On-Camera Film & TV Audition Class
Location: New York
Call for Dates: 212.302.1900
Our most popular and successful class, Only available once per year!
Jonathan Strauss is now the co-producer of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit"
in addition to being principal casting director.
Jonathan has spearheaded a total of 19 Actor Emmy nominations in his
tenure with 11 Emmy Nom's for "Guest Appearances by an Actor" to date.
Instructor: Jonathan Strauss
Casting Director for Law & Order: SVU
Over the past fifteen years Jonathan has compiled quite an extensive Film and Television casting resume. Having been the Casting Director for the NBC smash hit “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" for the past eight seasons, and with an unprecedented promotion to Co-Producer & Casting Director in this his ninth and current season (approx. 200 episodes and counting), his casting has resulted in a remarkable 6 consecutive Emmy wins for Acting. He has presided over a total of 19 Actor Emmy nominations and spearheaded 11 Emmy Nominations for “Guest Appearances by an Actor” to date. Additionally Jonathan has cast projects including Wayne Wang’s “Maid in Manhattan" (w/ Jennifer Lopez, Ralph Fiennes) and the hit NBC series “Ed”, for which he garnered an Emmy Nomination for “Outstanding Casting of a Comedy Series." Most recently he cast the features “See You in September” (Justin Kirk, Estella Warren, Whoopi Goldberg), “Stateside” (Rachael Leigh Cook, Val Kilmer), the New York Casting for “Prayers for Bobby” starring Sigourney Weaver and “Because of Winn-Dixie” (Jeff Daniels, Cicely Tyson & Eva Marie Saint). Over the years Strauss has collaborated on dozens of projects with various Casting Directors some of which include, MGM’s “Wicker Park” (Josh Hartnett), Ed Harris' directorial debut "Pollock" (Ed Harris, Marcia Gay Harden); Gavin O'Connor's Sundance favorite "Tumbleweeds" (starring Janet McTeer, winner of the Best Actress Golden Globe for her performance); Luc Besson's "Joan of Arc" (Milla Jovovich, Dustin Hoffman); and John Turturro’s "Illuminata" (Turturro, Christopher Walken, Susan Sarandon). In 2009 Hollywood Reporter & Backstage Newspaper placed him as one of the “Top 25 Power Casting Directors in Film and televison” and in 2004 Ross Reports named Jonathan one of Televisions Top 20 Casting Directors. Jonathan currently resides in New York City and is a Member of the “Casting Society of America”, “IFP: Independent Film Project” & “Academy of Television Arts & Sciences”.
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