The primetime television soap opera “Dallas” is back in production on its third season, which has been renewed for a 15 episode third season run by TNT. The casting directors in Los Angeles are auditioning new series regulars, recurring roles, guest stars, and day players. Additional speaking roles are being cast locally in Dallas, TX. All of the extras are cast in Texas, where shooting takes place. Actors can submit headshots and resumes to the casting directors, and extras can submit via email.
The network casting directors have assembled a terrific cast in this continuation of the original series of the same name that aired on CBS from 1978 to 1991. Two-time Golden Globe Award nominee Linda Gray as Sue Ellen Ewing, and Soap Opera Digest Award winner Patrick Duffy as Bobby Ewing – both from the original series. The third season will find Bobby Ewing taking on the role of patriarch after the death of J.R. Ewing. The actor who played him, Larry Hagman, died after a fight with leukemia last November. New cast members for this TNT show are Josh Henderson as John Ross Ewing III, the son of J.R. and Sue Ellen; Jesse Metcalfe as Christopher Ewing, the adopted son of Bobby and his ex-wife Pamela Barnes Ewing; Jordana Brewster as Elena Ramos, who is locked into a love triangle with Christopher and John; and Brenda Strong as Ann Ewing, Bobby’s third wife.
Primetime Emmy Award nominee Cynthia Cidre is executive producer, head writer, and showrunner on “Dallas”. Due to the Writers Guild of America’s screenwriting credit system, Cidre is credited as “developer” instead of “creator”. The original “Dallas” show’s characters were created by David Jacobs, and since this is a continuation of that series (as opposed to a remake/reboot), Jacobs is listed a “creator” of this new show. Also executive producing is two-time Primetime Emmy Award winner Michael M. Robin, Producers Guild of America PGA Award nominee Robert L. Rovner, and Bruce Rasmussen.
The first season of “Dallas” was 10 episodes, and premiered on June 13, 2012 as the number one scripted series premiere, drawing 7.8 million viewers. “Dallas” ended up giving TNT the number one new show on basic cable for the third year in a row. TNT announced on June 29, 2012 that the network renewed Dallas for a second season consisting of 15 episodes. The show averaged 3.8 million viewers for its Season 2 episodes. On April 30, 2013 TNT renewed Dallas for a third season consisting of 15 episodes set to premiere on Monday, February 24, 2014.
Texas Principal Actor Casting Information
For actors in Texas who are interested in submitting for speaking roles on TNT’s “Dallas” Season 3, print out the following form, and fill it out:
Send it along with your headshot and resume to:
1901 East 51st Street
Austin, TX 78723
Los Angeles and New York casting director information is listed below.
Extras Casting Information
Shooting takes place in and around Dallas, Texas and at the Southfork Ranch in the northern Dallas suburb of Parker, Texas. To be considered for paid extra work on the show and you are located within reasonable driving distance of the filming locations, you can submit the following:
• Full name
• All contact information including phone number
• State in which you reside
• State your drivers license was issued
• Current color snapshots, one headshot and one full length
• Car info: make, model, color, year (photo optional)
Write DFW in your subject line of your email.
Los Angeles and New York Principal Actor Casting
See the post titled Headshot and Resume Information regarding how to submit for acting roles.
All talent must be legally eligible to work in the state of Texas.
The Dallas-Fort Worth Actors Resource Guide eBook has been added to the list of available cities. The 2013 Dallas-Fort Worth Actors Resource Guide eBook includes the following documents for adults, minors, and foreign talent who would like to work on films and television productions in the Dallas-Fort Worth area:
• Summary of the Texas Child Labor Law
• Child Labor Laws in Texas
• Texas Child Labor Law FAQ
• Texas Limitations on Employment of Child Actors
• Application for Child Actor – Performer Authorization
• Texas Application Exceptions for Child Extras
• Texas Child Labor Complaint Form
• Texas Workforce Commission Teen Application for Certificate of Age
• USA Child Actor Work Permit Requirements
• Immigration Work Permit Information
• Non-Immigrant Visa Application
In addition to the following Dallas-Fort Worth Actors Resources:
• Dallas-Fort Worth Casting Directors List
• Dallas-Fort Worth Extras Casting Directors
• Dallas-Fort Worth Talent Agents List
• General Talent Agent Information
• Dallas-Fort Worth Acting Schools and Teachers List
• Summer Performing Arts Camps
• Dallas-Fort Worth Headshot Photographers List
• Headshot Reproduction Services
• Miscellaneous Dallas-Fort Worth Resources
• Audition Tips
• How To Make an Audition Video
• Sample Actors Resume
• Sample Beginning Actors Resume
• Sample Cover Letters
• Dallas-Fort Worth Actors Unions and Professional Organizations
• Entertainment Industry Terminology
• PDF Users Guides
The 2013 Dallas-Fort Worth Actors Resource Guide eBook is available here.
No phone calls or personal drop-offs.
3808 Riverside Drive
Burbank, CA 91505
I highly recommend that your 8×10 color headshot and resume along with the cover letter be sent in a 9 x 12 Clear Full Face Window Envelope with the photo visible in the window.
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The casting directors address should be written in all capital letters on the solid side of the envelope, with the name of the project you are submitting for written directly above the casting directors name. If the role that you are submitting for is available, it should also be written above the casting directors name.
“Role of _______”
CASTING DIRECTOR NAME
CASTING DIRECTOR ADDRESS
CASTING DIRECTOR CITY, STATE, ZIP CODE
5400 E Mockingbird Lane
Dallas, TX 75206
Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies, as they will most likely end up being thrown away. They do not cast the films, rather they hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions.
“Dallas” Production Office
1409 S. Lamar Street
Dallas, TX 75215
Warner Horizon Television
3601 W Olive Avenue
Burbank, CA 91505
Turner Network Television
3500 W Olive Ave
Burbank, CA 91505-4630
Michael M. Robin
Bryan J. Raber
Michael M. Robin
Josh Henderson – John Ross Ewing III
Patrick Duffy – Bobby Ewing
Jordana Brewster – Elena Ramos
Linda Gray – Sue Ellen Ewing
Brenda Strong – Ann Ewing
Jesse Metcalfe – Christopher Ewing
Julie Gonzalo – Pamela Rebecca Ewing
Juan Pablo Di Pace – Nicolas Treviño
Ken Kercheval – Cliff Barnes
Judith Light – Judith Brown Ryland
Marlene Forte – Carmen Ramos
“Dallas” centers on the offspring of bitter rivals and brothers J.R. Ewing (Larry Hagman) and Bobby Ewing (Patrick Duffy) – J.R.’s son, John Ross (Josh Henderson), and Bobby and Pam Ewing’s adopted son, Christopher (Jesse Metcalfe) – who clash over the future of the Ewing dynasty while the fate of Southfork itself weighs in the balance. Jordana Brewster plays Elena, the gorgeous daughter of the ranch’s cook who is locked into a love triangle with Christopher and John. Brenda Strong plays Bobby Ewing’s wife Ann, and Julie Gonzalo plays Christopher’s wife Rebecca.