20th Century Fox Television casting actors and extras for ‘Ride-Along’

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From the Creator/Writer/Executive Producer of the Golden Globe winning hit series ‘The Shield’ comes this new action packed one-hour police drama ‘Ride-Along’. The show is set in Chicago, and filming also takes place in The Windy City.

The extras casting director is seeking REAL Chicago police officers to appear on the show. If you are interested, please email a current color photo, your full name, stats, age, ethnicity, district #, and best contact info to:

Put “Chicago Police Officer” in the subject line.

General extras can register to work on the show also for various background work. Click Here to download registration form.

Fill it out and send it along with a 5″x7″ color 3/4 length snapshot with your height, weight, and clothing sizes written on the back to the following:

Ride-Along General Extras
ExtraOrdinary Casting
PO Box 552

Westmont IL 60559

Minors can also register, but must provide a ‘Letter of Intent To Employ Minor’ and Child Work Permit documents.

Ride-Along is scheduled to debut on Fox Network Monday nights in spring 2011.

Principal Actor Casting (Chicago):

See the post titled Headshot and Resume Information regarding how to submit for principal acting roles.

Please submit photos and resumes by mail only.
No phone calls or personal drop-offs.

Ride-Along
Claire Simon Casting
1512 N. Fremont
Suite 204
Chicago IL 60622

Note: Chicago area actors with strong theatre credits preferred.

Extras Casting (Chicago):

Darlene R. Hunt
Ride-Along Extras
ExtraOrdinary Casting
1532 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Suite 205
Chicago, IL 60622

Principal Actor Casting (Los Angeles):

Scott Genkinger
100 Universal City
Plaza Bungalow
Universal City, CA 91608

Production Companies:

Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies (they will most likely end up in the trash can), they do not cast the films. They hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions.

Ride-Along Production Office
Chicago Studio City
5660 W. Taylor Street
Stage 3, 2nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60644

Twentieth Century Fox Television
10201 West Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90035

Midd Kid Productions
10201 W. Pico Blvd.
Building 80
Suite 203
Los Angeles, CA 90035

Producers:

Marney Hochman Nash
Charles McDougall
Lesli Linka Glatter

Director:

Charles McDougall (pilot)

Starring:

Jennifer Beals – Teresa Colvin
Jason Clarke – Detective Jarek Wysocki
Amy Price-Francis – Dina Wysocki
Patrick Gough – Will Gainey
Matt Lauria – Caleb Evers
Devin Kelley – Vonda Wysocki
Todd Williams – Isaac Joiner
Delroy Lindo – Ronin Gibbons
Billy Lush – Liam Hennessey

Story:

During a ride-along, a civilian spends a shift in the passenger seat of a squad car, observing the work day of a police officer. But in this series, the audience is the passenger, taking an unpredictable ride through the streets of Chicago and navigating crime and corruption with the most respected – and notorious – cops in the city. Jarek Wysocki (Jason Clarke) is a local legend and larger-than-life veteran of the Chicago Police Department. Like the city of Chicago, Jarek is razor blades and brass knuckles wrapped in politeness and ego-less charm – a man who throws away partners the way others throw away tissues. Teresa Colvin (Jennifer Beals) arrived at the pinnacle of the Chicago Police Department in a short period of time. She’s determined to implement changes before the mud that is Chicago politics clogs her office. As a result of Teresa’s difficult choices, she has made some powerful enemies along the way, including two street gangs, the police officers’ union and a city alderman (Delroy Lindo) who proves to be a dangerous adversary. Jarek’s new partner, Caleb Evers (Matt Lauria), is a smart and observant young detective who desperately wants to prove himself. He is savvier and more observant than most people give him credit for, and just might make the perfect yin to Jarek’s yang. Also in Jarek’s charge is his niece, Vonda Wysocki (Devin Kelley), a rookie beat cop whose father, Jarek’s brother, was killed in the line of duty when she was young. Jarek keeps close tabs on her and is less than thrilled to discover she’s falling for her partner, Isaac Joiner, a charismatic cop who takes unnecessary risks on the job that land him and Vonda in some dangerous situations. Alderman Ronin Gibbons is a building-magnate-turned-politician who has ruled his ward with a velvet glove for three decades. Jarek and Teresa are convinced Gibbons and his cohorts, including Liam Hennessey (Billy Lush), an Irish tough guy in Gibbons’ construction empire, are dirty to the core, but they’ve never had the evidence to prove it. When a murder investigation leads them to Gibbons, they are determined to bring him to justice and clean up Chicago – if that’s even possible.

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