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When the director yells ‘Action!’ where will you be? At home watching the behind-the-scene extras on DVD? Or on the set, in the scene and part of the action? Central Casting puts you in the picture, hiring thousands of background actors every day for all of your favorite shows, giving 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.


  • Personal Health Benefits
    Central Casting Background Actors and Production Worker Employees now have access to Personal Health Benefits! Click here for details.

  • Central Casting YouTube Channel
    You can now find the Central Casting YouTube Channel by clicking the “Subscribe” button on the left. Once on our channel, simply click “Subscribe” at the top, log into your YouTube account, if necessary, then stay tuned for more videos!

  • Central Casting University
    Central Casting Los Angeles is pleased to offer enrichment classes for background actors who are registered with us and in good standing.  In these two-hour sessions, you will have the opportunity to hear from and participate in a Q&A with an industry professional guest speaker.

    Central Casting 101 – The Background Actor covers the role of the background actor, what is expected on the set, and how to do the job like a professional in an interactive format.

    Central Casting 201 – The Stand-In presents an overview, including the technical side, of the stand-in actor role in an interactive format.

    The classes are offered at our Burbank Office on select days from 3:00-5:00pm. Due to the popularity of these sessions, the first 75 people who arrive will receive a pass to attend.  Please do not wait in line if all passes are given out, but come back on another scheduled day.  Attendance is voluntary and both new and experienced background actors will benefit from the information.  You are welcome to attend the training classes once every six months.

    Please check back frequently for schedule updates.
    April 2014
    Thursday, April 24, 2014
    Central Casting University 101 – The Background Actor
    Guest Speaker: Vern Davidson, AD
    Tuesday, April 29, 2014
    Central Casting University 201 – The Stand-In 
    Guest Speaker: Anthony Rich, AD/Director

  • Anti-Piracy/Confidentiality Policy Announcement
    Effective Immediately: We must have a signed Anti-Piracy/Confidentiality Policy Form on file for all background booked by Central Casting. Please download the form, read it carefully,  sign that you acknowledge that you have reviewed, understand and will comply with this policy and deliver the form to Central Casting as soon as possible. You can hand deliver the form to the Central Casting office, you can mail the form to Central Casting at 220 S. Flower St. Burbank, CA 91502 or you can scan and email the form to  If you are unable to download the form you can come to the Central Casting office Monday through Friday from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm to fill one out. Thank you.