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Play parts in stage, television, radio, video, motion picture 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.


  • Actors endure long periods of unemployment, intense competition for roles, and frequent rejections in auditions.
  • Formal training through a university or acting conservatory is typical; however, many actors, producers, and directors find work on the basis of their experience and talent alone.
  • Because earnings may be erratic, many actors, producers, and directors supplement their incomes by holding jobs in other fields.


Personality I'm creative
Salary $0/yr ($0.00/hr)
Job Outlook Average
Education High School diploma