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Become a part of Central Casting’s legendary database. It’s free and easy to get started. Complete both registration steps so you can get booked on movies and TV shows.

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Fill out the online portion of registration and make a reservation to visit our office. You must finish the online portion before coming to our office to complete registration.

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(Completed online registration? Go to step 2)

Didn’t complete online registration? Resume

Visit our office

Complete registration by bringing your required documentation to your reserved session at our Burbank office. There you’ll complete paperwork, an orientation, and take a photo for our database.

Completed online registration, but don’t have a reservation?

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(In Los Angeles, reservations open exactly 3 days from when registration starts at 9:10am)

Tip: Check at 9:10am on Sunday, Tuesday, or Friday morning as 87 spots will open then.

Already registered? Stay up to date with all the latest on our Talent page.

220 S Flower Street
Burbank, CA 91502
(between Olive and Alameda)

Mon 9:10am | Wed 9:10am | Fri 9:10am

Minors: Tuesday 3pm

See our Kids page for more info on minor’s registration

* Check our Calendar for closures and cancellations

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Registration times are for new SAG-AFTRA and non-union Background Actors with a reservation. Please do not arrive more than 10 minutes early.



Regularly check this calendar for the Central Casting Los Angeles office. Alternative web accessible version.

September 2019

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
  • Closed for Registration
  • Re-Registration & Updates (Adults)
  • Re-Registration & Updates (Adults)
  • Minors Registration & Updates
  • New Registration (Adults)
  • Visiting (SAG-AFTRA)
  • Re-Registration & Updates (Adults)
  • Re-Registration & Updates (Adults)
  • New Registration (Adults)
  • New Registration (Adults)
  • Re-Registration & Updates (Adults)
  • Re-Registration & Updates (Adults)
  • Minors Registration & Updates
  • New Registration (Adults)
  • Visiting (SAG-AFTRA)
  • Re-Registration & Updates (Adults)
  • Re-Registration & Updates (Adults)
  • New Registration (Adults)
  • New Registration (Adults)
  • Re-Registration & Updates (Adults)
  • Re-Registration & Updates (Adults)
  • Minors Registration & Updates
  • New Registration (Adults)
  • Visiting (Non-Union)
  • *Reservations Required* Re-Registration & Updates (Adults)
  • *Reservations Required* Re-Registration & Updates (Adults)
  • New Registration (Adults)
  • New Registration (Adults)
  • *Reservations Required* Re-Registration & Updates (Adults)
  • *Reservations Required* Re-Registration & Updates (Adults)
  • Minors Registration & Updates
  • New Registration (Adults)
  • Visiting (Non-Union)
  • *Reservations Required* Re-Registration & Updates (Adults)
  • *Reservations Required* Re-Registration & Updates (Adults)
  • New Registration (Adults)
  • New Registration (Adults)

Registration FAQs

A Background Actor or extra is someone who performs in a show in a nonspeaking role, usually in the background. Central Casting registers Background Actors to appear in our legendary database. Every day, our in-house Casting Directors use that database to cast thousands of Background Actors to work on set, often for the following day.
We need you to come in person to complete your registration by taking your profile photo and completing employee onboarding paperwork.
Do your best to answer all the questions as you will not be able to proceed without making a selection. Changes can be made when you visit the office.
Please use your current address. If necessary, addresses can be changed at any time by visiting our office.
The registration process requires submission of all relevant information. Each page has information that is required.
Each page requires some information before you can proceed to the next question. Check the page to ensure each required field has an appropriate response.
A unique email address is required for each individual to register and build an online talent profile.
No. A unique email address is required for each individual to register and build an online talent profile.
No. You can only register for yourself. At this time, minors must be registered in person.
Minors have different requirements when registering and must be registered in person. Please visit our Kids page for more information.
No. We only accept registration information through our secure online registration process or in person.
No. Each new registrant will have a photo taken by Central Casting for their talent profile.
In accordance with federal law, Central Casting is only able to hire those who are authorized to work in the United States.
Work is not guaranteed. Registering with Central Casting makes you eligible to be booked for work should you fit the needs of our production clients.
You can only set up a single talent profile.
We register you, the individual. As you register, you may add vehicles, pets, and other props you have to your profile.
Please visit our Talent page for all relevant information.
No, you are responsible for securing your own work. As you submit for different work opportunities and roles, you will likely interact with several of our Casting Directors.
When you log in, you will be directed to make a reservation to complete your registration. If no reservations are available, try again later. New reservations are added regularly and others become available through cancellations.
New sessions open up exactly 3 days from the time the event starts. If all dates show ”unavailable,” then sessions are either currently filled or not yet open. Check back often, as spots can open up any time due to cancellations.
Please review the email that was sent you from to cancel or change your reservation.
If you successfully made a reservation, but did not receive an email, check your junk and other non-inbox folders. You can also search your email for to locate your reservation confirmation.
No specific look is required. Please come to our office dressed in the attire that you think best represents you, ready to take your photo.
Yes. Central Casting and our parent company, Entertainment Partners, care very much about the security of your data. Please learn more by visiting EP’s website.
Don’t worry. When you’re famous, you’ll know.
Should you have any trouble you can’t resolve, please email: Please include the office location you’d like to register with and your phone number in your email so we can contact you. We will do our best to respond to questions within 48 hours.

Those without required documentation (unexpired originals only, no photocopies) to accompany the I-9 form will be turned away.

Must bring identification showing date of birth for the Age Verification form.

Please bring your current SAG-AFTRA card/receipt issued by SAG-AFTRA with you to registration.
Guests, minors and pets cannot be accommodated. Visit our Kids page for more information on minor registration.
You can take a new profile photo at one of your office’s Re-Registration and Updates sessions. Check the Re-Registration and Updates FAQs on the Talent page for more information.
Updates and Re-Registration are completed in person at all of our offices (Los Angeles, New York, Georgia, Louisiana). Please review our article, When Should I Re-Register and Update?
Registration is approximately three to four hours.
Free street parking or take the Metrolink to Burbank-Downtown.
No, but you need to be able to work in the Los Angeles area.

Registration with Central Casting is a privilege, not a right. We respectfully reserve the right to refuse registration to anyone.

Central Casting is a participant in the E-Verify program. We will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with information from each new employee’s I-9 form to confirm employment authorization. Note: If the government cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, we are required to provide you with written instructions and an opportunity to contact the SSA and/or DHS before taking adverse action against you, including terminating your employment.