males and females, ages 18+.
Chicago P.D. is inn production and is now accepting submissions from Chicago area locals who are able to work as extras on the show when it begins filming shortly.
Please note: This is a casting call for extras and that you must live in the Chicagoland area in order to even be considered. Extras normally make around minimum wage and travel expenses are not covered which is why you MUST live in Chicago.
If you fit any of the descriptions below and you’re available on both the Covid test date and still photo date, please send an email using the words in quotes (below) as the subject line of your email so we can easily identify it.
Make sure to include the requested information in your submission.
PLEASE include all your sizes and tattoo info in your submissions. It creates a lot of extra work for us when we have to chase people down to ask for information we’ve already requested. If you don’t have tattoos, please state that in your submission.
To submit, please send an email and use the words in quotes (i.e. “CHICAGO STYLE STEPPERS” or “NEFARIOUS TEEN”) as the subject line of your email so we can easily identify it.
Make sure to include the following in your email submission:
PHONE – preferably a number we can text
HEIGHT & WEIGHT
SIZES (Men: Jacket, neck/sleeve, t-shirt, waist x inseam, shoe. Women: Pants, t-shirt, bust/waist/hip, shoe)
VEHICLE INFO (color, year, make and model. If you don’t have a vehicle, please describe your method of transportation to/from set)
TATTOOS (please send us photos of your tattoos and describe where they’re located)
PHOTOS (Please send a current, unfiltered headshot AND full length photo, as well as a photo of your vehicle if you’d like to be booked with your car)
Episode 905 prep is underway and we have A LOT of director-selected general and featured roles to cast for. This episode takes place in a predominantly African American neighborhood of Chicago, so at the moment, we’re only accepting submissions from Black and African American background actors. We will have casting opportunities for everyone else in this episode, but we’re only focusing on the featured and director selected roles at the moment.
Please note that when we say these roles are director-selected, this means we have to submit good quality photos for consideration – no filters, no additional people in your pictures, no distracting backgrounds, no masks/hats/sunglasses, etc. Your pictures must be of you only, taken against a plain background with good lighting, front facing (not taken at an upward/downward angle), and be centered in the frame (don’t chop off the top of your head when you frame the photo). Everyone has a cell phone with a good camera – please do your best to use the timer and take a headshot (shoulders up) photo and a full length picture. Better yet, if someone can take it for you, the results are even higher quality. THE QUALITY OF YOUR PHOTOS MAKES A HUGE DIFFERENCE. If your submission photos don’t meet the criteria, they won’t be included in the director selection; you could be missing out on some great opportunities in this next episode.
Please note that the schedule for the entire episode is still being worked out, so we do not have dates for Covid testing, wardrobe fittings, filming, etc. The date range for the episode is September 7th through the 17th.
“FEATURED TEEN BANGER” – This is going to be a SUPER featured role – please share this with anyone who fits the description! We’re looking for an African American teenager (should be roughly 16 years old, give or take), or a very young looking adult, TOUGH LOOKING, preferably with dyed and/or long hair styles. Think Lil Wayne, 6IX9INE, Lil Pump, etc. Filming will most likely take place over 3 days, so you must have open/flexible availability.
*Please see the attached photo for references.
PAY: TBD, but it will be a higher daily rate than general background
“CHICAGO STYLE STEPPERS” – We’re looking for individuals or couples that know how to Chicago style step. The age range for the scene is ideally 30s-50s, but the director will look at submissions from folks in their 20’s as well. If you could send us an example video so we can see that you understand the dance style, that would be great. A short clip is fine – keep the file size small so you can attach it to your email submission.
PAY: $200/8 + $100 Covid test bump + $25 fitting bump (if applicable)
“LOUNGE DJ” – We’re looking for someone with DJ experience who can work in our lounge scene. *You will not actually DJ any music – we’re just looking for someone who can make it appear legitimate on camera, that they know what they’re doing, etc.* The dance style is Chicago style stepping, not club/house music. If you have DJ equipment, please send us a photo of your setup.
PAY: $175/8 + $87.50 Covid test bump + $25 fitting bump (if applicable) + $TBD equipment bump
“NEFARIOUS TEEN” – We’re looking for young male adults (ideally 18+ who pass for younger) or teens between 14 and 16 years old who can play nefarious neighborhood teenagers – the type that look like they’re headed for a life of crime and trouble. Feel free to get into character and send us those intimidating mean mug photos! If you are 14 or 15 years old, please attach a copy of your Chicago PD Extras Casting work permit in your submission if we don’t already have it on file. Teens 16 and older are not required to have a work permit. For anyone 18 years of age, please let us know if you’re still in high school or if you’ve graduated.
PAY for 17 and younger: $150/8 + $75 Covid test bump + $25 fitting bump (if applicable)
PAY for 18 and older: $120/8 + $60 Covid test bump + $25 fitting bump (if applicable)
“STUDIO BARS” – We’re seeking character faces/looks for a recording studio scene – up and coming young rappers, street smart young adults who have “seen some things” growing up, fangirls/groupies hanging out with the guys at the studio. We’re looking for a range of hairstyles – wigs, dreads/locs, cornrows, twist outs, braids, etc.
If you’re comfortable smoking a fake blunt on camera, please let us know in your submission. If you are NOT okay being around fake smoke (water vapor), please let us know – we want to be mindful of folks with breathing sensitivities. Ideal ages for this scene are 18 to early 30s.
PAY: $120/8 + $60 Covid test bump + $25 fitting bump (if applicable) + $15 smoke bump (if applicable)
“905 FIRST ROUND CALL” – This is what we’ll use for our general submissions for Black and African American background actors that may not fit any of the specific descriptions above, but would still like to submit for other general and featured roles. We have several other roles that the director would like to hand-select people for, but it’s impossible to list them all in this post, especially since we don’t know the filming dates yet. The roles are open to males and females, ages 18+.
PAY: $120/8 + $60 Covid test bump + $25 fitting bump (if applicable)