, Casting Director

2003 PROJECT X (Pilot) -  FOX, Casting Producer

2003 AVERAGE JOE – HAWAII Season 2 – NBC, Associate Casting Director

2003 AMERICA’S MOST TALENTED KID – NBC, Casting Associate

2003 MEET MY FOLKS – NBC, Casting Associate

2002 FOR LOVE OR MONEY – NBC, Casting Associate

2001-2003 DISMISSED – MTV, Casting Associate

*Emmy-winning
**Emmy-nominated