Casting calls in Chicago


Emmy Rossum and her co-stars filming Showtime's "Shameless" in Chicago. (Chuck Hodes/SHOWTIME)

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The following is a list of movies, TV shows and music videos looking to cast extras and speaking roles in the Chicago area and reality TV shows scheduled to hold casting calls here. The list is updated multiple times per week, so make sure to bookmark this page.

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Amateur and home cooks for culinary competition. Casting calls takes place Oct. 11 at Hotel Allegro. Details


Lutheran males and females 8-80 years old living in Kankakee and St. Anne area for church scene on or around Aug. 29. Details

Caucasian men in their 30s to 40s with blonde hair and blue eyes to play fathers. Details

Caucasian males and females to play "backwoods" swamp mom and swamp dad. Details

Overweight male 12-15 years old. Details

Males and females in their 30s or 40s to play parents -- specifically Caucasian model types, Caucasian church-going types and Latino, Asian or Middle Eastern working class types. Details

Females, 8-12 years old, who speak Norwegian. Filming begins in mid-August. Details


Real EMTs for accident scene Aug. 19 and 20. Details


Drivers with old beat up cars for Aug. 19 and an old RV or Winnebago for Aug. 20. Details

Real police who are either active or retired. Details


Males and females to play "club goers" and "trendy hipsters." Details | Twitter @TribLuis | Facebook @TribLuis | Instagram @TribLuis

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