Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? - FOX

Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? – FOX

How intelligent are you? How much do you really know? Do you think you know more than a fifth grader? If so you could be chosen to be the next contestant on a brand new batch of episodes of TV’s most entertaining (and enlightening) game show, Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? FOX gas ordered another fantastic season of this fan favorite and now producers and casting directors are on the lookout for players ready to show their knowledge to all ages.

Hosted by legendary comedian Jeff Foxworthy (Blue Collar Comedy Tour, The Smurfs, The Jeff Foxworthy Show), Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? has been delighting millions of fans since 2007 with it’s one of a kind mix of competition and humor. Each week new contestants try their hands at general knowledge trivia for a shot at an incredible $1 MILLION dollar prize!

Each week Mr. Foxworthy will task these intellectual titans with answering ten questions and a final bonus question – there’s only one catch, all of the questions are taken from elementary school first through fifth grade textbooks! This amazing series has kept audience on the edge of their seats for 5 outstanding seasons and now the show is back again to challenge the mind and tickle the funnybone.

Casting calls for Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? are happening now and interested contestants with big personalities and even bigger brains can apply today for a chance at a spot in the new season. The first round of open audition locations are listed below and will be updated throughout the casting process. You can send emails with your name, age, location, phone number, email, education history, 2 recent photos and a brief bio to Be sure to check back for more audition information and leave a message for us below and tell us why you want to be chosen to prove your smarts on FOX’s Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?.


Open Casting Calls:

Los Angeles: NOW – January 1st
Atlanta: December 12-14th
New York: December 12-14th

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122 Casting Responses

  1. Maddie Blaha

    HI! My name is Maddie Blaha and I absolutely love this show! I am 23-years old and I am currently getting my doctorate in occupational therapy. I have accumulated an ungodly amount of debt because of my schooling and I am absolutely desperate to do anything to pay off my debt and finally start my life. Please let me know any information regarding the casting application.

  2. Julie wiley

    My dad has never missed a question on this show!!!.. we’re from Canada and I would love to see him on the show!!!!..

  3. Janvi Wadiwala

    Hi, I’m in medical school. I love this show, and am really surprised how smart kids are. I would love to take up this challenge and answer all the questions. Thank you!

  4. Gus

    Hi Im Gus Hernandez. I am an elementary school cafeteria manager. I’ve been doing my practicing with my 5th graders at work and I’m up to the challenge. Hey 5th graders, this hairnet toting cafeteria manager is ready!!!

  5. Amelie knight

    Hi my name is amelie knight im 20 amd i would love to be on this show and try to help my family with money and help us get into a good house i live in arizona but i would drive to la to do this

  6. Kevin Clair

    I would love to be a contestant on this show. This would be an opportunity of a life time. I really enjoy answering random questions and stumping myself at times. Plus, I can prove to my wife that I am smarter than a 5th grader!

  7. Naomi

    Hello! I’m a robotics and stem teacher and would LOVE to try my best at being smarter than a 5th grader! What do I do next?

  8. Sandra Louise Williams

    Hello I am great at answering questions on just about any subject. I think your show is smart and fun plus the potential to win for your intelligence is cool. I would love to be a contestant!!! Tell me how I can audition.

  9. Jacob

    I’d like to be on the show! I love this show, and I find all the questions pretty easy actually. If I get on the show maybe I can pay for college!

  10. Christopher Lambert

    I am super embarrassed for that lady who went to TCC in Texas. I went to that college, and when I witnessed her not know how many feet is in a yard. I was in shock, ROFL! I feel someone else should be on “Are you smarter than a 5th grader” from TCC to represent. I would love to be that someone on the show representing TCC and myself. I rescently took a free online I.Q. test and scored a 139, and feel strongly I could be smarter than a 5th grader. I am an idealist and inventor 31 years old, male, and hopefully your next million dollar winner : )

  11. Samantha

    What are the qualifications for the children for the show? My son is only in first grade but very high iq. Also when are the next Available casting calls?

  12. Steven Bunch

    Heeeeeeelllllloooooo! I’m a ER doctor in the LA area. I love your show and have been stumped multiple times. I am thoroughly impressed by the wisdom of 5th graders. It would be an honor to be on the show and show just how stupid I really am.

  13. Mehezebin

    Hi my name is Mez and I have never been in a game show
    I would love to be on this one
    I really need to make some money to help my daughter get through med school
    I have been watching all the episodes and feel confident that I will be able to answer all the questions

  14. Mark

    Do you have to act like a kids cartoon character to be on the show. I can get 95 % of the answers but I’m not going to act like a 2 year old

  15. Abbygale Day

    Hello I’ve always wanted to be a classmate on are your smarter than a fifth grader and look I found this site! I’m Abbygale I’m smart and not shy I’m funny outgoing and in my last month and a half of school. I hope I can make it on this show! I’m also a dancer who has done a competition and many recitals I do hip hop, ballet, and Lyrical!

  16. steve mathis

    I want to do it but yall gotta pay my way ,get larry the cable guy to chip in!

  17. Barry Agams

    My name is Barry Agams and I’m 20 years old.I am currently attending Baruch College as a Finance Major. I work as a Professional Fundraiser. I have been watching this show since it first aired back in 2007, and would love an opportunity to come on the show to finally see if I’m truly Smarter Than A 5th Grader!

  18. Maksymilian

    Hi, I am a 5th grader from the suburbs of Atlanta. i love history, geography, and mathematics. My IQ is about 165. The only problem is that in Dec. when we do the auditions I will be in sixth grade. is there anyway I could audition or something before I go to 6th grade? This would be great for me because I always wanted to be on a game show. This would be AMAZING if I could be in the game show!

  19. Lesley Perez

    Hello my name is lesley926 Perez and I am located in New York and would love to be on this show! I watched every season every episode on HULU and get a significantly amount of questionable correct!!! It would be awesome to be a contestant on this show!!!

  20. Henry Ruhwiedel

    I dropped out of Mensa because it was too dull. Worked in broadcasting for 49 years, one Emmy, also publishing, author of many books and magazine articles, University faculty and much more. Educated in business management, electronics, animal behavior, radio-TV. and more. Would love to meet Mr Foxworthy, and be a contestant on the show.

  21. Gracie

    Hi I am Gracie and love to learn and read books. I used to watch your shows all the time but I stopped because my grandmother passed away and I am doing this for her tonight because I told her when we were watching the show that one day I would be in there and she said she would always watch me. I am still crushed and I think this is my only way to move on so I want to be in this for her. I am in 6th grade and , like I said, I Love to learn.

  22. Brenda

    I love “Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader” and I play on line all the time. No casting auditions are any place close to Concord, NH. Is there any other way to audition for the show?

  23. Jasmine L Dickerson

    Hey my name is jasmine my husbqnd Naseer i wanted him to be on the show it was a part of a bet lol he very funny n have a funny sense of humor yall gurantee be laughing the whole show lol plz give me a try looking foward to it my email

  24. JIm

    Hi, I applied and sent the information to the email address provided above. I haven’t heard back yet and wanted to know what is the next step. Also what is the audition address in NY?

  25. Jeff Paltrow

    My name is Jeff paltrow and I’m sixty Nine years old I have been trying to get a job for the past seven months but to no avail, my wife and I are struggling desperately to try to make ends meet but we are quickly sinking,I am hoping you will give me an opportunity on your show to try to get ahead, I have been through a heart condition and cancer and so far beat them both, we have mine grown children and eleven grandchildren due to our present situation we cannot even go to visit them because we cannot afford the gas if possible please give me an opportunity, I am quite intelligent and still have a great sense of humor.

  26. Kenneth Sanders

    Looking Forward to attending the Atlanta Auditions in December! I am a 29 year old with 23 years of experience! (ya’ll get it?)
    From Kindergarten to middle school I attended 6 different schools and then THREE High Schools after that. All in all I attended 9 different public and/or DOD schools from California to Maine, from Alaska to Japan.
    I think I could go all the way to the Million dollar question! See you in Atlanta!

  27. Rachael

    I want to be on the tv show. Are you. Smarter then a 5 grader

  28. Saul Lopez

    Hello, I would love to participate in the program are you smarter than a 5th grater. I have a Computer Networking Certificate and a Bachelors in Information Technology. I was born in Guatemala City and came to the United States when I was 19 years old. I now live in Bellflower California near Los Angeles. I love sports, music and going to church. I hope you can give me the chance to audition for the program. Thanks.

  29. Tina Prince

    I am very interested in being a contestant on Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader. I am a first grade teacher in Washington County Ga. I do believe Jeff Foxworthy has family that once lived there. I have been to several of his comedy shows. It would be amazing to meet him.

  30. Jalleh Doty

    Could someone please tell me the address of where Are you smarter than a 5th grader audition are being held? Please email Jalleh Doty

  31. Austin Hooser

    I’m a professional LSAT (Law School Admission Test) and MCAT (Medical College Admission Test) teacher/tutor. The LSAT is my specialty, and I excel at both understanding and explaining logic and reasoning. THAT would be fun to put to the test against the 5th Grader challenge.

    Also, my wife is still a student and we have a 1 year old daughter. I’m doing this for them, even though I’d love the opportunity (I love the show and have introduced my wife to it). And I’m an exciting “just do” personality. I’ve hitchhiked from Texas to Atlanta, I’ve personally confronted a cult to get a friend back, and I once donated ~$8800 (what was left of an inheritance from my grandfather) to build a school in India. On a whim. I have the heart, now put me in the game!

  32. James F. Barber

    I have always loved Are You Smarter…… since it premiered on Fox Network in 2007. I always enjoyed watching the contestants try to answer 1st to 5th grade questions with the opportunity to win large amounts of money, if they prove to be smarter than a 5th Grader. I have played along with the contestants many times and have actual done quite well, having actually answered the $1 Million Dollar question one time. I am a very healthy, energetic, outgoing, funny and intelligent 62 year old male and would love to be chosen to appear on this great game show.

  33. raymond grossman

    I may be a redneck because I am trying out for this show and not Jeopardy. I graduated from High School at age 16. I was in the first graduating class in Computer Science Engineering from the City College of New York. I hold a designation of Certified Professional Manager. I have worked as: a software engineer; a project manager for a guided missile cruiser and destroyer working with the Navy; an engineering process statistician; a professional hypnotist and author. I am interested in being on the show due to my current position of Managing Director and Founder of Jareds Juggernaut To Cure Sarcoma. This is a non-profit my wife and founded after the death of our son from a rare Cancer called Rhabdomyosarcoma. We raise money to fund research into body sparing methods of combating children’s cancer where Chemo is the last resort.

  34. Patty Shauger

    Would love to be a contestant on are you smarter than a 5th grader with the New York additions. Kindly send me details on the December castings. I am 56 and a college graduate, BA from Seton Hall University. I am awaiting a security clearance, so I could really use some $$

  35. Leah

    Hey! I would love to be on your show! I’m in OT school and would love to share with the world what my profession is and how awesome we are!! Can’t wait to hear back!! Thanks!

  36. Asya Monds

    Why do I think I’m smarter than a fifth grader???? Because I killed it in the fifth grade!!!! I made the fifth grade my ….. friend. Then, after I conquered the fifth grade, I took on middle school like a boss. Now that I’m all grown up and finished my homework, I’m putting all that education to good use. I love solving problems (math/statistics major), I’m really competitive (former collegiate tennis player), and most importantly, I’m the person that doesn’t let little kids win.

  37. Kim Metzger

    Name: Kim Metzger Age: 52 Location: Louisville , KY
    Education History: BA from University of Kentucky, 1987 with a major in Elementary Education
    Masters from Morehead State University, 1989-Reading Specialist endorsement
    Rank 1 from University of Louisville, 1997
    Brief Bio: I have been married 18 years to my best friend. We have a 17 year old son who is a high school senior this year. I retired June 1 of this year after teaching elementary school for 28 years.

  38. Elaine Meggs

    I love this show and would love to be a contestant. I like to think I would do well but your fifth graders are pretty smart. I have a grandson who is a fifth grade student this year. He does well in school and I am constantly amazed at how much these kids know. I think I might be nervous on a tv show so I might not even answer questions correctly that I know but I would really like to try.

  39. Melinda Turner

    I would love to be on this fantastic game show I am 9 years old and I think I can be smart I’m almost in fourth grade.

  40. Dorothy Young

    I am looking to have a novel experience in entertainment, whether on a gameshow or on the set of a movie. I am a 38 year old Caucasian female and I love a challenge. I live close to Hollywood.

  41. Aaron Ford

    I would love to be on this great show! I have a great sense of humor, am competitive and intelligent and would have a great time on your show! Pick me!

  42. Mark niemela

    I am so amazed how smart these 5th graders are and would love to be a contestant on your show.

  43. Christi Frantom

    I absolutely love watching the show! Not only is it hilarious but it’s fun seeing how much I retain from those elementary school days. 🙂 I’m currently going back to school after many years so I would really like the chance to see how my Business degree education stacks up! I’m really outgoing and love a challenge and think the show would be so much fun to compete on.

  44. Sarah

    Dear Jeff,
    I love your show so much because:
    1) you are hilarious without trying and wear the best clothes on TV and
    2) the “higher they are the harder they fall” entertainment provided by some of your most confident contestants is spellbinding; the female attorney with her humiliated dog really raised the “bar”.

    While only having an almost AA from a Jr. College in Brookline, MA for challenged females, I am a self-taught webmaster ( as well as a self-taught Certified Sommelier (built to help me pass).

    May not seem like much but trying to figure out what four wines were at 8:30am without attending the six-week course plus serving a Master Sommelier in a simulated restaurant scenario wearing the wrong shoes took more cojones than I knew I had. I almost excused myself by making up a knee injury but I stayed the course, though I had to maintain the ruse by having a slight limp while serving the Champagne as my open-backed heels loudly slapped against my feet 🙁

    In closing, as an infomaniac I am a repository of weird and useless information, as well as some useful stuff to get me through the day. At least I know France is a country.

    Yours truly,
    Sarah Whitely (should be Sarah Bernhardt)

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  46. James Barber

    Hey Jeff–I dearly love this show and would love to be a contestant on it. I have watched most every episode from the beginning of the series and actually one night while watching an episode I decided to play along with the contestant. I answered all the questions along with the contestant and so he decided to go for the million dollar question. He, unfortunately missed it but I answered it correctly and would have gone home with the million. I still remember the question. It was who was the first person to break the land speed record and the answer was Chuck Yeager. Please let me know how i can be a contestant on Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader and thank you,
    James Barber

  47. Jasmine

    I love watching this show because its so hilarious! I would love the opportunity to put my Bachelors of Science knowledge to the test and see if I retained any elementary knowledge. I would like to say I’m smarter than a 5th grader ! I love competition and humor especially together.