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character actor

an actor who specializes in playing odd or eccentric characters
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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  • "You missed your vocation as a character actor," was his parting shot at McCausland.

    The Incendiary W. A. (William Augustine) Leahy
  • And this lantern-jawed 76 fellow might possibly be a character actor of high ability.

  • I will engage you as ballet master and character actor and offer you a hundred soldi a month.

    Such is Life Frank Wedekind

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