Along with the lead and supporting actors, a film or stage play needs Bit Players or Extras for various cameo or brief roles as part of the performing ensemble. Film studios, TV and stage production companies often maintain a stable of bit players on call when needed for a project. While not as glamorous as being a lead actor, it’s not uncommon that bit players can steal the show if they have the stage or screen presence and be discovered for it by some directors or talent managers who like what they see. A resume in this position should be supported with a portfolio of videotaped or photographed bit parts in previous productions.
Sample Studio or Film Bit-Player/Extra CV Template
Greta L. Williams
Theobald Rd., London, England
To work as part of a film studio stable of Bit Players
2006 – Present: Freelance Bit-Actor on call
- Perform parts in a 30-second commercials for various commercial and consumer products and services for television.
- Perform modeling work of print ads for print and broadcast media.
- Perform voice characterization on radio drama series as required.
- Perform bit parts on TV, film and theatre in accordance with specifics of the role and as directed.
- Maintain good business relationships with talent agencies, fellow actors and TV, movie and stage directors and producers.
- 5 years experience performing small parts in TV commercials, theater and film
- Portfolio of videotaped roles available on requests during the interview
- Excellent writing and communication skills in the English language
- Excellent interpersonal and social skills
Portfolio of videotaped roles on stage and screen over the last three years available on request during the interview
2004 – 2006: Diploma in Acting, London Film Academy
To be furnished upon request