Official open casting call for Netflix series ‘Mindhunter’

An open casting call is now scheduled for Netflix series ‘Mindhunter’. I am personally assisting in registering talent and inviting people to an open casting call for the Netflix television drama series “Mindhunter,” which had been previously cast by Mosser Casting. The industry leading casting team of Bill Marinella and Andrea Hume have officially taken over casting duties, and are now accepting registration for talent available to work in the Pittsburgh, PA area. An open casting call is now scheduled for Saturday June 25, 2016. Shooting will continue through December, 2016. Both adults and minors are welcome to register online, however the open casting call is restricted to talent 18 years of age and older. The series also needs people with 1970’s and earlier vehicles. To be considered, all actors, extras, and crew members MUST have legal eligibility to work in the entertainment industry in Pittsburgh. Details below.

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 Ford, 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.

Netflix Mindhunter

The new Netflix series ‘Mindhunter’ is now casting talent in Pittsburgh, PA

Mindhunter Open 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 extras and featured roles. There is no experience necessary to be considered, however you must be located within a few hours of Pittsburgh, PA. These are fully paid positions. Adults, teens, and children of any ethnicity are welcome to register online, however the following open casting call is for people 18+ years of age. Shooting will be taking place through December, 2016.


Hampton Inn & Suites Pittsburgh
1247 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh PA 15222


Saturday June 25, 2016
10:00am – 4:00pm

Please show up wearing classic 1970’s style/period clothing such as Levi 501 jeans, pencil skirts, blue/white collar working class men and women. Show up with hair and makeup already done.

• This series takes place in the 1070’s.

• Especially need people with long, full hair, sideburns, afros, etc.

• Especially needed are also vehicles from the 1970’s and older. Please create a “vehicle profile” with photos when registering if you have a car, truck, or motorcycle from this era.

If you can not attend the above open casting call, or if you are a parent/legal guardian of a minor, fill out the free registration form at the following:

Netflix Mindhunter Talent Registration

Note: It is recommended that you use the Google Chrome browser when registering. You must use a laptop or PC to load photos.

You photos should be color, recent, and only you in the photos. No hats or sunglasses, against a plain light colored wall. Must be well lit and clear, in focus. There is a photo cropping tool on the website database, please use it.

The casting team does not discriminate regarding age, race, religion, ability, or orientation.

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.

Click Here to purchase 9 x 12 Clear Full Face Window Envelopes.

Click Here to purchase the best resume and cover letter paper.

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.