Definition of Character actor

1. Noun. An actor who specializes in playing supporting roles.

Generic synonyms: Actor, Histrion, Player, Role Player, Thespian

Definition of Character actor

1. Noun. A supporting actor who specializes in playing more eccentric or unusual roles. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Character Actor

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Literary usage of Character actor

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Italy of the Italians by Helen Zimmern (1906)
"An important personage is the " brillante," who is something between a smart comedian, a heavy utility, and a character actor, to whom fall all slightly ..."

2. History of Salt Lake City by Edward William Tullidge (1886)
"Margetts commenced his theatrical career as a character actor and comedian ; John Kay, who was endowed with a fine baritone voice, and an imposing stage ..."

3. The Canadian Monthly and National Review by William White (1875)
"Respecting Mr. Toole's merits as a comedian and character actor, we are inclined to think either that they have been somewhat overrated, or that he is past ..."

4. The Esoteric: A Magazine of Advanced and Practical Esoteric Thought edited by Hiram Erastus Butler (1890)
"Here comes in all the arts and contrivances of the character-actor. How singular it will appear to many that when the Great Master sought to express with ..."

5. Macmillan's Magazine by David Masson, George Grove, John Morley, Mowbray Morris (1876)
"Karl Devrient, brother to Emil and Edward, and nephew to Ludwig, was also a remarkable character actor. He was for years connected with the ..."

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