Peter Golden was promoted to Executive Vice President, Talent and Casting, in October 2004.
Reporting to Thom Sherman, Senior Executive Vice President, Programming, 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 and CBS All Access.
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 450 pilots and over 160 series, including “Everybody Loves Raymond,” “How I Met Your Mother,” THE BIG BANG THEORY, YOUNG SHELDON, MOM, LIFE IN PIECES, the “CSI” and NCIS franchises, “The Good Wife,” HAWAII-FIVE-0, BLUE BLOODS, MADAM SECRETARY, S.W.A.T., SEAL TEAM, BULL, and the new fall series MAGNUM P.I., GOD FRIENDED ME, FBI and THE NEIGHBORHOOD, among others. He has overseen casting on CBS’ summer event series “Under the Dome,” “Extant,” “Zoo” and SALVATION, as well as the reality franchises SURVIVOR, THE AMAZING RACE and BIG BROTHER. He has also supervised casting of the CBS Television Studios/Netflix series “American Vandal” and the Network’s daytime talk show, THE TALK. In addition, Golden oversees casting for CBS All Access, including THE GOOD FIGHT, STAR TREK: DISCOVERY and NO ACTIVITY.
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 “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,” “Dream On” 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 cast “The Van Dyke Show” and “WIOU,” for CBS, and “Baywatch,” for NBC, 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.