How to Become an Actor/Performer

Step 1: Understand the job description and responsibilities of an Actor/Performer

What does an Actor/Performer do?

AN Actor/Performer portrays a role in a production to interpret character or present characterization to audience. Applies fundamental theatrical concepts and techniques. Being an Actor/Performer no formal experience or training necessary.

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The title of my lecture-demonstration-workshop is “Scenic Imagination – the actor/performer’s body as a scenic element.”.

12/03/2019: Springfield, IL

Throughout this collaborative experimentation we try to face some of the possible challenges of the actor as researcher.

02/05/2020: Boise, ID

For many distributors, the choice of one film over another often comes down to whether your film features an actor that audiences recognize.

02/06/2020: Anchorage, AK

Actors’ performances breathe life into a film, and their fame gives a film its marketing power.

01/13/2020: Lorain, OH

Because performers realize the hold they have over a film project, negotiating the performer’s services agreement can be a nail-biting experience.

01/10/2020: Saint Cloud, MN
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Step 2: Learn best tips to become an Actor/Performer

Best tips for those who want to become an Actor/Performer

Here are some tips to become an Actor/Performer.

People's Opinions on best tips

Find the joy, from Jonathan Groff.

02/16/2020: Shreveport, LA

Study, study, study, from “Enlisted” actor Keith David.

12/18/2019: Fayetteville, NC

Don’t worry about what the casting director is thinking, from “Trophy Wife” star Michaela Watkins.

12/29/2019: Biloxi, MS

Risk failure to make truthful discoveries, from Lupita Nyong’o.

02/14/2020: Louisville, KY

Believe in your goals—however lofty, from “Mad Men’s” James Wolk.

12/20/2019: Las Cruces, NM
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Step 3: View best colleges and universities for Actor/Performer

Best colleges and universities for Actor/Performer

  • Calvin University
  • Colby-Sawyer College
  • Augustana University
  • University of South Carolina--Upstate
  • New York University
  • CUNY--Queens College

Step 4: Think about whether is it worth to be an Actor/Performer

Is being an Actor/Performer Worth it?

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This year’s slate of nominated actors is a more likable lot, including the Nicest Man in Hollywood playing the Nicest Man in Television.

03/03/2020: Kansas City, KS

If there’s any diversity in the actor races, it’s in the characters they played—among them a killer clown, two Popes, Jimmy Hoffa, and a theatre director getting a divorce.

12/13/2019: Bloomington, IN

His delivery at times echoes back to the manic street theatre of “Dog Day Afternoon,” and Hoffa comes across, in his own way, as a performer.

02/08/2020: Nashua, NH

There have been fantastic directors and actors who have brought people together, and efforts are being made.

01/08/2020: Columbus, MS

You can meet the world’s first actor-performer humanoid, RoboThespian, at the Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay (IIT-B) campus in Powai next month.

02/13/2020: Grand Forks, ND
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Step 5: Prepare relevant skills for being an Actor/Performer

What skills do you need to be an Actor/Performer?

People's Opinions on Actor/Performer skills

One of the great things about being an actor is that no day is the same.

12/08/2019: Memphis, TN

It was the first time an actor with an intellectual disability (ID) presented at the Academy Awards.

02/15/2020: Eugene, OR

We know that actors with intellectual disabilities bring extraordinary skills to the performances, including the ability to create complex roles, improvise, and perform with profound empathy and humor.

12/11/2019: Beaumont, TX

Because performers realize the hold they have over a film project, negotiating the performer’s services agreement can be a nail-biting experience.

12/02/2019: El Paso, TX

Bristol based Professional Actor Musician with experience in Theatre, Film and Television.

01/22/2020: New Orleans, LA
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Step 6: View average salary for Actor/Performer

How much does an Actor/Performer make?

The average salary range for an Actor/Performer is from $47,744 to $70,739. The salary will change depending on your location, job level, experience, education, and skills.

Salary range for an Actor/Performer
$47,744 to $70,739

Step 7: Find relevant Actor/Performer jobs, and apply.

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Step 8: Explore Career Path of Actor/Performer

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