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Actors (50570 US employees)


Play parts in stage, television, radio, video, motion picture productions, or other settings for entertainment, information, or instruction. Interpret serious or comic role by speech, gesture, and body movement to entertain or inform audience. May dance and sing.


Total Employment: 50570

Mean Hourly Wage: $37.47

Mean Annual Wage: N/A

Industry Influencers

Jermaine Boswell - Jermaine is a passionate actor, and entrepreneur. He has a vision that is predicated on his long-held belief that there is good in people, and that every good deed done adds a nail to the foundation of a positive world, a better world.

Benefits of a Flexible Work Schedule by Jermaine Boswell


The Meaning by Jermaine Boswell

Having overcome #depression and other battles, Jim Carrey has a very inspiring story. #Actor #Comedian #Comedy #Television #Entertainment


Inspiring words ! - Ashley Fountain

Love the video.-Micaela Smith - Micaela Smith

How to Tell if You are an Entrepreneur by Jermaine Boswell

Here's an awesome 1 minute video from Minute MBA on how to tell if you were destined to be an entrepreneur. #entrepreneur #minutemba #business #dreamchaser


Awesome video! Definitely worth the watch. Thanks Jermaine! - Noah Huber-Feely

I LOVE THIS ONE!!! - Renee Scruggs

Great ! - Ashley Fountain

Great video.-Micaela Smith - Micaela Smith

How to Become an Actor with no Experience by Jermaine Boswell

This video shares some great insight and advice on what it takes to become a successful actor. If you have an interest in becoming an actor start here! #Acting #Actor #Actingcareer #Model #Modeling #Performance #Entertainment #Television


Speaking from my experience breaking into the entertainment business is not easy. As the video describes it requires a lot of time, sacrifice and dedication. Currently most of my time is spent auditioning for roles. I was casted in Billy Ray Cyrus's first season of "Still The King" (hoping I am brought back for season 2) and now I am preparing for my next big role. Btw I consider every opportunity to get on camera a "big role". If this is something you think you may be passionate about or simply want to give it a shot I highly recommend it! - Jermaine Boswell

Do most actors don’t have experience? - Ashley Fountain

Don't get it TWISTED! by Jermaine Boswell

This video explains why a #job in #acting is insanely dangerous.


Great information !! Great video I learned a lot from i️t - Ashley Fountain

How to Make a Quality Self Tape Audition by Jermaine Boswell

In this video Michael Bean shares some great tips on how to record a self tape audition.


#Acting, #Audition,#selftapeaudition - Jermaine Boswell

This is a great help--especially for beginners. - Renee Scruggs

Is there any other camera that can be used ? - Ashley Fountain

@“ashley fountain”, a variety of cameras can be used even a phone camera. Casting directors aren’t extremely picky but the better the quality the more professional your work will look which is an advantage. - Jermaine Boswell

Steve Jobs "Rules for Success" by Jermaine Boswell


This is really good advice from someone who knew. Thanks for sharing Jermaine. - Sherrie Campbell

I got a lot from this ! - Ashley Fountain

Pursue your Passion by Jermaine Boswell


Very inspiring. Thanks! - Noah Huber-Feely

Nice video!-Micaela Smith - Micaela Smith

How to be an Entrepreneur by Jermaine Boswell

"The dream of becoming an entrepreneur is extremely common. Putting the plan in action requires many things, most importantly: a really great idea. But where do really good ideas come from? Our unhappiest moments…"


Good information. - Sherrie Campbell

Awesome video - Ashley Fountain

Workplace Etiquette by Jermaine Boswell

When working you always want to present yourself in the best way possible. In this video David Ludlow shares how to have professional behavior at work. This is great information to know especially when transitioning from being a #student to an #employee. #workplaceetiquette #workplacebehavior #professionalism


This is very vital information that all of us can benefit from and can implement daily. - Sherrie Campbell

Thanks for sharing such informative content! - Noah Huber-Feely

Great Information ! - Ashley Fountain

Interested in Pursuing a Career in Education? - Dr. Terre Holmes Arnold by Jermaine Boswell


Thanks for sharing such a valuable perspective, and thanks for the tips on one's college education! - Noah Huber-Feely

Great information Jermaine. Thanks - Sherrie Campbell

How to Become a Professional Actor by Jermaine Boswell

New York #acting coach Matt Newtons shares some amazing quick tips on how to become a professional #actor. If you are serious about making a name for yourself in the #entertainment industry I highly recommend watching this video.


Great information for any aspiring actor. Thanks Jermaine. - Sherrie Campbell

Do you have to go to acting school or have experience to get “discovered” or accepted for a role ? - Ashley Fountain

No you don’t Ashley. There are actors who have been selected to play roles some times even star in films/ television shows, etc however this is not the norm. The majority of successful actors have years of training and experience. - Jermaine Boswell

5 Tips For Acting by Jermaine Boswell

Todd Bruno gives 5 tips for #actors. #acting #actor


Any more tips that you can give me ? - Ashley Fountain

Best Memorization Techniques by Jermaine Boswell

Ronnie White explains the Mind Palace Technique, also know as the Method of Loci. If you are an #actor or #actress who struggles with memorizing your lines this short tip video is worth watching!


This technique is incredibly useful for anyone. Thanks for sharing another great video! - Noah Huber-Feely

Why this method ? Does i️t have to do with how the brain works ? And this is the best method now ? - Ashley Fountain

@“Ashley Fountain”, there are other methods, this one works really well because It helps you build triggers to help you quickly remember your lines. Given the length of time is has been around I would say it’s definitely one of the best methods. - Jermaine Boswell

Automation and the Future of Work by Jermaine Boswell

"Heading into this brave new world of mechanization and automation, we must be aware of the threat it poses to the job market. This visually appealing and thorough video can help one grasp the threat career searchers need to be aware of and able to grasp." - Noah H.


Rowan Atkinson - The Actors Art, The Characters PT. 2 by Jermaine Boswell

Rowan Atkinson illustrates the #characters of #Shakespearean #drama. This is serious business, no laughing allowed. #actor #acting #theatre #Shakespeare #comedy #comedian


Rowan Atkinson - The Actors Art, The Characters PT. 1 by Jermaine Boswell

Rowan Atkinson illustrates the #characters of #Shakespearean #drama. This is serious business, no laughing allowed. #actor #acting #theatre #Shakespeare #comedy #comedian


Thanks for sharing such a delightful and insightful video. One can learn a lot by example. - Noah Huber-Feely

Actors on Acting by Jermaine Boswell

Various famous actors and actresses tell us what inspires and drives them when taking on new roles. Keira Knightley, Tom Hanks, Anne Hathaway, Ben Stiller, Judi Dench, Michael Fassbender, Natalie Portman, Leonardo DiCaprio, Saoirse Ronan, Andrew Garfield, Olivia Colman, Jason Flemyng, Olga Kurylenko, Tom Hiddleston, Jesse Eisenberg, Brie Larson, Zoe Saldana, Kristin Scott Thomas and Tom Cruise.


How to Self Tape Auditions by Jermaine Boswell

Self-taped auditions are becoming more and more common. Though the technology is easy to come by, one still needs to know the technical skills. In this video, speaker Sharon Garrison will show you how to properly set up the equipment as well as cover other technical details one needs to know to properly self-tape an audition. #acting #actor #actress #audition #selftape


How to Self Tape Auditions: Post Production by Jermaine Boswell

Part Two, of this two-part series, will cover the process of uploading, editing and submitting a self-taped audition. Topics to be covered: - Identifying the Camera - Connectivity - Downloading and Organizing Files - Editing - Exporting and Compression - Uploading


"Overthinking is the biggest crime in acting" by Jermaine Boswell

Alan Cumming shares his views on acting, working with Stanley Kubrick and the differences between TV and film.


Wow i never truly knew the difference between TV and Film. Very helpful l!l - Kelly Whyte

The Most Successful People Explain Why a College Degree is USELESS by Jermaine Boswell

The Most Successful People Explain Why a College Degree is USELESS. Definitely a must watch! Keep in mind, college is a viable option for many. The people you meet and networking opportunities are worth more than the degree itself. Take the time to decide if a post secondary education is right for you and if it is what is the best selection, 2 year college, 4 year, vocational school, etc.


Living in an innovative society, where new technologies require highly educated people to create them, isn’t college necessary? Nowadays, to be an employee of majority of US career fields, a bachelors is almost always required. Everyone can’t be entrepreneurs. - Camryn Granger

I think that instead of throwing the concept of school our the window, we should focus on the experience and the knowledge that we gain from school instead of focusing on good grades. - Matthew Arnold

Camryn, you are right that there are a lot of jobs that require students to get a college education, however there a growing number of opportunities that do not require it. Living in a innovative society actually creates more opportunities for people to make a living in a non traditional way where many of the times a college education is not needed. Take the many influencers who make a living on platforms like Youtube for example. What’s most important is that students be aware of the options they have and if they decide that getting a college education is in their best interest that they have a plan of execution that helps them get in and out as quickly as possible. College is more expensive now more than ever so it is very important that you make the right choice the first time around. - Jermaine Boswell

Matthew, I agree, focusing on the experience and knowledge is extremely important. Grades aren’t everything but if you are planning to go to college, getting good grades can often times determine which school you get into and the scholarships you receive. Take that into consideration. - Jermaine Boswell

This is true! - Kelly Whyte

wow - Gariandra Dupree

5 Acting Tips for Beginners by Jermaine Boswell

Julia Hunt shares some advice for new actors.


When did you start acting ? - Ashley Fountain

Ashley, I started when I was a child. I didn’t become consistent with it until a couple of years ago. I now train at Hollywood Huntsville, and I have two agents in the southeast region and one in the Midwest. - Jermaine Boswell

What first got you interested in acting? - Noah Huber-Feely

Noah, a childhood play at a summer camp is what got me interested in acting. We performed a scene from the movie Men in Black. I played Will Smith. - Jermaine Boswell

What do you like most about acting? - Kendele James

Are there any specific actors that you look up to? - Kelly Whyte

what are some ways you can out your portfolio out there in order to be picked up my agencies? - Matthew Arnold

What degree in college is suggest if any to launch - Mark Awoniyi

What degree in college is suggested to launch a career in acting - Mark Awoniyi

Kendele I enjoy bringing the writing of others to life and using my personal experiences to give life to the characters I am cast to play. - Jermaine Boswell

Kelly, Will Smith, Denzel, Leonardo DiCaprio, Shia Labeouf, just to name a few. - Jermaine Boswell

Matthew, most agency require talent to submit their headshot, reel, and resume via their website. This is the best way to be considered for representation. Mark, if one is interested in going to school for acting I would suggest looking into a school specially for acting such as acting, theatre and or drama schools or a acting studio. - Jermaine Boswell

wow - Gariandra Dupree

i suck at acting😹 - Gariandra Dupree

I know there are usually pros and cons of every career. What would you say are some of the cons of the acting business? - Kelly Whyte

@“Kelly Whyte” some cons, it’s a really competitive industry, inconsistency in pay and job opportunities, who you know plays a huge part so that can be a challenge for new people, to name a few. - Jermaine Boswell

what college did you go to for your acting career? - Matthew Arnold

@“Matthew Arnold”, I actually did not study acting in college. I got a bachelors in accounting. I now study acting at a local acting school. - Jermaine Boswell

How to Start a Career in Acting / Modeling by Jermaine Boswell


I love this video. Great quality and very useful info! - Noah Huber-Feely

Thanks for the tips Jermaine. - Sherrie Campbell

What do you have to do to get a role for modeling in a magazine or be streamed anywhere ? - Ashley Fountain

Ashley, the best way to go about getting work is to get an agent. When casting directors, or companies are looking for actors or models they often times go to agencies first to pull from their talent. This is where the high paying jobs are. Social media is being used more to find talent for work, but having an agent is the best option. - Jermaine Boswell

Leonardo DiCaprio Acting Techniques for Influence and Persuasion by Jermaine Boswell

The video outlines some of the characteristics used by the acting god himself Leonardo Dicaprio, these are the things that make us love to watch him and keeps us coming back for more. These techniques to some extent can be applied to our own lives in order to attract attention, gain friends, influence people, persuade and influence. #actor #actress #acting #actingtechniques


How would you practice the art of conversing? - Matthew Arnold

Matthew, try practicing it in your day to day interactions with people. Have an objective for what you want to communicate and how you want your listener to feel and pay attention to how they respond to see if you are successful. - Jermaine Boswell

@“Jermaine Boswell” Thanks for the insight in your comment. - Noah Huber-Feely

How to Get More Views on Youtube by Jermaine Boswell

Sunny Leanarduzzi explains how she grew her #YouTube #channel and #subscriptions at warp speed with organic methods. In this video, she shows you how to get free YouTube #views and generate leads from YouTube views. #Actors #comedians #Models #performers #followers #subscribers


Thanks! YouTube is a great way for budding videographers to explore their craft and gain traction, and this video explains it all very well. - Noah Huber-Feely

My pleasure Noah! =) - Jermaine Boswell

This great information to know. Thanks Jermaine. - Sherrie Campbell

Can marketing your channel also increase views ? - Ashley Fountain

Definitely Ashley! 😃 - Jermaine Boswell

My Demo Reel by Jermaine Boswell

If you want to be taken seriously as an actor, you must have a demo reel. A demo reel features short snippets of work you’ve done, highlighting your best performances. It’s a great marketing tool when being considered by agents, and casting directors. This version of my demo reel features an independent film I was cast in a few years back called, House Slave. It was directed by Prince Dominick. I was cast to play Martin, a field slave.


😌 - Gariandra Dupree

What a coincidence House Slave Prince Dominick is my cousin - Mark Awoniyi

@“Mark Awoniyi” that’s terrific. - Jermaine Boswell

How long should your demo reel be - Matthew Arnold

@“Matthew Arnold”, a reel should be around 2-3 minutes. - Jermaine Boswell

Do you perform this infront of certain people ? Or can i️t be for anyone ? - Ashley Fountain

@“Ashley Fountain” anyone! - Jermaine Boswell

How to Select Your College Major by Jermaine Boswell

“How do you select a college major? Less than half of students have chosen a major when they start college. This video shows you how to narrow down your choices and pick the major that's right for you.”


Great video ! - Ashley Fountain

I like the simplicity of the video made it really easy to follow! - Matthew Arnold

This video was very understanding and helpful because of its lack of complexity. Thanks! - Kelly Whyte

How important are college degrees in your career path - Mark Awoniyi

@“Mark Awoniyi”, they are very important as they help you enter higher level careers with greater salaries. They also increase your chances to receive promotions, earn raises and develop reasoning and communication skills that can be applied to your job. - Jermaine Boswell

Thank you for the insight on how to pick a collage major for my future. - Kashun Whatley

@“kashun Whatley”, my pleasure. - Jermaine Boswell

I love this animation video on selecting college majors it makes this video very imaginative and interesting to your audience.-Micaela Smith - Micaela Smith

Quite Enlightening - Olasubomi Richard Olawepo

Self Portrait: On Acting | Interview by Jermaine Boswell

Tom Hanks, Judi Dench, Leonardo DiCaprio, Olivia Colman and more talk candidly to Film4 about the art of screen acting.


When did you start acting ? - Ashley Fountain

@“Ashley Fountain”, I started participating in church and school plays when I was a child. I recently started pursuing it professionally. - Jermaine Boswell

What got you first interested in acting? - Matthew Arnold

@“Matthew Arnold” a play I performed in as a child was probably what first peaked my interest. - Jermaine Boswell

What would you say are the cons of the acting world? - Kelly Whyte

@“Kelly Whyte”, its an insanely competitive industry. Job opportunities aren’t always consistent which can be challenging and is the reason why most actors have a day job or some kind of side hustle. - Jermaine Boswell

My Acting Demo Reel by Jermaine Boswell

Here is an updated version of my demo reel which includes a scene from one of my most recent short films, Woke. This film placed first in a local film competition and received an award for best acting. If you have an interest in acting and want to learn more about how to get started let me know, I’d love to help you get started. :)


A Day in the Life of an Actor/Actress by Jermaine Boswell

Have you ever wondered what working as an #actor or #actress is like? In this video Anna Akana explains what to expect if you're considering pursuing a career in this field. #entertainment #television #film #commercial #auditioning #modeling


Great information for any budding actress. Thanks Jermaine. - Sherrie Campbell

Is i️t difficult doing other things and then trying to balance your schedule ? - Ashley Fountain

@“Ashley Fountain”, yes it can be. Having good time management skills is very beneficial. This is definitely something I’m constantly working to improve. - Jermaine Boswell

I would love to become an actress one day.-Micaela Smith - Micaela Smith


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