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Disney Channel Looking for New Talent

Exciting news! Disney has just posted an open casting call on their new website!

An open call means that anyone who wants to can have a chance to audition. They are currently looking for actors who can play ages 8-16. This means that if you look like you are between the ages of 8 and 16 (even if you are a little older) they are interested.

This doesn’t happen very often! It’s essentially the only way that actors who don’t yet have an agent can get in front of Disney casting. This is how you can have a chance to be cast on a new Disney show or movie.

At this time it looks like this casting call is only available to kids in the U.S.


Here is the notice:

“Disney Channel is looking for exciting new talent RIGHT NOW with an online open casting call for GIRLS AND BOYS who can play ages 8-16. All auditions will be considered for new and upcoming original movies and series produced by Disney Channel.

There is NEVER a fee to participate in a Disney Channel audition, open casting call or talent search. This is not an offer for, nor guarantee, of employment. Disney Channel is not affiliated with any acting school or acting workshop.

Disney welcomes all talent, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, or any other characteristic.”


Here is the link for the Open Casting Call*:

*It is important to know that this link is the only one Disney Channel uses to post their open casting calls.


All videos, for anyone under 18, must be submitted by a parent or guardian.

All you need to do is:

  1. Watch short video for instructions
  2. Download the script and taping instructions
  3. Fill out the registration form

That’s it!!

This is a good time to remind everyone that Disney NEVER charges for auditions or casting calls. If someone wants to charge you for something, then it isn’t really a Disney project. Disney is also not affiliated with any acting schools, acting workshops, or acting teachers. Sometimes people who have worked with or for Disney will teach or coach actors, but if they are doing that for a fee, then they are doing it independently, and not for Disney.

Good luck!


If you are serious about an acting career for your child, you should increase their odds of success by reading my book, The Hollywood Parents Guide. It’s got everything I wish I’d known when my daughter Dove Cameron and I landed in Los Angeles almost ten years ago. And if you’re really ready to commit to that journey, you can save even more time and money by investing in a one-on-one consultation with me, either in Los Angeles or over a video call. A single session can save you dead ends, frustration, and give you peace of mind.

If you’re looking for inspiration for your young actor (or yourself!) check out my book, Young Hollywood Actors, where some of the most successful young artists today share their stories: how they got started, and how they keep going.

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