How to Apply

Submitting Your Request


You MUST be registered and in good standing with Central Casting prior to applying to our service.
BAR can no longer accept background actors/extras who are on public transportation. 



If you are interested in joining “Background Actor’s Resource”, please send an email to:
In the email please include:
  1. THE STATEMENT: I am interested in joining your listing service “Background Actor's Resource”
  2. Your Full LEGAL Name as its shown on your driver’s License (include SAG/Aftra stage names)
  3. Your Union status: UNION / Non-Union
  4. Your Age (What is listed on your DL / This info is verified if accepted, however NOT shared with CD's)
  5. Your Stats TO INCLUDE:
    a. Female: Height, Weight, Dress Size, Measurements i.e. 34c-26-34
    b. Male: Height, Weight, Coat size, Waist, Shirt i.e. M, L, XL, XXL
  6. CURRENT Photos: (IMPORTANT: Yes we will use these photos to judge whether or not we can accept you onto BAR's service . IF YOU ARE ACCEPTED THESE ARE THE PHOTOS WE WILL BE USING ON YOUR PROFILE to MARKET you to casting directors. Please make sure they are high quality photos and NO selfies.
    a. One Head Shot or head like shot (Shoulders to top of Head)
    b. One Full Body shot (Head to Toe) 
  7. How long have you been doing Extras / Background work?
  8. Recommendation / Referral… How did you hear about BAR?  This is NOT required but highly recommended..!!
   - IMPORTANT: First impressions are always the most important. This submission process is NOT a test but BAR is looking at how well you follow instructions. Following instructions is the single MOST important skill you need to being a successful background actor.  

By following these instructions and submitting yourself to Background Actor’s Resource listing service, you are NOT guaranteed a spot on our roster and DOES NOT guarantee acceptance to our service.