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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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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.

Central Casting Los Angeles

  • Aug 22: The Professional Background Actor – Speaker: Thomas Boucher at 3pm. Reserve.
  • We are hiring a Casting Assistant to join the casting staff at our Burbank office. Learn more and apply on our Careers page.
  • You can now update your minors height, weight and wardrobe sizes online! It is important that we have accurate sizes of your minors in our casting database. Click here to update.
  • 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 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

  • We are hiring an Overnight Casting Assistant to join the casting staff at our Atlanta office. Learn more and apply on our Careers page.
  • You can now update your minors height, weight and wardrobe sizes online! It is important that we have accurate sizes of your minors in our casting database. Click here to update.
  • 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

  • We are hiring a Casting Assistant to join the casting staff at our New Orleans office. Learn more and apply on our Careers page.
  • You can now update your minors height, weight and wardrobe sizes online! It is important that we have accurate sizes of your minors in our casting database. Click here to update.
  • Details related to the Louisiana Residency Form.

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  • 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 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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  • 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.
 

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3 days ago

Central Casting

Check out all the Central Casting Los Angeles Background Actors cast by Elana and Monique in the new trailer of Silicon Valley’s 6th and final season! Great work to all those in these challenging scenes!

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3 days ago

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Rest In Peace to 2 time academy award nominee Peter Fonda best known for starring in and producing the iconic Easy Rider (1969)

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Rest In Peace to 2 time academy award nominee Peter Fonda best known for starring in and producing the iconic Easy Rider (1969)
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4 days ago

Central Casting

Final episode ever of Elementary tonight on CBS. Great job to our New York Background Actors and Casting Director Chad and Casting Assistant Andrew for contributing to this 7th and final season. Comment if you worked on this one 🗯

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Final episode ever of Elementary tonight on CBS. Great job to our New York Background Actors and Casting Director Chad and Casting Assistant Andrew for contributing to this 7th and final season. Comment if you worked on this one 🗯
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4 days ago

Central Casting

Thanks to our non-union talent who attended today’s Visiting session with our Los Angeles Casting Directors. Great questions and great feedback!

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Thanks to our non-union talent who attended today’s Visiting session with our Los Angeles Casting Directors. Great questions and great feedback!
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#centralcasting #casting #actorslife #burbank #laactors #castingdirectors

6 days ago

Central Casting

Why Women Kill is a new show that takes place during the 60s, 80s and modern day. Great work to our Los Angeles Background Actors and Casting Directors Nikki & Kate for bringing these eras to life. Watch on CBS All Access starting August 15.

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Why Women Kill is a new show that takes place during the 60s, 80s and modern day. Great work to our Los Angeles Background Actors and Casting Directors Nikki & Kate for bringing these eras to life. Watch on CBS All Access starting August 15.
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