CBS’s ‘The Equalizer’ Needs Talent + Other Great Background Casting Calls

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Those searching for extra-acting jobs have come to the right place. Each week, we update this roundup to include the latest gigs in the industry for background work. From CBS’s “The Equalizer” to a new FX series starring Michelle Williams, these are the best background casting calls looking for talent now. 

CBS Television Series

Roman Candle Casting is seeking Brooklyn, New York City-based talent, aged talent of color, aged 18–35, to portray kiki ball attendees in background roles in CBS’s “The Equalizer.” Additionally, production is seeking trans and nonbinary talent, aged 18–23, who are comfortable portraying conversion camp victims. Talent will work on Feb. 29–March 1 in Staten Island, New York, for conversion camp victims and March 5 in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, for ball attendees. Pay is $176–$208 per day.

Want this gig? Apply here.

“Dying for Sex”

Grant Wilfley Casting is seeking talent for “Dying for Sex,” a new FX series starring Michelle Williams based on a podcast of the same name. A white female actor, age 25–45, is wanted as a photo double for Williams. Talent must meet height requirements and be willing to cut and dye her hair to match Williams’. Additionally, production is seeking 6–12-month-old twins to portray the twin children of a principal character. Filming will take place between March 1–April 30 for Williams’ photo double and on March 22 for the twin infants. Pay is $253 per day for approximately 40 days of work for the photo double and $500 per twin for eight hours of work.

Want this gig? Apply here for the photo double, and apply here for the twin actors.

“Richland Heights” Season 2

Richland Heights,” a faith-based scripted series from Kingdom Salvation Films, is seeking actors, aged 18 and older, for various roles for its second season, including background roles portraying cheerleaders, football players, teachers, and students. Work dates are TBD. Pay is $100–$500 for up to two days of work, with travel, meals, and out-of-state accommodations provided.

Want this gig? Apply here.

“A Love Story”

Rachita Kapoor Casting is currently seeking Glasgow, Scotland-based talent, aged 18–60, to portray library patrons, hospital staff, and more in background roles in “A Love Story,” an upcoming feature dramedy. Filming will take place between March 3 and 19 in and around Glasgow. Pay is £104.20 for up to 10 hours per day.

Want this gig? Apply here.

“Too Much For One Heart”

HBG Casting is seeking talent for an upcoming feature film from Paramount Pictures. Hudson Valley, New York-based talent, aged 18–65, is wanted to portray doctors, wellness center staff, and more in background roles. Filming will take place on select dates between Jan. 31–March 10. Pay is $128–$243 per day.

Want this gig? Apply here.

Netflix Feature (KP)

Talent with their own ice skates and real pregnant women, aged 18 and older, are wanted for background roles in a Korean Netflix feature film. Talent will work in NYC through the spring. Pay is $176–$208 per day.

Want this gig? Apply here.

“Where to Land”

Join the cast of “Where to Land,” a comedy feature film from Hal Hartley. In addition to talent, aged 18–75, for various credited roles, including leads, production is seeking talent, aged 18–35, to portray stylists, makeup artists, and more in background roles. Filming will take place in April in NYC. Pay is $130 per day for background talent and $232 per day for all other roles.

Want this gig? Apply here.

“The American”

Casting is underway for “The American,” an action-drama feature. Actors, aged 6–80, are wanted for various roles in the film, including background roles portraying political aides, ballroom dancers, and more. Filming will take place in L.A. with dates TBD. Pay is $100–$250 per day. 

Want this gig? Apply here.

“Walking Enigmas”

Casting is underway for “Walking Enigmas,” an American crime-drama limited series about a man from New Orleans, Louisiana, who has taken it upon himself to complete his father's mission. In addition to talent, aged 23–74, for leads and supporting roles, including the protagonist Theodore, the production is seeking background actors, aged 18 and older. Filming will begin on July 13, 2024, in New Orleans. Pay is $50 for two hours of work.

Want this gig? Apply here.

“Spider-Man: Fallout,” Fan Film

Casting is underway for “Spider-Man: Fallout,” a “Spider-Man” fan film set in a world where heroes are on the brink of peace and Miles Morales, a.k.a. Spider-Man, faces a slew of consequences when taking on Kindred, the city’s greatest nightmare. Georgia-based talent, aged 10–70, is wanted for various on-camera and voiceover roles, including background roles portraying pedestrians, protestors, police, and more. Stunt training will be required for specific background roles, including pilots, gunmen, and more. Additionally, production is hiring multiple crew positions, including a director, a makeup artist, and more. Talent will work in Fall 2024 in NYC, with rehearsals preceding three to six months prior. Pay is $50–$200 per week. 

Want this gig? Apply here.