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.

Key Competencies * Cooperation * Persistence * Initiative * Social Orientation * Adaptability/Flexibility * Dependability * Achievement/Effort * Stress Tolerance * Self Control * Concern for Others

Representative Tasks * Portray and interpret roles, using speech, gestures, and body movements, to entertain, inform, or instruct radio, film, television, or live audiences. * Collaborate with other actors as part of an ensemble. * Work closely with directors, other actors, and playwrights to find the interpretation most suited to the role.


Information, Arts Entertainment & Recreation,

Job Family Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media

Sample Job Titles Actor, Actor Understudy, Actress, Comedian, Comic, Community Theater Actor, Double, Dramatic Reader, Elocutionist, Ensemble Member, Entertainer, Extra, Illusionist, Impersonator, Mime, Minstrel, Monologist, Motion Picture Actor, Movie Actor, Movie Extra, Movie Star, Movie Stunt Performer, Narrator, Performer, Puppeteer, Ring Conductor, Show Girl, Soubrette, Stand-In, Stunt Double, Stunt Driver, Stunt Performer, Stunt Person, Stunt Woman, Television Actor, Theatrical Performer, Theatrical Trouper, Thrill Performer, Tour Actor, Vaudeville Actor, Ventriloquist, Voice-Over Artist.