Background Actor Casting in Chicago for Chicago Med

Get cast in a small role on NBC’s Chicago Med.

NBC shows Chicago Med & Chicago Fire are both filming new episodes for the 2023 season and new casting notices are out to fill a variety of small, extras roles.  All roles are paid and those wanting to work as background actors on the show must be local to the Chicago area.

The show premiered some years ago and is part of NBC’s Chicago themed shows which include crossover episodes between Chicago P.D., Chicago Fire and Chicago Med.

Chicago Med  is created by Dick Wolf and Matt Olmstead. The show is a spin-off of NBC’s popular drama series “Chicago Fire” (which is also filming right now).  “Chicago Med” is described as “an emotional ride through the day-to-day chaos of the city’s most explosive hospital and the courageous team of doctors that holds it together”.  In the series premiere, the grand opening of Chicago Med’s emergency department is interrupted by victims of an “L” train crash, pushing the staff to their limits.

About the show:

The city’s most highly skilled medical team saves lives, while navigating their unique interpersonal relationships. The Gaffney Chicago Medical Center’s elite team of dedicated doctors, nurses and staff face challenges each day as they do what it takes to treat their patients, sometimes in surprisingly inventive ways. As the city’s last line of defense, doctors Charles, Reese, Halstead, Rhodes, Choi, and Manning; nurses Sexton and Lockwood; and hospital administrator Sharon Goodwin embody the heart of Dick Wolf’s triad of Chicago series.

Extras casting calls in Chicago:

Local to Chicago Area Only!

We’re looking for folks with several days of availability for Chicago Med. We do have plenty of spots that will only work here and there, but we’re looking for people that can work the duration of the episode for continuity.

This submission form is for general roles, which means they’re open to any gender, ethnicity, and ages 18 and older (must be graduated from high school and not a current student).

General background roles pay $124/8 + $62 Covid test bump + $35 auto bump (if applicable)

Here are the links to the forms:

Chicago PD:

Chicago Med:

As always, you can submit via email if you prefer. Please make sure to send a separate email for the show you want to work on – we are not forwarding submissions between our inboxes!

Chicago PD:
Use the subject line: EPISODE 1013 SUBMISSION

Chicago Med:
Use the subject line: EPISODE 813 SUBMISSION

Make sure to include ALL the following info, in order to be considered:

– LEGAL FIRST & LAST NAME (no nicknames or stage names)

– AGE (No age ranges please. Only your actual age)




(MALES: Coat/Jacket, T-Shirt, Neck, Sleeve length, Waist, Inseam and Shoe // Example: 44R, t-L, 16.5/33, 30/30, 11)
(FEMALES: Dress, T-Shirt, Bra/Cup, Waist, and Shoe // Example: 8, t-M, 34B, w30”, 8 shoe)

– VEHICLE (Year, Color, Make & Model // Example: 2020 Silver Toyota Camry)

– PHOTOS: Please submit a headshot and a full length photo that reflects your current look/hairstyle.

– TATTOOS: Please provide photos of ALL tattoos that can be seen if you were wearing shorts or a tank top. If you do not have tattoos, state NO TATTOOS so we don’t have to follow up and ask.

-AVAILABLE DATES: Please list all available dates between Monday 12/5 and Saturday 12/10 (for PD), and through Thurs 12/15 for Med.

Please do not forget to list your available dates! We receive a lot of submissions without this information, which complicates our booking process.

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