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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.
- The SOC (Standard Occupational Classification) code is 27-2011.00
- Currently, there are 48,620 people on this job
☝️ Information based on the reference occupation “Actors”.
Also Known As…
- Voice-Over Artist
- Theatre Ensemble Member
- Stand Up Comedian
- Community Theater Actor
- Wire Walker
- Voice Actor
- Vaudeville Actor
- Thrill Performer
- Theatrical Trouper
- Theatrical Performer
- Television Actor
- Stunt Woman
- Stunt Person
- Stunt Performer
- Stunt Driver
- Stunt Double
- Show Girl
- Ring Conductor
- Movie Stunt Performer
- Movie Star
- Movie Extra
- Movie Actor
- Motion Picture Actor
- Ensemble Director
- Dramatic Reader
- Circus Clown
- Artistic Director
- Aquatic Performer
- Amusement Park Entertainer
- Actor Understudy
- Acting Teacher
Tasks for “Comic”
- Collaborate with other actors as part of an ensemble.
- Perform humorous and serious interpretations of emotions, actions, and situations, using body movements, facial expressions, and gestures.
- Work with other crew members responsible for lighting, costumes, make-up, and props.
- Prepare and perform action stunts for motion picture, television, or stage productions.
- Promote productions using means such as interviews about plays or movies.
- Manipulate strings, wires, rods, or fingers to animate puppets or dummies in synchronization with talking, singing, or recorded programs.
- Attend auditions and casting calls to audition for roles.
- Write original or adapted material for dramas, comedies, puppet shows, narration, or other performances.
- Read from scripts or books to narrate action or to inform or entertain audiences, utilizing few or no stage props.
- Portray and interpret roles, using speech, gestures, and body movements, to entertain, inform, or instruct radio, film, television, or live audiences.
- Study and rehearse roles from scripts to interpret, learn and memorize lines, stunts, and cues as directed.
- Construct puppets and ventriloquist dummies, and sew accessory clothing, using hand tools and machines.
- Perform original and stock tricks of illusion to entertain and mystify audiences, occasionally including audience members as participants.
- Work closely with directors, other actors, and playwrights to find the interpretation most suited to the role.
- Dress in comical clown costumes and makeup, and perform comedy routines to entertain audiences.
- Introduce performances and performers to stimulate excitement and coordinate smooth transition of acts during events.
- Tell jokes, perform comic dances, songs and skits, impersonate mannerisms and voices of others, contort face, and use other devices to amuse audiences.
- Sing or dance during dramatic or comedic performances.
- Learn about characters in scripts and their relationships to each other to develop role interpretations.
Related Technology & Tools
- Laptop computers
- Tablet computers
- Digital still cameras
- MP3 digital voice recorders
- Photography tripods
- Wireless microphones
- Personal computers
- Digital video recorders
- Apple Final Cut Pro
- Microsoft Office
- Motion capture software
- Website development software
- Web browser software
- Email software