Where talent and concept meet...
With over 27+ years of experience in casting, we have carved out a niche as a dependable casting company that provides talent that is not only high-caliber and professional, but a pleasure to work with in front of the camera and behind the scenes as well. Over a thousand projects cast in the past two decades, here is a select group of some of our favorites on our reel to show you a range of what we have cast.
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Ken is a great collaborator, a casting director who genuinely cares about my projects. He finds exactly what I ask for, as well as choices that I didn’t even consider. Most of the time, I end up pleasantly surprised at the actor who gets the role… Working with Ken is a breeze. He goes that extra mile in every way and understands how to stay on budget. He listens well and delivers thoroughly on every aspect of getting the right cast. I consider Ken Lazer Casting to be an indispensable resource for my production company.
Ken is buttoned up and thorough provider of great casting possibilities and makes the entire process smooth and easy for producers and directors in the commercial and in the film/tv worlds. I rely him for all my casting assignments and he always delivers cheerfully and in the way that makes my my life so much calmer. In crazy fields, he is an oasis of calm and he goes above and beyond to help. I cannot recommend him highly enough.
DENISE GOODWIN PACE
Ken is an amazing human being and an impeccable professional. We love working with him, as a matter of fact, we only work with him. His dedication and attention to detail are what you need when working in a fast-paced environment. I highly recommend him.
Ken pulled through for me for a unique, experiential remote casting across the country. From initial discussions, he was informative and brought some great methods to the partnership while being able to meet my tight timing. On top of the personal and professional service, Ken found us a safe amount of great options, the final cast being perfect for our needs. I highly recommend and hope to work with him again. it’s not an easy job for anyone, much appreciated.
"CENTER OF MY UNIVERSE"
September of 2012, we were hired to cast a major Ad campaign to promote Forevermark's "The Center of My Universe". We needed to create a session that required "heart felt" & "sensitive" emotions. The response to this commercial in 2012 had been overwhelmingly positive with over 4 million hits on Youtube (30 seconds version) in just the first month of it's release. Ken Lazer Casting Company cast the leading lady, baby daughter, older version of the daughter (notice their eyes match) and the husband voice-over. This commercial has been aired Nationally and Internationally during Daytime, Primetime, Cable and Movie Theaters during the Mother's Day, Thanks giving and Christmas seasons through 2016.
"CENTER OF MY UNIVERSE"
September of 2012, we were asked to cast a major ad campaign to promote Forevermark’s “The Center of My Universe.” We needed to create a session that required “heart felt” “sensitive” emotions. The response to this commercial in 2012 had been overwhelmingly positive with over 4 million hits on Youtube (30 second version). Ken Lazer Casting Company cast the leading lady, baby daughter, older version of the daughter (notice their eyes match) and the husband voice-over. This commercial has been aired Nationally and Internationally during Daytime, Primetime, Cable and Movie Theaters during the Mother’s Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons for the past 3 years.
June of 2015, we were asked to cast for a major ad campaign to promote a MTV documentary about racial discrimination in the United States. We were challenged to cast 16 principals including our Spokesperson in just 2 days. In July, this sensitive topic satire “commercial” hit the airways of MTV and the response was overwhelming. The final result of this commercial, made many viewers confused if this was an actual service or not. MTV included on the mock website for “White Squad” that “White Privilege Is Real. White Squad Is Fiction.” The spot made “Ad of the Day” in Adweek and got attention in numerous trades including Time, Creativity, Fast Company, and The Independent.
"MELENDI - DESTINO O CASUALIDAD"
April of 2017, we were asked to cast the two lead roles for Sony Latin America's artist, Melendi's new music video for the song: Destino O Casualidad. We searched for the perfect 2 actors that would have the best on-camera chemistry. We got them! This music video is a big success with over 145 million views on Youtube in just the first 6 months.
"GIZMOPAL 2 WATCH"
September 2017, we were asked to find the new voice for Verizon's Gizmopal 2 watch! The client wasn't sure what type of voice they wanted. But knew the voice had to be a natural sounding voice that spoke the voice commands. "Think the movie, 'Her'" is the direction Ken gave when casting for this voice. We brought in Men, Women and even boys and girls. The picture you see is the official new voice of the Gizmopal 2 watch!
From April 2017 - November 2017, we were asked to cast Spokespeople for 8 languages. At first, we were hired to cast only the English. The clients were so happy with the session they asked if we could cast British for the UK, French for France, Spanish for Spain and Italian for Italy. We did. And again, the clients were very happy. Finally, they approached us again asking for Hebrew and Dutch. We came through again. Watch the video below to hear a few seconds of each language. We also have cast other projects for Russian, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Japanese and Thai.
AMAZON PRIME VIDEO
"The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Pop-Up Deli"
The Emmy-award winning Prime Original series, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, has transported viewers from 2018 to 1958 New York City through the magic of television. From November 29 through December 8, 2018, fans of the show are able to experience a slice of 1958 New York, as Prime Video and Tool bring the Carnegie Deli back to real life through a pop-up replica restaurant in Lower Manhattan. Ken Lazer Casting Company was hired to ﬁnd the restaurant staff—characters from 1958.
Why should you hire KLCC today?
We have 27+ years of experience and our expertise and minimal overhead helps keep your costs down. We have rock-solid connections to A-list Talent Agents, Managers and various direct talent sources including our own talent database: meaning you get the best talent options to choose from on your casting session. We work with both Union and Non-Union talent. Reap the benefits of our proprietary Lazer-focused process which allows pro-shot, same-day casting session reviews.
Ken Lazer, the Principal of KLCC is not simply a “Casting Director.” For 20 years Ken has taught a popular and well respected On-Camera Commercial Training class in which he helped to shape raw talent into seasoned professional Commercial actors.
The many classes Ken has taught over the years, and the many actors he has mentored and personally coached provide him with an unmatched intuitive ability when it comes to casting talent that other casting agencies simply cannot give you. Talent is his business. He’s as Creative as the agencies and producers he works with.
Why not cast it right the first time?
If you want results KLCC is your