Todd Thaler

Adjunct Instructor

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Casting and Auditioning

Todd Thaler’s credits as a Casting Director date back to 1986, but he started as a Production Assistant for Rollins & Joffe Productions, Woody Allen’s Personal Managers and Producers. Soon after, he was assigned the position of Extras Casting Director, something he did on 14 of Mr. Allen’s films, (starting with The Purple Rose of Cairo), along with countless others. As a Casting Director, his credits include: Luc Besson’s The Professional, Todd Field’s Little Children, Sidney Lumet’s Running on Empty, Ed Harris' directorial debut Pollock, Barbra Streisand’s The Mirror Has Two Faces, James Foley’s Perfect Stranger, Stacy Cochran’s My New Gun, Boys, Drop Back Ten and Write When You Get Work, Irwin Winkler’s Night and the City, John McNaughton’s Mad Dog and Glory, Gavin O'Connor's Tumbleweeds, John Turturro’s Mac, Illuminata, Romance & Cigarettes, Fading Gigolo, and The Jesus Rolls, James Mangold’s Heavy and Cop Land, and Wayne Wang’s Because of Winn-Dixie, Maid in Manhattan, and A Thousand Years of Good Prayers. Over the years, he has also cast many projects for television, including Peter Berg’s short lived Wonderland, and the NBC comedy, Ed, for which he was nominated for the Emmy Award. In addition to private coaching, he teaches at Stella Adler Studio of Acting, Atlantic Theatre Acting School, and NYU’s New Studio on Broadway.