An actor who specializes in playing eccentric or unusual people rather than leading roles.
- 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.
For editors and proofreaders
Syllabification: char·ac·ter ac·tor
Definition of character actor in:
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.