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Thing > Intangible > Role > PerformanceRole

A PerformanceRole is a Role that some entity places with regard to a theatrical performance, e.g. in a Movie, TVSeries etc.

Usage: Between 10 and 100 domains
PropertyExpected TypeDescription
Properties from PerformanceRole
characterName Text The name of a character played in some acting or performing role, i.e. in a PerformanceRole.
Properties from Role
endDate Date The end date and time of the item (in ISO 8601 date format).
roleName URL  or
A role played, performed or filled by a person or organization. For example, the team of creators for a comic book might fill the roles named 'inker', 'penciller', and 'letterer'; or an athlete in a SportsTeam might play in the position named 'Quarterback'. Supersedes namedPosition.
startDate Date The start date and time of the item (in ISO 8601 date format).
Properties from Thing
additionalType URL An additional type for the item, typically used for adding more specific types from external vocabularies in microdata syntax. This is a relationship between something and a class that the thing is in. In RDFa syntax, it is better to use the native RDFa syntax - the 'typeof' attribute - for multiple types. Schema.org tools may have only weaker understanding of extra types, in particular those defined externally.
alternateName Text An alias for the item.
description Text A short description of the item.
image ImageObject  or
An image of the item. This can be a URL or a fully described ImageObject.
mainEntityOfPage CreativeWork  or
Indicates a page (or other CreativeWork) for which this thing is the main entity being described.

See background notes for details.
Inverse property: mainEntity.
name Text The name of the item.
potentialAction Action Indicates a potential Action, which describes an idealized action in which this thing would play an 'object' role.
sameAs URL URL of a reference Web page that unambiguously indicates the item's identity. E.g. the URL of the item's Wikipedia page, Freebase page, or official website.
url URL URL of the item.


A JSON example of a PerformanceRole, in which
the Role represents the acting contribution made by
Bill Murray in the film Ghostbusters. The Role entity
allows us to additional information, such as the
character's name that he played in the film.
<div itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Movie">
  <span itemprop="name">Ghostbusters</span>
  <link itemprop="sameAs" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghostbusters"/>
  <div itemprop="actor" itemscope
    <div itemprop="actor" itemscope
      <span itemprop="name">Bill Murray</span>
    <span itemprop="characterName">Dr. Peter Venkman</span>
<div vocab="http://schema.org/" typeof="Movie">
  <span property="name">Ghostbusters</span>
  <link property="sameAs" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghostbusters"/>
  <div property="actor" typeof="PerformanceRole">
    <div property="actor" typeof="Person">
      <span property="name">Bill Murray</span>
    <span property="characterName">Dr. Peter Venkman</span>
<script type="application/ld+json">
  "@context": "http://schema.org",
  "@type": "Movie",
  "name": "Ghostbusters",
  "sameAs": "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghostbusters",
  "actor": {
    "@type": "PerformanceRole",
    "actor": {
      "@type": "Person",
      "name": "Bill Murray"
    "characterName": "Dr. Peter Venkman"

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