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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 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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Online registration process

  • 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

  • We are looking for newborn to 3 month old Caucasian, Asian, and African American looking twins or singles to appear on a popular TV series. If interested, please email your contact information, the child’s date of birth, sizes, and a current photo with the subject line “Newborn” to BaileeRsubmissions@centralcasting.com.
  • Jan 23: The Professional Background Actor – Speaker: Cindy King at 3pm. Reserve
  • We have moved into our new offices at 300 E Magnolia Blvd. in Burbank. All visits to Central Casting require an online reservation. For more information read our article Central Casting Los Angeles Has Moved.
  • We are hiring a 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.
  • Be sure to LIKE our Los Angeles Kids Facebook page for the latest minors job posts.

Central Casting New York

  • Feb 8: Open registration for Pose for Union and Non-Union talent who appear 18-35 to portray African American and Latinx gay men and transgender men and women for 1990s HOUSE BALL scenes. Reserve Now.

Central Casting Georgia

  • 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

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1 day ago

Central Casting

Great casting by our New York team of Lindsay & Andrew for their work on Apple TV+’s newest show Little America. This scene set in Uganda was filmed in New Jersey and other big scenes feature many of our Background Actors! Comment if you worked on this show and let us know the type of role 👇

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Great casting by our New York team of Lindsay & Andrew for their work on Apple TV+’s newest show Little America. This scene set in Uganda was filmed in New Jersey and other big scenes feature many of our Background Actors! Comment if you worked on this show and let us know the type of role  👇
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#centralcasting #littleamerica #nyactors #uganda #appletvplus #extras #backgroundactors #setlife #actorslife #casting

2 days ago

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#Repost @purpleboo224 after signing up at Central Casting New York 👍

🗣🗣When they say you have a certain look and you should put it to good use.........And so the journey begins...... #setlife #casting #teamnosleep #failureisnotanoption #jackofalltrades #hustlehard #underdog #justagirlfromnewark #selfmade #momof2 #Wifeof1 #Rising🌟@central_casting 💜💯♟🎞🎬
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#Repost @purpleboo224 after signing up at Central Casting New York 👍
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🗣🗣When they say you have a certain look and you should put it to good use.........And so the journey begins...... #setlife #casting #teamnosleep #failureisnotanoption #jackofalltrades #hustlehard #underdog #justagirlfromnewark #selfmade #momof2 #wifeof1 #rising🌟@central_casting 💜💯♟🎞🎬
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5 days ago

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Please share if you know anyone in the Los Angeles area who may be interested!

5 days ago

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Who’s excited that New Amsterdam was just renewed for 3 more seasons?!? I know our team at Central Casting New York is as this NBC show features a lot of Background Actors.

#centralcasting #nyactors #actorslife #newamsterdam #casting #setlife #actorsnyc #backgroundactors
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Who’s excited that New Amsterdam was just renewed for 3 more seasons?!? I know our team at Central Casting New York is as this NBC show features a lot of Background Actors.
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5 days ago

Central Casting

Congrats to our Casting Directors nominated for Favorite Casting Director at the 2nd Annual Los Angeles’Blurry’ Awards this weekend. Elana Staehli (pictured), Ajay Dass and the winner of the award Brad Bittner! Well deserved 🎉👏🙌

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Congrats to our Casting Directors nominated for Favorite Casting Director at the 2nd Annual Los Angeles’Blurry’ Awards this weekend. Elana Staehli (pictured), Ajay Dass and the winner of the award Brad Bittner! Well deserved 🎉👏🙌
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