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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.

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Fresno Area – Open World Submissions

  • Now accepting submissions for the upcoming major motion picture Open World filming 5/16-5/18 near Fresno, CA. Click here to submit!

Central Casting Los Angeles

Central Casting New York Closure

  • Apr 9-29: Our office will be closed during our move to a new location. We will still be casting during this time.

Central Casting Georgia

  • Beginning in April, 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.

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  • We’re excited to announce the new Articles section! Brand new stories 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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9 hours ago

Central Casting

#Repost @christiewittenborn - costume designer from Showtime’s upcoming show I’m Dying Up Here gave her BG of the Day award to Shirletha from Central Casting Los Angeles. She is straight out of the 70’s!
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Beautiful #BGoftheday .
#iduh #iduhcostumes #1970s #losangeles #📺 @sho_dyinguphere #imdyinguphere
#centralcasting
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#Repost @christiewittenborn - costume designer from Showtime’s upcoming show I’m Dying Up Here gave her BG of the Day award to Shirletha from Central Casting Los Angeles. She is straight out of the 70’s!
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Beautiful #BGoftheday .
#iduh #iduhcostumes #1970s #losangeles #📺 @sho_dyinguphere #imdyinguphere
#centralcasting

18 hours ago

Central Casting

#Repost @imjenbender with this great shot from the top of Central Casting New York‘s new location at 5 Penn Plaza.
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Moved our NY offices this week. #viewfromthetop #nyc #centralcasting #ccny
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#Repost @imjenbender with this great shot from the top of Central Casting New York‘s new location at 5 Penn Plaza.
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Moved our NY offices this week. #viewfromthetop #nyc #centralcasting #ccny

2 days ago

Central Casting

New Girl is back for a new season! Check out all these awesome background actors from Central Casting Los Angeles! New episode tonight on Fox.

#centralcasting #newgirl #setlife #backgroundactors #extras #fox
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New Girl is back for a new season! Check out all these awesome background actors from Central Casting Los Angeles! New episode tonight on Fox.
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#centralcasting #newgirl #setlife #backgroundactors #extras #foxImage attachmentImage attachment

3 days ago

Central Casting

Central Casting Louisiana was in Baton Rouge today visiting the set of the film Greyhound and handing out flyers on the LSU campus. Register with us at our New Orleans office for a chance to work as a paid background actor. As always, no fees or experience required. Filming in Louisiana is busy right now so join in on the fun! Website (link in bio) for details.

#centralcasting #batonrouge #filmlouisiana #LSU #greyhound #tomhanks #beinamovie #extras #summerjob @ LSU
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Central Casting Louisiana was in Baton Rouge today visiting the set of the film Greyhound and handing out flyers on the LSU campus. Register with us at our New Orleans office for a chance to work as a paid background actor. As always, no fees or experience required. Filming in Louisiana is busy right now so join in on the fun! Website (link in bio) for details.
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#centralcasting #batonrouge #filmlouisiana #LSU #greyhound #tomhanks #beinamovie #extras #summerjob  @ LSUImage attachment

4 days ago

Central Casting

Central Casting New York has officially moved into our new offices on the 10th floor of the 5 Penn Plaza building! We are currently casting and will once again be available for New Registration & Updates beginning April 30th. Keep checking our website for updates.

#centralcasting #centralcastingny #nyactors #nyfilm #5pennplaza #newyork
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Central Casting New York has officially moved into our new offices on the 10th floor of the 5 Penn Plaza building! We are currently casting and will once again be available for New Registration & Updates beginning April 30th. Keep checking our website for updates.
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#centralcasting #centralcastingny #nyactors #nyfilm #5pennplaza #newyork

4 days ago

Central Casting

It’s going to be a busy summer for Background Actors in Georgia! Central Casting’s Adam Hochfeld has tips on what you can do to get booked and on set.

www.centralcasting.com/ga/
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6 days ago

Central Casting

Louisiana- we were at the French Quarter Festival today inviting people to come register with us to work on the movies and shows we are casting background actors for. Share with your friends and family and see our website for details!

#centralcasting #summerjob #filmnola #neworleans #louisiana #frenchquarter
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Louisiana- we were at the French Quarter Festival today inviting people to come register with us to work on the movies and shows we are casting background actors for. Share with your friends and family and see our website for details!
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#centralcasting #summerjob #filmnola #neworleans #louisiana #frenchquarter

7 days ago

Central Casting

Central Casting New York put in a lot of work providing the background for the new FX show #Pose by Ryan Murphy. This included 3 weekend open calls! Check out the results from the brand new trailer. Premieres June 3! ... See MoreSee Less

7 days ago

Central Casting

Los Angeles Casting Directors Claire & Alex posing in these slick Lethal Weapon senior jackets! Check out season 2 airing Tuesdays on Fox!

#centralcasting #castingdirectors #lethalweapon #lethalweaponfox #swag
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Los Angeles Casting Directors Claire & Alex posing in these slick Lethal Weapon senior jackets! Check out season 2 airing Tuesdays on Fox!
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#centralcasting #castingdirectors #lethalweapon #lethalweaponfox #swag

1 week ago

Central Casting

A lot of amazing Central Casting Los Angeles faces as background actors in this scene from The Goldbergs!
#Repost @thegoldbergsabc
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Goldberg Pride!
#thegoldbergs #centralcasting #backgroundactors #extras #setlife #actorslife #jeffgarlin #troygentile #hayleyorrantia
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A lot of amazing Central Casting Los Angeles faces as background actors in this scene from The Goldbergs!
#Repost @thegoldbergsabc
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Goldberg Pride! 
#thegoldbergs #centralcasting #backgroundactors #extras #setlife #actorslife #jeffgarlin #troygentile #hayleyorrantia

1 week ago

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Central Casting Georgia background actors at work with #kekepalmer in these behind the scenes clips of the hit show Star on Fox!

#centralcasting #star #staronfox #setlife #actorslife #extras #backgroundactors #georgiafilm @staronfox @keke #behindthescenes
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1 week ago

Central Casting

Nice reaction shot from our Central Casting Los Angeles background actors in this funny clip from the new season of Silicon Valley on HBO! We see you @jesseheiman 😂

#centralcasting #siliconvalley #extras #backgroundactors #thomasmiddleditch #funny #hbo
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2 weeks ago

Central Casting

#Repost @sosoadri from Central Casting Georgia 👇
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My little superstars from the @jidsv “Hereditary” music video came by today to see me and sign up with @central_casting 💙
Thank you to @auri.l.baby for bringing them!#straightoutofcentralcasting #centralcasting #castingkids #filmgeorgia
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#Repost @sosoadri from Central Casting Georgia 👇
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My little superstars from the @jidsv “Hereditary” music video came by today to see me and sign up with @central_casting 💙 
Thank you to @auri.l.baby for bringing them!#straightoutofcentralcasting #centralcasting #castingkids #filmgeorgia

2 weeks ago

Central Casting

#tbt to 1985 when CBS Evening News did a piece on Central Casting!

#centralcasting #hollywood #1985 #cbseveningnews #extras #actorslife #casting #80s
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2 weeks ago

Central Casting

It’s an exciting time for Background Actors in NOLA! Central Casting’s Adam Hochfeld has all the news on projects we are casting for in Louisiana. For more info and full article, go to our website at www.centralcasting.com/articles/ ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

Central Casting

Scenes featuring background actors from Central Casting New York in the new TBS show The Last O.G. ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

Central Casting

Louisiana- GET PAID TO ATTEND AN ORIGINAL 1980'S CONCERT YOU WILL NEVER FORGET! Netflix Feature Film is looking for people willing to work out of New Orleans.
Work Date: Tuesday APRIL 10th, 2018 - Pay Rate: $80/8 (Anything after 8 hours X1.5)
CALL NOW FOR A BOOKING SPOT -> 678-686-2375

#centralcasting #motleycrue #castingcall #nola #thedirt #castingcall #neworleans #houston #austin #pensacola #atlanta #netflix #actor #model
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Louisiana- GET PAID TO ATTEND AN ORIGINAL 1980S CONCERT YOU WILL NEVER FORGET! Netflix Feature Film is looking for people willing to work out of New Orleans.
Work Date: Tuesday APRIL 10th, 2018 - Pay Rate: $80/8 (Anything after 8 hours X1.5)
 CALL NOW FOR A BOOKING SPOT -> 678-686-2375
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#centralcasting #motleycrue #castingcall #nola #thedirt #castingcall #neworleans #houston #austin #pensacola #atlanta #netflix #actor #model
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