Background Actors’ Database
The team at Hylton Casting thanks you for your interest in working as a background actor with our company. Background actors perform in non speaking roles, serving an important function in television shows and movies by populating the scenes, giving them an aura of realism and authenticity. For the background actor, each role provides an exciting chance to gain professional on set experience – the kind of real-life experience that can boost self-confidence through hard work and cooperation. It is imperative to recognize that the art of filmmaking requires hard work and that the role of a background actor is crucial. The job demands a full commitment of time and concentration, and all background actors when on set are held to the highest standards of professionalism and respect.
How do I become a Background Actor with Hylton Casting?
Hylton Casting maintains an extensive background casting database which you can join by submitting your information using the form below. This single initial submission is the only one required of you for all future projects. Be sure to include your email address! If Hylton Casting is interested in booking you to work as a background actor for a film or television production, we will send you an availability email detailing the casting breakdown: the project name, rate, filming date, and any other pertinent information. After you submit your availability for consideration, and if you are selected, Hylton Casting will email you a booking confirmation and any additional instructions.
Please be advised that individuals who join our Background Actors’ Database are only being considered for projects Hylton Casting is casting. Submitting on this website is not a guarantee of employment on any of these projects. The company is not a talent agency that represents or manages talent, but rather a casting company that works with productions to find the right background actors for their projects.
Before beginning work, each performer cast as a background actor must comply with certain specific criteria.
- A valid, unexpired government-issued ID containing proof of age is mandatory.
- Additionally, an extra must be legal to work in the U.S. and must have a Social Security number.
For detailed information on acceptable forms of documentation, please visit the following link: I-9 Acceptable Documentation.