Want to work as an 'Extra' or 'Background' actor in the New York City area? How do you get started? Info ahead!
WHAT IS IT?
Background Actors or Extras require no actual acting experience. In fact, what they do is not acting - and this type of work should NEVER appear on an acting resume. Basically, it's professional standing around.
The pay varies depending upon whether you belong to one of the acting unions or not. For non-union performers, it's mostly minimum wage. For union performers, it's about double that.