About The Chickasaw Rancher

Beautiful and treacherous, the Western plains of Indian Territory were home to one of the most colorful personalities of the 19th Century—Chickasaw rancher Montford T. Johnson.  Orphaned at a young age, Johnson survived great hardships and tragedy to establish a vast ranching empire along the famous cattle highway of the American West, the Chisholm Trail. Inspired by recounts of Johnson's life, this dramatic story tells of his time among settlers, cowboys, Indian fighters, bandits and fur traders. Armed with a colt revolver and dreams of a better life, he had the grit, determination and courage that was needed to tame what seemed an infinite wilderness, while always maintaining respect for the Native people who lived there.

Montford T. Johnson

Renowned Oklahoma cattleman Montford Thomas Johnson was born in November...

Mary Elizabeth Johnson

Montford Johnson’s first wife, Mary Elizabeth (Campbell) Johnson...

Edward Bryant Johnson

Edward Bryant “E.B.” Johnson was the first son of Montford...

Adelaide Johnson Campbell Bond

Adelaide Johnson Campbell Bond was the older sister of Montford Johnson....

Michael Campbell

Michael Campbell was the first husband of Adelaide Johnson. He first met...

Granny Vicey Harmon

Vicey “Granny” Harmon was a Chickasaw woman who became a...

Jesse Chisholm

Jesse Chisholm was a pioneer and tradesman in Indian Territory, most...


Chickasaw nation productions will be holding open casting calls for The Chickasaw Rancher on the dates and locations listed below.


  • April 1, 2017, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Remington Park, One Remington Place, Oklahoma City, OK
  • April 2, 2017, 11:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. at Chickasaw Nation Department of Housing Office Building, 111 Rosedale Road, Ada, OK
  • April 22, 2017, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 777 W. Cherokee St., Catoosa, OK


  • April 8, 2017, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Lone Star Park, 1000 Lone Star Parkway, Grand Prairie, TX


  • March 26, 2017, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. at SpringHill Suites Temecula Valley, 28220 Jefferson Ave., Temecula, CA

Casting Callbacks during the week of April 23.

What to expect at an audition:

Check In
Upon arriving, please proceed to the check-in desk where staff will be able to answer basic questions about how the audition will run. At check in, we will record your name, the time you arrived and take your headshot and resume. You will also be asked to fill out an Audition Application form.

Time Management
We will do our very best to keep the audition running smoothly. Please be prepared to allow time for check in and filling out paperwork. If it is your first time to a particular audition location, please plan enough travel time to navigate an unfamiliar place.

The Audition Room
Your audition will be run by casting staff. As you enter the audition room we will introduce ourselves and give you a few instructions to help you through the audition. The room setup will vary based on location. You will be asked to read on camera and in front of casting staff. The audition will take 2-3 minutes.

Closed Auditions
All auditions are closed auditions. This means that we do not allow anyone into the audition room who is not auditioning. While we understand the important role the support of friends and family play in every performer's life, the audition is one place you must go on your own. If someone does accompany you to an audition, they will be asked to wait in the holding area of the audition venue.

Online Auditions & Character Information

If you are unable to attend an open casting call, please submit your audition online. To submit an online audition, or to view character descriptions and download audition scenes, please visit www.bhcasting.com/chickasaw-open-call.html.


If you are interested in participating as an extra, please click on the banner below and complete the talent profile form. Extras are not required to audition at a casting call.