How to Get Cast in ‘This Is Us’

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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 /

This Is Us (TV Series) cast, casting calls, auditions, and news you should know.

NBC’s This is Us is a family drama TV series created by Dan Fogelman. The series premiered on September 20, 2016 and centers around the lives and families of two parents and three children across different time periods. The show features a star-studded cast including Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, Sterling K. Brown, Chrissy Metz, Justin Hartley, Susan Kelechi Watson, Chris Sullivan, Ron Cephas Jones, Jon Huertas, Alexandra 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.

In May 2019, NBC renewed the series for three additional seasons. The fifth season premiered on October 27, 2020.

NBC’s This is Us Extras Casting Call

Job Description:

Now Casting – “This Is Us”

Your kids and teens can appear on a popular TV series!

Looking for:

Blind and visually impaired boys and girls of any ethnicity to portray teenage and pre-teen students.

To work as PAID Background Actors ( no fees and no experience required)

Filming will take place mid-late February 2021 in the Los Angeles area
COVID-19 testing will be scheduled prior to the work date (both the minor and the guardian accompanying them to set may be required to have 3 COVID-19 tests before the work date)

Minors must have a valid entertainment work permit. You can obtain a work permit here

Apply Here

Principal Speaking Role

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.

Related: NBC’s ‘This is Us’ Cast Audition Tapes Revealed (VIDEO)

This is Us Cast
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 /

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.

Related: TJ Maxx and NBC’s ‘This Is Us’ Commercial Casting Call (Pay is $2,500)

Sterling K. Brown
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 /

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.

This is Us Cast:

  • Milo Ventimiglia as Jack Pearson
  • Mandy Moore as Rebecca Pearson
  • Sterling K. Brown as Randall Pearson
  • Chrissy Metz as Kate Pearson
  • Justin Hartley as Kevin Pearson
  • Susan Kelechi Watson as Beth (Clarke) Pearson
  • Chris Sullivan as Toby Damon
  • Ron Cephas Jones as William “Shakespeare” Hill
  • Jon Huertas as Miguel Rivas
  • Alexandra Breckenridge as Sophie
  • Eris Baker as Tess Pearson
  • Faithe Herman as Annie Pearson
  • Melanie Liburd as Zoe Baker
  • Lyric Ross as Deja Pearson
  • Asante Blackk as Malik Hodges
  • Griffin Dunne as Nicholas “Nicky” Pearson
  • Caitlin Thompson as Madison Simons


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