Robots are going to take many human jobs in the future. Could that apply to actors? Maybe not completely but robots have already been cast to play alongside human actors in plays. This video shows a robot actor that played in “Spillikin – a Love Story,” which is about a robot maker who builds a robot to keep his wife company after he is gone.
A RoboThespian robot was used in this play. It is an interactive, multilingual humanoid robot. More info is available here.