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Casting Director, Diakeim lyles CSA
Diakeim is responsible, loyal, creative, and"
a pleasure to work with. No complaints in any way- all positive- because that's the vibe he always carries
Mary Egan-callahan
casting director at house casting



C  A  S  T  I  N  G    O N    T  H  E     D  L

Freelance/virtual Casting Dir.

"Diakeim has an effervescent personality!  Any time he is in our office you can't help but smile, his energy is infectious.  He works effortless with both actors and co-workers." 
ASHLEY MARSHALL, Casting Director, Beth Melsky Casting
you have impacted in so many ways! So thankful for you as a coach and friend-you really are the best of the best

 "He is an organic networker and gives great adjustments in the room. He's built for the industry."

Phil Chorba- Actor

🎥Before you submit that VO or on-camera audition, Zoom with me to make it just right!

1st❗️Send me the Copy

2nd❗️I Set up a Zoom session 

3rd❗️Make the Zoom Call 

4th❗️We work together, picking the best takes to submit 

5th❗️Send your perfect voice over / Self tape to the client💥


-30 min session($40)      -1 hour session($45)        -Weekends($65)

(NEW)Self Tape Set-up  consultations  ($55)

My 20 years experience is just the insight you need. Sign up at or call 917-414-8756

As a voiceover artist, I have had the opportunity to study with and audition for quite a few casting directors. Without question, Diakeim is a top notch professional and even better person. He truly wants those who work with him to succeed and demonstrates a continuing and caring interest in their progress. You couldn’t have a better CD in your corner nor a better pro to cast your project!

George Alan Ruth (actor/ student)

"I learned so much and was able to immediately apply the techniques you taught and key information you shared in my auditions and callbacks while taking your class.  You are extremely passionate about teaching and helping actors become better/smarter performers.  If more Casting Directors cared as much as you do more actors would always be empowered regardless of booking the commercial or not.  The most helpful exercise for me was the Lottery Ticket Commercial of making subtle acting choices, using your eyes to express feeling. The side coaching you provided during our on-camera performances 

were phenomenal and spot on!"


Diakeim will help get you out of your comfort zone and get you thinking differently about your takes

Barbara Quesada(actor/ student)

The best. If you need any coaching Diakeim is the man!!! So great working with him this weekend.

Michael Elbert (actor/student)

Diakeim offers truly CONTEMPORARY commercial and voiceover technique training, classes and coachings. His assistance is well worth the price. I couldn't recommend him more highly.
Bob Kale from WB Workshops


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"I took Diakeim Lyles' and Valerie Adami's Commercials outside the box class and learned so much valuable information in just a few weeks. I felt prepared to audition for mainstream commercials right away. Great teaching style and content!". 

Dara Lifschutz: DCL Healing Sounds

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My name is Diakeim Lyles.csa, Twenty years ago, I began my career in film/TV commercial casting. I was employed at Liz Lewis casting partners for 8 wonderful years where I worked on numerous commercials and voice-over castings. I now work independently ( with various casting houses in the New York area including:

  • Brooke Thomas Casting

  • Envision Studios

  • Beth Melsky Casting

  • House Casting

  • Allison Twardziak Casting

  • Rubenstein Casting

  • Jen Halpren Casting

  • Lauren Charkow Casting

  • Cast Partners and

  • Station Films.

  • Fifer Casting

Clients I've cast for include:

  • Stefano Maria Palombi creative director of Saatchi & Saatchi(Italy)

  • Artjail Production Co 

  • The Martin Agency

  • Jason Moore Productions

  • Mayhew Breen Productions

  • Toys 'R Us 

  • PBS

  • Light of Day

  • Verizon Fios.

I also attend many film, theater and improv shows as well as teaching a commercial audition Technique class

at New York Film Academy (NYFA) and

Actors ConnectionNYC,

keeping me connecting to new and upcoming talent. Actors respond to my outgoing personality making them feel relaxed during auditions so that clients always get their best performance. I love casting.

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Class Certified Covid-19 Compliance Officer
for Music Video, Commercial, Television and Film Productions set


Casting Director.

AllSTATE "The Nutcracker"Commercial Casting with David Vaccari Casting.Casting Director.

Agency: Publicis Kaplan Thayer, Production: Light of Day, Director: Charles Nordeen with BROOKE T. CASTING

Associate Casting Dir. / Session Director

Breath of Stress Air, VO CommercialCasting. Casting Director.

Tiffany  Co.— Believe In Dreams A Tiffany Holiday(2018) Commercial Casting with House Productions

Associate Casting Dir. / Session Director.

Lifetime TV "Tis the Season", Christmas  Commercial Casting Spotwith BROOKE T. CASTING

Associate Casting Dir. / Session Director.

Doritos Dinamita, Commercial Casting with Liz Lewis Casting

Associate Casting Dir./ Session Director.

BK Chicken Fries Commercial Casting

with Liz Lewis Casting

Associate Casting Dir./ Session Director

KFC/Bocce /ESPN Ocho Commercial Casting with House Productions

Associate Casting Dir. / Session Director.

INSTACART Commercial Casting with Fiffer Casting
Associate Casting Dir./ Session Director

Meet Diakeim Lyles | Casting Director, Acting coach & Certified Entertainment industry covid compliance officer(click to link)

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