I signed up to be an extra last week for TV and movies. It was something I always wanted to do, but just never had the time.
The process to sign up was pretty easy. All I had to do was bring my passport to the Central Casting office in Burbank, fill out a couple of forms, and stand in a long line to get my picture taken. It all took about an hour.
Now I call into a special number each day to see if there are any casting directors looking for my “type.”
Here is a sample of what was needed today:
– A skinny, weathered older man with scruffy hair to play a hermit.
– Men over six feet with Russian dance experience.
– Late 20s/early 30s upscale, attractive men to play hair stylists for a show at Warners.
And most interestingly,
– Black or Hispanic transvestites to play “tranny hookers.”
There was even a call out for cars. Sons of Anarchy is looking for European roadsters with right-side steering.
Nothing really fits me today, but if I only happened to be over six feet tall with a scruffy beard and was an upscale, attractive Hispanic transvestite hair stylist, who drives a Triumph and dances like a boatman on the Volga … I’d have work for a week!