Play High Schoolers in an HBO Max TV Series + 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 “Fallout” to “The Gilded Age,” these are the best background casting calls hiring now.  

HBO Max TV Series

Roman Candle Casting is seeking talent for an undisclosed HBO Max series. Talent, aged 8–50, is wanted to portray 1920s partygoers, high schoolers, and more in background roles. The project is also seeking a female hand double who can play piano, aged 18–40. Talent will work in Jersey City and NYC, with fittings as early as June 22. Pay is $165–$192 per day.

Want this gig? Apply here.

“The Gilded Age” Season 2—Troy and Albany, NY, Shoot

Season 2 of the HBO period drama “The Gilded Age” is seeking Black male talent in and around Albany and Troy, New York, to portray churchgoers and pedestrians in background roles. COVID-19 testing will begin on July 29 for fitting and shoot dates throughout August. Pay is $165–$182, plus fitting and testing stipends. 

Want this gig? Apply here.


Casting is underway for the Amazon series adaptation of “Fallout.” Talent, aged 18–55, is wanted to portray raiders of underground bunkers in background roles. Additionally, young actors, aged 9–15, are wanted to portray underground bunker inhabitants. Fittings will take place the weeks of June 13 and 20, with various shoot dates scheduled between July 5 and Aug. 16 in New York City. Pay is $165–$182 per day, depending on union status. 

Want this gig? Apply here for raiders and apply here for bunker kids.

“Miranda’s Victim”

Casting is underway for various background roles in “Miranda’s Victim” starring Abigail Breslin, Andy Garcia, Donald Sutherland, and Ryan Phillippe. A white male actor, aged 36–48, is wanted as a stand-in for Phillippe (talent must meet all physical requirements). Additionally, the production is seeking Native American and Black background talent, aged 18–75, plus other stand-in and background roles, for talent, aged 18–90. Filming will take place through July 7 in Red Bank, New Jersey. Talent will be paid SAG background and stand-in rates, plus a $100 COVID-19 testing stipend.

Want this gig? Apply here for the Ryan Phillippe stand-in, apply here for Native American and Black talent, and apply here for general background and stand-in roles

“Mayor of Kingstown” Season 2

Casting is underway for the second season of the Paramount+ series “Mayor of Kingstown,” starring Jeremy Renner. Talent of all ages and ethnicities is wanted for the series, which will film from late June through October in Pittsburgh. Pay is $175 per day.

Want this gig? Apply here.


Casting continues for the Leonard Bernstein biopic “Maestro,” starring and directed by Bradley Cooper. This week, talent, aged 30 and older, is wanted to portray 1970s audience members. Filming will take place on June 28, with COVID-19 testing on June 26 in the New York–New Jersey area. Pay is $165 for 10 hours of work, plus a $60 testing stipend and paid fittings.

Want this gig? Apply here.

“Loud House”

The Nickelodeon series “Loud House” is seeking two young stand-ins, aged 15–25. Talent must fit all physical requirements and will work from mid-June to August in Albuquerque. Pay is $166 per day, plus travel and accommodations.

Want this gig? Apply here.


4 Star Casting is seeking talent for an upcoming Apple TV+ production starring Lupita Nyong’o. Talent, aged 18 and older, is wanted for general background roles. Filming will take place through November in Baltimore. Pay is TBD (undisclosed by the production).

Want this gig? Apply here.

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