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schema:Thing > schema:Intangible > schema:Role > schema: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 schema:PerformanceRole
schema:characterName schema:Text The name of a character played in some acting or performing role, i.e. in a PerformanceRole.
Properties from schema:Role
schema:endDate schema:Date The end date and time of the item (in ISO 8601 date format).
schema:roleName schema:URL  or
A role played, performed or filled by a person or organization. For example, the team of creators for a comic book might fill the roles named 'inker', 'penciller', and 'letterer'; or an athlete in a SportsTeam might play in the position named 'Quarterback'. Supersedes schema:namedPosition.
schema:startDate schema:Date The start date and time of the item (in ISO 8601 date format).
Properties from schema:Thing
schema:additionalType schema: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. Schema.org tools may have only weaker understanding of extra types, in particular those defined externally.
schema:alternateName schema:Text An alias for the item.
schema:description schema:Text A short description of the item.
schema:image schema:ImageObject  or
An image of the item. This can be a URL or a fully described ImageObject.
schema:name schema:Text The name of the item.
schema:potentialAction schema:Action Indicates a potential Action, which describes an idealized action in which this thing would play an 'object' role.
schema:sameAs schema: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.
schema:url schema:URL URL of the item.

Prefixes used:

  • schema: http://schema.org/
  • Examples

    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="http://schema.org/Movie">
      <span itemprop="name">Ghostbusters</span>
      <link itemprop="sameAs" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghostbusters"/>
      <div itemprop="actor" itemscope
        <div itemprop="actor" itemscope
          <span itemprop="name">Bill Murray</span>
        <span itemprop="characterName">Dr. Peter Venkman</span>
    <div vocab="http://schema.org/" typeof="Movie">
      <span property="name">Ghostbusters</span>
      <link property="sameAs" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghostbusters"/>
      <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": "http://schema.org",
      "@type": "Movie",
      "name": "Ghostbusters",
      "sameAs": "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghostbusters",
      "actor": {
        "@type": "PerformanceRole",
        "actor": {
          "@type": "Person",
          "name": "Bill Murray"
        "characterName": "Dr. Peter Venkman"

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