What is a Background Actor?
A Background Actor is someone who performs in a show in a nonspeaking role, usually in the background. Central Casting is your go-to resource for background casting opportunities. Every day, our Casting Directors cast hundreds of Background Actors to work on popular movies and TV shows.
Do I need to complete my online application before I can work?
Yes, your online application must be completed, including uploading a photo and signing forms, before we can consider you for background work. Remember, the more thourough and accurate you are when filling out your application, the easier it is for Casting Directors to determine the types of roles you can portray.
What if I don’t know my measurements?
Your measurements are a key part of your casting profile and are used for a variety of reasons, like when booking doubles and when production provides wardrobe. Visit our Measurements page for easy-to-follow tutorial videos on taking accurate measurements.
Can I sign up my pets or vehicles to be in movies?
Casting Directors often book Background Actors with their vehicles, pets, and other props. You can add your vehicles, pets, and props during the sign up process or by logging in to your online profile. Keep in mind, if you’re booked based off the vehicle, pet, or prop information in your profile, you will be expected to show up to set with that item as described in your profile.
Once I sign up, how do I get work?
Please visit our Talent page to learn more about responding to availability inquiries, submitting for work, and everything you need to know about working with Central Casting.
Is my data secure?
Yes. Central Casting and Entertainment Partners care very much about the security of your data. Please learn more by visiting EP’s website.
What if I’m already registered with Central Casting Los Angeles, New York, Georgia, or Louisiana?
If you have completed Talent Onboarding with one of our offices, you must also complete this sign up process to be considered for roles in this region.