Extras require no talent at all, just the ability to follow directions. Of course, you can be a great extra in certain ways but at the end of the day it all boils down to doing what you are told. It’s easy, it can be fun, you meet amazing people including actors and you get fed pretty well. The pay isn’t that great unless you get featured but it’s flexible and many times they can keep you busy. Look up Casting Agencies and for the most part, they should be free. In New York for example, Central Casting takes your Polaroid, sizes and creates a profile for you for free. They will occasionally call you on their own unless you have a certain look, then they call all the time. However, if you pay $20.00 per month, you can submit to rolls and different types of gigs as much as you’d like. I was an extra for shows like Blue Bloods, NYPD BLUE but was featured with James Spader in The Blacklist. It was an amazing experience that paid about $1500.00 for 5 days of really cool work. Yeah… that moment when James Spader looks at you and says…”Good Job”. I’m in Hawaii and as soon as I can, I will go to Oahu and see if I can audition for Hawaii 5-0
As you know, I’m in Hawaii and as soon as I can, I’m going to Oahu to see if I can audition for Hawaii 5-0. In this case, I found all of the employment that I will need in Molokai but the experience will be worth it.
Hawaii 2018 Update!
I am just now updating this post because I’ve been busy with life and have not been as active on this site as I had hoped to. The great news is that I did it! I auditioned for a featured roll on Hawaii 5-0…alas, I did not get the part. That hasn’t stopped me from appearing as an extra when I have the time off mostly because I enjoy it and it’s a great way to meet new people. If you are in Hawaii, check out:
It’s easy and they will call you often. It doesn’t pay well but in lei of not making any money on a day off, you may as well go hustle with celebrities and like-minded people. Often times you will be at a beach…how can that be a bad thing?