Definition of character actor in English:

character actor

Syllabification: char·ac·ter ac·tor

noun

  • An actor who specializes in playing eccentric or unusual people rather than leading roles.
    More example sentences
    • He's the oddball who again proves his mettle as both a character actor and leading man.
    • I've later found out that I'd much rather be a character actor, and that's what I pride myself on.
    • He is a wonderful combination of leading man and character actor, and I think he has that ability to transform himself in a way that most actors are not capable of doing.

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