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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.

Central Casting Los Angeles

  • All Visiting sessions are canceled through December. Visiting will return in January 2020; keep an eye on the notices section for a date announcement.
  • We are hiring a Temporary Casting Assistant to join the casting staff at our Burbank office. Learn more and apply on our Careers page.
  • On September 19, 2019, we will begin requiring reservations for all Re-Registration and Updates sessions. You can make a reservation in the Re-Registration and Updates section of the Talent page 3 days in advance from the time the event starts.
  • 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 New York

  • Our office will be closed for registration from December 23, 2019 – January 3, 2020. The normal registration schedule will resume January 6, 2020. Check our calendar for updates.

Central Casting Georgia

  • Our office will be closed for registration from December 23, 2019 – December 27, 2019 and from December 31, 2019 – January 1, 2020. The normal registration schedule will resume January 2, 2020. Check our calendar for updates.
  • 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

  • Our office will be closed for registration from December 6, 2019 – December 20, 2019. Check our calendar for schedule updates.
  • 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.

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 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.
 

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3 days ago

Central Casting

After 20 years on our casting floor in Burbank, it’s time to say goodbye 👋 We will have updates coming soon on our big changes!

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After 20 years on our casting floor in Burbank, it’s time to say goodbye 👋 We will have updates coming soon on our big changes!
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4 days ago

Central Casting

Central Casting Background Actors in winter attire pretending to be cold during July in Los Angeles 😂👌. Check out the new Merry Happy Whatever on Netflix for the holidays. Casting by Nikki and Josh.

#centralcasting #actorslife #MerryHappyWhatever #Netflix #setlife #EXTRAS #backgroundactors #christmasinjuly
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Central Casting Background Actors in winter attire pretending to be cold during July in Los Angeles 😂👌. Check out the new Merry Happy Whatever on Netflix for the holidays. Casting by Nikki and Josh.
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#centralcasting #actorslife #merryhappywhatever #netflix #setlife #extras #backgroundactors #christmasinjuly

5 days ago

Central Casting

“Russ Fest” from the latest Silicon Valley episode on HBO included several hundred background actors from Central Casting Los Angeles. Shout for it to Casting Directors Elana and Monique for their work on this one! Comment if you were there 👇

#centralcasting #siliconvalley #russfest #extras #backgroundactors #casting #hollywood #actorslife #setlife #hbo
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2 weeks ago

Central Casting

Have a Happy Thanksgiving today with the characters in your life!

#happythanksgivng #centralcasting #thanksgiving
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Have a Happy Thanksgiving today with the characters in your life!
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2 weeks ago

Central Casting

Calling all Background Actors in Los Angeles, please share if you know anyone who fits this role! ... See MoreSee Less

Calling all Background Actors in Los Angeles, please share if you know anyone who fits this role!
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