Dan Shaner has been a Casting Director for over 25 years in film, television and new media.Film. His credits include LATTER DAYS starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Jacqueline Bisset, which won several awards including the Outfest Audience Award, BUDDY BOY, starring Aidan Gillen, directed by Roman Polanski protégée Mark Hanlon, LOVE AND SEX starring Famke Janssen and Jon Favreau and EVERYTHING PUT TOGETHER starring Radha Mitchell and Megan Mullally, directed by Marc Forster which were both in competition at the Sundance Film Festival in the same year. Additional films have featured Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer, Academy Award Nominee Amy Adams, Academy Award Nominee Julie Delpy, TWILIGHT star Peter Facinelli, Justin Theroux, Amanda Peet and Jane Lynch. Television credits include pilots starring Rob Lowe, Amy Adams, Minnie Driver, Michael Chiklis, Maggie Q and Austin Butler, among others. Series television credits include, COLD CASE, (including future Academy Award winning guest stars Jennifer Lawrence and Melissa Leo, as well as up- and- coming stars Darren Criss, Shalene Woodley, Michael B. Jordan, Chadwick Boseman, Tyler Blackburn and Cassidy Freeman). ROSWELL, MOONLIGHT, CHASE, RINGER, MAKE IT OR BREAK IT, and Hollywood Heights on Nick At Night. Mr. Shaner has also cast over 75 movies for television, garnering an Artios Award nomination and a Cable Ace Award nomination, and featuring such stars as William H. Macy, Marg Helgenberger, Brittany Murphy, Cicely Tyson, Neil Patrick Harris, and Virginia Madsen, among many others.
Mr. Shaner has been teaching Audition technique and The Business of Acting for years, most recently at USC, The American Academy of Dramatic Arts (AADA), Theatre of Arts (TOA), and The Art of Acting Studio (AOA). He grew up in Los Angeles in a show business family.