Heidi Walker has been working in film and television for over 30 years, launching her career in Los Angeles as a producer and writer on a national talk show for USA Network. She later transitioned to writing for the Disney Channel, produced and directed several fitness videos and documentaries and has had the privilege of directing numerous theatre productions.
Heidi found her true calling as a Casting Director while working at Warner Brothers Studio and, after moving to Seattle, was fortunate enough to continue casting for both film and television. A partial list of her film credits include Wallflower, Better Than Love, Grassroots, 7 Minutes, Eden, Fat Kid Rules the World, 10 Things I Hate About You, Prefontaine, The Vanishing, Life or Something Like It, Fire Walk with Me, The Hand That Rocks the Cradle, and Singles. Television credits include Twin Peaks, Northern Exposure, Rose Red, Tales from the Crypt, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, The Fugitive and the most recent reboot of Twin Peaks. Cameron Crowe, Richard Donner, Stephen King, Stephen Herek, George Sluizer, Curtis Hanson, Steve James, Matthew Lillard, Stephen Gyllenhaal and David Lynch are among the directors she has collaborated with. Commercial casting includes AT&T, Rainer Beer, Ivar’s, Key Bank, Seattle Sounders, Mariners and Seahawks, Virginia Mason, Macy’s, Boeing, Microsoft, WA State Lottery, Nike, Lowes, Cheerios, Starbuck’s, Coke, Pepsi, Nintendo, Ford Explorer, McDonalds, Nordstrom, Blue Cross, Dairy Queen, and Apple. Major film searches include The Polar Express, What Women Want, Forrest Gump, 8MM, Where The Wild Things Are, Speed Racer, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Free Willy, Look Who’s Talking, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, The Kid and Jerry Maguire.
In addition to casting projects with her companies Casting by Walker and Big Pants Casting, Heidi teaches acting at the Seattle Film Institute, hosts a weekly workshop called The Actors Drop-In and co-hosts an Actors Intensive with fellow acting professionals in the Seattle community.