FOX Hit Series “Empire” Holding Auditions for a Speaking Role

By | February 17, 2016

Teen auditions, actor for “Empire” role.

The FOX hip Hop music drama “Empire”  is now filming a new episodes and the show is holding auditions this week for a small SPEAKING role.

The series principal casting directors are holding auditions for a speaking role, by appointment only, The show is seeking an African American teen male to play  “ANDRE (TRAI BYERS)”, as a 16 year old. The shows casting directors will be considering child actors between the ages of 14 and 17 for the role. The show does film in the Chicago area and casting directors are only considering Chicago area locals who are able to attend an in person audition ASAP.

The sexy and powerful drama focuses on Empire Entertainment and the family that runs it.  At the helm, is Lucious Lyon  (Terrence Howard),  a self made music mogul who has always kept a tight grip on his company but gets some bad news that threatens his control.  “Empire” also stars , Taraji P. Henson and Gabourey Sidibe.  “Empire’s”  first season proved to be a smash hit for the network. Season 2 showrunners are Ilene Chaiken, Danny Strong and Lee Daniels. FOX ordered 18 episodes for season 2 of “Empire” and it airs on FOX in the Wednesday night timeslot. “Empire”  is being  produced by 20th Century Fox Television, in association with Imagine Entertainment, Lee Daniels Entertainment, Danny Strong Productions and Little Chicken Inc.

Empire season 2 casting call for kids

Need information on how to get cast in a small role on Empire 2? Here it is….

AUDITION: Thursday @ Claire Simon Casting


Claire Simon Casting is searching for a 16 year old to play “Andre” as a teenager.

Ethnicity: African American
Age range: 14-17 (Must LOOK 16 yrs old)

If you do not have a professional headshot/resume – please list your on set experience

If Selected – you must obtain a Claire Simon Casting work permit or have a current IL work permit with a local talent agency.

If interested and available, please send an email to with the following:

1) Subject Line: ANDRE TEENAGER
2) Include your name, age, height and weight along with email and phone number.
3) Attach a headshot and/or candid photo or headshot in JPEG format. 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! If you happen to have a photo of yourself in scrubs or lab coat, please send in that photo.

NOTE: Rename the title of your photo with your Full Name. You should do this with all of your submission photos.
4) Confirm your age
5) List if you have an IL Work Permit if you are under 16 years old or confirm that you can receive a work permit if selected.
5) Please attach your professional resume/headshot or list your on set experience.

Claire Simon Casting will contact you if you are in consideration.

Empire season 2 casting call



8 thoughts on “FOX Hit Series “Empire” Holding Auditions for a Speaking Role

  1. Zakiyyah S. Muhammad

    My Pop application won’t go thru because it keeps saying enter my email address which I have entered it and all other requested info. The red letters pop up and read that a password would be sent to my email but I have yet to receive it. HELP!

  2. Daniella

    I’m trying to find auditions that’ll help me find a manager, pay for my plane ticket to attend an audition, and help me go through acting and get higher up.

    1. erica Post author

      I don’t think anyone pays for travel to an audition. Auditions are basically job interviews and I have never seen any company pay people to come to an interview.

  3. Robert Wagner

    My first time and I enjoyed the opportunity.

  4. Curtis Jones

    I love working with Empire, worked with you all before and I love the way you all treated all your extras and I will love to come back and do more work.

  5. Alfreda Collins

    Alfreda Collins is writing to inform you that I sent several e-mails showing my intetest as an Extra or Principal part on the show (Empire) I was informed that you have to be a resident in the Chicago area. In one of the e-mails I sent I got a reply back saying that later episodes they will be accepting people from other regions / locations to try out as an Extra or Principal on the show Empire. I was told that I will be informed about my chance on the show/Empire. When that day comes, I will be the happiest person in the world. I’ll like to share with you that I was in Mr Spike Lee’s movie called “Chiraq”. I was a protester which filmed June 29 – July 1, 2015. Even though I was from St Louis Mo. I was chosen to be in the movie. Boy I felt like a real real and real star. I wanted to play a prison inmate but I wasn’t from the Chicago area and couldn’t enter my e-mail or information concerning myself. I hope I will be called for future auditions for the show Empire. I’ll mop the floor just to be on the show, that’s how bad I want to be on the show. I hope auditions are held this year in December because I practically took the the (Whole Month) off for vacation. I’m free I can leave St Louis Mo and come to Chicago and try out for the show Empire without any worries. If you’re looking for a new face, an Extra or a Principal part person I ‘m available. I’m also hoping that Mr Spike Lee will inform me again for another movie. I hope you’re interested in me and e-mail me. God Bless.

    1. tessa rivers

      I will be a good person for the job. I over come my dyslexia. I would like to try something new. I work hard everyday. I hope you can look over my dyslexia.


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