Acting resume sample

View this sample resume for an actor, or download the acting resume template in Word.

Acting resume sample

Like a movie script, a winning resume tells a compelling story—and you’re the lead actor or lead actress hoping for the role of a lifetime. To be a successful candidate for acting gigs, resume expert Kim Isaacs says it helps to have a superstar resume. To see how you can land the part, view this sample resume for acting that Isaacs created below, or download the acting resume template in Word. 

Jobs for actors are projected to grow by 12% (or 7,400 jobs) from 2016 through 2026, which is faster than average, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). You'll find the highest level of employment for this job in the following states: CaliforniaNew York, Illinois, Georgia, and Texas; and in the following metropolitan areas: New York CityLos AngelesHoustonChicago, and Atlanta

As an actor, you can expect to earn a median wage of $17.49 per hour, according to the BLS.

Additionally, you can search for acting jobs and related careers like voice-over jobs on Monster.

Acting resume template

Benjamin Blas
Sometown, CA 55555 | 555-555-5555 | | LinkedIn URL | Acting Reel URL

Passionate, bilingual (English/Spanish) drama instructor combining top-rated university teaching performance with substantial professional work in stage, film and television acting. Apply innovative instructional methodologies to propel the talent development and career success of BFA- and MFA-degree-seeking students. Backed by a network of stage and screen contacts and reputation for artistic integrity.

Education & Credentials

ABC University  •  MFA in Acting
XYZ University  •  BFA in Musical Theater

Member of:

Screen Actors Guild (SAG)  •  Actors’ Equity Association (AEA)  •  Asociación Nacional de Actores (ANDA)

Teaching Experience

ABC UNIVERSITY — Sometown, CA | Drama Instructor, College of Performing Arts (Full-time), 2014-Present
DEF UNIVERSITY — Sometown, CA | Adjunct Acting Instructor, School of Theater Arts (Part-time), 2012-2014
XYZ ACADEMY OF DRAMATIC ARTS — Sometown, CA | Adjunct Faculty, Acting (Part-time), 2012-2014

Following success in part-time teaching roles at XYZ Academy and DEF University, offered full-time contract to join the drama faculty at ABC University. Balance theory and practice in providing actor training in areas including improvisation, comedy, on-camera performance and short-form internet content for actors.

  • Prepared and followed course syllabuses, evaluated student performance and led instruction for undergraduate and graduate-level courses including:

Acting … Scene Study … Improvisation … Theater History … Musical Theater … Sketch Comedy … Dialects  
Meisner Technique … Practical Aesthetics … Voice & Speech … On-Camera Technique … Audition Strategies

  • Directed theater and multimedia productions showcasing student talent, including Main Stage productions at ABC University (Oklahoma and Grease) that received rave reviews from the LA Times.
  • Coached students to prepare for professional auditions. Helped dozens of students book commercials and win acting roles for Hollywood/independent films, TV dramas/sitcoms and live stage productions.
  • Received top marks on performance reviews and student evaluations. Repeatedly recognized for “innovative teaching” and “outstanding instruction” optimizing student success.

Acting Credit Highlights
— Complete List & Reel on Request —

ABC IMPROV TROUPE — Sometown, CA | Cast Member, 2010-2014

Practiced the art of improvisational comedy as a member of critically acclaimed 6-actor ensemble troupe. Named “Best Improv Troupe in LA” (LA Times reader poll) in 2011, 2012 and 2013.

Film & TV Roles 2011-2014:


Paul Weaver (Featured role)

Roadside Attractions Film Studio

La Patrona

José Vidal (Recurring role)



Peter Blanco (Principal role)

Touchstone Pilot for ABC Network

Dance with Destiny

Police Sergeant

Lifetime TV Network

Stage Productions  


Guys & Dolls

Benny Southstreet

ABC Theater (12-week run)

West Side Story


DEF Theater (12-week run)

The Glass Menagerie

Jim O’Connor

ABC Theater (6-week run)

The Iceman Cometh

Don Parritt

XYZ Theater (6-week run)

Commercial Work (ongoing)

TV and radio commercials booked include on-camera and voiceover work for Gillette, GoPro, Cheerios, Verizon, Corona and other nationally broadcast spots in the U.S. and Mexico.


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