A cast member
The word cast comes from the Old English
word ' casten
' or ' kasta
'(c.1230), to throw
in, to consider, plot, imagine, and design.. This ultimately led to
its meaning when referring to a "group of actors in a play"
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth
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Updated in 2003. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.