Looking for Disney Channel Auditions in 2023?
While this article has been up for sometime now, it seems that some of what I discuss below is still going strong and the companies involved have learned how to skate under the radar and cover their rears as to not get caught up in the legalities of it all.
Kids love Disney, that’s a fact. Disney Channel auditions and Disney movie auditions are a popular topic. I mean, which kid wouldn’t want to star alongside their favorite Disney Channel star? Kids love their Disney shows and many will look online for Disney auditions. But, not all is as it seems. Audition is a loose word and it is often used in a manner that is meant to confuse and sometimes victimize people whose kids get really excited at its mention.
There are many shady companies that will take advantage and talk people into spending money they should not. If you ended up on this page looking for more information to find out if that Disney Channel audition is legit, your gut instinct is most likely correct and that audition may not actually be a legit audition for Disney or the Disney Channel.
If you are reading this, you must have some concern, so read on…..
Now, this is a fairly long article and I do have a page that is shorter which covers the basic red flags of an acting scam.
A few points when dealing with kids looking for Disney auditions:
- Actual Disney casting directors DO NOT charge upfront fees.
- Disney does not advertise auditions on the radio or walk around malls and grocery stores looking for cute kids to put into a Disney movie.
- Disney Channel is not in the business of selling classes, photos or convention services.
- If you are asked for money, it is most likely a scam.
- If it sounds too good to be true, it most likely is not true.
The best way to get an audition for the Disney Channel or a Disney movie is by working hard and getting a legitimate agent. Most auditions for Disney are not open calls. They are handled through agents. Why? you may ask. The answer is simple.
There are millions of kids, most of whom have at some point dreamed of being a Disney Channel star. If every character for a Disney show was cast through an audition that was open to the public, the casting directors would be bombarded with thousands, 10’s of thousands of kids and teens all looking for their big break. Most casting directors don’t have a way to handle 1000’s of kids in one day. The cost would be enormous and it would take weeks to get through that many people. … most of which probably don’t even fit the part. For that reason, casting directors depend on agents to send them talent that fits the role, has the experience, training and the talent.
So, for most Disney, or even Nickelodeon roles, you will need an agent….. a legitimate agent.
Legit agents do NOT charge talent, they pay them. An agent gets a percentage of the talent’s pay… once they have booked the role. So, a talent agent makes zero if the talent they have never gets a role. For that reason, agents are very selective in who the represent and usually talent must first prove that they are capable of doing the job. That is where the working hard part comes in. Most agents expect that talent comes to them with a resume. Getting things for your resume, for a kid, may not be as hard as you think. They will be looking for some experience and maybe some training. They need to know you can handle the pressure and do the job. So where can someone get experience?
All over. It could be the Christmas show at your church, school plays, community theaters, commercials for local businesses, student films and more. Now, you would not be getting paid for any of those but you will be learning and gaining valuable experience that you can list on a resume. Training is also helpful. Most community colleges and schools offer low cost classes. Those classes will also help you learn the ropes and maybe even make some great contacts. Since I am talking about classes…. beware of the scammers there as well. Fake agents know that we all know that agents should not be paid up front, therefore they go the route of… I will work with you… only if you pay $XXXX for these classes. The classes they offer are sub-par and may even hurt your resume as every talent agent knows who those people are. Before taking classes do your research. Make sure the person teaching is respected in their field. Classes usually cost a few hundred bucks per class, not thousands.
Once you get all that, then an agent may take a chance on you. You may be naturally talented, but it doesn’t matter, you still need the training and experience. Talent is just one of the things you need, the others are commitment and passion for the art. Doing free gigs to build a resume goes a long way to proving that you ARE committed.
Now, many families, kids and teens believe there is some magical shortcut. Many have been led to believe that if they pay someone some money it will fast track them to Disney fame. People have come to believe that because there are countless FAKE agencies that are trying to convince them of that. These fakes approach people in malls, invite them to auditions which are nothing more than sales pitches and convince them that for 1000’s of dollars they will make their kid a star…. really? If it was just that easy, every other kid in America would be on Disney Channel. See How to Spot a Modeling / Acting Scam for more on what to watch out for. Always remember that this is a job, an acting job, but a job none the less, which means THEY pay you for your work…. You do not pay them! In California it is not legal for an agent to ask talent for money to get the job so anyone doing that is not a REAL agent. If you are unsure if one is legit, ask for the license and check with the Union SAG / AFTRA to see if they are franchised.
Always remember that an agents job is getting THEIR talent booked which means they spend all day talking to production companies and casting directors about the talent they represent. Legit agents do not troll the malls and walmarts looking for “new faces”. Why would they? There are more kids than roles. Anyone approaching you anywhere about getting your kid into Disney Channel is not on the level.
OK, so until you get an agent…. how else can you try out for Disney? Once a year, the Disney Channel and Disney XD hold an open casting call. They have done this for over a decade and most have been at certain locations. This year, the Disney open auditions where actually held online and kids in every state could tryout without leaving their homes. The Disney open auditions are usually held in early summer and announce between May and July. See this years for more info on what to expect… Disney Channel & Disney XD Online Open Casting Call.
Also, every now and then Disney does a talent search to fill a role in an upcoming movie or commercial. Those happen a few times a year and no one can tell you when it will happen next. You just have to keep your eyes open. Such events DO NOT advertise. They will not appear on the radio. Those are listed through the casting directors.
Be sure to also read this page about those Disney auditions that you hear on the radio.
Hope all that helps and break a leg!
I’m Alexander and I’m 11 years old I wanted to be a Disney star ever since I was 9 because I’m so inspired. Can I please be a Disney star even though I have no agent and I don’t have money or gas to go to California and I possibly can’t convince my dad.
Hi, I’m Val. I believe myself to be a good actor, and singer. I take inspiration from Lin Manuel Miranda. He has written In the Heights and is my favorite HAMILTON! I really like watching the Disney channel, once I finish a few episodes of any show, I’ll pretend I’m on the show. I get shy around many people, but I’m starting to take acting lessons and I plan to go to Julliard when I am older. I always thought I could be an actor like Emma from Jesse, I would imagine being her best friend a few years back. I don’t know if I can make it but at least I’ll try.
Hi I’m Diore and my dream is to be a actor hoping to play on Disney channel and nickelodeon and become a star. I’m 10 years old. I have three brothers and like feeding the homeless. My mom tells me I have a good heart and I give good advice.
I’m Diore and my dream is to be a actor, hoping to play on Disney channel and nickelodeon and become a star.
Hi, my name is Dahiana Horna and I’m 10 years old. I live in West Babylon, New York and I just love Disney Channel and that made me realize that I wanna be on Disney channel. I’ve also never acted before but my grandma says that I have a beautiful singing voice but only when I’m listening to it with earbuds on, just please give me a chance, I want to impress my family for once and I thought this was 1 way that I could do it
Hello, my name is Jenny. I am 13 years old, with curly dark brown hair. I live in Nigeria. I am kind and courageous, I can be bossy at time and very nice. I love to sing and act. I am a very good listener. I would love to audition on Disney Channel. Give me a chance and you won’t be disappointed. Hope to hear from you for the call on audition. GOD BLESS YOU….. AMEN
Hi I am Bani,
I am ten years old and I live in Melbourne, Victoria. I have long black hair and dark brown eyes.I am 5 feet 4 inches. I love singing, playing tennis, playing cricket, I excel at math and my favourite is drawing. I participate in school plays and I want to be an actress when I grow up. My favourite movies are Alladin ,Superman- The justice league and Enola Holmes. A If there is another superman movie coming out I would love to audition. l my friends say I am really funny. Give me a chance and you won’t be disappointed. I look forward to the auditions.
Hi My Name Is Rohaan. I am 9 Years old. I am very very kind with others. I listen to my elders. I participate in everything when I’m told to. I always watch Disney channel and always wish to join one day. So please look forward and let me in. I have straight black hair and brown eyes.
Hi My Name Is Rohaan. I am 9 Years old. I am very very kind with others. I listen to my elders. I participate in everything when I’m told to. I always watch Disney channel and always wish to join one day. So Pls look forward and let me in:)
Hi, I’m Fatia and the reason I want to do this is my family, they would to see me do my hobbies and that will make me happy.
I’ve watched Disney channel for all my life. I love Disney, they are amazing even my mom watches. I’ve always wondered if I can be in the show Sydney to the max. It’s so cool can you please let me in if you guys are my whole life will change in a good way. Thanks so much for what you have done and posted on Disney channel, keep doing great. Just to let you know, I am black, have curly brown hair and brown eyes plus I am 10. Love y’all so much.
Hey Disney I’m Lovelyn and I’m ten years old . I have brown eyes and brown hair with blonde tints in it. I’m kinda shy I’m scared of heights. Also I have a problem of speaking with R and Th that’s why I go to speech. I love Disney well kind off I really like Spiderman and a lot of fantasy. I live in Illinois and you go to grade school this is my dream job to be an actor I would like to be on a show like the main character or the second main character but if I can’t be that I would just like to be on set. I LOVE DISNEY and helping people so yeah that what I got to say.
I’ve watched Disney channel for all my life. I love u guys u are amazing even my mom watches. I’ve always wondered if I can be in the show Sydney to the max, it’s so cool. Let me in. My whole life will change in a good way all because of it. Disney channel keep doing great. just to let you know I’m black, have curly brown hair and brown eyes, plus I’m 10 and love y’all so much.
My name is Filip kyrylov. I’m ten years old. I’m dirty blond and blue eyes. I’m Canadian. I’ve gotten acting classes and singing classes. I would love to be in a movie or TV show, any role would be great, just a few lines and anything will be great. I at least want to talk a little bit on the movie or TV show.
I love acting and would love it if I could. I am 12 years old and live in Ketchikan , Alaska.
Hi! My name is Keegan and I’m 14 years old. I am from Tennessee and I have grown up watching Disney channel. I don’t know if I was to act as a career, but it sounds fun to me. I hope you guys will consider me in the auditions. 🙂
Hi, Disney channel,
My name is Lydia and I am 12 years old, female, and I am 5′ 6 “. I have blue eyes and long brown hair. I am a great actor and I love to be in front of the camera. I hope that you would choose me to be in one of your next big TV shows and the main character or just a character in the show. This is my dream since I was a little girl.
Please and Thank you Disney channel
Hello. I am 13 years old. I love to sing and act. I live in Nigeria. I have curly darkish red but not too red hair and brownish dark eyes. I get with people and I am hoping to become an actress from Disney Channel some day. Give me a chance and you won’t be disappointed. Look forward to the call for auditions. GOD BLESS YOU
Hi my name is Berkley and I love acting it is the biggest dream of mine to be on Disney Channel. I have blond hair blue eyes and I love wearing makeup. I’m 11 years old and I’m in the sixth grade but I have seven siblings and three dogs. My passion is softball and I love playing in plays I’m very active but a little shy but when it comes to things like this I’ll be open to anything
Hi I’m Sequoia and I’m 10 years old. I love to act, sing and to dance. I’d loved to be on a Disney movie. I am African-American and I live in Maryland.
Hi I’m Kamden. and I’m 10 years old. I want to be on Disney channel because I want to make kids happy, like if they are down. Disney can bring them back up. All I want to make people happy.
Hello my name is Jenny. I am a big fan of Disney Channel. I am 13 years old. I live in Nigeria. I want to join Disney Channel. I love to sing. Give me a chance and you won’t be disappointed. look forward to the call for auditions.
Hello my name is Amsu. I am 11 years old. I have a silky and soft hair. Black eyebrows perfect voice.
My name is beauty and I’m 13 years old. I am a really good singer and actor. I dance and I really hope that I can be on Disney, it’s always been my dream.
My nombre es lindsay y soy súper fan de la actuación tengo 14 años de edad crecí amando Disney netflix y todo lo que se puede hablar de actuación y pelis soy de pelo castaño cabello risado y liso soy color american (indio ) soy una persona muy linda y amable pero cuando tengo que estar firme lo estoy me encanta cantar y bailar no tengo experiencia en la actuación pero soy muy buena actuando. Me encantaría ser una estrella de Netflix, Disney , nickelodeon y ser reconocida
Hi my name is Amiyah. I have black hair and my ethnicity is black. I am 10 years old and I live in Rochester New York. I am about 5’0. All my life I have always wanted to be a actress. I have no experience but I practice lines from movies all the time.
I am Isaiah, I’m 13 Years old I live in Idaho Falls, I work well with others and am very kind. I’ve grown up watching Disney shows and movies, I have longish dirty blond hair and brown eyes. I am very confident and sure that I will succeed if I’m given a shot. I really hope you will consider me to me in one of your movies.
My name is kadiann blackwood am 15 years old. I really love Disney shows and am from Jamaica, Kingston. My hair color is black which I have natural hair and my eye color is black. I really like action and its really something I would love to do and I really like to give it a shot if I have the change.
Hi I’m Melody and I’m 11 almost 12 years old I live in Apt g1 which is in Firwood village which In Brewer Ave which that’s in Eugene, Oregon which is in North America and I’ve been watching a lot of things on Disney channel for a long time for right now I have short brown hair with Eyes that change to Blue, Green, Greenish blue, Bluish Grey, Greyish green and Grey I’m nervous and confident for this and I’m super duper sure I’ll succeed if I’m given a chance for this I hope you consider me in any of you Disney movies or shows
My name is Aliza Mirza. I’m 13 years old, my eyes are green and hairs are black and my colour is fair. My height is 5ft4inchs and I’ll turn 14 in February.
I want to become a Disney actor like miley cyrus and selena gomez and I’m good at acting, singing and dancing.
It’s really my dream and I can do anything to do my best!
I my name is Amy, I’m 15 Years old I live in Miami Florida, I work well with others, I am very social and very kind. I’ve grown up watching Disney shows and movies and always loved them, I have brown hair and brown eyes. I am very confident and sure that I will succeed if I’m given a shot. I really hope you will consider me to me in one of your movies. m
I don’t really know how to start this. After seeing all these comments I almost just gave up. But the thing is, I’ll only be a kid once. So why not try? My name is Riley. I’m 15 years old and I love acting (shocker). Ever since I was child I’d watch Disney and think “Thats going too be me one day”. I’ve never actually been in any big shows but I participate in every school play that has been presented to me! I’m 5’3 and I have long dirty blonde hair! I love reading and dancing and I just started singing! I live in NYC and I really really really hope someone sees my comment!
Hello my name is Ashirayi. I’m 11years. I would really love to be on Disney. I’m a good actor.
I’m Shanobia Cyler and I am kind to almost everybody and I’m 11 years old and I would like to audition.
Hi I’m Mia. I’m kind and am very focused. I would like to audition and I think I would be good at the part and I’m 13. I’m in Queensland Australia.
Hi my name is Dafne. I’m a girl and 13 years old, my height is 5’3, y hair color is brown. My eyes is dark brown and my what I can do is sing, dance, and draw. I have an experience in singing in many churches and malls. I had experience in dance too. I am very friendly, intelligent, and open minded. I really hope I could join Disney.
Hello my name is Matina. I am 13 years old and I would like to be part of the Disney community. I would like to be given the opportunity to express myself through acting. I have been inspired by so many actors and actresses at such a young age. I know that being an actress require dedication, time and effort, I know that it also requires the concept of characteristic, mindset and personality and I know that I have these qualities if not 100% I would like to build and gain improvement in these qualities. I believe that dream are not something you wait for its an opportunity you work hard for.
PLEASE ACCEPT ME.
My name is Bobbie. I’m 10 year’s old and I would love to act!!
Hi, my names Amelia Hugo, I’m 14 years old and from Australia. It is my dream to be an actress and I would be over the moon to be on Disney channel.