Casting New Roles on FOX “Empire” With Possible Upgrade To SAG Scale


Season 2 of “Empire”  is still filming in the Chicago area and a new casting notice has been released.

This looks like a great opportunity to possibly be upgraded to a SAG role. The show’s casting directors are looking to cast fit, athletic Hispanic males to play thugs. The role will be upgraded to a SAG stunt contract which means some decent pay and those cast for the roles will be working with a stunt coordinator. The roles will include some running and other physical activity.

The FOX hit series, “Empire“,  takes viewers behind the scenes of Empire Entertainment, a family run hip hop music label with Lucious Lyon at it’s helm. Lucious, a self made music mogul ( Terrence Howard) gets some bad news about his health. After doctors inform him that he will be incapacitated within a few years, he is left looking to one of his 3 sons as a possible replacement as head of the company. The music oriented drama focuses on Lucious and his family as they struggle with daily affairs and personal relationships. The series also stars Taraji P. Henson, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers, Grace Gealey, Malik Yoba, Kaitlin Doubleday, Ta’Rhonda Jones and Gabourey Sidibe.  The show is now filming season 2 which will premiere later this year.

FOX Empire show casting paid TV extras

“Empire” films in the Chicago area, so please only apply if you are local.

SHOOT DATE: August 20th
RATE: This will be upgraded to a SAG stunt contract
Male, Hispanic, ages 21-35, fit and athletic. You must be comfortable running and doing physical activity. The Stunt coordinator will be working with you so you must be able to take direction well.

If interested and available, please send an email to and include:
1) Put HISPANIC THUG in the subject line
2) Your name, age, height and weight, phone, email and zip code
3) Attach a headshot and/or candid photo or headshot in JPEG format. We need a 3/4 or full body shot as well. Make sure the photo is taken in decent lighting (no selfies), no sunglasses. Show us your style but make sure we can see your face!

NOTE: Rename the title of your photo with your Full Name. You should do this with all of your submission photos.
4) List any and all stunt experience or any athletic experience you may have, including if you work out, play sports etc.
You must be registered our company to be considered.
We will contact you if you are in consideration!

One thought on “Casting New Roles on FOX “Empire” With Possible Upgrade To SAG Scale

  1. luis serrano

    Looking for my big break. Very motivated


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