Open casting call for NBC's 'Grimm' in Portland, Oregon

NBC Grimm Portland Open Casting Call

NBC's "Grimm" Premieres October 28, 2011 and will air Fridays 9/8c
AB Media Publishing, LLC

Universal Media Studios and Hazy Mills Productions are shooting a new fantasy crime drama series titled "Grimm" in the Portland, Oregon area. The local casting director is holding an open casting call for Portland area talent 18 and older, males and females, who can pass for late teens in an upcoming episode. Actors who are not chosen for this particular episode may be kept on file for future episodes, as the casting directors is expanding her roster of the over-18 to play younger category.

Set in present-day Portland, Oregon, the series puts a new twist on the stories of the Brothers Grimm in which a homicide detective learns that he is a descendent of a group of hunters known as "Grimms", who fight to keep humanity safe from the supernatural creatures of the world. Upon learning of his destiny and that he is the last of his kind, he has to protect every living soul from the sinister storybook characters that have infiltrated the real world.

The series stars David Giuntoli who plays the starring role of homicide detective Nick Burkhardt. Russell Hornsby plays Hank Griffin, Nick's homicide partner. Bitsie Tulloch portrays Juliette Silverton, Nick Burkhardt's girlfriend. Claire Coffee takes on the role of venerable assassin Schlauraffen who works for the creatures that embrace the darker side of the Brothers Grimm world.

"Grimm" is executive produced by Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner. Marc Buckland directed the pilot, which was written by David Greenwalt and Jim Kouf. Filming for the pilot started March, 2011 in Portland, Oregon. NBC announced in May, 2011 that the network picked up the pilot to series. "Grimm" will premier on October 28, 2011, and if the ratings are good, NBC could add nine additional episodes to the initial season.

Open Casting Call Details

"Grimm" is under AFTRA contract, however both AFTRA members and non-union talent are welcome to attend the open casting call.


Lana Veenker Casting
1430 SE 3rd Avenue
Suite 100
Portland, OR 97212
Click Here for directions.


Wednesday October 19, 2011
2:00pm - 6:00pm

Be prepared to possibly read for the casting director and have your photo taken. Pacific Northwest talent can also find submission instructions for Lana Veenker Casting on the following website:

Casting Scoop

If you can not attend the open casting call and are submitting a headshot and resume by mail, actors please put your AFTRA membership number on your resume.

Note: Talent can join AFTRA online at or at their local branch office.

Current costs to join AFTRA:

$1663.90 ($1600.00 + $63.90), covering initiation fee and the first payment of bi-annual dues.

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.

Los Angeles:

Marlo Tiede
Donna Rosenstein Casting
800 S Main Street
Suite 202
Burbank, CA 91506


Lana Veenker Casting
1430 SE 3rd Avenue
Suite 100
Portland, OR 97212

Extras Casting


Danny Stoltz
Extras Only
635 NW 16th Avenue
Suite A
Portland, OR 97209
Click Here to register with Extras Only.

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.

"Grimm" Production Office
Open for Business, LLC
2127 NW 26th Avenue
Portland, OR 97210

"Grimm" Writers Office
4024 Radford Avenue
Roy Rogers Building
Studio City, CA 91604

Hazy Mills Productions
4024 Radford Avenue
Building 7
2nd Floor
Studio City, CA 91604

Universal Media Studios
100 Universal City Plaza
Building 1360
3rd Floor
Universal City, CA 91608


Sean Hayes
David Greenwalt
Jim Kouf
Todd Milliner
Lori Hitner
Steve Oster


Various directors are used.


David Giuntoli - Nick Burckhardt
Claire Coffee - Adalind Schade/Schlauraffen
Russell Hornsby - Hank Griffin
Bitsie Tulloch - Juliette Silverton
Kate Burton - Aunt Marie
Silas Weir Mitchell - Eddie Monroe
Sasha Roiz - Captain Renard
Reggie Lee - Sgt. Wu


This drama series is inspired by the classic Grimm's Fairy Tales. Remember the fairy tales your parents used to tell you before bedtime? Those weren’t stories, they were warnings. Nick Burkhardt (David Guintoli) thought he prepared himself for the realities of working as a homicide detective until he started seeing things he couldn’t quite explain. When his ailing Aunt Marie (Kate Burton) arrives, Nick's life turns upside down when she reveals they are descendants of an elite group of hunters, also known as “Grimms,” who fight to keep the balance of humanity safe from the supernatural creatures of the world. As Nick digs deeper into her past, he realizes that he will have to shoulder the responsibility of his ancestors, and contend with a larger-than-life mythology of the Brothers Grimm that is now all too real. As a Grimm, he sees things that other people can't, including evil creatures straight out of the darkest fairy tale. And as a Grimm, Nick must battle the forces of evil - even at grave and ever-present risk to his own life.