DO YOU with Brianne Hogan

Casting, Curveballs, and Cooking Things Up a la Gordon Ramsay with Steven Tylor O'Connor

November 15, 2021 brianne hogan
DO YOU with Brianne Hogan
Casting, Curveballs, and Cooking Things Up a la Gordon Ramsay with Steven Tylor O'Connor
Show Notes

Calling all actors! If you want in the inside scoop when it comes to casting, you'll definitely want to tune into this episode with Steven Tylor O'Connor. 

Steven is an Emmy-winning casting director, producer, and writer with a background in acting. A member of the Casting Society of America, he sits on the Equity in Entertainment Committee for the National Board and has championed inclusive casting for underrepresented communities. Steven began his career in New York City working for CBS/Paramount and then NBCUniversal. Now based in Los Angeles, Steven has worked with numerous award winning and leading casting offices. 

Steven is currently a Casting Director / Casting Associate at Aufiero/Horn casting, where other notable projects include: Local Casting Director for Netflix’s banner series “13 Reasons Why," Disney’s “Andi Mack”, Netflix’s “The OA: Part II”, Facebook’s “Five Points”, and SpectreVision’s (Elijah Wood) “Seven Stages to Achieve Eternal Bliss” and “Color Out of Space.” 

Steven is someone who is committed to carving out his own path and taking control of his career and creativity. This episode is sure to leave you feeling inspired and motivated to do what you want to do. 

In this episode, we discuss: 

  • How and why Steven made the switch from acting to casting 
  • Why every project is part of the creative journey 
  • His tips for those who are making the move to Los Angeles
  • Why you shouldn't wait for anyone to give you permission to do what you want to do 
  • His advice for actors when it comes to auditions 
  • His passion for creating inclusive projects, especially for the LGBTQIA2s+ community
  • Why choosing a different direction can lead you to where you're meant to go 
  • His devotion to Whoopi Goldberg
  • How it was like to work with Gordon Ramsay on "Kitchen Nightmares"


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