Peter Golden was promoted to Executive Vice President, Talent and Casting, CBS with expanded responsibilities to include casting oversight of CBS Television Studios in October 2004.
Reporting to Nina Tassler, Chairman, CBS Entertainment and David Stapf, President, CBS Television Studios, Golden oversees all talent and casting operations for CBS primetime and daytime series, limited series, reality series and special programs. Additionally, he oversees the casting of all programs produced by CBS Television Studios.
Golden joined CBS in January 1996 as Vice President, Talent and Casting, and was named Senior Vice President, Talent and Casting, CBS Entertainment, in August 1998.
Since joining the Network, Golden has supervised casting of more than 375 pilots and over 100 series, including “Everybody Loves Raymond,” the CSI and NCIS franchises, “Two and a Half Men,” CRIMINAL MINDS, “How I Met Your Mother,” THE BIG BANG THEORY, THE MENTALIST, THE GOOD WIFE, HAWAII FIVE-0, MIKE & MOLLY, BLUE BLOODS, PERSON OF INTEREST, 2 BROKE GIRLS, ELEMENTARY, MOM, SCORPION, THE ODD COUPLE and new fall series SUPERGIRL, LIMITLESS, CODE BLACK, LIFE IN PIECES and ANGEL FROM HELL. Additionally, he has overseen casting on CBS's summer event series UNDER THE DOME, EXTANT and ZOO, as well as the reality franchises SURVIVOR, THE AMAZING RACE and BIG BROTHER.
In addition, Golden has overseen casting on more than 200 movies and mini-series, including the multi-Emmy Award-nominated “Joan of Arc,” “Mama Flora's Family” and “Reversible Errors,” as well as “The Elizabeth Smart Story,” “Helter Skelter,” “The Book of Ruth,” “Revenge of the Middle-Aged-Woman,” “Suburban Madness” and most recently, “The Dovekeepers.”
From 1995 until joining CBS, Golden was Vice President, Development, St. Clare Entertainment, where he was involved in such projects as “Here Come the Munsters,” “Campus Cops” and “Weird Science.”
Prior to St. Clare Entertainment, Golden worked for Stephen J. Cannell Productions, first as Vice President, Talent and Casting and then as Vice President of Development.
From 1987-1990, as Vice President, Talent and Casting of GTG Entertainment, Inc., he worked on the series “The Dick Van Dyke Show” and “WIOU,” for CBS, and “Baywatch,” among others.
Golden was Director, Casting, for NBC from 1986-1987 and a casting director at Universal Television, where he cast “Simon & Simon.” He began his career as a casting director at Hughes/Moss in New York where his projects included “The Cosby Show,” “Purple Rain,” “Blood Simple” and numerous Broadway shows.
Golden joined the Board of Governors of the TV Academy in 2015. A native of Manhattan, he is a graduate of Colby College with a bachelor's degree in English.