In the end, they went with the other actor because I was a double threat, Hispanic and disabled.
I remember a specific time in my early-to-mid teens in a cinema where I believed being an actor was a very noble thing.
Stephen Collins is just an actor, of course, and no one should confuse him with a character he played on TV.
late 14c., "an overseer, guardian, steward," from Latin actor "an agent or doer," also "theatrical player," from past participle stem of agere (see act (n.)). Mid-15c. as "a doer, maker," also "a plaintiff." Sense of "one who performs in plays" is 1580s, originally applied to both men and women.
An athlete who is good at pretending he has been hurt or fouled; esp, a baseball player who very convincingly mimes the pain of being hit by a pitch