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Character actor   /kˈɛrɪktər ˈæktər/   Listen
Character actor

An actor who specializes in playing supporting roles.

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"Character actor" Quotes from Famous Books

... singular, it must connote what we all feel when we use the word in everyday life, as "he is a man of—good or bad—character." And third, and also in the singular, I would also have it connote, in the argot of the stage, "a character actor," meaning one who presents a distinct type—as, say, a German character, or a French character. It is because of the suggestive advantage of having one word to express these various things that the single term "characters" is used as the title of this chapter. But, that there may be no possible ...
— Writing for Vaudeville • Brett Page

Words linked to "Character actor" :   actor, player, role player, thespian, histrion

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