Chicago Fire seeks extras to portray Unhoused Individuals

Chicago Fire
CHICAGO FIRE — “Something About Her” Episode 12009 — Pictured: (l-r) Jocelyn Hudon as Novak, Seth Boyer as Dale, Hanako Greensmith as Violet Mikami, Randy Flagler as Capp, Taylor Kinney as Kelly Severide — (Photo by: Adrian S Burrows Sr/NBC)

Are you based in Chicago, the suburbs, or surrounding border states to Illinois? Do you want to be part of the action on the recently renewed Chicago Fire? Here’s your chance to appear in one of the final 12th season episodes filming this weekend.

Production is currently searching for males and females of all ethnicities, aged 20’s to 70’s, to play unhoused people on the hit NBC TV show. If you’re available for a wardrobe fitting this Friday, April 12th (which takes approximately two hours) and all filming dates, they want to hear from you!

Filming will take place on Tuesday, April 16th (inside a hospital), Thursday, April 18th, and Friday, April 19th (outdoors). You must be available for both the fitting and all filming dates.

To apply, please send us the following:

  • A recent color photograph showcasing your current hair length, color, style, and for men, current facial hair.
  • Your height, weight, age, phone number, city, state, and clothing sizes.
    • For men: Height, weight, suit jacket size, T-shirt size, neck size, sleeve length, waist size, inseam length, and shoe size.
    • For women: Height, weight, dress size, T-shirt size, pant size, and shoe size.

Send your application to and be sure to include “Unhoused” in the subject line.


The narrative of Chicago Fire, now in its twelfth season, follows the lives of the firefighters and paramedics working at the Chicago Fire Department firehouse of Engine 51, Truck 81, Squad 3, Ambulance 61 & Battalion 25, as they confront danger head-on. The decisions they make become pivotal, often determining the line between life and death.

NBC announced that the One Chicago series ranks among the top 10 primetime entertainment shows this season, up double and triple-digits vs. the prior season.

Chicago Fire is averaging 12.6 million viewers, Chicago P.D. is averaging 12.0 million viewers, Chicago Med is averaging 10.5 million viewers

Chicago Fire is produced by Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, in association with Wolf Entertainment. Filmed at Cinespace Chicago Film Studio.