Work on Some of Your Favorite Shows

NOVEMBER 9, 2020
A scene with Background Actors from the TV show, Pose.
Pose (FX)

Production is back across the country and there are plenty of opportunities for you to get back on set. Central Casting is currently booking many background, Stand-In, and double roles for popular TV shows and exciting upcoming projects. If you are registered and interested in working, find out how to get cast on some of your favorite shows.

Must be registered with Central Casting

To be eligible to be booked, you must have attended an in-person Talent Onboarding session. To learn more about Talent Onboarding, required I-9 documentation, and how to make a reservation, visit your location’s Sign Up page.

Set safety

Central Casting and our productions are committed to ensuring the health and safety of everyone on set by following industry-wide protocols. Part of these procedures include COVID-19 testing prior to work dates and possible additional testing throughout your booking. To be considered for a role, you must be available without time restrictions on both the testing date(s) and work date(s), which will be listed in the job post or message you receive from a Casting Director.

Other safety measures you may encounter are productions deciding to carry background, zone systems on set, virtual fittings, and less interaction with crew members (like hair, makeup, and wardrobe). Many of our latest articles discuss these changes and offer ways for you to be successful on set.

Minors permits

There are also opportunities for your minor to get cast on TV shows and in movies. If you’re interested in finding work for your child, don’t forget to update their work permits so they remain eligible to be booked.

In Los Angeles submit a copy of the updated permit on our Minor’s Permit Update page. In New York, email a copy of the permit to

For more information on requirements in your location, please select your state below:

Respond to messages and check the Jobs page

If a Casting Director sends you a message, please respond as quickly as possible, even if the answer is no. This lets the casting team know you are not available or interested and that they can find other people who fit the look. Also, even if you don’t see the message until later, please still respond as there may be spots available.

When booking background, Casting Directors will also post to our Jobs page. If you want to get cast on TV shows, this page is a great tool to find and submit for roles you fit. Please read the job posts carefully, include the photos or materials the Casting Director has asked for, and only submit when you fit the requirements for the role.

Want to know more about the kinds of productions we cast? Here are some recent scenes featuring Background Actors booked by Central Casting.

Los Angeles

The Mandalorian

The Mandalorian (Disney+)


black-ish (ABC)


Euphoria (HBO)

Cousins for Life

Cousins for Life (Nickelodeon)

The Morning Show

The Morning Show (AppleTV+)

New York

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (NBC)


Hightown (STARZ)

The Last O.G.

The Last O.G. (TBS)


Pose (FX)


The Resident

The Resident (FOX)


MacGyver (CBS)


Dynasty (The CW)

Raising Dion

Raising Dion (Netflix)



Greyhound (AppleTV+)

Filthy Rich

Filthy Rich (FOX)

Black Box

Black Box (Amazon)

The Lovebirds

The Lovebirds (Netflix)

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By Meghan Dubitsky

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