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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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


Males and females to play "club goers" and "trendy hipsters." Details


Real police who are either active or retired. Details


Skateboarders 18-30 years old. Filming takes place July 28. Details

Hispanic female who is 12-20 weeks pregnant. Details

Hispanic males and females 18-80 years old to play thugs and homeless types. Details

Skinny males and females to play strung out junkies. Details

Males and females, 20s-50s, to play upscale restaurant patrons and servers. Dinner scene will be filmed July 28. Details | Twitter @TribLuis | Facebook @TribLuis | Instagram @TribLuis

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