Jack Bowdan

Jack Bowdan, 82, of Finksburg Dies of Leukemia

Jack Bowdan, 82, from Finksburg died Wednesday of leukemia at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. Formerly working for WMAR television news as both anchor and reporter he recounted coverage of both 1968 Baltimore riots as well as 1976 trial of Baltimore County Executive Dale Anderson for corruption charges as a WMAR anchor/reporter.

Jack will select scenes based on your headshot and completed MY INFO section in your AC account, with sessions starting with an online Q&A before working on camera with an actor reader.

Professional Career

Jack Bowdan is an esteemed casting director in NYC who collaborates with several leading agents. His casting credits span numerous Broadway productions such as Nice Work If You Can Get It, Born Yesterday, Finian’s Rainbow and The Sound of Music; additionally, he served as associate producer on musical revivals of Carousel, The Odd Couple and Sweet Charity as an associate producer and associate casting director; previously serving as New York casting director for Binder Casting.

Jack will assign scenes based on participants’ headshot and fully completed MY INFO section in their AC account, so students should come prepared to present them ON CAMERA in group format with reader. Sessions will start off with virtual Q&A before moving onto reading sessions; video clips of these reading sessions will become available as a courtesy within one week.

Achievement and Honors

Bowdan has earned numerous accolades as an accomplished casting director. She received 22 Artios nominations from the Casting Society of America and won six times, six in Big Budget Feature Film category; twice for Television Category and once in New Media Category respectively. Furthermore, she won their Hoyt Bowers Award for her work on Scandal and Grey’s Anatomy respectively.

Actors Connection is delighted to welcome back Jack who recently started working with an incredible TV casting office for an upcoming NY TV series! His session will begin with an online Q&A and then working directly on camera with you and an actor reader group format.

Personal Life

Bowdan’s wife Mary Jane passed away in 2010. He then lived for many years in Finksburg and Towson before eventually moving closer to Baltimore County Executive Dale Anderson’s corruption trial in 1977. Additionally, in 1971 Bowden established Channel 2’s Annapolis bureau on TV broadcasting daily reports on state government. He is survived by daughters, son, grandchildren, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and several relatives. Bowden made WMAR-TV news reports of 1968 riots, 1976 kidnapping of Boys Latin School student in Towson as well as reporting of 1977 trial of Baltimore County Executive Dale Anderson for corruption trial; later developed Channel 2’s Annapolis bureau broadcasting daily reports from Annapolis bureau based daily reports from state government offices to broadcast daily reports from Annapolis bureau.

Bowdan was a fiddler and mandolin player for more than ten years in Lubbock, Texas with the Maines Brothers Band playing high-energy Western Swing music. Additionally, his film work includes Chicago (2002), Nine (2009) and Dreamgirls.

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