Do you have what it takes to Audition for Degrassi?
Degrassi auditions are held throughout the year as necessary, but they are always looking for new talent! If you are interested a Degrassi audition as either an actor or an extra, you must be between the ages of 12 and 18, live in the Toronto area and be a Canadian citizen. If you meet all the requirements, you can send a photo and resume detailing your acting experience to:
Please be sure to include your name, age, address, telephone number/email address and a permission note from your parents. We will keep your information on file. You will only be contacted if the casting director wishes to see you—which means you might not hear back from us right away.
Resumes and photos from non-Canadian citizens will not be forwarded to the casting department.
Degrassi is made possible through the assistance of several Government funding agencies, which require television productions to use Canadian cast and crews. In addition, Degrassi and other television shows receive federal and provincial tax credits based on where they work. Thus, to ensure their eligibility for these funds and the Canadian and Ontario tax credits, Degrassi only employs Canadian citizens who are residents of Ontario.
There are all sorts of ways to become an actor-- participating in your school's drama program, taking acting classes and workshops, and trying out for community theatre are all excellent ways to start. Remember, acting is a tough job, so practice your craft! And it's also important to find people to work who will give you support and feedback. Acting is a craft, so there's always something more to learn.
If you're serious about becoming an actor on Nickelodeon or the Disney Channel, you should think about finding a talent agent. There are all sorts of agents, including some who specialize in background performers. Background work (or being an "extra") is a great way to start out in the business. Your agent will submit your picture and resume whenever there's a casting call. Have your parents/guardians check the phonebook or search online for an agent near you
Degrassi is filmed in Toronto, Canada. It is produced by Epitome Pictures Inc. in conjunction with our Canadian broadcaster, CTV. The music video auditions show is mainly filmed in the Epitome Pictures studios, a former warehouse that has been converted to look like a real schoo.