What: Actors Access is a casting job site, where you can post a profile for free

Expected pay: uncertain

Husl $core: $$$

Commissions & fees: none, unless you sign up for a premium service

Where: National


  • Be over the age of 13;
  • if under 18, have a parent’s permission;
  • have photos and a desire to be an actor


Actors Access is the one of the few acting/casting-job websites that allow you to put up a profile without paying a monthly fee. Like other sites that offer a free profile, Actors Access will try to convince you to sign up — for $68 annually — for a premium service. But you don’t need the premium service to put up headshots, a resume and basic profile information, including your age, height and weight (which casting directors need).

Be aware, however, that if you hope to make it big, you need an agent, not a web site. Still, if you want to start putting up headshots on Actors Access to see if you can generate any interest, this is a much better choice than Explore Talent or BackStage

You may also want to check out Playbill for industry news and the site’s free job board. 

Want to try Actor’s Access?

Here’s a link to the Actor’sAccess site

What their users say: 

“Not a scam at all. It has been around for a long time, and has a number of high paying projects on there. A definite must have (as far as casting sites) in my opinion.”

“It’s not a scam, but if you have zero experience and you’re in the middle of nowhere it won’t do you much good. Do you have training? Headshots? A reel? Are you in an area with a decent amount of work, or at least film schools? If the answer to all of those is yes, then go for it. If you have a little training/experience, and good headshots, and you’re in an area with a little action, still go for it. You can get material for a reel by doing student/short films, which are pretty abundant on AA.”