Stunt Performers

Stunt performers, also called stuntmen and stuntwomen, are actors who perform dangerous scenes in motion pictures. They may fall off tall buildings, get knocked from horses and motorcycles, imitate fistfights, and drive in high-speed car chases. They must know how to set up stunts that are both safe to perform and believable to audiences. In these dangerous scenes, stunt performers are often asked to double, or take the place of, a star actor.

Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Salary Range $25,000 to $100,000
Work Environment Indoors/Outdoors
Education and Training
  • High School Diploma
Related School Subjects
  • Physical Education
  • Theater/Dance
  • Coaching/Physical Training
  • Interpersonal
  • Performance
  • Music
  • and Acting
Personality Traits
  • Athletic
  • Conventional
  • Outgoing
Licensure/Certification None

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