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Try To Walk On To American Ninja Warrior, Or Do Nothing And Get Paid

G4's televised take of boot camp in hell, American Ninja Warrior, is casting for its 2012 season in Dallas next Wednesday, the 14 through Friday, the 16th at The Court of Honor in Fair Park. Some famouses will be there to host, namely Olympic Gold Medalist Jonny Moseley and comedian Matt Iseman. Submission deadlines to compete have ended, but truly eager locals can still try to pop a capillary in an attempt to win a whole mess of prize money and the greatest title ever, American Ninja Warrior.

If you want to try your hand at this upper strength-meets-parkour obstacle course, you'll want to go on Thursday for the S. Central Division and arrive early; taping is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.. Casting agents will select roughly 25 walk-ons to compete with those already registered, so we asked ANW's publicity agent, Dave Welch, what advice he had to help you make the cut. "Well, first off get there early," advises Welch. "Just act like it's the release of the iPad." Another tip provided was that they lean towards "very serious athletes, but also characters," so decide which of those suits you best and go method with it.

If you're not into the whole "feat of strength" bit, but do like hanging out in the dark and making money, there's a spot at American Ninja Warrior's taping for you, too.

On Friday night the 30 top-ranking participants in the Midwest and S. Central regions will each be filmed as they're whittled in half. To tape this production, the crew will have to shoot at night (from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m.). They're looking for extras to hang out and appear enthusiastic; you'll get kicked $47.50 for your lack of efforts. Taping is scheduled to end at 3 a.m. with an additional $7.25 an hour if it goes late. Email [email protected] if you want in on that deal.

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Jamie Laughlin
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