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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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Notices

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How to access your W-2s

  • Background Actor W-2s are available through Entertainment Partners. Our article Find Out How to Access Your W-2 has everything you need to know to prepare for tax season.

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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

  • Attention parents! We are adding a second day of Minors Registration and will now be registering minors on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3pm. For more information and to reserve a spot, please visit our Kids page.
  • Re-Registration and Updates times have changed. Tuesday and Thursday sessions will open (72 hours in advance) in 5 minute time slots from 9:50am-10:10am and 11:20am-11:40am.
  • 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.
  • 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 21-22: We are holding open registrations for men and women (18+) with business attire who can portray a Japanese look to work on an exciting new series. Filming will take place through May 2020. Reserve now.

Central Casting Georgia

  • We are hiring a Swing Shift Casting Assistant to join the casting staff at our Atlanta office. Learn more and apply on our Careers page.
  • 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

  • We are holding special open registration sessions the last three Thursdays in February. Come register for the first time, update your photo, or re-register to make sure you remain active and eligible to work. Check our calendar for more information.
  • We are hiring a Casting Assistant to join the casting staff at our New Orleans office. Learn more and apply on our Careers page.
  • We have moved into our new offices on the 22nd floor of Benson Tower. For more information read our article Central Casting Louisiana’s New Office.
  • 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.

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  • 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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4 days ago

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Behind the scenes of The Neighborhood showing how they recreated a Kings vs. Redwings game on a studio set. This scene required a lot of background acting from our Los Angeles talent. Casting by Nikki & Lauren.

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4 days ago

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The Photograph is in theaters now and getting great reviews. This movie involved a lot of Background Actors from Central Casting New York. Great job casting by our New York team of Lindsay, Alex & Genevieve!

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The Photograph is in theaters now and getting great reviews. This movie involved a lot of Background Actors from Central Casting New York. Great job casting by our New York team of Lindsay, Alex & Genevieve!
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5 days ago

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Our New York Casting Director Jeff W. at the wrap party for the Amazon Original Hunters with Josh Radnor. Check out the new series available for streaming on Prime February 21.

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Our New York Casting Director Jeff W. at the wrap party for the Amazon Original Hunters with Josh Radnor. Check out the new series available for streaming on Prime February 21.
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6 days ago

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Happy Presidents Day! Check out Diary of a Future President on Disney +. This new show features many Background Actors from Central Casting Los Angeles including a lot of minors. Watch it now with the family.

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Happy Presidents Day! Check out Diary of a Future President on Disney +. This new show features many Background Actors from Central Casting Los Angeles including a lot of minors. Watch it now with the family.

#centralcasting #doafp #diaryofafuturepresident #casting #disneyplus #extras #backgroundactors #kidactors #centralcastingkids

1 week ago

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Happy Valentine’s Day from all of us at Central Casting! 😍❤️😘

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Happy Valentine’s Day from all of us at Central Casting! 😍❤️😘
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2 weeks ago

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The new show on Apple+ Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet is hilarious and features many Background Actors from Central Casting Los Angeles. From the creators of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia it is definitely worth checking out.

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The new show on Apple+ Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet is hilarious and features many Background Actors from Central Casting Los Angeles. From the creators of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia it is definitely worth checking out.
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#centralcasting #mythicquest #mythicquestravensbanquet #extras #backgroundactors #actorslife #robmcelhenney #imanihakim #iasip
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