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Performers

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.

Jobs

Legend:


Entry Level

In-demand

Entry Level & In-demand

What kind of jobs are available?

Skills

 

What those who work in this discipline usually bring to the work.

Knowledge

  • Strong screen and vocal presence, with a good understanding of dramatic techniques.
  • Comfortable with memorizing lines and interpreting a character’s feelings and motives.

Experience

  • Previous acting experience in film, TV, or theatre with training.

Vocal-Over / Lip Sync

Vocal or Dialogue Coach

Variety Principal

Understudy Background Performer

Stand-In

Standby Background Performer

Sportscaster

Specialty Act

Singer

Silent on Camera

Puppeteer

Principal Actor

Principal Performer

Performer

Panelist

Off-Camera Performer

Narrator or Commentator

Model

Host

Group Singer and Solo Singers

Group Dancer

Group Background Performer

Extras

Demonstrator

Dancer

Chorus Performer

Choreographer

Cartoonist

Background Performer

Announcer

Animation Performer

Actor

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.   

Learn.

Meet.

Work.

 

View all opportunities 

Look for jobs

Paid Work + Programs

Connect with industry

Networking + Events

Be well-informed

Information + Knowledge

Improve your skills

Skills + Training

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