ACTOR

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JOB DESCRIPTION

Play parts in stage, television, radio, video, or film productions, or other settings for entertainment, information, or instruction. Interpret serious or comic role by speech, gesture, and body movement to entertain or inform audience. May dance and sing.

OTHER JOB TITLES

Actor, Actress, Comedian, Comic, Community Theater Actor, Ensemble Member, Narrator, Performer, Tour Actor, Voice-Over Artist

JOB TASKS

  • Collaborate with other actors as part of an ensemble.

  • Portray and interpret roles, using speech, gestures, and body movements, to entertain, inform, or instruct radio, film, television, or live audiences.

  • Work closely with directors, other actors, and playwrights to find the interpretation most suited to the role.

  • Perform humorous and serious interpretations of emotions, actions, and situations, using body movements, facial expressions, and gestures.

  • Study and rehearse roles from scripts to interpret, learn and memorize lines, stunts, and cues as directed.

ANNUAL SALARY

  • Workers on average earn $18.06/ hr Annual (not listed).
  • Projected Growth (2019-2029) Average (3-4%)
  • Projected job openings (2019-2029) 7100

REQUIRED EDUCATION

High school diploma/GED

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