About

Welcome to Central Casting, the leading Background Actors casting company in the United States. Central Casting has provided the entertainment industry with Background Actors for more than 90 years. Our offices in Los Angeles, New York, Georgia, and Louisiana offer a full range of background services for every type of production. Whether you’re a producer looking for background or a Background Actor looking for work, Central Casting has the experience and expertise to meet all your background needs.

Central Casting has been the recognized leader in casting for Background Actors since its inception in 1925. Over the years there have been many changes in the entertainment industry, but Central Casting has always remained at the forefront of background casting. Today, Central Casting is a division of Entertainment Partners, the largest provider of entertainment industry services and solutions in the U.S. This means complete background casting and payroll services are under one roof.

From the moment an actor walks in the door through receipt of the paycheck, Central Casting delivers excellence every step of the way.

History

By 1922, there were an estimated 30,000 extras in LA and not nearly enough jobs to go around. With no system in place to regulate Background Actors, many people looking to break into the industry were exploited. To restore Hollywood’s image, Will Hays, the president of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, formed the Central Casting Corporation in 1925.

For producers, the creation of Central Casting allowed them to continue operating without government interference while providing a consistent stream of Background Actors for their films. For Background Actors, Central Casting provided a road map to working as an extra in Hollywood.

Central Casting was there for the beginning of the entertainment industry through the highs of the Golden Age of Hollywood and is still providing Background Actors, Stand-Ins, doubles and other roles for some of the biggest movies and TV shows.

Credits

Central Casting’s Background Actors have appeared in Hollywood’s biggest movies and TV shows

Ratched
Evil Eye
Cobra Kai
All That
Boys in the Band
Dollface
Filthy Rich
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Mapleworth Murders
Superstore
Danger Force
Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story
Fatal Affair
The Fugitive
High Town
Little Voice
Never Have I Ever
Love, Victor
The New Mutants
One Day at a Time
Power Book II: Ghost
Royalties
Search Party
Space Force
Truth Be Told
Younger
Star Trek: Picard
Lady and the Tramp
The Sinner
mixed-ish
Animal Kingdom
Grace and Frankie
Broklyn Nine-Nine
On Becoming a God in Central Florida
Last O.G.
Last Man Standing
Goliath
Law & Order: SVU
The Orville
Raven's Home
Twenties
The Photograph
Dickinson
Dynasty
Dead to Me
NCIS
Bob Hearts Abishola
Family Reunion
Raising Dion
All Rise
A.P. Bio
Little America
Living With Yourself
MacGyver
Black Monday
You
Young Sheldon
Lucifer
Greyhound
Station 19
Hollywood
911 Lone Star
Snowfall
Dear White People
Euphoria
The Other Two
The Politician
Just Roll With It
Atypical
Prodigal Son
American Horror Story: 1984
American Housewife
Ramy
The Goldbergs
For All Mankind
The Morning Show
The Unicorn
The Mandalorian
Alexa & Katie
First Wives Club
black-ish
Mayans M.C.
SWAT
NCIS: Los Angeles
Amazing Stories
Schooled
Glow
New Amsterdam
THe Conners
The Rookie
Seal Team
Pose
The Resident
Blue Bloods
911
Mom
Sydney to the Max
Captain Marvel
Avengers: Infinity War
Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet
The Neighborhood
Hunters
grown-ish
Avengers: Endgame
All American
Coop & Cami Ask the World
Good Girls
The Kominsky Method
Knight Squad
The Lovebirds
Good Trouble
This is Us
Troop Zero
Everything’s Gonna Be OK

Celebrity Alumni

These stars are straight out of Central Casting

Alison Brie
Brad Pitt
Eva Longoria
Rami Malek
Olivia Munn
Randall Park
Jaina Lee Ortiz
Gerard Butler
Kristen Wiig
James Marsden
Rosa Salazar
Jon Huertas
Tiffany Haddish
Scoot McNairy
Kesha
Derek Theler
Angel Parker
Kellan Lutz
Felicia Day
LaMonica Garrett
Sasha Alexander
Richard Cabral
Jessica Szhor
Martin Klebba
Maria Bamford
Kevin Alejandro
Jayma Mays

Press Room

July 27, 2020 - Below the Line Podcast - Featuring Central Casting’s Jennifer Bender and Clair Benjamin June 19, 2020 - Colab Inc Podcast - There to Here - Guest Jennifer Bender, Executive Vice President of Central Casting on how working as a Background Extra can be your ticket into the industry May 4, 2020 - Out of the Background Podcast - Words of Adice from Central Casting’s Elana Staehli
October 15, 2019 - SAG-AFTRA Podcast - Background Actors step forward, hosted by SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris and National Executive Director David White March 1, 2019 - The Wall Street Journal - Central Casting: Hollywood lingo for characters that look the part February 20, 2019 - The Hollywood Reporter - Stars and Stand-Ins October 31, 2017 - KCET Lost LA - Central Casting: Extra and Ethnicities October 15, 2017 - Savannah Now - Savannah locals attend open casting call for Marvel film March 22, 2017 - CNBC - the New Retirement is...not retiring October 25, 2016 - Variety - Entertainment Partners' Central Casting Unit Changes With the Times July 28, 2016 - TMZ - Gang Member Types Answer the Call April 2, 2016 - San Diego Reader - Casting call in Oceanside for 'Animal Kingdom' April 1, 2020 - Oside News - Large Turnout for 'Animal Kingdom' Open Casting Call in Oceanside February 26, 2016 - KCET - How Central Casting Found 'Racial Types' For Classical Hollywood Films January 7, 2016 - KPCC - Central Casting celebrates 90 years of placing Background Actors December 30, 2015 - Backstage - Central Casting Celebrates 90 Years December 4, 2020 - LA Times - Friday is an extra special day for Central Casting: It’s turning 90 October 19, 2015 - 99% Invisible, a Tiny Radio Show About Design - Atmospherians Episode 185 December 5, 2014 - The Wall Street Journal - Hollywood’s Bit Players at Central Casting February 26, 2012 - Sunday Morning - Central Casting Segment on CBS News Sunday Morning June 3, 2009 - NPR - Morning Edition - In Hollywood, Too Many Extras May 11, 2009 - ABC News - Need Money? Be An Extra or a Nude Model April 5, 2009 - LA Times - Wanna be an extra? Join the (growing) crowd Deember 10, 2006 - NPR Weekend Edition - Calling All Corpses: Dead Popular on Prime Time August 4, 2006 - BBC News - Joining Hollywood’s Extras Queue

Our Team


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Jennifer Bender, Executive Vice President
Adam Hochfeld, Vice President
Chris Bustard, Vice President
Mandy Glasser, Vice President
Richard Teague, Director
Layla Lazarov, Senior Manager
Elana Staehli, Manager
Oliver Knight, Manager
Bailee R., Assistant
Brad B., Casting Director
Chelsea M., Assistant
Claire B., Casting Director
Courtney J., Executive Assistant
Dave B., Website Manager
David N., Night Staff Specialist
Erica E., Casting Director
Jack S., Art Director
Jeni V., COVID-19 Safety Specialist
Jennifer T., Night Staff Specialist
Jimmy M., Casting Director
Josh E., Casting Director
Julian C., Office Safety Specialist
Kate C., Casting Director
Keith R., Assistant
Kim H., Assistant
Kristan B., Casting Director
Laura S., Training Specialist
Lauren P., Casting Director
Meghan D., Producer
Nicole H., Talent Relations Specialist
Phillip A., Night Operations Specialist
Sara V., Casting Director
Sean C., Night Staff Specialist
Shannon A., Casting Director
Shelby S., Assistant
Stevie M., Assistant
Tiffany C., Casting Director
Waleed A., Casting Director
Brad B., Casting Director
Claire B., Casting Director
Erica E., Casting Director
Jimmy M., Casting Director
Josh E., Casting Director
Kate C., Casting Director
Kristan B., Casting Director
Lauren P., Casting Director
Sara V., Casting Director
Shannon A., Casting Director
Tiffany C., Casting Director
Waleed A., Casting Director
Bailee R., Assistant
Chelsea M., Assistant
Keith R., Assistant
Kim H., Assistant
Shelby S., Assistant
Stevie M., Assistant
Jennifer Bender, Executive Vice President
George Moss, Senior Manager
Alex C., Casting Director
Andrew B., Casting Director
Anne R., Casting Director
Brittany G., Casting Director
Danielle M., Assistant
Gabbie A., Assistant
Genevieve M., Casting Director
Jeffrey W., Casting Director
Jeni V., COVID-19 Safety Specialist
Josh G., Casting Director
Julia G., Assistant
Melissa M., Assistant
Priscilla A., Registration Specialist
Yancy E., Casting Director
Alex C., Casting Director
Andrew B., Casting Director
Anne R., Casting Director
Brittany G., Casting Director
Genevieve M., Casting Director
Jeffrey W., Casting Director
Josh G., Casting Director
Yancy E., Casting Director
Danielle M., Assistant
Gabbie A., Assistant
Julia G., Assistant
Melissa M., Assistant
Jennifer Bender, Executive Vice President
Adam Hochfeld, Vice President
Toni Avalos, Senior Manager
Ali D., Casting Director
Alyssa J., Casting Director
Brandi H., Casting Director
Chana K., Night Staff Specialist
Elizabeth J., Assistant
Jeni V., COVID-19 Safety Specialist
Tina K., Casting Director
Ali D., Casting Director
Alyssa J., Casting Director
Brandi H., Casting Director
Tina K., Casting Director
Chana K., Night Staff Specialist
Elizabeth J., Assistant
Jennifer Bender, Executive Vice President
Adam Hochfeld, Vice President
Mary H., Manager
Blossom P., Casting Director
Chloe T. , Assistant
Jeni V., COVID-19 Safety Specialist
Margaret B., Registration Specialist
Blossom P., Casting Director
Mary H., Manager
Chloe T. , Assistant


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New York


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Louisiana

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For technical support ONLY, please contact 855.500.2055 or email helpme@centralcasting.com
For all other casting related inquiries, please contact the correct office below

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Central Casting Los Angeles

Office Location
300 E Magnolia Boulevard
Burbank, CA 91502
(3rd Floor, background / 6th Floor, corporate)

Phone 818 . 562 . 2700
Registration Info 818 . 562 . 2755
Fax 818 . 562 . 2786
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Central Casting New York

Office Location
5 Penn Plaza (10th Floor)
New York, NY 10001

Phone 646 . 205 . 8244
Fax 646 . 786 . 4886
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Central Casting Georgia

Office and Payroll Location
235 Peachtree Street NE, Suite 217
Atlanta, GA 30303

Phone 404 . 920 . 8011
Payroll 818 . 729 . 6450
(8am-5pm PT)
eFax 404 . 745 . 8914
Email georgiainfo@centralcasting.com
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Central Casting Louisiana

Office and Payroll Location
1450 Poydras Street, Suite 2280
New Orleans, LA 70112

Phone 504 . 684 . 2550
Payroll 504 . 648 . 8739
Fax 504 . 324 . 3543
Email louisianainfo@centralcasting.com
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Central Casting Payroll (CA, NY)

Office Location
2950 N Hollywood Way
Burbank, CA 91505

Phone 800 . 562 . 2718
(8am-5pm PT)
Phone (Clients) 818 . 955 . 6000
Fax 818 . 736 . 4458
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Entertainment Partners

Office Location
2950 N Hollywood Way
Burbank, CA 91505

Phone 818 . 955 . 6000
Marketing and
Sales Phone
818 . 955 . 6299