"The director is the final voice. He must be pleased and satisfied. You're not just casting an isolated part. You have to find a blend. I don't want to use the word chemistry, but you're orchestrating an ensemble."
About This Interview
In his three-hour Archive interview, Lynn Stalmaster speaks about his long and distinguished career working on such varied series as Gunsmoke, The Untouchables and Roots. He discusses casting John Travolta for Welcome Back, Kotter. He also talks about casting live television for Matinee Theatre. Karen Herman conducted the interview in Century City, CA on November 15, 2002.