The name this person is most commonly credited as. The original language/character set should be used as commonly displayed in TV credits for this person. For example, a Russian actor predominantly starring in Russian language shows will likely be credited under their original Russian name in the Cyrillic character set. In that case, the same Cyrillic name should be used here. Only when a Russian actor is predominantly starring in English language shows, it's likely that they are most commonly credited under their Romanized name. In that case, the Romanized name should be used here.


Any other names used for this person in an official TV credit should be added as AKA. An AKA may only be added when the name significantly differs from their primary name. For example, if the only difference is punctuation or capitalization, no AKA should be added.


The gender for this person. If their gender is not known or ambiguous, this field should be left empty.


The country of birth for this person.


The day this person was born.

Day of death

The day this person passed away. If the person is still alive, this field should be left empty.


A brief biography of this person's personal life and career. A biography should be concise, its length should generally not exceed three paragraphs. With the exception of one or two highlights, the biography should not sum up a any information already available elsewhere on the TVmaze page for this person such as TV credits. It can contain information that's not available on TVmaze such as movie credits. However, a biography should be written in story form, it should not contain any bulk facts (bullet points).

Mind that our general copyright policy applies to biographies as well; text cannot be copied from external sources unless they explicitly permit this.


The gallery can be used to upload one or more pictures of the person. Images here should be as neutral as possible, without clothing or make-up that belongs to a specific character they played (such an image can be uploaded to the character's gallery). Headshots are preferred but either way the image must be in the portrait format.

Only the person's main image gets significant exposure, uploading additional images is allowed but should be done in moderation. A good use case would be to upload images of the person at various ages with varying appearances.

Images should always be uploaded at the highest available resolution and quality; thumbnails are generated automatically.