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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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  • Sep 3: We will be closed to the public for Labor Day. Normal registration hours will resume on 9/4.

Central Casting Los Angeles

  • 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 a clickable link and 4-digit passcode that will be sent to you via text message.
  • Be sure to LIKE our new Los Angeles Kids Facebook page for the latest minors job posts.

Central Casting New York

  • We will be having 2 Open Registrations on 8/24 and 8/27 at 4pm for adults (ages 18+) to portray female migrants from Central and South America in an immigration detention center. Talent already registered with Central Casting New York do not need to attend. Click here for details and be sure to reserve a spot as space is limited.
  • We will be having Minors Registration for Fridays on 8/3, 8/17, 8/24 and 8/31. Call 646-741-6549 and listen to a message for requirements. Click here for details and be sure to reserve a spot.
  • To register and update in New York you must reserve a spot in one of our registration or update sessions. You will not be admitted to registration without a scheduled appointment. Click here to reserve now!

Central Casting Georgia

  • Beginning in April, 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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2 days ago

Central Casting

One more great open call in Savannah, Georgia today! We are excited about casting the background actors and stand-ins for this upcoming project which will require the contribution of many Savannah locals.

#centralcasting #savannahgeorgia #savannah #opencall #castingcall @ Savannah, Georgia
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4 days ago

Central Casting

Central Casting Los Angeles background actors working on the final season of HBO’s hit show Veep!
#centralcasting #backgroundactors #extras #behindthescenes #hollywood

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The outsiders insider @timothycsimons #jonahryanforpresident #veep #finalseason #setlife
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1 week ago

Central Casting

Ballers is back for season 4 tonight on HBO! Great work to our Casting team and talent in Los Angeles for all their work on this one!

#centralcasting #ballers #hboballers #hbo #therock #dwaynejohnson #extras #centralcast #backgroundactors #hollywood #russellbrand @ Los Angeles, California
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