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Creating Actors and Assigning Actors to Characters

Michelle Salatto Updated by Michelle Salatto

Actors can be created and linked to Principal Characters in four places:

  • Character Index
  • Character View
  • Actor Index
  • Actor View
Note: If an Actor is playing multiple roles, you only need to create the Actor one time and then link them to multiple Characters. Edit the Actor from the Actor View page or just link the existing Actor when creating or editing a Character.

Create Actors on the Character Index

On the Character Index, an Actor can be created during or after the creation of a Principal Character. 

To create the Actor when you create the Principal Character:

  1. Click Add.
  2. Make sure Type is set to Principal.
  3. Enter the Character Name and select the episode(s). 
  4. Click the (+) next to the Actor field.
  5. Type in the name of the Actor.
  6. Click Save or click (+) to create the Character and add another.

To create the Actor after the Principal Character has been created: 

  1. Click the Vertical Ellipsis in line with a Character.
  2. Select Edit.
  3. Click the (+) next to the Actor field.
  4. Type in the name of the Actor.
  5. Click Save

Note: All Actors created from the Character Index will automatically appear on the Actor Index.

Create Actors on the Actor Index

  1. Click Add.
  2. In the Create Actor form, enter the Actor’s first and last name. Other details can be completed at any time.
  3. Click Create to create the Actor or click (+) to to create the Actor and add another.


  1. Search for the Character in the Universal Search bar and select the Character from the search results. 
  2. Click the Sidebar Ellipsis on the Character View.
  3. Click Edit.
  4. Select the existing Actor from the dropdown menu or click (+) to create an Actor.
  5. Click Save.

Link an existing Actor when you edit an existing Principal Character:

  1. Click the Ellipsis in line with a Character and select Edit (or click Edit All to do this in bulk).
  2. Select an existing Actor from the Episodic Actor dropdown.
  3. Click Save.

  1. Search for the Actor in the Universal Search bar and select the Actor from the search results. 
  2. Click the Sidebar Ellipsis on the Actor View.
  3. Select Edit.
  4. Select the Character(s) you want to link with this Actor on the Edit Actor form.
  5. Click Save.

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