How to Get Cast in FX's 'The Bear'

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Jeremy Allen White with wife actress Addison Timlin attends Premiere of FX's "The Bear" at Goya Studios, Hollywood, CA on June 20, 2022 (Eugene Powers / Shutterstock)

FX's 'The Bear' cast, casting calls, auditions, and news you should know.

American comedy-drama television series 'The Bear' premiered on FX on Hulu on June 23, 2022. From the creative brains of Christopher Storer, it stars Jeremy Allen White, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Ayo Edebiri, Lionel Boyce, and Liza Colón-Zayas.

What is it about? 

This well-received series on Rotten Tomatoes (100% rating) showcases a young, titled fine-dining chef named Carmy who returns to his roots in Chicago and opens a sandwich shop after being grief-stricken by the death of a family member. 

He must balance business responsibilities while trying not only to cook but also to deal with an unruly staff who are often difficult at best and cope with the death of his brother. 

Who's in it?

The cast features both up-and-coming and established actors led by Jeremy Allen White who stars as Carmen "Carmy" Berzatto. Jeremy is an American actor and has become synonymous with his role as Lip Gallagher on Showtime's 'Shameless' for ten years (2011–2021). He's also been seen featured in 'Homecoming' in 2018. 

Other cast members include: 

  • Ebon Moss-Bachrach as Richard "Richie" Jerimovich
  • Ayo Edebiri as Sydney Adamu
  • Lionel Boyce as Marcus
  • Liza Colón-Zayas as Tina
  • Abby Elliott as Natalie "Sugar" Berzatto
  • Edwin Lee Gibson as Ebraheim
  • Matty Matheson as Neil Fak
  • José Cervantes as Angel
  • Oliver Platt as Cicero
  • Jon Bernthal as Michael "Mikey" Berzatto
  • Joel McHale as Executive Chef
  • Molly Ringwald as Al-Anon meeting moderator

'The Bear" Casting Information

According to IMDB, Jeanie Bacharach is one of the casting directors behind the 'The Bear' TV series. Her work has earned her one Primetime Emmy Award, and she is known for her work in 'Station Eleven' (2021) and 'The Dropout' (2022). A proud wife to David Burke since 1992, the power couple has two children. 

Like many series, 'The Bear' has more than one casting director. Alongside Bacharach is Alexis Jade. Alexis or "AJ" (she/her) is a casting director that focuses on film, television series, and commercials. Other casting directors of 'The Bear' include Mickie Paskal and Jennifer Rudnicke, who is also known for Widows (2018), Shameless (2011), and Patriot (2015).

Casting directors primarily contact actors to work on series through talent agencies. If you are interested in a speaking role in 'The Bear,' contact your talent agent for an audition. If you do not have an agent, check out our guide to landing an acting agent here.

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