Cinemax Hit Show – The Knick – Is Casting African American Extras in NYC | #SoPhi

by • February 9, 2015 • Casting CallsComments (0)1789


The Cinemax series “The Knick” is filming in New York City and SoPhi Casting seeks background players to work multiple days between now and May.

The show is looking for African American males between the heights of 5’5″ and 5’10″ who are willing to get a 1900′s haircut if needed. The scenes will be filming in the NYC area and talent will be required to come in for a fitting next week. Background talent will be playing pedestrians in the streets during the early 1900′s. Also, the production is seeking Caucasian men to play Irish workers.

The Knick” has been renewed for season 2. Reports state that Cinemax has ordered 10 episodes of the show for the new season which will be premiering on Cinemax in late 2015. The show was being helmed by Emmy winning directorSteven Soderbergh and stars Clive Owen as a brilliant surgeon trying to pioneer new techniques during the turn of the last century.

Owen’s character, Doctor John Thackery, is secretly addicted to drugs yet leads a team of surgeons and pioneers new methods at the hospital during the early 1900′s mortality rates at hospitals were high and anti-biotics were not yet available. The show is set at the Knickerbocker Hospital.

Interested? See the casting call for “The Knick” below.

Seeking Non-Union Caucasian Men to portray Dead Bodies/Irish Construction Worker Types for THE KNICK! Must be ok receiving 1900 style haircut, possibly being fit with artificial facial hair. Must be ok working around atmospheric smoke. Must not have allergies to wool. NO shaved heads or buzz cuts.

Fitting on Monday 2/9 in Greenpoint. Tentative shoot date 2/18 OR 2/19, exterior. Height max: 5’11!

Email a recent candid photo, name, union status, phone number, height, weight, jacket size, waist measurement, and shoe size to Please write “Facebook, Dead Body/Irish Construction Worker” in the subject line! Must be 18 or older and have valid ID to fill out an I-9.

Seeking NON-UNION men to portray African American pedestrians for the Cinemax series “The Knick”. Fitting next week (2/10-2/13), works multiple dates bet. Feb – May.

Men no shaved heads and no dreadlocks. ESPECIALLY SEEKING MEN WITH HAIR LENGTH. Men must be between 5’5-5’10. Must be okay working around smoke, no wool allergy, okay with an 1900′s style haircut.
Please send recent, candid photos which shows your current hair to with the subject line reading: Facebook, Role, Height/Weight, Availability, and Phone Number (For example: Facebook, African American Pedestrian, 5’9/160lbs, Avail. for fitting and throughout season, 555-555-5555). Please put all your sizes in the body of the email (women – bust-waist-hips, and shoe size, men – neck, chest size, and shoe size). Pays $200/10.

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