Auditions for FX’s ‘Walking Dead’ in LA


What could be more fascinating than dressing up like a dead walker in complete makeup and get paid to scare people?

The hit AMC TV drama series, “Walking Dead” has inspired Universal Studios Hollywood to have a live attraction this summer. The terrifying nightmarish experience will definitely make the Walking Dead aficionados fall in love with it. Greg Nicotero, the executive producer of the television series, who is also the mastermind behind the makeup, effects and creation of dreadful creatures, is working with Universal Studios to pull off the grand show. So you can already imagine how scary the overall experience will be.

The state-of-the-art animations, incredible props and costumes will leave the fans shocked and you can be certain that this attraction will be like no other. It will be more intense than the Horror Nights.

Universal is on the lookout for people to play zombies to scare people. Universal City wants interested candidates to audition for these roles. However, there is still insufficient information related to whether these roles will be hired on a full time bases or part time jobs. But you can expect the roles to be steady as the attraction will be up all year round. The auditions are being held this week in the Universal Studios at the Globe Theater.

Just be aware that it is not an open casting call and even if you live in Los Angeles or in the vicinity, you will still have to confirm an appointment by applying on the company website first to book your slot.

Audition Details

The production team of “Walking Dead” is seeking actors in hundreds for the upcoming attraction at Universal Studios. The performers should be capable of moving well and living in Los Angeles as the team will not cover the travel and accommodation expenses. Only those people who have a valid ID and are more than 18 years of age can apply.

The show is particularly looking for both male and female energetic performers to play various types of scary roles.

Where will the audition be?

You will have to come to Universal Studios Hollywood at the Globe Theater to audition.

What will the scare actors have to do?

The interested performers will have to execute improvisations to demonstrate their abilities to scare people. You will have to be dressed to move and it is advisable that you bring a current headshot and your resume. The performers should not be claustrophobic as they will have to wear masks. You may have to perform in either one of the following spaces:

  • Strobe lighting

  • Complete darkness

  • Tight Spaces

  • Fog effects

The interested candidates must have the height in the range of 5’6”till 6’5”.

If you want to obtain complimentary parking, then bring the pass that is provided upon signing up on the website.

Important Information


Only those people will be allowed to audition who have booked an online appointment. To schedule your slot for audition visit this page:

AVGA Agreement

The actors who are successful will have coverage that is defined in the agreement terms and conditions with the “American Guild of Variety Artists” or AVGA.