HBO Show “Winning Time” Holding Casting Call for Paid Background Actors


HBO’s basketball series “Winning Time” needs extras.

The HBO series which is filming in the Los Angeles area is holding open casting calls for locals who have some time on their hands and would love to be paid to take on a small, non-speaking role on set. The show is holding an open call for extras in the Los Angeles area.

Fans of HBO’s hit show “Winning Time,” can be a part of the HBO show….well if they actually live in the Los Angeles area and are down with attending an open casting call in the area this week. Those that live in Los Angeles and may not have the time to attend the open call, are still able to apply for a small role by going online and submitting a few selfies.

According to Los Angeles news site, KTLA, Producers of the show about the Los Angeles Lakers are looking for people to fill a variety of roles. No acting experience is necessary, as these are background roles. The roles are paid but the call is not for principle actors. The roles being cast for are all non-speaking roles but there may a featured extra role in the mix. The show will actually be filming for some time, August 2022 and February 2023.

Per Los Angeles news channel, KTLA 5, Casting agents with Alessi Hartigan are looking for actors to portray Kurt Rambis, Mitch Kupchak, Byron Scott, James Worthy and Robert Parish.

The show needs athletic men between the ages of 18 to 38 years old who are between 6 feet 2 inches to about 7 feet tall.  The show is also in need of men with a “lean and lanky build” who can play basketball or a game with other balls such as volleyball. The show is also in need of other types who can portray other characters that the production will be in need of for the next few months and into 2023.

Open call Aug. 4 at Whizin Square in Agoura Hills.  Agoura Hills is located in the Los Angeles area, but on the outskirts of Los Angeles which is closer to other areas.

The TV show will be in production for a bit in the area and is looking to fill other extras roles as well – Those who are interested should submit their full name, current selfie and full body photo. Email your submission to:

About the show:
HBO’s Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty is a fast-break drama series that goes back in time to chronicle the professional and personal lives of the 1980s Los Angeles Lakers, one of sports’ most revered and dominant dynasties.

Based on Jeff Pearlman’s book, Showtime: Magic, Kareem, Riley, and the Los Angeles Lakers, and executive produced by Adam McKay (Succession, Q: Into the Storm), the show takes a look at a team that defined its era, both on and off the court.

The ensemble cast includes: John C. Reilly, Jason Clarke, Adrien Brody, Quincy Isaiah, Sally Field, and Jason Segel, among many others. Find out more about the cast and characters here.

McKay directed the pilot, and joining him from Hyperobject Industries is Executive Producer Kevin Messick. Max Borenstein serves as Showrunner, Executive Producer, Writer, and Co-Creator. Jim Hecht is Co-Writer of Story, Executive Producer, and Co-Creator. Jason Shuman, Scott Stephens, and Rodney Barnes also serve as Executive Producers.

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