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 watch Disney for my whole life and I always dreamed to be on Disney Channel. I really hope y’all pick me. I’m 14 and I play basketball and dance. I have brown eyes, blue hair, light skin but my hair is curly. Disney, I will never let you down and please let me be an actor.
My name is Ellie.
Hi my name is Zoey and I’m 11, female/male. I am trans so be aware Disney if you need that type, I am it! I am in choir and am very good at it. I love comedy and want to be a comedian. I work well with people but can be sarcastic a lot. Please choose me Disney.
Hi, my name is Zoey I have blue eyes with dirty blonde hair. I love to ski, photography hunting, and outdoors. Disney please don’t let me down.
ski or take pictures and people smiling or hunting or the outdoors. also I think you need to get your head checked because you make NO SENSE!
Hello my name is Peniel, I am 10 yeas old my passion is singing and dancing. I live in Great Britain Birmingham and I am a big fan of descendants. I hope to be on Disney channel one day.
You will never be a singer, dancer, or on Disney! I will and I will, you cry
That’s really rude and I don’t think Disney is going to want to hire people who are rude. Maybe try being nicer to people and showing your better qualities.
Hi I am Daniella. I am 11 years old and I have light brown skin. I am Mexican American. I have dark brown hair and eyes. I love to act and I am very good. I love to watch Disney movies, t.v shows – Like Sidney to the max, ravens home and bunked. I hope you put me into consideration. I have wanted to become an actor for a some time and I am very good with working with other people.
Hi I am Daniella. I am 11 years old. I have wanted to become an actor for a long time and I like to work with other people older or around my age. I am very good with working with other people and I hope to become an actress soon.
Hi my name is katie. I’m 11 have straight hair and my passion is dancing.
Hello my name is Maddie I am 10 years old I am a girl. I’m none for being good with working with different types of people , I love watching Disney movie’s and I would like to be in a Disney movie or on any opportunities that I will get to interact with other people and have a good time I do an acting camp every summer. I would love to have a great experience doing this.
Hi, I’m Kendall. I’m 12 years old and have watched every Disney channel episode with my eyes wide open, wishing to be one of them. I do acting camps and have multiple certificates to prove my talent. I love to sing and act. I’ve been in numerous plays and musicals, just dreaming that someone would notice me. I would love to be on Disney channel, or any acting opportunities that I can get, for the experience.
THANK YOU….. ILL BE HERE ALL WEEK!
I am almost 13 years old, I am barely 5’2″, I am part native American but mostly white. I have short dirty blonde hair and brown eyes. One of my favorite hobby’s was drama club after school and choir. I live in ABQ, NM. I have always wanted to play a part in a Disney movie even if it was a side character, main characters friend, etc. I helped to write a play based on what was going on with Russia and Ukraine for the drama club and the teacher LOVED it. My parents recently divorced so that means I have to help take care of my 3 younger siblings because I am the oldest so I have a lot of patience. I would honestly just love a role in one of the newer shows or movies. 🙂
Hi! I’m Mary Elizabeth O’Neil. I have long brown hair and brown eyes. My race is white. I’m about 5’2”-5’3”. I’ve always loved Disney and always have wanted to be on there but that’s not why I’m writing this. I’m writing this because every since I was little I started plays. I’ve always loved acting. It’s been such a big part in my life. Im always doing plays I just did the play “Annie”. I was Pepper the mean orphan you’ve probably know of her. My dream since I was little was to be on Disney. There’s been people who have made fun of me because I do plays but I will never stop acting it’s my passion so I don’t care what they think. Acting is a passion for me. That’s why I’m writing this. Hopefully y’all consider me.
Hi, my name is Dametrias. I’m 12 years old and my life long dream is to be a Disney Channel star. I’m an African American, I have short black hair, brown eyes, I’m sweet, enthusiastic, honest, driven, hard-working and very funny. I’m sweet too. I hope you can see this and you can accept this message. Have a bless day.
Hi, I am 13 years old girl. My name is Alisa. I have brown hair and blue-green eyes. I love Disney movies. My favorite films are Encanto and Alice in Wonderland. I am kind and helpful. My hobby is playing the piano. I like cooking and sometimes singing. I have six cousins and two cats. I would like to play in a Disney movie it has been always my dream, to be a real princess. I live in Finland. I speak English, Finnish, and a little bit of Swedish, Greek, Italian, Spanish, and Hawaiian. My family says that I would be a good actress. I’m 1,65 cm tall. I don’t have lots of friends, but I don’t mind because they are real. My life is pretty much acting. Acting is the way that I can be the person I want to be.
Hi I am Keiveia and I am 14 years old. I always had a dream being on Disney. I have tried to make my own movies but then I thought to my self why would I want to make movies if I can act in them. I really love cats and dogs but cats a little more. I love fudge brownies. My favorite color is blue. I love pepperoni pizza. I never forget anything. I am always on time or in the right place. I love meeting different people and getting to know people if I had to pick out of being rich and be alone forever or being happy forever and being poor I would pick being poor.
My family has very hard times and I want to make the believe that blessings can happen you just need to see them. I want my mom to know the when I grow up I can be named as a uplifting Disney star. My parents always supported me I many ways and my friends and family I just want to be true to my self i also love singing my favorite Disney show is K.C. undercover and my favorite Disney movie is Camp Rock and Camp Rock 2. I think that is it. I just want a chance please give me this blessing. I also have brown eyes and black hair and I am 5’7.
Hi I’m Taylor I’m 13 I have blue eyes, Dirty Blond Hair, 5’5, I’m a cheerleader so I’m really loud and funny i don’t have stage fright i can preform and sing. and i want to be an actor when i grow up and this would be a great start for me. And I LOVE DISNEY channel i have always wanted to be a Disney star. I’m a soprano in singing. i love dogs and all animals not snakes i don’t like snakes or spiders OK no bugs but everything else i love. It would absolutely be life changing to be on Disney Channel.
Hi I’m Susanna and I really want to be an actress. I’m an Australian and I can speak some Vietnamese. I have dark brown eyes and hair and fairly tanned skin. I am 11 years old but I can play characters up to 15 years old. I have acted in school plays and short films so I have some acting experience. I am also interested in voice acting.
My name is Elena. I am 10 years old, but I will be 11 in March. I am very passionate abut singing and acting and i’m good at it. I am a dancer and I have attended a lot of dance competitions. I have wavy brown with natural light brown highlights and brown eyes. I live in Fair Haven, New Jersey. I really want to be a Disney Channel actress.
Hi, my name is Jaynalisse I am 11 years young. I am 4 feet 9 inches light skin with freckles and have brown eyes
and brown hair. I would really like to join the Disney channel because it has always been my dream and I would really like this opportunity. I have been a cheerleader since I was 5 years young. I love to dance and sing. I’m funny, cute and sassy.
Hi! I am a big Disney fan. I am a pre-teen girl, with curly medium length almost black hair, and pale skin with freckles. I am pretty introverted but get along with people well after spending time with them. I am very flexible, but have not taken gymnastics since I was very young. I could most likely do flips and other acrobatics attached to a rope that pulls me up at the peak of my jump. Other wise I would probably have to take lessons. I am pretty skilled with a sword/bo staff. I would mostly want to do action or fantasy movies. I can add humor into those because I am kind of funny, but I would not want to be in a comedy. I really hope someday to be in a Star Wars or MCU movie/show. I know these are Sony movies but my BIGGEST DREAM in my whole acting career would be to play Gwen Stacy as Ghost- Spider. Thank you for your time, but I am really righting this for when I am an adult because I am still in school and play a ton of sports, and my parents would most likely not let me. Please keep me posted for when I am an adult.
Hi here is every thing about me. I like singing but I’m really bad at it. I also like Dancing bad at that to so I would love to learn.
Hair color: brown
Eye color: dark brown
Wow, you are impressive, making movies or shows isn’t any easy work and the way you are making the movies with these bad actors is absolutely astonishing. Well, lucky for you because you just found your dream actor…
This must be your lucky day, because this paper was written by Nasib, a lovely, smart, compassionate, hilarious, attentive and patient 14-year-old guy. I’m here to tell you that if you need an actor, I should be your first choice, and here are three of the many reasons why.
1. I have had a good amount of experience with acting, I have been to an acting school and take drama as one of my courses, hopefully to continue it in future years. When I reached a point of time in need of some money, I figured it wouldn’t be a bad idea to make some money out of something I enjoy.
2. I am a trustworthy and caring individual. Obviously, no filmmaker or director wants an actor that they can’t trust or is always late. As a result, I’m here to promise you that if you choose me to be the actor of any show or movie, I’ll be nothing but trustworthy and amazing for you.
3. I’m just a good actor.
hello my name is kamry. I’m am 9, my date of birth is June 21 2012. This is my dream I love Disney so much. I’m friendly, outgoing and sweet. I’m small for my age but I take anything, voice overs or anything. I like school this is my dream. plss pick me and I love to meet new people. I hope I can see you there too!:) bye
My name is Madelyn and my height is 5’9. I am 11 years old and would love to be on Disney!
I am Canadian and have dirty blonde hair and bluish-green eyes. My favorite movies on Disney channel are Zombies 1 and 2 and Descendants 1 2 and 3. I also play violin too. 🙂
I am 10 years old. I have brown eyes and hair.
Hi my name is Charmaine Phasha, am 13 years old. I live in South Africa, I have brown hair, I like watching Disney Channel a lot and it is my dream to become an actress am talented and creative I can act I always act with my siblings all the time but I have never been on stage before I think it could be lovely to show up on Disney Channel as an amazing actress just like the other characters in Disney Channel they are doing a great job lots of love from
Yours truly: Charmaine Phasha
Hi, we are the Besties (we are both about 13 years old and live in North Virginia) and we’ve grown up watching Disney Channel movies, it’s always been our dream to participate in the acting business. We would appreciate if you would let us join, but we understand if that’s a no. Because when we’re together we can get through the no’s and the yes’.
HI my name is Lilly! I am almost 13 years old, I have brown eyes, and light brown hair with blonde highlights, I like dogs, and I love working with people, I’ve acted in many short films that my and my siblings make. I have many, MANY SIBLINGS! 8, 8 siblings! I love disney, and I’m good at remembering things! I’ve never been of stage before, and I can act really well!
Hey, my name is Charli Van Deelen. I am 14 years old. I live on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. I am a girl. My features consists of; hazel eyes, wavy mousey brown hair, tan-ish skin and I’m currently 165 cm tall. I am passionate about acting and singing. I have been in multiple plays and musicals, I have also won the drama award for my grade in high school. In primary school I was in all school choirs competing and for fun. I have wanted to be an actress and singer ever since I can remember. Growing up I was inspired by Disney and the actors on screen. I would love to be apart of the Disney Channel.
did you get in?
Hi, my name is Alexandria Kim.
I’m Korean, Asian.
I’m 12. Born in 2010, my birthday passed.
Like all Asians do. I have Black hair, Black eyes. I didn’t dye my hair. And don’t do make-ups. I’m normal.
My friend wants me to join. I am good at singing. and have experience. I have been in three plays and have been a background characters in saving mr.Banckes.
Hi my name is Nayla. I’m 10 years old and I really like singing. I want to be in a disney show, even if it is as background character. I have no experience but I like making fake movies with my siblings. Theres a time for everything right please reply.
My name is Ethan and my friend wanted me to try out for Disney channel. I love to sing and am good at it. I live in San Diego but am ready to move. I have experience with acting by being in 3 plays and as a background character in saving mr. Bankes. I love Disney so pls choose me.
My name is Ivy. I love dogs and volleyball. I really love acting. I have acted in one play and I love Disney Channel.
Am Jeya Roudh. Acting is my dream job but want to start young and work my dream forward! I am 13 years old but would fit perfect for a role of a 10-11 year old. I hope I get this and successfully start my “dream job”. I have straight and wavy black hair. I am 4.6 tall, dark skin and would love to star in disney and create new friends and meet famous people!!
Hi , I’m 11 years old, I have curly brown hair brown eyes . when I was younger I was camera shy and people followed my mother when I was living in California, Cause she said of my beauty but I don’t know.
Hi! My name is Jillian. I am 12 years old. I am 5,1ft tall and I have curly, light brown hair with blonde highlights.
I have golden/brown eyes. I have always been into acting and recently starred in a play called Anybody For Tea by C.B Gilford as Lucy Long. I am a percussionist and I am able to do a British accent. I will soon be auditioning for the role of Annabeth Chase in Disney’s new series called Percy Jackson and the Olympians. I really enjoy acting and would love to be in a movie or series.