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