About Us

Casting Duo is the full service casting company founded by Randy Bernstein and Danielle Harrington. With over 50 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 of Shear Genius and 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 2005, 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 ABC’s The Taste, featuring celebrity chefs Anthony Bourdain and Nigella Lawson, as well as Naomi Campbell’s new venture, The Face, on Oxygen.

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.

CREDITS:

2004-2014 “THE BIGGEST LOSER” Seasons 2, 13, 15, & 16 – NBC, Supervising Casting Director

2014 “HOLLYWOOD GAME NIGHT” Seasons 2 & 2.5 – NBC, Supervising Casting Director

2014 “CUTTHROAT KITCHEN” Seasons 1, 2, 3, & 4 – FOOD NETWORK, Supervising Casting Director

2005-2014 “TOP CHEF” Seasons 1, 2, 3, & 4*, & 12 – BRAVO, Supervising Casting Director

2014 “MARKETPLACE” – CNBC, Supervising Casting Director

2013 “LA VOZ KIDS” Season 2 – TELEMUNDO, Supervising Casting Director

2013 “CUTTHROAT KITCHEN” Seasons 1, 2, & 3 – FOOD NETWORK, Supervising Casting Director

2012-2013 “THE TASTE” Seasons 1 & 2 – ABC, Supervising Casting Director

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

2004-2013 “THE BIGGEST LOSER” Seasons 2, 13, & 15 – NBC, Supervising Casting Director

2013 “DANCING FOOLS” – ABC FAMILY, Supervising Casting Director

2013 “MONTECITO” (DOCU-SERIES) – A&E, Supervising Casting Director

2013 “YOU’RE BOOKED” – 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, 2, 3, 4 & 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, Supervising Casting Director

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

2010 “WHAT IF?” (pilot) – BRAVO, Supervising Casting Director

2010 “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, Supervising 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, 2, & 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

2005-2007 “TOP CHEF” Seasons 1, 2, 3, & 4* – 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, Supervising 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 B 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