Actor (Occupation Code : 265501)

The path to becoming a Actor

Career Media


Entertains by portraying roles in film, television, radio and stage productions. This occupation requires high levels of creative talent or personal commitment and interest as well as, or in place of, formal qualifications or experience.


Acting parts and portraying roles as developed in rehearsals in film, television, radio and stage productions.
Assuming characters created by a playwright or author and communicating this to an audience.
Attending auditions and casting calls in order to audition for roles.
Learning lines and cues and playing parts in dramatic productions on stage, commercials, television, radio or in motion pictures.
Preparing for performances through rehearsals under the instruction and guidance of production directors.
Reading scripts and undertaking research to gain an understanding of parts, themes and characters.
Telling stories or reading literary works aloud to educate or entertain listeners.  

Alternate Occupation Names

Voice-over Artist

Performance Artist

Mime Artist


Learning Pathways