‘This Is Us’: How To Audition for a Speaking Role

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LOS ANGELES - SEP 25: Justin Hartley at the Premiere of NBC's 'This Is Us' Season 3 at Paramount Studios on September 25, 2018 in Los Angeles, California (Joe Seer / Shutterstock.com)

This Is Us is arguably one of the most popular shows on television. But, how do you audition for a speaking role on the hit drama?

According to IMDB, Bernard Telsey of Telsey and Company is the casting director behind This Is Us. Bernard Telsey is known for his work on Margin Call (2011), The Greatest Showman (2017) and Rent (2005). 

In an interview in 2013, Bernard Telsey discussed the art of casting alongside other popular casting directors including James Calleri and Tara Rubin. They talk about working with directors and performers to populate the worlds of the varied productions that they represent and share uplifting casting success stories. They also offer encouragement for aspiring performers and reveal the number one secret to eventually becoming a working actor.

What is This is Us about?

  • This is Us is created by Dan Fogelman premiered on NBC on September 20, 2016. The series follows the lives and families of two parents, and three children, in several different time frames.
  • The show stars Milo VentimigliaMandy MooreSterling K. BrownChrissy MetzJustin HartleySusan Kelechi WatsonChris SullivanRon Cephas JonesJon HuertasAlexandra Breckenridge, Niles Fitch, Logan Shroyer, Hannah Zeile, Mackenzie Hancsicsak, Parker Bates, Lonnie Chavis, Eris Baker, and Faithe Herman. 
  • This Is Us is filmed in Los Angeles, California.

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LOS ANGELES – SEP 13: “This is Us” Cast at the PaleyFest 2016 Fall TV Preview – NBC at the Paley Center For Media on September 13, 2016 in Beverly Hills, CA (Kathy Hutchins / Shutterstock.com)

Is This is Us a good show?

  • The show was nominated for Best Television Series – Drama at the 74th Golden Globe Awards and Best Drama Series at 7th Critics’ Choice Awards, as well as being named a Top Television Program by the American Film Institute.
  • Sterling K. Brown has received an Emmy, a Golden Globe, a Critics’ Choice Award, and an NAACP Image Award for his acting in the series. Mandy Moore and Chrissy Metz received Golden Globe nominations for Best Supporting Actress.
  • In 2017, received ten Emmy nominations, including Outstanding Drama Series, with Sterling K. Brown Brown winning the award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series.

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LOS ANGELES – SEP 17: Sterling K Brown at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards – Press Room at the JW Marriott Gold Ballroom on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, CA (Kathy Hutchins / Shutterstock.com)

How to audition for a speaking role

  • For a TV show, this big, casting directors are contacting talent through talent agencies.
  • If you are interested in a speaking role in the upcoming new season, contact your talent agent for an audition.
  • If you do not have an agent, check out our guide to landing an acting agent here.

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