Tony Sepulveda is the Senior Vice President of Casting at Warner Bros Television. During his 28-year stint at WBTV, he has been the casting director on such shows as “Family Matters,” “Knots Landing,” “Friends,” and “The West Wing.” He has three Emmy nominations.
Born in Santa Rosa, California, Tony graduated from UCLA, where he originally studied to be an actor.
Here’s Tony’s first-hand look back at how his career path changed:
“I went to UCLA to be an actor and I realized about halfway through the process, when I wasn’t getting cast in anything, that I really didn’t like rehearsing, and I certainly didn’t like the idea of memorizing lines. So, what I did was, I started focusing on directing because I liked that better. And I didn’t mind rehearsing and figuring things out. And to make myself better at theatre directing, I thought I’d do an internship in casting, and I got an internship with Meg Lieberman, who was working at MGM at the time. She hired me the day I graduated from UCLA.”
To learn more about Tony and his exciting career as one of the best casting directors in Hollywood, join M&M on the January 25th episode of A Mick A Mook and a Mic.