Daily activities

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

Working condition

  • often work long and irregular hours, including evenings and weekends.
  • work indoors in places like theatres, television and film studios, and radio stations. They also work outdoors on location.
  • may travel to film on location, or if they are part of a touring production.

yearly wages

Full time beginners earn about $35,000. Only 10% of talented performers earn $100,000 or more per year. The median expected salary for a typical actor/performer in the U.S. ranges from $45,000 to $57,000


deally, actors will commit to a good script they can believe in, and they'll go about the job of helping bring it to life. On the television program Inside the Actors Studio, host James Lipton asked Actor Kevin Spacey (The Usual Suspects,American Beauty) how much he relies on instinct and spontaneity when choosing (and acting out) a role.

5 skills

funnny personality acting nice memory

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