This page includes all the published calls for casting characters in True Blood’s Season 5. To see the actors chosen for these parts, go to the Castings page.
|Casting for Episode 5.01 – “Turn, Turn, Turn”|
[SALOME] 20 to 40. THE Salome from the Bible. Dark haired with dark features, exotic looking, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and /or African. An ancient vampire who is a world class seductress and fiercely intelligent. She also has quite a lot of madness in her. She is the most powerful person in every way yet capable of hiding this power when it serves her purposes. Series Regular. Possible nudity.
[NORA] 25 to 35. Beautiful, any race, centuries old. A double agent working within the Vampire Authority. Eric’s vampire “sister” – a progeny of Godric. Intelligent, intimidating, cool under pressure and a very good liar. She loves Eric deeply, but has dedicated her life to a higher purpose. Series Regular. Possible nudity.
[RIKKI] In her mid 20s, a dirty-beautiful werewolf, she demands to know what’s become of the pack leader…RECURRING
[J.D.] 50s, a particularly large Marine-type werewolf, he refuses to bow down before the new pack leader…1 speech, 1 scene RECURRING
[MARTHA (FIRST REPORTED AS ANNIE)] In her late 40s, maybe 50, she’s a powerful, respected werewolf within the pack due to her late son’s position. She’s determined to perform a particular ritual…RECURRING
[JUDGE CLEMENTS] 50ish, corrupt, a former athlete whose body has been neglected, this judge radiates power and uses his position to get a speeding ticket for his son fixed…3 speeches & 2 lines, 1 scene POSSIBLE RECURRING
[ROCKY] 16, Caucasian, a hunter, he is Holly’s (Lauren Bowles) eldest son who doesn’t think very highly of Holly…7 lines, 1 scene POSSIBLE RECURRING
[WADE] 14, Caucasian, a hunter, he is Holly’s (Lauren Bowles) youngest son who is still willing to give Holly the benefit of the doubt…5 lines, 1 scene POSSIBLE RECURRING (22)
[DANIELLE] This female werewolf wonders how much longer a prisoner is going to last under interrogation…1 line, 1 scene POSSIBLE RECURING
[KENNETH] This male werewolf thinks a prisoner is stubborn and may not crack soon…1 line, 1 scene (40) POSSIBLE RECURRING
[CAT] 40, a vampire with no sense of humor, she’s part of an underground railroad for vampires…2 lines, 1 scene POSSIBLE RECURRING
[CAMMY] This sorority girl with an especially hot body takes a liking to Jason (Ryan Kwanten) at a party and assumes they’ll be having sex…GUEST STAR
[ZANDER] A particularly handsome frat boy, he feels an instant attraction to Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll) at a party. They enjoy playing Rock Band 3 and singing a Jimi Hendrix song together…
[FRAT BOY #1] This frat boy enjoys playing drinking games at a party…3 lines, 2 scenes
[SORORITY GIRL #1] She attends a house party and declares Jessica the coolest vampire she’s ever met…3 lines, 2 scenes
[HAYES] A large vampire of Eastern European descent, he is dispatched by the Authority to give the True Death to some other vampires…3 lines, 2 scenes
[BUDDY] In his early 20s, a road crew member and a friend of Hoyt’s, he mocks Jason with the other guys…2 lines, 1 scene
[TEAM CAPTAIN #2 / DONNIE] Seen in flashback, this 6th grade boy bullies Sookie and is very angry and disturbed when she reveals something private about his life…3 lines, 1 scene
[TEAM CAPTAIN #1] Seen in flashback, this 12-year-old boy is a bully who doesn’t pick Sookie for his kick ball team…1 line, 1 scene
|Casting for Episode 5.02 – “Authority Always Wins”|
[KIBWE] Early 40s to early 60s. A slender African gentleman vampire, he’s an Authority council member who believes rehabilitation for prisoners over stricter punishment…STRONG RECURRING
[ROSALYN HARRIS] 40s to 60s. A Texas vampire with “hair high enough to interfere with air traffic,” she’s an Authority council member with a homespun wisdom-spouting mouth and a firm hand…RECURRING
[ALEXANDER] 9 years old. An impetuous young vampire who was turned at the age of 9, he’s an Authority council member who loves cigarettes and razzing his fellow council members…RECURRING
[DIETER BRAUN] 40s to 50s. Mature and self-possessed, calm and authoritative, with a piercing gaze, this vampire of average build is nevertheless extremely intimidating, and he uses innovative methods to torture a prisoner during an interrogation…
[CHRISTINE VAN HEUSEN] Late 20s to 30s. Seen on TV, she’s a cute brunette newscaster for a CNN-type program who conducts a high-profile, in-depth interview…1 speech & 5 lines, 2 scenes
[CLERK] 30s to 40s. The kind of guy who buys pork rinds, he lives in a trailer and works at the Stake House, a home protection store that sells weapons designed to hurt vampires…3 speeches & 3 lines, 1 scene
[BOY] 14, determined, hurt, and angry, he punches Jason in the face for sleeping with his mom and breaking up his parents…6 lines, 1 scene
[ELLIS] 20s to mid 30s. A member of Jason’s former road crew, he punches Jason in the face for sleeping with his wife…5 lines, 1 scene
[NIGEL] 30s to 40s. A grotesque-looking vampire prisoner, he’s been scarred, burned and deformed — punishment for his predilection for eating babies…5 lines, 1 scene
[WASHCLOTH HELEN] 20s to early 30s. Seen in flashback to 1905 in San Francisco, she’s a young prostitute who snorts cocaine…2 lines, 1 scene
[HOT GIRL] A hot female college student at a kegger, she’s excited when a notorious, unexpected guest shows up…3 lines, 1 scene
[HOT DUDE] A hot male college student at a kegger, he’s excited when a notorious, unexpected guest shows up…2 lines, 2 scenes
[MAN] 30s to 40s. Seen in flashback to 1905 in San Francisco, this pleasant, well-dressed, seemingly non-threatening man is actually quite dangerous…2 lines, 1 scene
|Casting for Episode 5.03 – “Whatever I Am, You Made Me“|
[LINDSEY] In her 20s, attractive in a small town kind of way, she’s fixing a flat tire in a narrow country road when a vampire comes upon her. 1 speech & 3 lines, 1 scene. Co-star. (2)
[MOLLY] In her 20s, bubbly, with a retro Bettie Page/Suicide Girl vibe, “cute as a button if buttons had fangs,” she works for the Vampire Authority and outfits two prisoners with complicated deadly devices. Visible tattoos a plus. One-day guest star. Possible recurring. (11)
[MISS JILL STEELER] In her 40s, an ex-teacher, recently divorced and back in town, “she used to be beautiful, now she looks like an attractive, pleasantly plump housewife.” Guest star. This role contains topless nudity. (18)
[BARBARA PELT] In her 50s, a kindly, well-dressed woman, she is Debbie’s (Brit Morgan) mother who is anxiously searching for her missing daughter. She and her husband, Gordon, confront Alcide. Guest star. (18)
[GORDON PELT] In his 50s, a kindly, well-dressed man, he is Debbie’s (Brit Morgan) father who is anxiously searching for his missing daughter. He doesn’t appreciate Alcide speaking ill of Debbie. Guest star. (18)
[DOROTHY] Seen in flashback to 1905, this pretty young prostitute has been glamored and is being drained by two vampires when another vampire saves her. 1 line, 1 scene. This role requires nudity. (25)
[TRACY] In her 20s to 30s, heavily made-up, hair-sprayed and spray-tanned, she owns a small town clothing store and talks trash about Jason to Jessica. One-day guest star. (40)
[CLAUDE] Early 20s. Very attractive, omni-sexual guy (with and without a shirt) A mysterious young man who speaks with a British accent and catches Jessica’s attention and curiosity. Recurring. Must have a British accent. (41)
|Casting for Episode 5.04 – “We’ll Meet Again“|
[TODD JEFFRIES] Seen in flashback to Iraq in 2003, this U.S. Marine joins his squad (which includes Patrick and Terry) on a trip to a small village, where their plans to party and wreak a little havoc go tragically awry. 5 lines, 1 scene (26).
[JEMARCUS KESSLER] Seen in flashback to Iraq in 2003, this Marine Lance Corporal is traveling into a town with his squad (which includes Patrick and Terry) and is preparing for a night of partying and mischief-which goes tragically awry. 7 lines, 1 scene (26).
[IRAQI BOY] YOUNG LOOKING ARAB 18 YEAR OLD. Seen in a flashback to 2003, this Iraqi boy whose village is being blown up by American soldiers speaks out in Arabic to the soldiers. 2 lines in Arabic, 1 scene (28) MUST SPEAK ARABIC OR BE FAMILIAR WITH IT.
[IRAQI MAN] Seen in a flashback to 2003, this Iraqi man whose village is being attacked by American Marines as a lark speaks out in grief and rage after they murder a 12 year old Iraqi boy. 1 line in Arabic, 1 scene (29) MUST SPEAK ARABIC OR BE FAMILIAR WITH IT.
[IRAQI WOMAN] Mother of the Iraqi boy seen in a flashback to 2003, wails with grief. Recurs in episode 505. [Non speaking in episode #504, recurs with lines in episode #505] (29) MUST SPEAK ARABIC.
[ANGELA, LILIANNE, DELILAH] These three impossibly gorgeous, flirtatious, charming women in cocktail dresses greet Judge Clements (an old customer) and Jason and Andy as they take them on a limo ride to a mysterious destination where they find a sensual party in an exclusive club. 4 lines, 2 scenes; 3 lines, 2 scenes; 3 lines, 2 scenes respectively (35).
[LEDA] This radiant, beautiful woman with just a hint of sadness in her face is in the exclusive club. She beckons to Jason and freaks him out a bit by seeming to know a bit too much about him. 6 lines 2 scenes (43).
[DANCER] FEMALE, SCANTILY CLAD. This beautiful dancer in a very exclusive, secret nightclub recognizes Judge Clements and goes off with him. 1 line, 1 scene (43).
[MELANIE] 20s, this female fangbanger goes with Pam to entice a young vampire to feed on her. 2 lines, 1 scene (49).
|Casting for Episode 5.05 – “Boot N’ Rally Ally”|
[SCRAWNY MAN (JIMMY)] In his 30s, very skinny, babbling in terror, he’s found in a padded cell. RECURRING
[KATE] Late 20s-early 30s. Skinny, unconscious, Kate is one of the prisoners with the Scrawny Man in the padded cell. No lines in this episode, RECURRING
[KATHY] 20s. This pretty brunette fangbanger is more friendly than slutty. 4 lines, 2 scenes (10)
[BEVERLY] This plump, good-natured family friend of Luna’s has been babysitting for Emma while Emma is out with Sam. CO-STAR
[BURLY VAMPIRE] This burly vampire at the bar asks for a Tru-Blood. CO-STAR
|Casting for Episode 5.06 “Hopeless”|
[VIVIAN] Female, Caucasian, early 20s to late 20s. She is radiantly beautiful and British. RECURRING
[JOE BOB] CAUCASIAN, EARLY 30s, White trash. An anti-vampire terrorist wearing an Obama mask to hide his identity, he shoots one vampire with a hunting rifle and takes his victim prisoner. Recurring.
[FEMALE NURSE] 40s. This polite but authoritative female nurse attempts (but fails) to stop a conversation between two upset patients. Co-star.
[MALE NURSE] This male nurse politely attempts to restrain an agitated patient on a gurney. Co-star.
[UNSAVORY VAMPIRE] Male, 30s to early 40s. An unsavory male vampire feeding in the alley behind Fangtasia, he’s chowing down on a victim whose heart is slowing to the point of near-death. Co-star.
|Casting for Episode 5.07 “In the Beginning|
[BLACK OPS VAMP] Late 20s to early 30s, a Black Ops Vampire, he/she is involved in a mission to capture a prisoner. CO-STAR. (2)
[TYRESE] A beer-drinking, pizza-loving African-American man in his late 20s, Tyrese is another member of the trashy, low-rent anti-vampire hate group. POSSIBLE RECURRING. (
[REVEREND SKINNER] Male, 40s to 50s. This minister is seen on video, performing a marriage ceremony. CO-STAR. (21)
[SWEETIE] Female, Caucasian. About 30, she is a large woman who’s having a noontime romance with an older married man. RECURRING. (27)
[BRIDE-TO-BE] Female, 20s, Caucasian. A bride-to-be at a big Southern wedding, she’s attending a karaoke party after the rehearsal dinner, and sings “You Light Up My Life” to her groom, until she’s interrupted. CO-STAR. (47)
[GROOM’S MOTHER] Caucasian, mid to late 40s. The mother of the groom, she also attends the karaoke party after the wedding rehearsal, and recognizes an uninvited guest. CO-STAR. (47)
[SECURITY GUARD] This security guard in charge of protection announces an unexpected visitor, and later snaps into almost-action, awaiting orders. CO-STAR. (51)
[LIL] Female, early to late 20s, Caucasian. She’s supermodel beautiful. Strong and ethereal. No lines in the first episode. Recurring. FULL FRONTAL NUDITY REQUIRED.
|Casting for Episode 5.08 “Somebody That I Used to Know”|
[REGGIE] Male, mid 20s to early 30s. Caucasian. A good looking redneck, a member of a trashy, low-rent anti-vampire hate group. Co-star (9)
[SARAH COMPTON-HARRIS] Female Caucasian 70s – 80s. Seen in a flashback to 1931, the elderly, very frail Sarah has been ravaged by cancer and is close to death. One day guest star (11)
[RYDER] This large guy is a wolf who addresses the Shreveport pack as they face a change in leadership. Guest star (38)
[LADY PACKMEMBER] This female member of the wolf pack makes a wry suggestion at a meeting. Co-star (38)
[SEAN] College age, lean and tall like a long-distance runner, Sean is a University track star who’s put in the terrifying position of having to out-run a wolf pack. Co-star (39)
[FEMALE] 20s Caucasian, she begs for her life as she is fed on by a vampire. Co-star
[SAM] Double to Sam Trammell. 5’9 1/2″ – 5’10″ 155 – 160 lbs. 38 chest. Actor must look just like Sam Trammell.
(Revised Role of Sarah) Start Date: approx. 4/2/12
[SARAH COMPTON-HARRIS] Female Caucasian 40-45. Seen in a flashback to 1931, in a scene with Bill (Stephen Moyer). One day guest star (11)
|Casting for Episode 5.09 “Everybody Wants to Rule the World”|
[ELIJAH] Male, Caucasian. In his 20s to 40s, a very strong, cocky, Marilyn Manson-esque vampire. 2 episodes. Guest star.
[JACKSON] Male, Caucasian. 50s. Seen in flashback to the late 1980s, he’s a giant of a man, powerful and inspiring and heroic. In the present, however, he’s a sad, old man who’s given up on life. Recurring. Guest star. (20)
[LOCAL REPORTER] This reporter grills Andy outside the Sheriff’s Station. Co-star.
[SEXY VAMPIRE] Female, 20s. This sexy female vampire is a customer at Fangtasia. Co-star.
[TEENAGE ALCIDE] Male, Caucasian, 14. Seen in flashback, he is Alcide (Joe Manganiello) as an innocent-faced 14-year-old. Co-star.
[TEENAGE DEBBIE] Female, Caucasian, 14. Seen in flashback, she is Debbie (Brit Morgan) as an innocent-faced 14-year-old. Co-star.
[FAERIE] Female Caucasian, early to late 20s. She is radiantly beautiful and British. POSSIBLE RECURRING
|Casting for Episode 5.10 “Gone, Gone, Gone”|
[COLE AND ROBBIE] Male, mid 20’s to early 30’s. These two redneck vampire-haters at Merlotte’s plan to take out a vampire, but they’re quickly neutralized, terrorized, and humiliated. Co-stars (17)
[PROFESSOR WILLIAM O’CONNELL] In his 40’s, divorced, youthful and nerdy, this linguistics professor can’t make heads or tails of an ancient text. He thinks it’s probably a hoax, or a prank sent by a rival university. One day guest star (33)
[AUTHORITY GUARD CAPTAIN] Male, 30’s. Businesslike, polite but firm, this vampire is sent to retrieve another vampire’s progeny and escort her someplace else. Co-star (34)
|Casting for Episode 5.11 “Finally”|
[ELDER FAERIE] Female, 40s and up. African American or Caucasian. Actor / Dancer. One Episode Guest Star. STAR NAMES ONLY.[GONDRY] Mid 30s, slimy and conniving, with slicked back hair, Gondry is a Vampire Security Guard. He has a sort of amused contempt for his assignment. Guest star. [BERTRAND] A swarthy Frenchman, authoritative, confident, he is the Minister of the European Vampire League. Guest star. [MURPHY ROLLINS] Mid 50s, a werewolf, strong, a man who speaks his mind, he brings a warning about a new breed of vampires to Alcide and Jackson. Guest star. [TEEN-GIRL VAMPIRE] This teenage girl vampire with a ravenous, feral, just plain evil look about her. Co-star. [ANGRY FAERIE] This angry faerie gets into an argument with the Belligerent Faerie and the Pissed Off Faerie in a faerie free-for-all. Co-star. [AUTHORTY GUARD #1, #2] These rough Authority Guards at the prison help keep order. Co-star. [BIKER VAMP] This newly formed vampire with a feral, ravaneous, evil look is traveling around with the Teen-Girl Vamp and the Businessman Vamp. No lines, 2 scenes. (40) [BUSINESSMAN VAMP] This businessman vamp with a ravenous, feral, just plain evil look. Co-star. [FAERIE BOY, FAERIE GIRL] This Faerie boy and girl get all amorous and excited as they pull Jason into their Faerie Club. Co-star.
[GENERAL CAVENAUGH] A tough as nails general along the lines of Norman Schwarzkopf. Guest star.
[MALE PRISONER] 20s to 40s, FULL FRONTAL NUDITY REQUIRED. He is a prisoner in a dire situation. CO-STAR
|Casting for Episode 5.12 “Save Yourself”|
[VAMPIRE AUTHORITY GUARD] Male, mid 20s to mid 30s. Imposing, powerful Vampire Authority guard. Guest Star.[SOOKIE STACKHOUSE DOPPELGANGER] Female, Caucasian, Long Blonde Hair, 5’5″, 115 lbs. size 4, 34 B. Waist – 25-26″ Hip – 34-35″. No Lines.