Show Me a Hero - HBO Miniseries

Show Me a Hero – HBO Miniseries

HBO is following up the tremendous success of their recent award-winning original miniseries True Detective and Olive Kitteridge with an all new production that could top them both. Show Me A Hero is rolling in front of cameras now with an incredible cast and now a number of aspiring actors could soon find themselves a part of it. Casting calls for several roles are being held and performers can apply for any and all openings today.

Show Me A Hero will tell the gripping true story of Yonkers, New York Mayor Nick Wasicsko who took office in 1987 on the cusp of a federally mandated desegregation order in the predominantly white neighborhood. This multi-episode series will follow the effects that these circumstances took on the people of Yonkers from all angles and portray a truly fascinating time in American history. The cast of this important new production will feature 2-time Academy Award nominee Catherine Keener (Living In Oblivion, Captain Phillips, Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief), Golden globe nominee Oscar Isaac (Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens,

A Most Violent Year, Inside Llewyn Davis), 2-time Oscar nominee Winona Ryder (Black Swan, Heathers, Girl, Interrupted), Jon Bernthal (The Walking Dead, Grudge Match, Mob City), Emmy nominee James Belushi (Saturday Night Live, Jingle All the Way, According to Jim) and 5-time Screen Actors Guild Award nominee Alfred Molina (Spider-Man 2, Monsters University, The Impostors). Show Me A Hero is being brought to the screen by 2-time Academy Award winner Paul Haggis (Crash, The Black Donnellys, In the Valley of Elah) from screenplays by the team of 2-time Emmy winner David Simon (Treme, Homicide: Life on the Street, NYPD Blue), William F. Zorzi (The Wire) and Lisa Belkin.

Casting calls for the HBO miniseries Show Me A Hero are going on now and actors of all ages and experience levels can submit themselves for consideration today by sending emails here More details on this production will be posted as soon as they are released so keep checking back for updates and leave a message below and tell us what you think of this new project and why you want at the upcoming auditions for Show Me A Hero.

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26 Casting Responses

  1. Sarah Rich

    My name is Sarah, I’m 16 years old. I don’t have much experience with acting but I have been in a few plays, from elementary school to highschool. I have shoulder length, naturally red hair and green eyes. I’m 5’4 and I’m on the chubbier side. Ever since I was little I have always wanted to be an actress, and I feel like this would be a great place to start. I am very passionate about my acting. I am hoping that you will give me a chance. Thank you!

  2. Yona maria

    My name is Yona Maria and I am almost 15 years old. I am from and currently live in New York City. I have long blonde hair and blue/green eyes. I am 5’2″ and 150 pounds. I love to act because it gives you a chance to use your own imagination and bring it to life.

  3. Kenzie McIntyre

    Hi, my name is Kenzie. I’m 13 and Caucasian. I have blond hair, blue eyes, I’m 5″2 and weigh 103lb.I love to act and I’ve always wanted to direct and film to, but that’s not the point haha. I have a very bubbly personality and I’m very positive and I work hard in everything I do wether it’s sports, school, or anything else. To me acting is a tone of fun and it creates something that’s really indescribable. I’ve always wanted to be apart of an amazing cast and I’m sure this would be a great opportunity to try something so amazing.

  4. They Anna Mae

    Name- They Anna Mae
    Height – 5 ‘1
    Weight 126.5
    Hair – natural dark red hair / some people say it is auburn/ My hair is long
    eye – blue
    age- 21
    Gender- Female
    Ethnicity- white
    I speak english .

    I only know a little ,spanish, french. I am trying to learn sign language. But I only know the basic of ,spanish, french,sign language. So it isn’t much at all. But I only know the basic of ,spanish, french,sign language. So it isn’t much at all. I live in Delaware in the US..Some people think I look younger than I am. But it depends on the person. . I do however walk with a blue cane. It doesn’t mean I can’t walk I just can’t walk well without it. I juts don’t want you to be surprised be that. The reason I am say this if I did get in a part on this show I wouldn’t want you to be surprised by that. I was told by I have a bubbly personality and a good smile. I have been in a musical and I am going to take a theater class. I was in dream club in high school. I was in a school play. We did sing. I think I am a ok singe. From being in the play I know they said I was a soprano. I don’t mind dresses up in costumes.I can some some voice..I all so wrote a short story and published it on The story is called Loathsome..I am working on more shorty stores that i am going to put up like Sorciere Spiaire… Witch Spy this is about a witch who is in a spy, and The Tall Yellow House Blood On awl this is a scary story. Tall Tales Of ROYALTY is a another book I am put on .I have a YouTube Channel. I paint , do photography, , crocheting,,drawing,I have been truing to learn guitar I all so draw fashion and I can kind of sew.All so been working on writing on songs. Still getting better at writing songs.I am hoping soon to have a Computer Graphic Art DEGREE . I thought I would try my hand at acting for a bit I thought this is how I can start . Before I decide to go for my Bachelors Degree are any thing else . I understand kids.I have a kid my shelf .She is 2. I don’t mine having a small part are being a extra. If you need to know more about me be you can email me.I would like you to consider me for a part please Email at lease contact me when you get the chance. Thank you . Have a good day. Thank you again.

  5. Tykya Gaston

    Name: Tykya Gaston
    Age:20 Height:5’3
    Hair Color: Black and short
    Eye Color: Dark Brown
    City: Cantonment, FL

  6. Cyndel Crawford

    This would be a fantastic opportunity for me to get my feet wet without plunging into a movie first! It’ll give me the experience to help me make my dreams come true! I hope you’ll consider me!
    Height: 5’3″
    Weight: 152lbs
    Gender: female
    Hair: brown
    Eyes: brown
    Age: 18
    Thank you for your consideration at making my dreams become a reality! I can be reached at; 1(570)856-1110

  7. Kevin Spratley

    hi my name is kevin and i want to be an actor i am an 17 year old 145lb 5’11 African american meal with brown eyes looking to be a big help i can be reached at 646-821-7622

  8. Aeisha Reese

    HBO has always been a huge influence for my path as an actress. I recall moments as a child where I imagined being showcased on Tom Fontana’s “Oz” TV Series with the astonishing Ernie Hudson.

    Born a Flint Native, I received my B.F.A. at Wayne State University (Detroit,MI) in 2013. Through a NY Showcase hosted by the University, I received great attention from seven New York agencies (Judy Boals, Kerin Goldberg Assoc., etc.). Shortly after moving to NY to begin my career, I grew very ill and almost lost my life at Bellevue Hospital in the summer of 2014. However, due to an extremely accomplished trauma surgery team, prayers, and the grace of God I was able to overcome the illness.

    I am sharing this because this is my TESTIMONY! I did not allow the obstacle to stop me from accomplishing my goals as an actress. Of course, it slowed me down; however, I feel it was necessary so I can tell any actor/actress who are experiencing similar situations with health as I did, “you can make it!”

    Acting is my life…I will not allow any obstacle, situation, or adversity stop me. When I saw the posting for “Show Me a Hero,” I felt that it was an opportunity to share my story and be someone’s hero.

    Thank you for your time.


  9. Thomas McGuigan

    Hi. I’m 17 years old and have been acting since I was 10. I heard that this was a great t.v show series and would like to be part of it. I have the ability to express my dramatic emotions through living the moment of a scene. I also have great cooperation and collaboration skills on film sets and in theater plays I have done at school. I hope to hear about the casting calls you have to offer soon.

  10. María Victoria Pasqualis

    Hello there!
    I’m Victoria, a sixteen years old teenanger, with brown hair and sparkly green eyes. I’ve spent my whole childhood watching , laughting and enjoying myself with every tv show and movie, and here I am, a passionate actress and singer hoping she would have the chance to show the world what she can do.
    I’m about to finish high school and it’s time to aply to colleges and figure out what and where I want to be in the future, and actually I can only picture myself as an actress, I hope you can help me to make my dream true.
    I’m about 5´6´´, and I weight around 123 pounds, I’ve been acting since I was a little kid and I also attend singing lessons, I’m latin but with an outstanding level of english (FCE and CAE certificates in english) and speaking is one of my best skills.
    I have always been interested in film/TV and acting alike and would love to pursue it further. Since I’m so young and inexperienced, I would be thrilled to accept any role you could give me. Please email me if you have any questions or further information, or if we could discuss more about me working on this series with y’all.
    Thank you so much for your kind attention
    Yours faitfully,

  11. Hunter

    Hey I’m Hunter Taylor. Born in opelousas Louisiana, green eyes my height is 5,8 I am 150 lbs, 18 yrs yeh I can lie to you all about how I would be perfect for the job and all that mumbo jumbo. Not. I’m just a dude that lives in a small town that has a passion to be on the big screen. My friends are always telling me that I should be a comedian/actor. So I thought why not? I honestly am a very happy person and I love to be around people. I’m definitely not shy, so that would not be an issue. Thanks

  12. Trevon bennett

    My name is trevon bennett im 21 years oldafrican american male who weighs 245lbs i have a football player build i currently live in yonkers and have been involved in numerous activiries throughout the entire city both good and not so good i know the entire area and i have an unnaturally superb ability of creating emotion and flare in any exaggerated situation i am very goal oriented and principal based in terms of my outlook on society and cultural phenomenon throughout my world and i feel as if stories like the one described within the projects synopsis are the kind that need to be told but not only because its what people want but also choose to gravitate towards and find if not all but enough of themselves to understand a charecter i would play and enjoy the good bad or even ugly things within the lifes we live so i beleive i can bring whatever you ask me to acting to me isnt just saying lines in front of a camera on a set but showing people what connects us through not only fitional reality but also life as a whole.I am always availiable i can provide any info headshots references you may need also i have location scout connections so whatever is asked of me shall be recieved thank you for this tremendous opportunity and i hope to hear from you soon HBO

  13. Ric Taylor

    I am your HERO. I have been working in the film and modeling industry doing acting and stunts for over a decade (on and off) and enjoy the work and the great people I meet on set. I hope you will contact me to work on this project as I look forward to it.

    My Stats:
    Height: 5’10” Weight: 160 lbs Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue Shirt: M Neck: 16.5”
    Chest: 38” Waist” 32” Inseam: 32” Shoe: 10.5 Jacket 40R / Medium

    Cell : 214.994.0523
    City: Dallas, TX

  14. Mark Nicholas Sullo

    I would be perfect for the projects because I am AWESOME!!!! Average height, average weight…..athletic and did I mention………………awesome????


  15. alice zaidins

    I am 78, pass for 60…sort of Gloria Steinam look as my headshots say.
    i am 100 percent Italian can look anything.
    have the time, energy and am not looking for a career. Too late i fear.

  16. Gursimran Singh

    Hi I am gursimran Singh am from LA n my born in India. Am belong to Sikh Indian family i am good looking n tall guy. Am also different from other people’s am make turban also on my head turban is sign for Sikh people’s n different. Everybody wanna c new thing new face n I like to challenge my self m work hard. Give me one chance this is the totally different for u guys n all peoples n audience too….

    My stats is
    Gursimran Singh
    Height 5’9
    Black hair
    Brown eyes

  17. Shaban

    My name is Shaban. I am
    Caucasian, born in Europe
    I have grey eyes
    I live in Atlanta, GA and i know a language director who worked on Fast Five, and he thinks i may have a chance of becoming an actor. I got the news from him because he knows the owner of a restaurant that you guys rented out for filming and told me to submit a form here. that I am fluent in 3 languages, i have no accent. Languages i can speak fluently are English, Albanian, French. Iv always wanted to make something of myself and i think acting would be at the top and i hope i can do something like that some day. I am 5’7 and i am 16 years of age. I have traveled to many countries France, London, Serbia, Macedonia, Albania, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Germany, Italy and Switzerland. Iv been to most states on the east coast of the United States such as New York, Philadelphia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Tennessee, and Washington. Basically iv been around lots of places and this is something that id like to give a shot at. Currently a student in high school and i work part time. I’v been told that i am funny, honest, and i am easy to get along with. I feel like i would get along with everyone and i know that i am here to do something bigger than work in a grocery store.

  18. Maliek Allen

    Sex: Male
    Age: 17
    Height: 5″10
    Weight: 216lbs
    Hair. Short and black
    Eye Color: Dark brown
    Ethnicity: African-Canadian

    From reading this synopsis of the show I feel that I can play any role I am assigned. I’ve always just wanted to act and since I can no longer play football because of the number of concussions I have I would love to be a new face in this HBO series.

  19. Bill

    The story sounds great and the historical aspect really appeals to the people. HBO is also an awesome network and the cast sounds great. I’m 6’4, 205, with brown hair and blue eyes and live 30 minutes outside of NYC. I’m 21 but look a bit older than the actual age.

  20. Mychael Majors

    I am interested in this project and I think I would be a great fit for this film. I have a unique look at 6’4 295 and frequently play bodyguards, henchmen and such roles. I am available for work immediately.

  21. Jared Patrick


    My name is Jared Patrick. The story, cast and even the history of this new show sounds interesting. I’ve always found films and tv shows that have historical significance to be the really special one’s. Shedding light on the past is a good way to know what to look out for in the future.

    I am currently living just outside of Boston, Mass. but I am originally from Oklahoma. I’ve always loved movies and performances since I was a kid; it all comes down to loving great stories and characters in any medium really. I’ve acted in high school and done a few plays on the stage back home. I am currently searching for roles that I can really immerse myself in. I am a team player and a hard worker, so a project as ambitious as this would be a very rewarding experience and I would absolutely be appreciative if I could be a part of it.

    My stats are:

    Age: 33
    Height: 5’10″
    Hair color: medium brown
    Eye color: hazel
    Ethnicity: white
    Body type: Athletic.

    I can also pass for early 20’s.

    Thank you for your consideration,


  22. jordan a

    i feel i can relate to most problems people go through so it should be easy for me to get into a serious type script. im
    20 years old, 5’11, dark blonde hair, hazel eye color, 138 lbs, from westerly rhode island (by the beach shore)

    i travel for work up and down the eastcoast to virginia and over west to ohio covering all that land in between so i know what its like to have to constantly be on the move, how to devote my time and work hard (acting will NOT interfere with work, same with work will NOT interfere with acting). i want a shot at this because its something i feel i should be doing but dont know where to start. thank you for the consideration i hope to hear from you

  23. Arthur Hiou

    I am extremely interested in this series , as I lived through that period in my life as a college student in Boston Mass. I am an actor from Peabody Massachusetts with a few years of acting experience and would appreciate the opportunity to audition as I feel I can contribute to the project based on my age and experience both as an actor and person who was an adult at that time in the 80’s. I have worked with a few top notch directors like Scott Cooper and Ben Younger , recently and can bring my experiences to a brilliant project such as this.Thank you for letting me send this message.

  24. Debbie Onoyeyan

    Hi ,My name is Debbie Onoyeyan I am 50 years old but look younger.I see every reply before is much younger and have some acting experience.I have no experience I am half Irish and half Nigerian my experience relates more to life.I have lived on both sides of the coin ,disliked for being black growing up in England and disliked for being light.Sometimes a real personal experience can bring a rawness to a role.I can play a mother,sister,daughter but most of all I can play me a mixed race woman seeing life from both sides.I am 5 foot 4 inches about 140 pounds .This series sounds like something I would watch.I am just taking a chance here but this series sounds a lot like life and that’s my experience. Thank you for hearing me.

  25. Zoë Alexandra Grace

    Hi my name is Zoë, I live in Northern California. I don’t have any real acting experience but I do love acting when I can and am willing to work really hard. I’ve always been fascinated by acting and dreamed of making it into my carreer. It amazes me that people could change their name, personality, and identification with out actually changing at all, and on top of that be entertaining audiences. It would mean the world to me if you would help me make my dream come true. Thank you for your time and consideration.

    Age: 14
    Height: 5’4″
    Hair color: light brow/ dirty blonde
    Eye color: green
    Ethnicity: white
    I also have braces.

  26. Grace

    Hi! So I’m not sure what demographic you’re looking for, but I’ll give it a shot. My name is Grace, I’m a 16 year old aspiring actress and I live in North Kingstown. I’m about 5’6″, and I weight around 135 pounds. I’m Caucasian and have brown hair/brown eyes. Like I said I’m 16, but often mistaken for older. I have yet to acquire any official onscreen experience, but I have done several small stage productions at schools in both comedic and dramatic roles. I’ve always been interested in film/TV and acting alike and would love to pursue it further. Since I’m so young and inexperienced, I would be thrilled to accept any role you could give me. I think the series sounds brilliant and working with Oscar Isaacs, Catherine Keener, and Winona Ryder would be an absolute honor. Please email me ( if you have any questions or further information, or if we could discuss more about me working on this series with y’all. Thank you!