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'Chicago P.D.' And 'Fire' Are Casting For Local Extras And Featured Roles Sunday

By Gwendolyn Purdom in Arts & Entertainment on Jul 15, 2016 9:40PM

Maybe the reason Chicago P.D. and its fellow Windy City-centric dramas didn't nab the Emmy nods its fellow Chicago-tied shows did is because the NBC shows have yet to find their real star.

Chicago area residents looking to change that just might get their chance in the coming days as casting and filming for new episodes of Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D., Chicago Med and newcomer Chicago Justice gets underway. Tail Sticks Casting will hold an open casting call for all its Chicago offerings in Portage Park on Sunday, according to a Thursday post on the company's Facebook page. The shows are seeking all types of background extras, children and babies (twins and other multiples, especially), real police, real EMTs, real nurses, real lawyers, real nurses, real military personnel, amputees and "gangbanger/bad guy types" (Editor's note: How's that for cringe-inducing language?).

Actors looking for more substantial roles can submit photos and personal identification information to be considered for a handful of featured roles (Internal Affairs agents, Asian family members, "man in hat") set to start shooting next Wednesday, July 20. More details can be found here.

The open call will run Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Biago Events (4242 N. Central Ave.) in Portage Park.