Definitions for character actor
an actor who specializes in playing supporting roles
A supporting actor who specializes in playing more eccentric or unusual roles.
A character actor is an actor who predominantly plays unusual or eccentric characters. The earliest known use of the term character actor is from the 9 November 1883 edition of The Stage, which defined it as "one who portrays individualities and eccentricities, as opposed to the legitimate actor who [...] endeavours to create the rôle as limned by the author".
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