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, television movies and miniseries, 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 on more than 100 series, including “Everybody Loves Raymond,” CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION, TWO AND A HALF MEN, CRIMINAL MINDS, HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, THE BIG BANG THEORY, THE MENTALIST, NCIS, THE GOOD WIFE, HAWAII FIVE-0, MIKE & MOLLY, BLUE BLOODS, PERSON OF INTEREST, 2 BROKE GIRLS, ELEMENTARY, MOM, THE MILLERS, new series SCORPION, THE ODD COUPLE, STALKER, THE MCCARTHYS, CBS’s summer event series UNDER THE DOME and EXTANT, 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 miniseries, 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 Age Woman” and “Suburban Madness.”
Prior to 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.”
From 1992-1995, he was Vice President of Development for Stephen J. Cannell Productions, Inc. From 1990-1992, Golden was Vice President, Talent and Casting, for Cannell where his many credits included the hit series “Wiseguy” for CBS, “The Commish” and “Profit.” Prior to that, as Vice President, Talent and Casting of GTG Entertainment, Inc. (1987-1990), he worked on “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” “WIOU” and “TV101” 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” and “Blood Simple.”
A native of Manhattan, Golden is a graduate of Colby College with a bachelor’s degree in English.
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