Definitions for character actor

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word character actor

Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. character actor(noun)

    an actor who specializes in playing supporting roles

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. character actor(Noun)

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

FreebaseRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  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".


Find a translation for the character actor definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these character actor definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"character actor." STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 18 Apr. 2015. < actor>.

Are we missing a good definition for character actor? Don't keep it to yourself...

The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations

A Member Of The STANDS4 Network

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for character actor:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.