Issue:  Vol. 48 / No. 3 / 18 January 2018

Extras needed for new gay HBO series filming in SF

jonathan-groff-bioAre you a twenty-something or thirty-something gay or lesbian hipster, techie/gamer type or look like you hang out a lot in gay bars? Then HBO is calling.

Male and female extras who can look the part of those three categories, as well as numerous other San Francisco denizens, are needed for the premium cable channel’s new gay series Looking.  As a story in today’s Bay Area Reporter detailed, filming of the 30-minute, eight-episode show is set to begin Monday, September 16 and last through November.

The weekday film shoots will be taking place around town, especially in the city’s gay Castro district, and across the Bay Area. It revolves around the social lives of three gay men in their thirties.

The dramedy stars Jonathan Groff (at right) of Glee as gay video game developer Patrick who struggles in his social life. Frankie Alvarez, last seen on Smash , will play his best friend, while Murray Bartlett, of Guiding Light, rounds out the trio of leads.

Beau Bonneau Casting is seeking Bay Area local men and women 18 years old and over for extra work on the series. According to a casting call sent out this week, other types needed include LGBT community, gay couples, Mission neighborhood residents, Chinatown residents, business types, punks, and panhandlers.

It also said men willing to be nude “occasionally” are sought, and anyone “with character and interesting faces.” Some extras could also be chosen for featured roles in close proximity to cast members but will have no speaking lines, stated the casting agency.

Most shoots are outdoors, it said, and will last up to 10-12 hours and start by 6 a.m.

Those interested in applying should send an email to with the following information:

* Subject line:  Name, Approximate Age, Cell #

* Union Status:  SAG-AFTRA or Non Union.  If Union, include member #

* City you live in & Weekday Avail Dates 9/16 – 10/1 and general avail 10/2-11/8

* Height, Weight & Clothing Sizes/Measurements

* Attach 2 new color digital camera or camera phone snapshots, 1 close up from chest up smiling & 1 standing, both facing camera with hair down if long.  No hats or sunglasses.

— Matthew S. Bajko, September 12, 2013 @ 2:11 pm PST
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