Want to Be a Game Show Contestant?

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Grosvenor, Carrie. "Want to Be a Game Show Contestant?" ThoughtCo, Mar. 4, 2017, thoughtco.com/be-a-game-show-contestant-1396404. Grosvenor, Carrie. (2017, March 4). Want to Be a Game Show Contestant? Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/be-a-game-show-contestant-1396404 Grosvenor, Carrie. "Want to Be a Game Show Contestant?" ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/be-a-game-show-contestant-1396404 (accessed September 23, 2017).

Lots of people become game show contestants each and every year - and you can too! Ever wanted to guess the actual retail price, buy a vowel, or answer in the form of a question? New and established game shows are always looking for contestants! Even if you don't win big money or fabulous prizes, the experience itself will be something you'll remember forever. If you're interested in becoming a game show contestant, we've got all the tools you need right here.

Casting Calls

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New and seasonal game shows generally don't keep their contestant searches going indefinitely. The calls for contestants are posted and only last for a short period of time. Here's your guide to all of the current game show casting calls we can find.

Application Advice

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Get advice on your game show applications right from the experts! Casting producers share their secrets and tell us what they look for in a contestant, plus you'll find some general tips that apply to almost any contestant application.

Be a Contestant on 'Family Feud'

Family Feud host John O'Hurley
John O'Hurley, host of 'Family Feud'. Courtesy Debmar-Mercury

If you and your family think you've got what it takes to win at Family Feud, here's how you can apply.

Be a Contestant on 'Jeopardy!'

Ken Jennings in action on Jeopardy
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It's the ultimate quiz show for good reason. Jeopardy! questions are tough, but if you're an ace at trivia and skilled at wagering, you can keep coming back as the returning champion indefinitely.

Be a Contestant on 'Let's Make a Deal'

Contestants on Let's Make A Deal
Contestants on 'Let's Make a Deal'. Courtesy CBS

Let's Make a Deal films in Las Vegas, and you can get free tickets to a taping. You might even be selected to play the game! Don't forget your costume!

Be a Contestant on 'The Price is Right'

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Want to be a part of the longest-running game show currently on television? Come on down! You might be the next contestant on The Price is Right!

Be a Contestant on 'Wheel of Fortune'

Pat Sajak with a contestant on Wheel of Fortune
Courtesy Sony Pictures

This word puzzle game has been around for a long time, and contestants seem to have a great deal of fun playing. With the new million-dollar wedge, there's lots of money available to be won!

Be a Contestant on 'Who Wants to be a Millionaire'

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Want to try your luck in the hot seat? Millionaire films in Connecticut, and has crowned several millionaires during its syndicated run.

Be a Contestant on 'Wipeout!'

Wipeout Obstacle Big Balls
The Big Balls on 'Wipeout!'. Courtesy ABC

This show isn't for everyone, but if you think you can tackle the giant obstacle course full of outrageous stunts and lots of mud, here's how you can be a part of the show.

Look for New Game Shows Too!

While established game shows like those listed above are always looking for new contestants, it's good to keep an eye out for casting calls for brand new game shows as well. GSN offers up several each year, and other networks usually have a couple as well, especially over the summer months. Make it a habit to check casting calls often so that you don't miss out on these opportunities. Remember, even long-running game shows had to start somewhere!
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Grosvenor, Carrie. "Want to Be a Game Show Contestant?" ThoughtCo, Mar. 4, 2017, thoughtco.com/be-a-game-show-contestant-1396404. Grosvenor, Carrie. (2017, March 4). Want to Be a Game Show Contestant? Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/be-a-game-show-contestant-1396404 Grosvenor, Carrie. "Want to Be a Game Show Contestant?" ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/be-a-game-show-contestant-1396404 (accessed September 23, 2017).