Definitions for "Character Actor"
an actor who specializes in playing well-defined, stereotypical, archetypal, off-beat, humorous, or highly-recognizable, fictional roles of a particular physical, emotional, or behavioral type, in a supporting role; see also typecasting. Examples: Hattie McDaniel as a black maid, such as in Alice Adams (1935) and Gone With the Wind (1939), or Walter Brennan as a Western sidekick, such as in Red River (1948).
an actor who specializes in playing supporting roles
a character in a film or on the stage who does not play leading roles , bur rather supporting parts
a player who most enjoys the game when it delivers a Tactical/Story Focus