Actor Categories

actor categoriesPRINCIPAL ACTOR:  The actor who has the main role, or lead actor.

CONTRACT ACTOR:  An actor who is hired for a specific period of time only.

SUPPORTING ACTOR:  An actor who is not the lead actor.

DAY PLAYER:  An actor hired to play a supporting, speaking role. They are hired on a daily basis without a long-term contract.

UNDER FIVE:  Any actor who has fewer than five speaking lines.

EXTRA:  Minor actor used in crowd scenes (the background).


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