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  Dictionary Definition of actor

actor
noun
1. one who plays the part of a character in a dramatic performance: He reckoned that he had the face and cut of an actor, could mimic any man's voice, and had wonderful control over his features. -- HENRY LAWSON, 1907.
2. one who takes part in or plays a role in an event, exploit, etc.: [I was] unable to repress... an impulse of hero-worship as I sought the sole actor in the successful diversion -- RUSSEL WARD, 1966.
3. one who behaves histrionically.
4. Colloquial one whose ordinary behaviour is often ostentatious, bizarre or showy.
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