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A Background Actor or extra is someone who performs in a show in a nonspeaking role, usually in the background.

Central Casting registers minors from 15 days old to 17 years old to appear in our legendary database. Every day, our in-house Casting Directors use that database to cast thousands of Background Actors, Stand-Ins, photo doubles, and other roles on set, often for the following day.

Haven’t registered your minor yet? Choose your location to get started.

 

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Notices

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Introducing the online registration process

  • We are excited to announce our new online registration process in all offices! To register, just fill out your information on our website, then make a reservation to visit your local office to complete paperwork and take your casting photo. To read the full instructions and begin the online registration process, visit our Register page.

All Offices

  • Apr 19: Our offices will be closed for registration on Friday, April 19. We will resume normal registration hours on Monday, April 22.

Central Casting Los Angeles

  • Looking for TWIN newborn babies who can portray a Caucasian look with brown hair and are between 1-4 months old. Filming will take place between April 11 – May 17 with work dates TBD. Check our flyer for more information.
  • Want to work on season 4 of the hit TNT series Animal Kingdom? We are looking for men and women (18+) to portray real Oceanside flavor. Filming will take place February-April in Oceanside and San Onofre, CA. You can submit your information online to be considered for future roles. Submit now.
  • Event Reservations: We are now offering reservations for Visiting, Central Casting University, and other events. To make a reservation for an event, visit the Los Angeles calendar on the Talent page of our website. Select the event you wish to attend and click on the reservation link. If you do not see a reservation link, the event does not require a reservation. Note: You should always check the notices and calendar for updates before coming to our office.
  • We are excited to announce a new way for you to retrieve your details! Instead of having to call an Info Box, the “Details Blog” will allow you to receive your location, wardrobe, hair & makeup, and other important call information through our Details page, a show name, and 4-digit passcode that will be sent to you via text message.
  • Be sure to LIKE our Los Angeles Kids Facebook page for the latest minors job posts.

Central Casting Georgia

  • In order for Central Casting to obtain a work permit for your child, they must be issued a certification number from the state of Georgia. To obtain a certification number, visit the Georgia DOL website and fill out the short form. Once completed, you will receive an email with your child’s certificate number (consists of 1 letter and 4 numbers) within 1 business day. Bring this number when you register your minor at Central Casting. If already registered, please email us your child’s name and certificate number at georgiainfo@centralcasting.com and put GDOL Certificate in the subject line.

Central Casting Louisiana

  • Apr 15, 17, and 18: It’s walk-in registration week! Want to register with Central Casting Louisiana? Just complete our online registration process then visit our office anytime between 10am-4pm with your required I-9 documentation to fill out paperwork and get your photo taken for our casting system.
  • Apr 22: The Stand-In – Speaker: Adam Hochfeld at 10am. Reserve now.
  • Apr 25: Our office will close for registration at 12pm.
  • Details related to the Louisiana Residency Form.

Are you getting our texts?

  • Are you a T-Mobile customer? T-Mobile has released a feature that allows their customers to “opt-out” of business messages. In order to receive text messages from Central Casting, T-Mobile users will need to contact T-Mobile support at 1-800-866-2453 and ask for this feature to be turned off. Once the opt-out is removed, you will be able to receive messages from Central Casting. Even if you are a T-Mobile customer who has received text messages from Central Casting in the past, please check with T-Mobile to ensure you do not have the opt-out feature enabled.

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Check out our Articles section

  • Brand new articles are available now. Each article has a quick poll. Be sure to cast your votes. Keep checking back as we continue to post regular new content.
 

News Feed

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2 days ago

Central Casting

Bless This Mess premieres tonight on ABC. Great job to our Los Angeles casting team of Claire, Alex & Nikki for their work providing the Stand-ins and Background Actors. Comment if you had a chance to work on set for this production?

#centralcasting #blessthismess #ABC #lakebell #daxshepard #standins #setlife #actorslife #newshow #backgroundactors
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Bless This Mess premieres tonight on ABC. Great job to our Los Angeles casting team of Claire, Alex & Nikki for their work providing the Stand-ins and Background Actors. Comment if you had a chance to work on set for this production?
 
#centralcasting #blessthismess #ABC #lakebell #daxshepard #standins #setlife #actorslife #newshow #backgroundactors

2 days ago

Central Casting

Great pic from @the_kreative_unikorn after registering at our Louisiana office in New Orleans!
#centralcasting #filmnola #actorslife #nolafilm #centralcastingnola
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Great pic from @the_kreative_unikorn after registering at our Louisiana office in New Orleans!
#centralcasting #filmnola #actorslife #nolafilm #centralcastingnola

4 days ago

Central Casting

#MotivationMonday provided by Michele Azenzer-Bear who recently worked as an Assistant Director on Besties, Living Biblically, and Mike & Molly and has been a guest speaker at Central Casting University. Comment if you've had a chance to work with or meet Michele!

#centralcasting #director #assistantdirector #inspiration #setlife #backgroundactor #extras
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#MotivationMonday provided by Michele Azenzer-Bear who recently worked as an Assistant Director on Besties, Living Biblically, and Mike & Molly and has been a guest speaker at Central Casting University. Comment if youve had a chance to work with or meet Michele!

#centralcasting #director #assistantdirector #inspiration #setlife #backgroundactor #extras

6 days ago

Central Casting

Shoutout to our parent company @EntertainmentPartners and their Scenechronize app for their contribution in keeping the Game of Thrones plot under wraps! The final season begins Sunday on HBO!

Entertainment Partners
With WINTER COMING, the last thing you’d want to worry about is information security. Thanks for the #Scenechronize shout out, Nikolaj.
Can’t wait until Sunday!

#GameOfThrones #GOTs8 Game of Thrones Jimmy Kimmel Live The Talk #SpoilerFree #JaimeLannister #PoweredByEP #Scripts #HBO #InformationSecurity
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1 week ago

Central Casting

We were excited to have some special guests join our visiting session today at Central Casting Los Angeles. Including SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris. Thanks to everyone for all their great questions and feedback!

#centralcasting #sag #gabriellecarteris #actorslife #setlife #backgroundactors #sagactors @ Central Casting #sagaftra
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We were excited to have some special guests join our visiting session today at Central Casting Los Angeles. Including SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris. Thanks to everyone for all their great questions and feedback!
 
#centralcasting #sag #gabriellecarteris #actorslife #setlife #backgroundactors #sagactors @ Central Casting #sagaftraImage attachment
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