Performer Casting

We’re the tri-state area’s largest provider of costumed entertainment. Because we provide our services year-round, Characters for Hire ℠ is currently looking for all types of actors to entertain at private and corporate venues at over 50 cities worldwide.

If you have the talent and look the part, we want you. We are looking for the following characters:

  • Generic Characters – All characters
  • Royal Princesses – If you’re a blonde or brunette who has looks that will turn any head – We want you (We do not use wigs, so we want real hair)
  • Sword Fighters, Acrobatics, Martial Artists, Parkour, Stunt Artists and Stage Combat Fighters
  • Dancers of all types – pop, hip hop, swing, jazz, contemporary, Broadway-style, burlesque
  • Musical Theater – Casting triple threat performers
  • Performers with special skills
  • Dance Choreographers
  • Fight Choreographers
  • Special Effects Makeup Artists

We need you – make lots of money having fun – flexible schedule

Look at the various themed events we produce to see if you qualify as a performer for Characters for Hire ℠. All performers must meet the following requirements:

  • Must be able to interact well with children and adults (We will perform a complete background check on you)
  • Must be punctual at all events
  • Creative and full of energy
  • Able to perform improvisation
  • A desire to have fun, yet take their job seriously
  • Excellent Professional Pay

To audition, please get in touch using our form. Please, NO PHONE CALLS.

Apply today!

Characters for Hire can provide an working experience you’ll never forget. Find out how we can work together by contacting us today



“On very short notice Characters for hire provided awesome entertainment for my parents 50th wedding anniversary. People can’t stop talking about the great entertainment!!! Thanks NICK!!” Geoff G.

A very VERY special thank-you to our “Actor” and Andi. Both were exceptionally professional and Andi, especially, went above/beyond – I didn’t realize how much I’d need her assistance and she jumped in so willingly. Both of them really represented you guys so well. We’ll certainly be calling you again if/when we ever need more character help. Y’all run a great show and we’re thrilled to have you as a resource! Alisa W.

“Hi, guys! (I’ll be collective to the team [grin] – I just wanted to thank everyone for helping us rock our event – hate to be all cheesy but there’s no better way to explain it – Your character was the HIT of the party (hah. party.) and my husband and his team made so many new contacts because of him – WELL worth all the planning!!!” Pamela S.

I would like to thank you and your actors for giving my son the best birthday ever! OMG I can not express my appreciation. When the kids saw the characters come out and perform, They were blown away! The actors were so professional and worked very well with the children. Xavier S.

“Just a quick “thank you”for helping arrange a character to come to my Dad’s 60th surprise party this past weekend. It was a huge hit, and my Dad had a BLAST. The actor in costume was hilarious – speaking – funny – with everyone, dancing, giving hugs, posing for pictures, picking up my Dad in a bear hug and bowing to my puppy, who was dressed as a Princess! If we ever need another character for any party or occasion, you’ll be the first we call! I’m happy to write a letter of recommendation or website testimonial, whatever you need! Thanks again so much – it was a huge hit and everyone loved it!!” Aly C.

“Hired Characters for Hire for my daughters 5th Birthday and boy was she excited! Character was great with the kids and all had a great time! Would recommend this company in a heartbeat!” Michael B.

“The event would not have been a success without the participation of you and your team. I look forward to working with you again soon!” Nicole G.

“I decided to hire 4 characters from Characters for Hire for my son’s 5th birthday. The children were all fully engaged for the full hour of training as well as the combat scene at the end. I was extremely pleased with the level of professionalism from all of the actors and the authenticity of the costumes, mannerisms, and voice sound alike from every character. This was a party that the children and parents will be talking about for a very long time. It was worth every penny and more!!! Thank you Nick! You are doing an amazing job and I truly appreciate the time you always set aside for the many, many hours of phone calls and emails with me to make sure everything was the way I wanted it! You went above and beyond and I highly recommend this company and the professional actors that work for you!” Renel C.

“These guys did a great job. Costumes were excellent, the actors stayed in character throughout and they were great with kids. Would hire again. Communication and confirmation prior to event were top notch as well.” Srihari H.

I just wanted to thank you very much for all your help and support with Max’s Birthday party on Saturday. We greatly appreciate how accommodating and professional your entire staff was. I must say that everyone was very impressed with just how fabulous the show was. You guys did an amazing job and Max was very happy!” Frida W.