A Casting Director for Police Lineups

He is one of New York’s busiest casting directors, yet very few know of his work.

Light-skinned Hispanic?

Robert Weston mulled over the possibilities. He knew they would want five people; they always do.

Javier, Javier Jr, Eddie, Ray, he said into a cellphone, and I’ll get another Spanish guy.

Mr Weston, 45, was not casting for an Off Broadway production, and his roster of extras would not need Actors’ Equity cards.

For some 15 years, Mr Weston has been providing the New York Police Department with fillers — the five decoys who accompany the suspect in police lineups — via redwolf.newsvine.com

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