Welcome Actors

A Background Actor or extra is someone who performs in a show in a nonspeaking role, usually in the background.

Central Casting registers all kinds of talent 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 with us yet? Check out our Register page 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.
  • Completed online registration, but don’t have a reservation to visit our office? Here’s a step by step video to help you reserve a spot for registration.

Central Casting Los Angeles

  • June 20: The Stand-In – Speaker: Chad Witt at 3pm. Reserve
  • June 27: The Professional Background Actor – Speaker: Tara Nicole Tjahjadi at 3pm. Reserve
  • All Visiting sessions in June are canceled. The normal schedule will resume on Thursday, July 11 with SAG-AFTRA Visiting.
  • 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 new 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.
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Central Casting New York

  • We are hiring a full-time Casting Assistant to join our New York casting staff. Learn more and apply on our careers page.

Central Casting Georgia

  • June 21: The Professional Background Actor and Stand-In – Speaker: Travis Siniard at 10am. Reserve
  • June 26: Open registration in Norcross, GA from 10am-4pm. Looking for men and women (18+) with upscale looks and wardrobe to work on season 3 of Dynasty. Reserve now.
  • June 28: The Professional Background Actor and Stand-In – Speaker: Central Casting Staff at 10am. Reserve
  • 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

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10 hours ago

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Central Casting New York Background Actors getting their dance on in this funny scene of the new sketch show Alternatino. Check it out now on Comedy Central!

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2 days ago

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Euphoria is HBO’s newest show that premiered last night. This show features many Central Casting Los Angeles Background Actors (check out all the crosses)! Great job to our Casting Directors Elana & Karen for all their work bringing these scenes to life!

#centralcasting #euphoria #HBO #backgroundactors #setlife #actorslife #zendaya #extras #huntershafer #casting #18tly
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4 days ago

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Being Frank aka You Can Choose Your Family releases in theaters tonight. This comedy features Jim Gaffigan and Central Casting New York Background Actors. Great job to Casting Director Brittany and everyone who contributed to this movie! 👍

#centralcasting #beingfrank #youcanchooseyourfamily #nyactors #jimgaffigan #comedy #intheaters #actorslife #extras #backgroundactors
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Being Frank aka You Can Choose Your Family releases in theaters tonight. This comedy features Jim Gaffigan and Central Casting New York Background Actors. Great job to Casting Director Brittany and everyone who contributed to this movie! 👍
#centralcasting #beingfrank #youcanchooseyourfamily #nyactors #jimgaffigan #comedy #intheaters #actorslife #extras #backgroundactors

4 days ago

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Too Old to Die Young is now available on Amazon Prime Video and looks really good! The show stars Celestino Cornielle who was once a Background Actor with Central Casting. Check it out and let us know if you worked on this show when it was in production a while ago.

#centralcasting #totdy #celestinocornielle #breakoutstar #extras #setlife #actorslife #primevideo #nicolaswindingrefn #backgroundactors
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1 week ago

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Pose is back on FX tonight for season 2! This is a big project for our New York casting team with a lot of great contribution from our Background talent!

#centralcasting #backgroundactors #pose #poseonfx #setlife #actorslife #nyactors #vogue #ballroom #fx
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