Universal Studios Hollywood Auditions

2019 Lunar New Year Auditions

Monday, December 17 & Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Seeking energetic performers for a variety of roles for the 2019 Lunar New Year event

Mandarin Transformer Voice

  • Seeking vocal performers, fluent in Mandarin, with the ability to portray the Transformer, Megatron.
  • Megatron Voice: Enormous and powerful; deep, textured, smoky quality with adorned gruff-ness.
  • Must be able to sustain demonstrated voice for extended periods of time. Improv experience preferred.

Mr. Ping Puppeteers

  • Seeking individuals who are able to impersonate Mr. Ping’s voice from the famous Kung Fu Panda movies.
  • Must be able to sustain the voice of Mr. Ping for extended periods of time while also operating a puppet. Improv experience required.


  • Seeking host performers who have a strong background in children’s theater.
  • Must be good with copy, be well-spoken and articulate, and have strong storytelling skills.
  • Must be able to demonstrate and teach basic martial arts movement. Improv experience preferred.
Notes for all roles:
  • Sides will be provided at audition. Current headshot/resume preferred. Strong guest interaction skills required.
  • Performers must be available for rehearsal and event dates in January and February 2019.
  • Please be aware that a callback audition will be held on Tuesday, December 18, for casting consideration.


All auditions are by appointment only.

Please click below or email ushauditions@nbcuni.com to book an appointment.


All performers hired for these positions will be covered under the terms and conditions of a collective bargaining agreement with the American Guild of Variety Artists (AGVA).
Candidates must be 18+ years old, and be able to provide proof of eligibility to work within the United States.
Universal Studios Hollywood is an equal opportunity employer.

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Entertainment is Universal
Universal was founded in 1912 by motion picture visionary Carl Laemmle, a German immigrant who had a dream of building a world of entertainment in Southern California. On March 15th, 1915 Mr. Laemmle’s dream was realized with the opening of Universal Studios Hollywood. On that day, Laemmle issued a press release that predicted not only the future of Universal Pictures but of the global entertainment company that would grow out of the movie studio.

“…just think what this would mean…to see the inner workings of the biggest moving picture plant in the wide, wide world. A whole city where everyone is engaged in the making of motion pictures, a fairyland where the craziest things in the world happen. A place to think about and talk about for the rest of your days!

From the very beginning, Laemmle invited the public on to the property to watch silent films being made. In 1964 the Universal Studio Tour formally opened, allowing visitors from around the world the rare opportunity to experience movie-making magic first hand. In the decades since the Studio Tour tram first drove visitors through the back lot, Universal Studios Hollywood has grown to become a world class destination.

Performers and behind the scenes personnel at Universal Studios Hollywood play a major role in bringing that magic to life for our guests; whether it’s doing a 50’ high fall on fire in Waterworld, teaching audiences the behind the scenes secrets of movie-making at Special Effects Stage or making a child’s dream of meeting their favorite animated character come true. Universal truly is the Entertainment Capital of LA!