ABC Family scripted drama 'Switched at Birth' casting and auditions

"Switched at Birth" is  one-hour scripted drama for ABC Family, and is currently casting guest stars, day players, and extras. Casting Society of America Artios Award nominated Deedee Bradley is casting the series out of Los Angeles where the series is filmed

The show is written and executive produced by Lizzy Weiss, who's first paid writing credits were for MTV. While writing for MTV she was given an article called Surf Girls of Maui from Outside Magazine. She wrote a script for a movie that was similar to the article. After John Stockwell was hired to direct Blue Crush, Weiss and Stockwell wrote more drafts and finally it was polished up and ready for a movie. This was Lizzy Weiss’s big break to becoming a known writer.

Switched at Birth is under AFTRA contract. Any person who has performed or intends to perform professional work in any one of AFTRA's jurisdictions is eligible for membership. Professional performers, recording artists, or broadcasters can join online by clicking here.

Switched at Birth premiered on ABC Family June 6, 2011.

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:

Deedee Bradley
"Switched at Birth" casting
6767 Forest Lawn Drive
Suite 100
Los Angeles, CA 90068

Extras Casting

Los Angeles:

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

ABC Studios
500 S Buena Vista Street
Burbank, CA 91505


Lizzy Weiss
Shawn Wilt
John Ziffren
David Hartle


Steve Miner


Katie Leclerc - Daphne Vasquez
Vanessa Marano - Bay Kennish
Sean Berdy - Emmett
Lucas Grabeel - Toby Kennish
Constance Marie - Regina Vasquez
D.W. Moffett - John Kennish
Lea Thompson - Kathryn Kennish


Bay Kennish (Vanessa Marano) is an artistic teenager being raised by her stay-at-home mom Kathryn (Lea Thompson) and former professional baseball player father John (D. W. Moffett), in a wealthy neighborhood along with her brother Toby (Lucas Grabeel). After studying blood types in school, Bay begins to investigate why her blood type does not match her parents. When the family confirms Bay is not biologically related, they discover the hospital mistakenly switched her with another newborn. Daphne Vasquez (Katie Leclerc), a deaf teen living with her struggling single mother Regina (Constance Marie) and grandmother in a working class neighborhood. A case of meningitis caused Daphne to lose her hearing as a child, so she attends a deaf and hard of hearing school where she plays basketball. When the two families meet, the girls toil with their identities as Bay relates to her birth mother's artistic abilities and Daphne is drawn to John's athletic skills. The Kennishes learn that Regina is facing financial woes and propose the Vasquezes move into their guest home. The new living situation forces the girls, along with both families, to understand their differences and embrace their similarities.