(Noun) A person, organization, or system that has one or more roles that initiates or interacts with activities; for example, a sales representative who travels to visit customers. They may be internal or external to an organization.

Description: In the automotive industry, an original equipment manufacturer would be considered an actor by an automotive dealership that interacts with its supply chain activities.

Original Source: TOGAF® Standard, 10th Edition | Doc. No. C220