William Serow was an actor, a producer, and a casting director before becoming a theatrical agent. He graduated with a major in theatre from Ohio Wesleyan University and studied at the Neighborhood Playhouse under Sanford Meisner and William Esper; he now serves on the school’s board of directors.
Serow first acted in several touring companies of Broadway plays before appearing in plays and television shows in New York. In his late twenties, he turned to producing and directing, heading many productions in New York, including Da and On Golden Pond. Eventually he ran his own casting agency, Godlove, Serow & Sindlinger Casting; in this capacity he cast hundreds of commercials, comedy specials, and independent films. In 1997 he joined the William Morris agency and four years later moved to Abrams Artists Agency.
William Serow teaches audition workshops at Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts and is a Lecturer in the Acting Department at Yale School of Drama.