Mc Cord was cast because, according to Sachs, "she's someone who is worldly, and there's a sophistication to her that's interesting." Sachs and Judah had seen Grimes' work before and knew "she had the acting chops", and she was cast after acting a dramatic scene which she "just killed".
Sachs stated, "she can act, she's beautiful, and she can give this sweet cuteness [that lets us see] through her eyes into this world." Lori Loughlin auditioned for the role of Debbie and was given the part immediately.
Sachs thought that Loughlin was too established to read for the part, but realized that she understood the role at once.
Sachs found that Walter knew pieces of scenes and suggested "stuff that works".
The producers were looking for an actor who could portray Silver as a "quirky kid who moves to her own beat".
Sachs explained that Jessica Stroup "came in dressed for the part, artsy and quirky, and she had her hair up and she had a bandana.
She nailed it." The producers were fans of Tristan Wilds for his acting on The Wire, and hoped to hire him as Dixon from the start of casting.
This is a list of the characters that have appeared on 90210, an American teen drama.
The series introduces Annie Wilson (Shenae Grimes) and her adopted brother Dixon (Tristan Wilds), who move from Kansas to Beverly Hills with their father Harry (Rob Estes) and mother Debbie (Lori Loughlin).
The family relocated in order to care for Harry's mother Tabitha (Jessica Walter).
Sachs found Milligan to be "really funny", and changed Ethan to better represent his personality.
When asked about Michael Steger, who portrays Navid, Sachs said that "he's just great".
but was contracted on the drama Women's Murder Club.
When the series was cancelled, Sachs called Estes and explained the spin-off and motivated him to participate.