How To Create An Actor Sample Resume

An actor's resume is unique from that of virtually any other profession. This article will go over the key elements which should be included in an actor sample resume. For instance, it's pretty standard practice in the entertainment industry to attach this document to the back of a head shot photograph (one could opt to have it professionally printed there by the same company that does the photo duplication).

At the top, the most important thing to include is one's name (if a stage name is used, then use that). Immediately under the name, cell and home phone numbers should be listed. An email address is also good, but telephone is typically the most prominent means of communication as there is usually an immediacy about this business.

It is unnecessary to list one's social security number. This is for the individual's own protection. Once hired, regular payroll paperwork will be required and they will obtain that, along with a mailing address at that point. The casting director wants to know first and foremost if someone has the necessary talent and appearance to fit the part. If so, then he or she needs to know how to best contact that person quickly to schedule a callback audition, or to hire the actor outright.

Personal statistics including height, weight, hair and eye color are important to include, as casting people often see hundreds of people in the course of auditions. If your picture is black and white, these details definitely may assist them in making their casting decision.

Showing all acting experience is a necessary component of a good actor sample resume. Begin with the most recent and include the name of the production, character's name, and if it was a theatrical role, then the name of the theater as well. If it was a television or film role, then that designation should be made. Actors with extensive experience in various genres usually separate each category of performance on their resume. For example, headings might include Theater, Television and Film, with the appropriate corresponding acting experience listed under each.

Sally Sue Smith
123 Any St. Hometown, USA 09876
• Phone no: 555-123-0987• Email: [email protected]

I'm an energetic, high-spirited, happy individual who has a great deal of dedication and ambition. Although most of my experience has been in the art industry, I love to learn, and am always looking for new things to do. My charisma, wit and charm makes me an efficient people-person. I am seeking a position where I can interact with other people, develop and excel as an employee.

Actor - Raul Mendez Productions-Santurce, Jan 2009 - Apr 2009
I was casted in a musical produced by Raul Mendez Productions. I was required to:
• Do a character study in order to act convincingly.
• Take singing lessons.
• Memorize lines, songs and choreographies.
I worked mondays through fridays, five hours a day, and saturdays, seven hours. I worked extremely hard, but I enjoyed the experience thoroughly.
Actor - Sunshine Productions-Puerto Rico, Jan 2008 - Apr 2008
I was casted for the lead role in a musical produced by one of Puerto Rico's most important producers, Sunshine Logrono. Besides acting, dancing, and singing, this play was more challenging because it was sold as a school play and most of the audience were kids. Children made you know when they weren't entertained, or simply shouted whatever came to their minds. But, I endured all seventeen shows and the experience made me appreciate working with children much more.

Notre Dame High School - Caguas, Puerto Rico
High School Diploma, Aug 2005 - May 2010
GPA: 3.4
• Received Humanities Medal
• President, Theatre Club
• President, Photography Club
• Forensics League Competitor

 • Acting
• Dancing
• Singing
• Piano
• Creative Writing
• Photography
• Drawing

 Literary Contest:
• Supreme Prize, two years in a row
• 1st Prize, Poetry, three years in a row
• 1st Prize, Monologue
Forensics League:
• 3rd Place, Original Category
• Received Humanities Medal at Graduation

  •  Furnished upon request.