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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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Introducing myEP

  • Access your pay history, tax information and more info for all projects paid by Entertainment Partners at my.EP.com. Click here for more details.
Important message from Jennifer Bender

I hope this message finds you and your loved ones safe and healthy. It’s been about 9 weeks since our industry went down due to COVID-19 and I, as well as all of you, am sure ready to get back to work! But of course, we can’t do that until it is safe to do so. Having all of our financial and creative resources end so quickly has been hard on all of us. I wanted to share with you that over these weeks we have been actively involved with meeting with our clients, studios and union to partner in what will be the best path to move us forward and get back to work safely. As more information evolves, we will be sure to communicate it out to you as best we can. In the meantime, stay safe, take good care of yourself, catch up on movies and shows and spend time with your loved ones. We are thinking about all of you and hoping we all can get back to making movies and television again soon!

All my best,
Jennifer

Background payroll hours

  • Background payroll is currently available to assist with payroll questions Monday-Friday from 8am-12pm PDT and 2-5pm PDT at 800.562.2718.

All offices closed to visitors

  • We are temporarily suspending all New Registration, Re-Registration & Updates, Minors Registration, and all other Central Casting events in an abundance of caution due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. If you are ill, experiencing any symptoms, or feel you have been exposed to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) please do not visit Central Casting, accept a booking, or go to set. All Central Casting offices are closed to visitors at this time.

All Background Actors registered with Central Casting

  • Out of an abundance of caution and because your health and safety is very important to us, do not accept a booking, or go to set If you:
    • Are currently feeling unwell or have any flu like symptoms such as fever, a temperature of 100 or greater, a cough or breathing difficulties
    • Have been in close proximity with a person(s) known or suspected to have the Coronavirus (COVID-19) or under quarantine/isolation
    • Have traveled from an area with widespread or ongoing community spread of COVID-19, including New York (unless you are a NY Background Actor already residing or working in NY), Northern California, Washington State, China, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Iran, and South Korea

Special announcement

  • We’re excited to announce that our parent company, Entertainment Partners, which owns 100% of Central Casting, has acquired the casting platform We Got POP. This will improve the casting process for our productions, staff and all of our background actors. For now casting continues as normal. Stay tuned for important announcements from your Central Casting office, in the coming weeks.

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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  • Twitter is currently not connecting to our Facebook job posts. You can find all of our openings on the Jobs page of our website.

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

  • 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

  • We are looking for men and women (18+) with business attire who can portray a Japanese look to work on an exciting new series. Submit 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.

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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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1 day ago

Central Casting

Behind the scenes of Star Trek: Picard including several of our twins cast by Central Casting Los Angeles to make up the Android colony.

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Behind the scenes of Star Trek: Picard including several of our twins cast by Central Casting Los Angeles to make up the Android colony.
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#centralcasting #picard #startrek #bts #behindthescenes #androids #twins #startrekpicard #extras #backgroundactors #setlife #actorslife

1 day ago

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Space Force is officially launched on Netflix! Check out all these amazing scenes featuring many Central Casting Los Angeles Background Actors. Great job casting by Shannon & Lauren! Comment if you had a role on this one.

#centralcasting #spaceforce #netflix #stevecarrell #extras #backgroundactors #setlife #actorslife
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3 days ago

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#tbt to a 1940 scene of The Philadelphia Story featuring many of our Background Actors of that era.

#centralcasting #thephiladelphiastory #1940 #carygrant #oldhollywood #Extras #backgroundactors #katherinehepburn #jamesstewart
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#tbt to a 1940 scene of The Philadelphia Story featuring many of our Background Actors of that era.
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#centralcasting #thephiladelphiastory #1940 #carygrant #oldhollywood #extras #backgroundactors #katherinehepburn #jamesstewart

3 days ago

Central Casting

Ramy returns to Hulu this weekend for a new season and now includes Oscar winner Mahershala Ali! Great job to our Casting Director Josh and all the New York talent included in this show. 👍

#centralcasting #Ramy #ramyonhulu #backgroundactors #nyactors #setlife #actorslife #ramyyoussef #MahershalaAli #Extras #hulu
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Ramy returns to Hulu this weekend for a new season and now includes Oscar winner Mahershala Ali! Great job to our Casting Director Josh and all the New York talent included in this show. 👍
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#centralcasting #ramy #ramyonhulu #backgroundactors #nyactors #setlife #actorslife #ramyyoussef #mahershalaali #extras #hulu

4 days ago

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Congrats to one time Central Casting background actor William Belli for his daytime Emmy nom for his role on Netflix’s Eastsiders! 👏

#centralcasting #williambelli #eastsiders #netflix #daytimeemmys
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Congrats to one time Central Casting background actor William Belli for his daytime Emmy nom for his role on Netflix’s Eastsiders! 👏
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#centralcasting #williambelli #eastsiders #netflix #daytimeemmys
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