History FakeAmerican / LiveActionTV

15th Aug '16 11:24:20 AM fearlessnikki
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* His ''Band of Brothers'' co-star Creator/RossMcCall plays Americans more often than not too. He's Scottish but lost his accent after his parents moved to Kent. Reportedly his accent was so convincing on the ''BOB'' set that he fooled a lot of his co-stars. After years of working in America, it's faded somewhat.



** Gwen's actress, Creator/AlexaDavalos, is French.

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** Gwen's actress, Creator/AlexaDavalos, is French. She doesn't have much of an accent though, so she only has to change a few pronunciations to sound convincingly American.



** Creator/RossMcCall (Joe Liebgott)



*** In fact, it's actually easier to list the actors that ''aren't'' this trope. [[labelnote: If you're curious]] Ron Livingston (Lewis Nixon), Donnie Wahlberg (Carwood Lipton), David Schwimmer (Herbert Sobel), Matthew Settle (Ronald Speirs), Neal [=McDonough=] (Buck Compton), Frank John Hughes (Bill Guarnere), Michael Cudlitz (Bull Randleman), Kirk Acevedo (Joe Toye), Scott Grimes (Don Malarkey), Richard Speight Jr. (Skip Muck), Rick Gomez (George Luz), James Madio (Frank Perconte), Eion Bailey (David Webster) and Douglas Spain (Tony Garcia) are genuine Americans.[[/labelnote]]

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*** In fact, it's actually easier to list the actors that ''aren't'' this trope. [[labelnote: If you're curious]] Ron Livingston (Lewis Nixon), Donnie Wahlberg (Carwood Lipton), David Schwimmer (Herbert Sobel), Matthew Settle (Ronald Speirs), Neal [=McDonough=] (Buck Compton), Frank John Hughes (Bill Guarnere), Michael Cudlitz (Bull Randleman), Kirk Acevedo (Joe Toye), Scott Grimes Creator/ScottGrimes (Don Malarkey), Richard Speight Jr. (Skip Muck), Rick Gomez (George Luz), James Madio Creator/JamesMadio (Frank Perconte), Eion Bailey Creator/EionBailey (David Webster) and Douglas Spain (Tony Garcia) are genuine Americans.[[/labelnote]]



* ''Series/GossipGirl'': Ed Westwick is a Brit who plays American Chuck Bass.
** Parodied early in the second season, when Chuck fakes the (very bad) English accent of the aristocrat who's romancing Blair (instead of using his own natural accent).

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* ''Series/GossipGirl'': Ed Westwick is a Brit who plays American Chuck Bass.
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Bass. Parodied early in the second season, when Chuck fakes the (very bad) English accent of the aristocrat who's romancing Blair (instead of using his own natural accent).



* ''Series/OnceUponATime'':
** Creator/SarahBolger is Irish but uses an American accent to play Princess Aurora.
** Georgina Haig is Australian and likewise uses an American accent for Elsa.
** Elsewhere it's averted, as many of the non-American actors use their natural accents. Rebecca Mader expected to do an American accent to play Zelena, but was told to use her own English one. Emilie de Ravin - who as noted elsewhere can do a flawless American accent - keeps her Australian voice as Belle.



* ''Series/ThatsSoRaven'': Dutch Anneliese Van Der Pol as Chelsea Daniels

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* ''{{Series/Supernatural}}'''s PoorlyDisguisedPilot for the 'Bloodlines' spin-off featured British actor Lucien Laviscount playing an American teenager.
* ''Series/ThatsSoRaven'': Dutch Anneliese Van Der Pol as Chelsea DanielsDaniels, though she still uses her own accent.
14th Aug '16 11:40:14 PM wuggles
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* Similarly, most of Creator/DominicCooper's well-known roles are Americans, most notably Howard Stark in the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse, and more recently the Texan Jesse Custer in ''Series/Preacher2016''



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%% Jack Harkness technically isn't American, and Scottish-born and Illinois-raised John Barrowman uses his natural day-to-day accent that way.
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* ''Series/BabyDaddy'': Jean-Luc Bilodeau is French-Canadian, although his accent rarely gives him away, his [[CanadaEh maple leaf/fleur-de-lis]] tattoo on his forearm (that is never covered up) sure does.
20th Jul '16 10:07:18 PM Fireblood
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* ''{{Series/Guilt}}'': Brit Daisy Head plays American student Grace Atwood.

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* ''{{Series/Guilt}}'': Brit Daisy Head plays American student Grace Atwood. Her father Creator/AnthonyHead plays her American stepfather as well.
20th Jul '16 10:04:28 PM Fireblood
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* ''{{Series/Guilt}}'': Brit Daisy Head plays American student Grace Atwood.
2nd Jul '16 1:54:56 PM DrOO7
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* Subverted with Creator/JamieBamber (because he has US citizenship despite being born in London, thanks to his father being an American), who aside from the best known example listed below, has used a nearly flawless American accent in nearly all of his US TV appearances--Series/ColdCase, Series/CSIMiami, Series/{{House}}, Series/GhostWhisperer, MondayMornings, Series/RizzoliAndIsles, etc.

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* Subverted with British actor Creator/JamieBamber (because he has US citizenship despite being born in London, thanks to his father being an American), who aside from the best known example listed below, has used a nearly flawless American accent in nearly all of his US TV appearances--Series/ColdCase, Series/CSIMiami, Series/{{House}}, Series/GhostWhisperer, MondayMornings, Series/RizzoliAndIsles, Series/{{NCIS}}, etc.
13th Jun '16 3:52:17 AM DaibhidC
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* ''Series/MurderSheWrote'' has the British actress Angela Lansbury play JB Fletcher, although she moved to the States in 1940.



** In the same series, Robert Llewellyn who plays Kryten. Like the Cat, he is technically not an American (or human) but he speaks with an "American" sounding accent.
*** It's mentioned that Kryten learnt to speak with that accent due to watching ''RebelWithoutACause'' and idolising James Dean, trying to be like him and as a result breaking his programming. The accent is much closer to a Canadian or northern US accent, something which the creators have noted.

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** In the same series, Robert Llewellyn who plays Kryten. Like the Cat, he is technically not an American (or human) but he speaks with an "American" sounding accent.
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accent. It's mentioned that Kryten learnt to speak with that accent due to watching ''RebelWithoutACause'' and idolising James Dean, trying to be like him and as a result breaking his programming. The accent is much closer to a Canadian or northern US accent, something which the creators have noted.
10th Jun '16 1:44:15 PM Doug86
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* ''Series/BoardwalkEmpire'': RealLife gangsters Al Capone and Meyer Lansky are played respectively by Stephen Graham and Anatol Yusef, both British. The American WorldWarI veteran Richard Harrow is played by the English Jack Huston.

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* ''Series/BoardwalkEmpire'': RealLife gangsters Al Capone and Meyer Lansky are played respectively by Stephen Graham and Anatol Yusef, both British. The American WorldWarI UsefulNotes/WorldWarI veteran Richard Harrow is played by the English Jack Huston.
5th Jun '16 2:18:03 PM nombretomado
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* ''PushingDaisies'': Anna Friel, who is English, pulls off a very convincing American accent as Charlotte "Chuck" Charles.

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* ''PushingDaisies'': ''Series/PushingDaisies'': Anna Friel, who is English, pulls off a very convincing American accent as Charlotte "Chuck" Charles.
15th May '16 11:28:43 PM nombretomado
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** And elsewhere in the MarvelCinematicUniverse TV shows, the American title character in ''{{Series/Daredevil}}'' is played by English actor Charlie Cox.

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** And elsewhere in the MarvelCinematicUniverse Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse TV shows, the American title character in ''{{Series/Daredevil}}'' ''{{Series/Daredevil|2015}}'' is played by English actor Charlie Cox.
7th May '16 5:15:39 PM nombretomado
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** Though he wasn't as bad ''GreysAnatomy''.

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** Though he wasn't as bad ''GreysAnatomy''.''Series/GreysAnatomy''.



* ''Marvel's AgentsOfSHIELD'' has a few Fake Americans in the supporting cast:

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* ''Marvel's AgentsOfSHIELD'' Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' has a few Fake Americans in the supporting cast:
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