Stunt Performer

What Does A Stunt Performer Do?

Stunt performers take the place of actors while performing various dangerous stunts in television and movie productions.

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How Do I Become A Stunt Performer?

A high school diploma, or equivalent, is likely necessary to obtain these positions.  People who work in these positions are likely to be in very good physical condition and have a specific set of skills (driving, climbing, gymnastics, etc.)

What is the Average Salary For A Stunt Performer?

$980/day – according to the Screen Actors Guild Theatrical Wage Table

What Courses Should I Take To Become A Stunt Performer?

  • English – As much as possible!
  • Performing Arts
  • Dance
  • Psychology
  • Gymnastics

What Is The Work Environment For A Stunt Performer?

Stunt performers work primarily on television and movie sets. They may work long hours, in unpleasant conditions, and in dangerous situations.  Many stunt performers may also only work these jobs part-time.

What Is The Future Outlook For A Stunt Performer?

There will likely be strong competition for these positions. Opportunities may differ based on geographical location.

References

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook

Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada

Screen Actors Guild