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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 “Magician”
- Write original or adapted material for dramas, comedies, puppet shows, narration, or other performances.
- Work with other crew members responsible for lighting, costumes, make-up, and props.
- Promote productions using means such as interviews about plays or movies.
- Introduce performances and performers to stimulate excitement and coordinate smooth transition of acts during events.
- Learn about characters in scripts and their relationships to each other to develop role interpretations.
- Perform original and stock tricks of illusion to entertain and mystify audiences, occasionally including audience members as participants.
- Construct puppets and ventriloquist dummies, and sew accessory clothing, using hand tools and machines.
- Prepare and perform action stunts for motion picture, television, or stage productions.
- Collaborate with other actors as part of an ensemble.
- Read from scripts or books to narrate action or to inform or entertain audiences, utilizing few or no stage props.
- Sing or dance during dramatic or comedic performances.
- Portray and interpret roles, using speech, gestures, and body movements, to entertain, inform, or instruct radio, film, television, or live audiences.
- Perform humorous and serious interpretations of emotions, actions, and situations, using body movements, facial expressions, and gestures.
- Dress in comical clown costumes and makeup, and perform comedy routines to entertain audiences.
- Work closely with directors, other actors, and playwrights to find the interpretation most suited to the role.
- Manipulate strings, wires, rods, or fingers to animate puppets or dummies in synchronization with talking, singing, or recorded programs.
- Tell jokes, perform comic dances, songs and skits, impersonate mannerisms and voices of others, contort face, and use other devices to amuse audiences.
- Attend auditions and casting calls to audition for roles.
- Study and rehearse roles from scripts to interpret, learn and memorize lines, stunts, and cues as directed.
Related Technology & Tools
- Laptop computers
- Tablet computers
- MP3 digital voice recorders
- Photography tripods
- Wireless microphones
- Digital still cameras
- Personal computers
- Digital video recorders
- Apple Final Cut Pro
- Microsoft Office
- Email software
- Website development software
- Motion capture software
- Web browser software