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A Type
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  or
The end date and time of the item (in ISO 8601 date format).
roleName Text  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 namedPosition.
startDate Date  or
The start date and time of the 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 description of the item.
disambiguatingDescription Text A sub property of description. A short description of the item used to disambiguate from other, similar items. Information from other properties (in particular, name) may be necessary for the description to be useful for disambiguation.
identifier PropertyValue  or
Text  or
The identifier property represents any kind of identifier for any kind of Thing, such as ISBNs, GTIN codes, UUIDs etc. provides dedicated properties for representing many of these, either as textual strings or as URL (URI) links. See background notes for more details.
image ImageObject  or
An image of the item. This can be a URL or a fully described ImageObject.
mainEntityOfPage CreativeWork  or
Indicates a page (or other CreativeWork) for which this thing is the main entity being described. See background notes for details.
Inverse property: mainEntity
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, Wikidata entry, or official website.
subjectOf CreativeWork  or
A CreativeWork or Event about this Thing.
Inverse property: about
url URL URL of the item.

Example 1
Example notes or example HTML without markup.
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.
Example encoded as Microdata embedded in HTML.
<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>
Example encoded as RDFa embedded in HTML.
<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>
Example encoded as JSON-LD in a HTML script tag.
<script type="application/ld+json">
  "@context": "",
  "@type": "Movie",
  "name": "Ghostbusters",
  "sameAs": "",
  "actor": {
    "@type": "PerformanceRole",
    "actor": {
      "@type": "Person",
      "name": "Bill Murray"
    "characterName": "Dr. Peter Venkman"
Structured representation of the JSON-LD example.