Our article categories will help you find all the information you need to be a successful Background Actor.

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Industry Essentials

How to Get Booked As a Double

There are different types of doubles with unique responsibilities, here’s what you need to know to get booked as a double and succeed on set.

News & Updates articles.

News & Updates

Want to stay informed about our new casting features and what projects we’re working on? Bookmark this page so you’re always up to date with the latest from Central Casting.

Best You articles.

Best You

We want to help you be successful, whether you want to be a professional Background Actor or an expert Stand-In. Follow these tips and you’ll be on your way to impressing on set.

Industry Essentials.

Industry Essentials

There’s a lot to know about being a Background Actor, and even more about the entertainment industry itself. Become an expert on how your favorite movies and TV shows get made with these industry essentials.

How to Become a Background Actor articles.

How to Become a Background Actor

Our How to Become a Background Actor series takes an in-depth look at everything you need to know to become a Background Actor with Central Casting.

Casting Directors articles.

Casting Directors

Every day our Casting Directors put hundreds of people on set. They share stories of casting iconic scenes, how the casting process works, and how you can set yourself up for success.

Assistant Directors articles.

Assistant Directors

The Assistant Director is often the crew member responsible for Background Actors on set. Hear from the industry’s leading AD’s about their time on set, what makes a successful Background Actor, and what they look for in Stand-Ins.

Stand-Ins articles.


A Stand-In takes the place of a principal actor for rehearsals, camera blocking, and lighting setups. Learn more about the different types of Stand-Ins, what they do, and how you can book Stand-Ins jobs.

Kids articles.


Central Casting registers babies 15 days old to teenagers 17 years old. Find out how to sign your minor up and get them background acting work.

Payroll articles.


From filling out your voucher to getting your paycheck, we’ve got all your Central Casting/Entertainment Partners payroll questions covered.

Wardrobe articles.


A big part of being a Background Actor is putting together your wardrobe for set. Here are some tips to help you get the perfect look.

Hair and Makeup articles.

Hair & Makeup

You will often need to show up to set camera ready. Check out these guides to help you get the perfect hair and makeup for your role.

Central Cast articles.

Central Cast

Take a look at the behind-the-scenes work that went into casting Background Actors, Stand-Ins, and doubles for some of Hollywood’s biggest movies and TV shows.

Hollywood History articles.

Hollywood History

Central Casting was founded in 1925, around the time the film industry really started to take off. Learn more about our rich history and stories about how the entertainment industry has evolved over the last century.

Celebrity Alumni articles.

Celebrity Alumni

Throughout Central Casting’s 90 plus year history, many successful actors and actresses have signed up with us on their way to stardom. Who knows, you may be the next star straight out of Central Casting.