You see them all the time. Miscellaneous characters in the background of every scene. They populate the world, but you never hear them speak or learn their name. They’re background actors (also known as “extras”) — and without them, television shows and movies simply wouldn’t work. And if you want an easy way to be on a movie set or are just getting started as an actor, background acting is a great option and can be a lot of fun! In this episode, I share what a “typical” (no such thing) day of being a background actor is like, and exactly how you can get started if this is something you want to do too.