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.
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 role, event or item (in ISO 8601 date format).
startDate Date The start date and time of the event, role or 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. 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 URL  or
URL of an image of the item.
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="">
  <span itemprop="name">Ghostbusters</span>
  <link itemprop="sameAs" href=""/>
  <div itemprop="actor" itemscope
    <div itemprop="actor" itemscope
      <span itemprop="name">Bill Murray</span>
    <span itemprop="characterName">Dr. Peter Venkman</span>
<div vocab="" typeof="Movie">
  <span property="name">Ghostbusters</span>
  <link property="sameAs" href=""/>
  <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": "",
  "@type": "Movie",
  "name": "Ghostbusters",
  "sameAs": "",
  "actor": {
    "@type": "PerformanceRole",
    "actor": {
      "@type": "Person",
      "name": "Bill Murray"
    "characterName": "Dr. Peter Venkman"

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