Editing People

There is currently 3 primary editable categories for people. They are divided as follows.

  • Primary Facts
  • Alternative Names
  • External IDs


Person objects do not currently support translations. Until they do, it is assumed that all names and biographies are to be in English, using the English alphabet. For non English names (Cyrillic, Vietnamese, etc..) you should add these as alternative names.

Creating New People

New people can be created by going to a movie they should belong to and adding them in their respective cast/crew areas. At the bottom of each addition dialog, there will be an option to "Create..." the missing person.

External IDs

Person records on TMDb support 4 types of external ids; Freebase (mid and id), IMDb and TVRage. These values can be used for searching purposes on the API.