An actor/performer is a person who plays an on-screen role in a movie or TV show, using their physical presence and/or voice to help create and portray a character.
Acting involves researching every aspect of the role, memorizing dialogue the screenwriter has written, and developing the character so that they feel authentic on screen. Working with the director, an actor brings to life emotionally intense scenes, both on set and in auditions.
Entry Level & In-demand
What kind of jobs are available?
What those who work in this discipline usually bring to the work.
- Strong screen and vocal presence, with a good understanding of dramatic techniques.
- Comfortable with memorizing lines and interpreting a character’s feelings and motives.
- Previous acting experience in film, TV, or theatre with training.
Vocal-Over / Lip Sync
Vocal or Dialogue Coach
Understudy Background Performer
Standby Background Performer
Silent on Camera
Narrator or Commentator
Group Singer and Solo Singers
Group Background Performer
Many job roles in the motion picture industry are represented by a union or guild.
If you see a logo below, the role may be covered by a union or guild. Please consult those organizations to understand the requirements (such as certification, licensing or work experience) to join as a member.