Netflix ‘Mindhunter’ needs adult and child extras


The Netflix series ‘Mindhunter’ need adults and children to appear on the show as extras and featured background. The current casting needs are posted below with specific instructions on how to submit. To be considered, all actors, extras, and crew members MUST have legal eligibility to work in the entertainment industry in Pittsburgh.

This series is based the novel “Mind Hunter: Inside FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit” written by Mark Olshaker and John E. Douglas. Set in 1979, the show centers on the inquisitive and skilled FBI Agent Bill Tench. Along with fellow serial killer investigator in the behavioral science unit, FBI agent Holden FoTrd, Tench interviews serial killers to help them solve current murders.

Starring in “Mindhunter” is Holt McCallany as Bill Tench, and Jonathan Groff as Holden Ford. Also starring is Cotter Smith as Shepard, Unit Chief of FBI National Training Academy; and Anna Torv as Wendy, a psychologist. “Mindhunter” is executive produced by Academy Award winner Charlize Theron and two-time Academy Award nominee David Fincher. Also executive producing is Jennifer Orme Erwin, who acquired the television rights to the novel. “Mindhunter” will air on Netflix in 2017.

Mindhunter Casting Call Details

All talent are required to be legally eligible to work in Pittsburgh, PA and in the United States. The Pittsburgh Actors Resource Guide eBook contains the information and documents for adults, minors, and foreign talent who would like to work as an actor or extra on film and television productions in Pittsburgh and in the United States. All Actors Resource Guide eBooks are available here.

The Netflix television series “Mindhunter” is currently casting the following extras and featured roles. There is no experience necessary to be considered, however you must be located within a few hours of Pittsburgh, PA where shooting takes place, or have a place to stay in the area. These are fully paid positions.

• Male and Female Adults – Any ethnicity. All ages and types. To play AIRLINE PASSENGERS. Rate is $64 for 8 hrs plus time and a half overtime. This works Wednesday and Thursday, November 2nd & 3rd. Please submit ASAP to [email protected] with photos, name, phone #, sizes and put “AIRLINE” in the subject line.

• Male and Female Children – Ages 6-15 years of age. Any ethnicity. To play neighborhood children. Cannot have worked on Mindhunter before. Please include all children’s sizes and current photos. Snapshots or recent cell phone photos only. NO PROFESSIONAL PHOTOS PLEASE. Put “Neighborhood Kids” in the subject line – [email protected]

• Short Adult Male or Female Stand-In – Looking for a child’s stand in next Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday (Nov 2, 3, 4 and 5). Caucasian male or female 18 or older, 4’9″ or shorter. Rate is $200 for 12hrs, but may expect 6 hour days for child stand-in work. $200 per day guarantee. To submit, please send photos, name, phone number and basic sizes (height weight) ASAP to [email protected]

• Male and Female Infants and Twins – 3 – 4months old, Caucasian. To play a couple’s baby on the show. Snapshots and recent cell phone photos only. NO PROFESSIONAL PHOTOS PLEASE. Put “TWIN BABIES” in the subject line – [email protected] Please include phone and name of child and parent.

Principal Actor Casting Director (speaking roles only)

See the post titled Headshot and Resume Information regarding how to submit for acting roles.

Submit photos and resumes by mail only.
No phone calls or personal drop-offs.

Los Angeles:

Laray Mayfield Casting
5631 Hollywood Blvd.
Suite B
Los Angeles, CA 90028

New York:

Julie Schubert Casting
330 W. 38th Street
Suite 170
New York NY 10018


Starring and supporting roles are mainly being cast through talent agents. You can find comprehensive listings and submission addresses for talent agents here. However, if you are not signed with an agent and wish to self-submit, I highly recommend that your 8×10 color headshot and resume along with the cover letter be sent in a 9 x 12 Clear Full Face Window Envelope with the photo visible in the window.

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Crew Members

Crew members and vendors in Pittsburgh can submit resumes and info to the following:

[email protected]

Absolutely NO actor or extras submissions to this email address, they will be discarded.

Production Companies:

Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies, as they will end up being thrown away. They do not cast the films, rather they hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions (see above).

Mindhunter Production Office
40 24th Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15522

Denver and Delilah Films
100 Universal City Plaza
Universal City, CA 91608

Panic Pictures/No. 13
5620 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90405

Jen X Productions, Inc.
16601 Marquez Avenue
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

345 North Maple Drive
Suite 300,
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Executive Producers:

Jennifer Erwin
David Fincher
Charlize Theron


John Douglas
Joe Penhall


David Fincher (pilot episode)


Jonathan Groff – Holden Ford
Holt McCallany – Bill Tench
Anna Torv – Wendy
Cotter Smith – Shepard


Based on the book by John Douglas and Mark Olshaker about Douglas, a former FBI agent who pursued some of the most notorious serial killers and rapists, developing profiling techniques to catch them.


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In 2002, Alan became interested in working on committees at the Screen Actors Guild, and has served on the Background Actors Committee and the Native American Committee. On February 26, 2008, Alan Baltes became "A United Journey For Humanity's Creative Innovators Advocating A Global Difference Honoree." Alan Baltes founded his company, AB Media Publishing LLC in 2007, which publishes the "Actors Resource Guides" for actors among others. His company also publishes a network of casting calls and auditions information websites. Alan is also an IMDb Pro News Desk Partner. In 2014, Alan Baltes opened a PR Services division of his company, providing publicity services for entertainment industry professionals. Alan is also a film and television casting director, with credits ranging from extras to lead role actors. Alan Baltes is the proud parent of two amazing young daughters, and strives to educate young actors about the trials and tribulations of an entertainment industry career. You can follow Alan Baltes at his Verified Facebook Profile ( and his Verified Twitter Page (

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