Johnathon Schaech on That One Audition with Alyshia Ochse

Johnathon Schaech

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Johnathon Schaech exploded onto the scene as one of Hollywood’s most handsome leading men in Jocelyn Moorhouse’s HOW TO MAKE AN AMERICAN QUILT and Tom Hanks’ directorial debut THAT THING YOU DO! Over the last twenty-five years, he’s starred in more than 160 Hollywood productions, working opposite some of the most acclaimed and awarded actors, producers, writers, and directors, including Gwyneth Paltrow, Kenneth Branagh, Ed Harris, Idris Elba, Antonio Banderas, Tom Fontana, Gary Goetzman, Greg Araki, Cary Brokaw, Roy Lee, Jessica Lange, and Bill Paxton. Schaech captivated television audiences as an eccentric movie-star in Showtime’s hit series RAY DONOVAN and has portrayed comic-book legend ‘Jonah Hex’ on the first four seasons of DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW. Other credits include Renny Harlin’s 5 DAYS OF WAR, Todd Robinson’s PHANTOM, Roland Joffe’s TEXAS RISING, and Steven C. Miller’s MARAUDERS.

Johnathon Schaech reprises his lead role in the upcoming BLUE RIDGE: THE SERIES, based on the successful 2020 film, BLUE RIDGE. BLUE RIDGE: THE SERIES makes its exclusive worldwide premiere on April 7, 2024, at 8PM ET on Cowboy Way channel (https://cowboywaychannel.com/). Along with BLUE RIDGE: THE SERIES, Johnathon recently finished filming SUITABLE FLESH alongside Heather Graham, and currently stars as a lead in Sean Patrick Flannery’s well-reviewed film FRANK AND PENELOPE.

On the production side, Schaech is producing the bio-heist doc CAUGHT STEALING alongside Mark Wahlberg. He’s written screenplays/teleplays for Showtime, NBC, Sony, Happy Madison, Akiva Goldsman, Stephen King, and MGM.




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BONUS: Kendra Castleberry

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For today’s episode, we’re chatting with Casting Director, Kendra Castleberry. She walks us through a full-circle tour of a casting director’s journey — from Intern to assistant, and associate to top Casting Director, her career is not unlike that of an actor. Negotiating ambition with reality, and dreams with security, she’s managed to find her niche in an industry that captured her attention from the very beginning.

Hailing from Louisville, Kentucky, Kendra always loved TV and dreamed of a day when she would be a part of making it. Years later, she transplanted to Los Angeles, and discovered her passion for casting. Past television projects include: “Grimm”, “Zoo”, “Castle”, “Warriors” (pilot), “Star-Crossed” (pilot), “Matadors” (pilot), “Happy Town,” “The O.C.,” “Wildfire,” “October Road” and the series regular recasting of “Life on Mars.” She is currently partnered with Billy Murphy, and recently completed work on “Limetown” (starring Jessica Biel, Stanley Tucci and Marlee Matlin) for Facebook Watch and “Take Two” (starring Rachel Bilson and Eddie Cibrian) for ABC.Her extensive resume includes shows like CASTLE, GRIMM, THE O.C., and Facebook’s upcoming crime series LIMETOWN (starring Jessica Biel and Stanley Tucci).



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