risk level
Based on 1,790 votes
by year 2032
The median wage for this occupation is currently unknown
as of 2022

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Automation risk

15% (Minimal Risk)

Minimal Risk (0-20%): Occupations in this category have a low probability of being automated, as they typically demand complex problem-solving, creativity, strong interpersonal skills, and a high degree of manual dexterity. These jobs often involve intricate hand movements and precise coordination, making it difficult for machines to replicate the required tasks.

More information on what this score is, and how it is calculated is available here.

Some very important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Fine Arts

Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Originality

  • Social Perceptiveness

User poll

29% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted there's a low chance this occupation will be automated. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 15% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Actors will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?


The following graph(s) are included wherever there is a substantial amount of votes to render meaningful data. These visual representations display user poll results over time, providing a significant indication of sentiment trends.

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Fast growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Actors' job openings is expected to rise 8.2% by 2032

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.


Moderate range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 54,160 people employed as 'Actors' within the United States.

This represents around < 0.001% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 2 thousand people are employed as 'Actors'.

Job description

Play parts in stage, television, radio, video, or film productions, or other settings for entertainment, information, or instruction. Interpret serious or comic role by speech, gesture, and body movement to entertain or inform audience. May dance and sing.

SOC Code: 27-2011.00


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Wil says
Thanks to SORA, we all know that the risk level is 90 percent...just wait until the first Ai generated film gets made and the panic will start....
Apr 12, 2024 at 06:14 AM
welp (Low) says
People would still prefer to see human actors over AI-generated ones
Apr 01, 2024 at 09:15 PM
MainEditor says
OpenAI Sora just come and killed that job...
Mar 25, 2024 at 04:25 AM
Dontae Dovel says
There's no chance for robots. In fact, in text to speech and to work at restaurants. In fact, there was robots usually working in this 1 restaurant in Sam & Cat.
Feb 27, 2024 at 03:20 PM
Anon says
Aaaaaaannd SORA is here. That was quicker than expected.
Feb 21, 2024 at 09:31 PM
Bridget Bell says
Actors had a low chance of being replaced until Chat GPT announced Sora. Now, videos can be made from text prompts with what appears to be human actors
Feb 19, 2024 at 07:46 AM
Miranda Morris (Moderate) says
look at what's recently occurred in the US with the actors strike
Jan 04, 2024 at 06:06 PM
Silvana (Uncertain) says
I can see the rating going down less people go to watch movies at the cinema because of CGI . It’s a pity that movies are suffering from the production companies becoming greedy and don’t want to pay for talent.
Dec 26, 2023 at 12:30 AM
gabriella says
if in 20 years im watching good burger and i see a robot making a sandwich, im deleting netflix
Nov 28, 2023 at 06:40 PM
William Crowe (Moderate) says
deepfake technologies are becoming more advanced by the day with face swapping algorithms as well as research done on 'the orb' which can scan real actors from many different angles to replicate their likeness.
Nov 19, 2023 at 10:01 PM
josh (Highly likely) says
deep fakes are only going to get more and more advanced
Nov 02, 2023 at 05:12 PM
Anonymous (Uncertain) says
No one wants to be inundated with automated junk, but also people don't like paying for art, and as we're seeing with the strikes right now, executives at top studios will do anything to avoid paying their performers.

It's never been easy to be any kind of artist, but now that companies are finding new ways to circumvent paying people their due wages, it's only going to get harder.
Aug 30, 2023 at 05:13 AM
Naynesh says
Only a little bit chance of robots to copied of human behaviour sech as walk,look, but does not match real human actor like emotion, feeling, dedication talking,,,,etc....
Aug 10, 2023 at 05:44 AM
sebastian (Low) says
theatres and movies will still be open and with robots they just wouldnt have that feel to them, therefore putting them out of business
Aug 01, 2023 at 02:38 PM
Luxy John (high chance) says
I Hope so.....In recent indiana jones, they made a young indiana jones which helped me relive the good old days , instead of seeing the octagenerian ambling across the street while the nuclear bomb ticks...I could still continue to see the christopher reeve superman who was happy and kind instead of the always frowning faced worried self doubting cavill superman... so that was all my self view point as a consumer..............From the actors point of view, yes, like every other occupation, it is a big worry....Well established talent amay not be too threatened but the semi-established stand to lose more i suspect... Newbies will find a new world where they want your body but not your mind...overall it may become more like dating........
Jul 14, 2023 at 11:32 AM
Anonymous (Low) says
Actors have their own personality, emotions, and creativity, and they produce quality work that a robot couldn't recreate.
Jun 24, 2023 at 11:15 AM
Jim says
Acting requires a certain skill and they will never be replaced.
Mar 16, 2023 at 10:17 PM
Momo (No chance) says
Robots will never have the emotional range and deep knowledge in acting technics to be able to replace human actors
Sep 22, 2022 at 07:44 PM
Miguel (No chance) says
Well, extremely realistic voices already exist in games, film and animation. CGI Is also being used right now. But the way i see it, neither of those will replace the personality of an actor, and his/her beauty, which makes us fall in love with him/her.
Sep 01, 2022 at 02:19 PM
john,Fitzgerald,Kennedy fan (Low) says
If one clever individual codes a robot with the acting skills of some of the most famous actors into its motherboard, then yes.

But no, I searched "comedian" and it showed "actor".
Aug 26, 2022 at 10:19 PM

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