Actors and Comedians

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What do Actors and Comedians do?

Actors and comedians perform roles in motion picture, television, theatre and radio productions to entertain a variety of audiences.

How to become: Actors and Comedians


  • Demonstrated ability, based on an audition or previous acting roles, is an important hiring criteria.
  • Acting programs are offered at universities, colleges and private acting schools.
  • Acting teachers usually require experience as actors.
  • Membership in a guild or union may be required.

Where to study for a career as: Actors and Comedians

Brock University
St. Catharines, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Dramatic Arts Bachelor; Honours
Dramatic Arts Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
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Centennial College
Toronto, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Theatre Arts and Performance Diploma; Online; Advanced
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Canadore College
North Bay, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Acting for Stage and Screen Diploma; Advanced
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University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Theatre and Performance Bachelor; Honours
Theatre and Performance Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
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Memorial University – St. John’s Campus
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, CA

Related Program(s):
Stage and Screen Technique Diploma
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Modified on January 26, 2022

How much do Actors and Comedians make?

Low:
$29,120
Average:
$38,646
High:
$80,350

Job openings for Actors and Comedians

Job Seekers:
24,700
Job Openings:
27,400