Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Interesting in doing Background/Extra work in Movies?

The other day, I was reading the bio of a friend on Liar's Pendulum website.

It reads: "Jun made his acting debut not as a background extra in a toothpaste commercial, but as a principal in a music video directed by none other than David LaChapelle..."

WELL! I auditioned for that Music Video and didn't get the part!! Wahhh.

Anyway, if you look at the video above, around 1:11, you will see three Asian businessmen sitting. My friend, Jun, is the one in the middle.

And who knew? He's a great dancer!!

Okay, back to me. I actually made my acting debut as an Extra, for a featured film, many many many light years ago...
It was definately a learning experience for me. As well as networking. I have met a lot of great people on the set... Exchange infos... and from that, I landed my first agent through referral.... and pretty much branched from there.

So, if you're in New York, and Asian, and interested in trying out Background/Extra work, check this out:


Grant Wilfley Casting is seeking Asian men and women (ages 18-80) for new feature film Old Dogs, starring John Travolta and Robin Williams. This is a Karaoke scene. Must be available all day for shoot date July 31, 2007. Please respond with ALL OF the following information to

5-Known stats (height, weight, age, sizes)


Doing background can be a very tough job. Not that you will have a lot of things to do - it is because there will be basically nothing for you to do with a lot of waiting time. So, bring a book, homework, games, to keep yourself occupied while you wait for your cue from the Assistant Director & Production Assistant.

Grant Wilfley Casting is one of the biggest and legit background/extra acting agencies in New York. You're in safe hands if you registered with them.

To read and learn more about background acting, please click HERE.


Robert said...

Oh I love that header picture on the left corner!!! Makes me really want to $%&@#$% &$#@$% @#% %$&### you! awh!!! :-)

Anonymous said...

To Wayne,

Just want to tell you~ Apparently Movie version of Sushi Prince already on air in Japan Cinema ... -_- too quick ..