About Us

Garth Williams Casting LLC, the Phoenix, Arizona Casting Service was founded with the vision that the best projects are illuminated by the very best talent. Garth & Jan Williams have over 40 years of combined experience in the entertainment industry as successful actors, acting coaches and casting directors. Experience on both sides of the camera give Garth & Jan a unique perspective and understanding of the client’s expectations and the ability to inspire talent to perform to their fullest potential creating win-win results for everyone on your project.

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We provide more than a service to you; we deliver the art and technology of casting.

Garth Williams

Casting Director, Garth Williams is a master at communicating the vision of the director to achieve the best performance from each actor while providing the highest quality audition.

Garth Williams brings over 20 years of professional experience both as an actor and casting director in Los Angeles and Phoenix markets. Garth spent 5 years performing on the NBC daytime drama Santa Barbara and appeared in a variety of television movies, films and commercials.

One of the talents that differentiates Garth from other casting directors is that he studied with the late, great Paul Sills, co-founder of Second City. Garth’s expertise in directing improvisation delivers “real” life auditions and results.

He provides on-time and on-budget casting solutions.

Jan Williams

Jan worked in Los Angeles as a professional actor and studied extensively with the LA Casting Director, Joan Sittenfield, who cast and packaged shows like Law and Order and Taxi. Jan is a native of Chicago where she performed as an on-camera spokesperson for McDonalds, Bank of America, General Motors, Fuji Film, Marshall Field and the United States Airforce.

On the other side of the camera, Jan worked as Entertainment Programing Manager for Disney Entertainment where she cast hundreds of performers for live, interactive shows. Jan is the creative director for the Almost Famous Theatre Company. She has been a member of the Screen Actors Guild for over 20 years.

In addition to Jan’s professional experience, she holds a Bachelors degree in Theater from Arizona State University and a Masters Degree in Education.

Amber Ryan

Amber provides the highest level of professional support services for GWCD. Casting assistant, performance coaching and directing are only a small part of what Amber contributes to our projects. Amber has performed in commercials, films and theater for over twenty years. As well as being a successful business owner and entrepreneur she can be seen regularly on morning television. Amber has a passion for working with children and helping them develop their skills on-camera and on the stage. She is the Artistic Director for the Almost Famous Youth Troupe and develops programs and opportunities to inspire the next generation of actors.