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

Falcon and the Winder Soldier
Law and Order: Organized Crime
Run the World
Big Shot
Rebel
Them
Home Eceonomics
Rutherford Falls
Punky Brewster
WandaVision
Coming 2 America
Call Your Mother
The Secrets of Sulphur Springs
The Little Things
The Equalizer
Kenan
Mr. Mayor
The Crew
Chicken Girls
Shameless
Side Hustle
FBI
Greys Anatomy
B Positive
Saved By the Bell
Bunk'd
Call Me Kat
FBI: Most Wanted
This Is Us
Pose
The Mandalorian
Blackish
Prodigal Son
Euphoria
911 Lonestar
Ratched
Evil Eye
Cobra Kai
All That
The Boys in the Band
Dollface
Filthy Rich
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Superstore
Danger Force
Fatal Affair
Hightown
Little Voice
Never Have I Ever
Love Victor
New Mutants
Power Book II: Ghost
Search Party
Space Force
Truth Be Told
Younger
Star Trek: Picard
Sinner
Mixedish
Animal Kingdom
Grace and Frankie
Brooklyn 99
The Last OG
Last Man Standing
Goliath
Law and 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
AP Bio
Little America
Macgyver
Black Monday
You
Young Sheldon
Lucifer
Greyhound
Station 19
Diary of a Future President
Hollywood
Snowfall
Dear White People
The Other Two
The Politician
Just Roll With It
Atypical
American Horror Story 1984
American Housewife
Ramy
Cousins For Life
The Goldbergs
For All Mankind
The Morning Show
Unicorn
Mayans MC
SWAT
NCIS: LA
Amazing Stories
New Amsterdam
The Conners
The Rookie
Seal Team
The Resident
Blue Bloods
911
Mom
Sydney To the Max
Captain Marvel
Avengers: Infinity War
Mythic Quest
The Neighborhood
Hunters
Grownish
Avengers: Endgame
All American
Coop and Cami
Good Girls
The Kominsky Method
The Lovebirds
Good Trouble
Troop Zero
Everything's Gonna Be Ok
Unhinged
American Made
Ant Man & the Wasp
Black and Blue
Black Box
Dr. Birds Advice for Sad Poets
Brockmire
Capone
Deepwater Horizon
Girls Trip
Jumanji
Lady and the Tramp
Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase
On Becoming a God in Central Florida
The Passage
Scream
Star
The Dirt
The Gifted
The Hunt
Thor: Ragnarok
Jurassic World

Celebrity Alumni

These stars are straight out of Central Casting

Coming Soon

Press Room

July 27, 2020 - Below the Line Podcast - Featuring Central Casting’s Jennifer Bender and Claire 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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Louisiana

Jennifer Bender, Executive Vice President
Adam Hochfeld, Vice President
Chris Bustard, Vice President
Mandy Glasser, Vice President
Richard Teague, Director
Layla Lazarov, Senior Manager
Justin Mann , Manager
Elana Staehli, Manager
Oliver Knight, Manager
Andrea T., Talent Onboarding Specialist
Andrew M., Assistant
Celena S., Assistant
Chelsea D., Assistant
Claire B., Casting Director
Colleen T., Assistant
Courtney J., Executive Assistant
Dave B., Website Manager
David N., Night Staff Specialist
Dawaelyne J., Assistant
Dayanara R., Assistant
Ella E., Assistant
Erica E., Casting Director
Ethan G., Assistant
Hayley B., Assistant
Jack S., Art Director
Jeni V., COVID-19 Safety Specialist
Jennifer T., Night Staff Specialist
Jessica P., Assistant
Jimmy M., Casting Director
Josh E., Casting Director
Julian C., Office Safety Specialist
Kate C., Casting Director
Katherine J., Assistant
Kristan B., Casting Director
Laura S., Training Specialist
Lauren P., Casting Director
Marie G., Talent Onboarding Specialist
Meghan D., Producer
Miguel L., Assistant
Nicole H., Talent Onboarding Specialist
Phillip A., Night Operations Specialist
Sara V., Casting Director
Sean C., Night Staff Specialist
Shanell S., Assistant
Shannon A., Casting Director
Shelby S., Casting Director
Shelly F., Assistant
Sophia K., Assistant
Stevie M., Casting Director
Taylor P., Client Relations Specialist
Tiffany C., Casting Director
Waleed A., Casting Director
Justin Mann, Manager
Elana Staehli, Manager
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
Shelby S., Casting Director
Stevie M., Casting Director
Tiffany C., Casting Director
Waleed A., Casting Director
Andrew M., Assistant
Celena S., Assistant
Chelsea D., Assistant
Colleen T., Assistant
Dawaelyne J., Assistant
Dayanara R., Assistant
Ella E., Assistant
Ethan G., Assistant
Hayley B., Assistant
Jessica P., Assistant
Katherine J., Assistant
Miguel L., Assistant
Shanell S., Assistant
Shelly F., Assistant
Sophia K., Assistant
Jennifer Bender, Executive Vice President
George Moss, Director
Brittany G., Manager
Alex C., Casting Director
Andrew B., Casting Director
Anne R., Casting Director
Danielle M., Assistant
Gabbie A., Casting Director
Genevieve M., Casting Director
Jack N., Assistant
Jeffrey W., Casting Director
Jeni V., COVID-19 Safety Specialist
Josh G., Casting Director
Keith R., Assistant
Kyle B., Assistant
Lauren A., Assistant
Leo V., Assistant
Melissa M., Casting Director
Priscilla A., Talent Onboarding Specialist
Yancy E., Casting Director
Brittany G., Manager
Alex C., Casting Director
Andrew B., Casting Director
Anne R., Casting Director
Gabbie A., Casting Director
Genevieve M., Casting Director
Jeffrey W., Casting Director
Josh G., Casting Director
Melissa M., Casting Director
Yancy E., Casting Director
Danielle M., Assistant
Jack N., Assistant
Keith R., Assistant
Kyle B., Assistant
Lauren A., Assistant
Leo V., Assistant
Jennifer Bender, Executive Vice President
Adam Hochfeld, Vice President
Toni Avalos, Senior Manager
Alyssa J., Casting Director
Brandi H., Casting Director
Chana K., Casting Director
Elizabeth J., Casting Director
Jeni V., COVID-19 Safety Specialist
Jessica M., Assistant
Rowena R., Talent Onboarding Specialist
Tina K., Casting Director
Toni Avalos, Senior Manager
Alyssa J., Casting Director
Brandi H., Casting Director
Chana K., Casting Director
Elizabeth J., Casting Director
Tina K., Casting Director
Jessica M., Assistant
Jennifer Bender, Executive Vice President
Adam Hochfeld, Vice President
Mary H., Manager
Blossom P., Casting Director
Jeni V., COVID-19 Safety Specialist
Margaret B., Talent Onboarding Specialist
Mary H., Manager
Blossom P., Casting Director


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New York


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Louisiana

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Contact Central Casting

For technical support ONLY, please contact 855.500.2055, helpme@centralcasting.com, or tech support chat
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)

Visit by reservation only

Phone 818 . 562 . 2700
Talent Onboarding 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

Visit by reservation only

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

Visit by reservation only

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

Visit by reservation only

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