Actors and Comedians

(NOC 5135)

Career Description

Actors and comedians perform roles in motion picture, television, theatre and radio productions to entertain a variety of audiences.

Duties May Include

  • 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
  • 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:

Toronto Metropolitan 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 January 26, 2022