and was told by the producers that it was "not really right".The producers then asked Dohring to read for the role of Logan.Dick was a recurring character in the first season but was upgraded to series regular in the second season.Kyle Gallner acted as Cassidy "Beaver" Casablancas, Dick's introverted younger brother.Mac was a recurring character in the first two seasons but was upgraded to series regular in the third.Julie Gonzalo portrayed Parker Lee, Mac's extroverted roommate at Hearst College, described by Thomas as "everything that Mac is not".Kristen Bell portrays the titular Veronica Mars, a high school junior and skilled private detective.Bell was chosen to play Veronica Mars from more than 500 women who auditioned for the role.
The character's role was to have another male friend for Veronica who was middle-class, and not upper-class.He is wrongfully accused of fellow gang member Thumper's murder and is arrested at graduation.He becomes a janitor at Hearst College after he is cleared. Dent, as she was commonly referred to, was the only teacher who took Veronica at face value, not based on prejudices. Although she was given series regular billing, Poitier appeared in only four episodes, but was given credit for seven.Set in the fictional town of Neptune, the series starred Kristen Bell as the title character, a student who progressed from high school to college during the series while moonlighting as a private investigator under the wing of her detective father. As Thomas had conceived the show as a one-year mystery, he decided to introduce and eliminate several characters in order to create an "equally fascinating mystery" for the series' second season.
Thomas needed "new blood" since he felt unable to bring back the Kanes and the Echolls and "have them all involved in a new mystery".
Cassidy was a recurring character in the first season, but was upgraded to series regular in the second season.