John Travolta and Johnny Deep are each an example of an actor.
Origin of actor
- Middle English actour doer probably from Latin āctor from āctus past participle of agere to drive, do ag- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Latin āctor (“doer”), from agere (“to do”). Cognate with Ancient Greek ἄκτωρ (aktōr, “leader”), from ἄγω (agō, “lead, carry, convey, bring”).