ABC Family auditions for new multi-camera pilot 'Baby Daddy'

ABC Family Baby Daddy Auditions

"Baby Daddy" will shoot in front of a live audience in December, 2011.
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Update (October 1, 2012): The first season of "Baby Daddy" premiered on June 20, 2012. On August 17, 2012, the series was renewed for a second season, which is set to premiere in spring 2013. Casting is underway for season 2.

A new half-hour comedy pilot episode titled "Baby Daddy" has been ordered by ABC Family, and the show's casting directors are auditioning actors in Los Angeles and New York for series regulars and day players. The extras, stand-ins and photo doubles for the show's actors will be cast closer to the start of filming in December, 2011. "Baby Daddy" will shoot in front of a live audience.

The show is about Ben Whelan who, in his 20s, becomes a surprise dad to a baby girl when she’s left on his doorstep by an ex girlfriend. Ben decides to raise the baby with the help of his mother, his brother, his best buddy and his close female friend Penny, who is harboring a secret crush on him.

Dan Berendsen will executive producing "Baby Daddy" and also wrote the script. Berendsen is best known as the co-writer of "Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam," and the writer of "Hannah Montana: The Movie" and "Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie". His other producer/writer works include "The Cheetah Girls: One World," and "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch" among others.

The cast so far includes Cameron Deane Stewart as Ben Whelan, who's credits include "Justice for Natalee Holloway," "A Walk in My Shoes," "iCarly," and "So Undercover"; Chelsea Kane as Penny Cramer, who's credits include "Jonas," "Fish Hooks," "StarStruck," and recently was a contestant on "Dancing with the Stars"; newcomer Derek Theler as Danny Whelan, who's credits include "90210," and the recently cmpleted low-budget teen comedy "Camp Virginovich".

Minors and foreign talent must be legally eligible to work in the state of California and in the United States.

The 2012 Los Angeles Actors Resource Guide eBook includes the following information and documents for minors and foreign talent who would like to audition for ABC Family shows and movies or work as an extra:

• USA Child Actor Work Permit Requirements
• California Child Actor Permit Application
• California Minors Summary Chart
• Child Actor Coogan Trust Deposit Instructions
• California Division of Labor Standards Offices
• Immigration Work Permit Information
• Non-Immigrant Visa Application

In addition to the following Los Angeles Actors Resources:

• Audition Tips
• How To Make an Audition Video
• Casting Directors List
• Talent Agents List
• General Talent Agent Information
• Los Angeles Acting Classes List
• Acting Classes for Young Actors in Los Angeles
• Headshot Photographers List
• Actors Unions
• Sample Actors Resume
• Sample Beginning Actors Resume
• Sample Cover Letters
• Entertainment Industry Terminology
• Miscellaneous Los Angeles Resources
• Actors Unions
• PDF Users Guides

The 2012 Los Angeles Actors Resource Guide eBook is available here.

Baby Daddy will begin shooting in December, 2011 in Los Angeles.

Principal Actor Casting

See the post titled Headshot and Resume Information regarding how to submit for acting roles.

Please submit photos and resumes by mail only.
No phone calls or personal drop-offs.

Los Angeles:

Alyson Silverberg
500 S. Buena Vista
Prop/Drape Building
Rooms 144-46
Burbank, CA 91521

New York:

Beth Bowling
Kim Miscia
Bowling/Miscia Casting
609 Greenwich Street
6th Floor
New York, NY 10014

Extras Casting

Central Casting
220 S. Flower Street
Burbank, CA 91502
Registration Info: (818) 562-2755
Do not send photos to Central Casting, you must register in person.

Production Companies:

Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies, as they will most likely end up being thrown away. They do not cast the films, rather they hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions.

ABC Family
3800 W. Alameda Avenue
Burbank, CA 91505

Producers: Dan Berendsen

Director: TBD


Cameron Deane Stewart - Ben Whelan
Chelsea Kane - Penny Cramer
Derek Theler - Danny Whelan


Ben Whelan (Cameron Deane Stewart), a happily single bartender enjoying life in the big city, is suddenly forced to grow up when a baby girl he never knew he had is left on his doorstep by an ex girlfriend. Now Ben has to decide whether to raise her or put her up for adoption. But despite the loud protests of his friends and family telling him to give up the baby, Ben is falling in love and knows he can never turn his back on her, even if it means that nothing will ever be the same again. So with the help of his brother Danny Whelan (Derek Theler), his best friend and roommate Tucker Hobbs, his childhood frenemy Penny Cramer who harbors his secret crush, his very doubtful mother Bonnie Whelan-Farlow, and the babysitting services of his teenage terror neighbor Sabrina Duncan - he embarks on the adventure that is fatherhood.