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Season 5 Casting Calls

 

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.

 

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14 comments
Michael Washington
Michael Washington

I would really love to be a part of the cast. There are many characters that I feel I would fit. If considered I can be reached at 912-373-4091. Thank you and have a nice day.

Logic
Logic

After reading all these i hope i'm right in saying Pam turns Tara.... the vampire progeny being picked up after humiliating some anti-vampire haters could then be tara also... i think she'd be a kickass vampire!!!

IRYNE
IRYNE

How does one audition for the casting call?

Dorothy
Dorothy

Wish I would have found this sooner...I would have LOVED to play Nora..not sure I am the right body type though. :(.

SymbioticMeatloaf
SymbioticMeatloaf

Wow, Eric has a sister! This can only mean more Godric flashbacks, always a plus in my book. I am also very excited about the vampire who's 9 years old.

jessica
jessica

i would like to play cammy

Laura Pfeifer
Laura Pfeifer

Wonder who the "Guest Star" is who plays the girl at frat party...Taylor Swift would not be a surprise considering Jason and Jessica's theme song. A "notorious" special guest shows up at the kegger party...hmmm.

reno pereira
reno pereira

I would love a part in true blood season 5, my fave vamp series love this programme

iamtrue2bill
iamtrue2bill

Wow! So many months to speculate about these characters - juicy stuff!

Lynnpd
Lynnpd

Michael, we are a fan site and not HBO, so we don't hire cast members. I suggest that you contact HBO directly about this.

Lynnpd
Lynnpd

Kimberly, we are not HBO, and don't have casting information.

Roxy
Roxy

It doesnt actually say "a guest star" anywhere. What it says, is: "shes excited when a notorious, unexpected guest shows up". I'm not saying it definetly wont be Taylor, but I really doubt that it will be as she's not that popular in the "college age group" more so to the teens & country fans so i can't see a hot girl at a kegger "getting excited over her- there is a slight difference between notoriety & fame. i actually thought of Russell when I saw the casting call, he is very well known - more notorious/imfamous than famous. Perception really is a funny thing: people read one thing & interpret it as somethng completely different- how? I have no idea- what logic are you using to deduce that?