character actor


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character actor

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1. (Theatre) an actor who specializes in playing odd or eccentric characters
2. (Film) an actor who specializes in playing odd or eccentric characters
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Noun1.character actor - an actor who specializes in playing supporting rolescharacter actor - an actor who specializes in playing supporting roles
actor, histrion, thespian, role player, player - a theatrical performer
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