So, you want to become a kid actor?
In this guide, I'll cover everything you need to know, from the training you need (hint: it's less than you think) to how to start finding auditions ASAP. We'll also talk about how to get your parents on board if they don't support you.
Ready to get started?
How to Become a Kid Actor
The fastest way to become a kid actor (even if you have no experience) is to just start submitting yourself to auditions online. Some of those submissions will lead to auditions, and some of those auditions will lead to acting work!
As a kid, you'll have a much easier time getting acting work than most adults do because casting directors (the people who'll hire you) don't expect you to have many credits on your resume. So the sooner you start submitting yourself for real projects, the better!
Martin Bentsen (author of this guide) is an actor marketing coach who uses “outside the industry” thinking to help actors book more work. He’s helped over 6,000 actors with their careers and actor headshots since 2009 and his photography studio City Headshots is ranked #1 on Yelp. He’s spoken at NYU, The New England Theater Conference, The Actor’s Green Room, and other venues.
Want to book more acting work by thinking different? Start with his free Actor’s Toolkit to create new opportunities right away, or visit his website at www.martinbentsen.com.
Some Additional Q&A
Is Netflix Looking for Kid Actors?
Netflix and plenty of other production companies are looking for kid actors. if you google things like "how to become a kid actor on Netflix" or you read my Ultimate Guide to Getting Acting Work on Netflix, you'll quickly learn how to start getting those opportunities!
How to Become a Child Actor on Disney Channel?
The best way to get acting work on the Disney Channel is to get an agent and ask them to submit you to those productions. read my Ultimate Guide to Getting a Talent Agent for more info.