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  1. character actor(noun)

    an actor who specializes in playing supporting roles


  1. character actor(Noun)

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


  1. Character actor

    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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