That's more than most of the below-the-line talent featured in this story and twice as much as the average actor, who earns $52,000, according to SAG-AFRTA. But most animals work for peanuts: The day rate for a dog or cat in Hollywood is $400, with most earning $5,000 to $10,000 a year.
How do you start an acting career at 12?
Method 2 Preparing Essential Materials
- Get head shots taken. Head shots are an essential part of receiving roles because casting directors use them to get a basic idea of who you are so they can decide if they want you to audition.
- Create an acting resume.
- Write a cover letter.
- Put together a portfolio.
What are the requirements to become an actor?
There are no formal education requirements to become an actor but a bachelor's degree in theater arts, drama, acting and performing, may be helpful in learning technical skills. Experience is of great importance in this career, as experience leads to bigger and higher paying roles.