20th Century Fox open casting call for NBC series 'The Playboy Club'

*** "The Playboy Club" has been cancelled ***

The show premiered to a only 5 million viewers on September 219, 2011 and then plummeted to a mere 3.8 million the following week. It's a bummer because I personally loved the show. I think it was a huge mistage airing on the same night as Dancing With The Stars.


NBC The Playboy Club Open Casting Call

"The Playboy Club" will air Mondays 10/9c starting September 19, 2011.
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The new NBC historical fiction television series "The Playboy Club" is now in production in Chicago, and an open casting call will be held on August 20, 2011 for people interested in working as a background artists on the show. The series regulars and larger guest starring roles are cast in Los Angeles and New York, while smaller speaking roles and extras are cast in Chicago.

Academy Award winning Brian Grazer is producing with Francie Calfo and Robin Gurney under the banner of Imagine Entertainment. Chad Hodge wrote the script and is also co-producing. Primetime Emmy winner Alan Taylor directed "The Playboy Club" pilot episode. Taylor's television directing credits include "The West Wing," "Six Feet Under," "Sex and the City," "Lost," "The Sopranos," "Mad Men," and "Boardwalk Empire".

The cast includes the amazingly beautiful and talented Amber Heard as Playboy Bunny Maureen. Heard recently starred opposite Johnny Depp in the feature film "The Rum Diary," and also starred with Twilight's Kellan Lutz in the film "Syrup". Jeff Hephner was originally cast as the series male lead before being replace by Eddie Cibrian for the role of Nick Dalton before shooting on the pilot episode began.

Development on "The Playboy Club" began back in 2009. Originally the series was called "Bunny Tales" before being changed to "Playboy" and finally the current title. The series is a co-production by 20th Century Fox Television and Imagine Entertainment. NBC ordered the pilot in January 2011, its first drama pilot order for the 2011–2012 television season. NBC announced on May 12, 2011 that it had picked up the pilot as a series

Playboy founder Hugh Hefner has the authority to review scripts for the series but according to writer/producer Chad Hodge, Hef has been very hands-off. Hefner recorded a narration for the pilot it will not be used in future episodes. A younger version of Hefner will appear in the series but will only be seen from the back.

Open Casting Call Details

Here is what the extras casting director is seeking:

• Chicago area locals.
• Men and women, 18 - 80 years, any ethnicity.
• All types.
• Dress in early 1960’s attire - dark suits for men, dresses for women.
• Bring a pen.
• Be prepared to list all clothing sizes.
• This is fully paid work.
• Both AFTRA members and non-union people are welcome to attend.


Chicago Academy For the Arts
1010 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60642
Click Here for directions.


Saturday August 20, 2011
11:00am - 3:00pm

If you are unable to attend the open casting call, local Chicago area people can register via either email or postal mail. If submitting by email attach a recent color photo (jpg format only, no files larger than 1MB), and put "The Playboy Club Extras Registration" in the subject line. If submitting by postal mail, send a 3-1/2" x 5" recent color snapshot.

Please include the following information:

• Name, phone number, e-mail address, age, ethnicity, hair color, eye color, height, weight.

• Women also include your: dress and shoe size, bust/waist/hip measurements.

• Men also include your: coat/suit, shoe, shirt (neck/sleeve), and pants (waist/inseam) sizes.

Note: This is for local Chicago area hires only. Transportation and accommodations to Chicago are not provided for extras.

Send to:

Joan Philo Casting
"The Playboy Club" Extras
3929 N Southport #2
Chicago, IL 60613

Principal Actor Casting

See the post titled Headshot and Resume Information regarding how to submit for acting roles.

Please submit photos and resumes by mail only.
No phone calls or personal drop-offs.

This show is under AFTRA contract. Actors please put your AFTRA membership number on your resume.

Los Angeles:

Scott Genkinger
100 Universal City Plaza
Bungalow 5165
Universal City, CA 91608

New York:

Jennifer McNamara Shroff
"Playboy" Casting
30 Rockefeller Plaza
Suite 1623E
New York, NY 10112


Jennifer Rudnicke
Mickie Paskal
"Playboy" Casting
10 W. Hubbard St
Floor 2E, Suite 2N
Chicago, IL 60610

Extras Casting


Joan Philo Casting
"The Playboy Club" Extras
3929 N Southport #2
Chicago, IL 60613

Production Companies:

Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies, as they will most likely end up being thrown away. They do not cast the films, rather they hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions.

"The Playboy Club" Production Office
2558 W. 16th Street
Second Floor
Chicago, IL 60608

Imagine Television
9465 Wilshire Blvd.
7th Floor
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Twentieth Century Fox Television
10201 W. Pico Blvd.
Building 103
Los Angeles, CA 90035


Brian Grazer
Francie Calfo
Chad Hodge
Jason Burns
Dick Rosenzweig


Alan Taylor
Lesli Linka Glatter

Note: Additional directors work various episodes. In television shows composed of individual episodes, the television director's role differs from that of a film director in that he or she may work only on some television episodes as opposed to the director of an entire film production. In episodic television productions, the major creative control resides with a producer of the show. The television producer with creative control is called the showrunner.


Eddie Cibrian - Nick Dalton
Amber Heard Bunny Maureen
Leah Renee - Bunny Alice
Jenna Dewan - Bunny Janie
Naturi Naughton - Bunny Brenda
Laura Benanti - Bunny Mother Carol-Lynne
David Krumholtz - Billy Rosen
Troy Garity - John Bianchi
Wes Ramsey - Max
Dewan Tatum - Janie
Sean Maher - Sean


A provocative new drama about a time and place that challenged the social mores, where a visionary entrepreneur created an empire and an icon changed American culture. It’s the early ‘60s, and the legendary Playboy Club in Chicago is the door to all of your fantasies - and the key is the most sought-after status symbol of its kind. Inside the seductive world of the bunny, the epitome of beauty and service, the clientele rubs shoulders with the decade’s biggest mobsters, politicos and entertainers. Nick Dalton (Eddie Cibrian) is one of the city’s top attorneys and the ultimate playboy, rubbing elbows with everyone in the city's power structure. With mysterious ties to the mob, Nick comes to the aid of Maureen (Amber Heard), the stunning and innocent new bunny who accidentally kills the leader of the Bianchi crime family. Dating Nick is Carol-Lynne (Laura Benanti), a bombshell and established star at the club who knows her days as a bunny are numbered and finds herself continually at odds with Billy (David Krumholtz), the club's general manager. Adding to the charm of the Playboy club is Janie (Dewan Tatum), the carefree life of the party who is dating Max (Wes Ramsey), an overly protective bartender.