Actors and Comedians

(NOC 5135)

Career Description

Actors perform roles in motion picture, television, and radio productions.

Duties May Include

Actors and actresses perform some or all of the following duties:

Study and rehearse lines, gestures and expressions to interpret a role.

Portray roles in video or motion picture productions, television shows, theatre productions, radio dramas, commercials and other productions or perform the narration.

Sing or dance as required by specific roles.

Prepare for and attend auditions for roles.

Perform comedy acts in nightclubs alone or as members of comedy troupes.

Improvise a role.

Examples of Titles

Acting Teacher
Drama Coach

Here are some schools that have programs related to this career:

Ryerson University
Toronto, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Performance: Acting Bachelor
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Centennial College
Toronto, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Theatre Arts and Performance Diploma; Online; Advanced
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University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Theatre and Performance Bachelor; Honours
Theatre and Performance Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
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Red Deer Polytechnic
Red Deer, Alberta, CA

Related Program(s):
Applied Arts, Film, Theatre and Live Entertainment Bachelor
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Concordia University
Montreal, Qu├ębec, CA

Related Program(s):
Acting for the Theatre (BFA) Bachelor
Performance Creation (BFA) Bachelor
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Modified on July 10, 2012