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When the director yells 'Action!' where will you be? Will you be at home watching background talent on your favorite show or will you be on the set, in the scene, and part of the action? Central Casting puts you in the picture. We hire thousands of background actors every day for all of your favorite shows. We give you the best chance to get on set and on screen. Explore this site to learn how to register with Central Casting and enter the exciting world of background acting today.



  • Central Casting Los Angeles Announcement:
    Visiting hours for Union members has been cancelled for this Thursday, October 8th.  The next available Union visiting hours will be on Thursday, November 5th.

  • Newly Registered Background Actors
    Your welcome packet is now accessible online.

  • Central Casting California Announcement:
    Healthy Workplaces/Healthy Families Act
    Starting July 1, 2015 a background employee may accrue paid sick leave.  For further information please refer to the CA Wage Form/Paid Sick Notification Form which may be found under Registration tab and select Resources OR you may call (818) 562-2729 for recorded information