History FakeAmerican / LiveActionTV

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:
5th Apr '16 1:51:05 AM Anddrix
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* ''Series/{{Shadowhunters}}'': Jace is played by English actor Dominic Sherwood, while Valentine, Jocelyn, and Hodge are all played by Canadian actors.
18th Mar '16 11:56:18 PM nombretomado
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** And Lindsay Bluth on ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'', and Nell Porter on ''AllyMcBeal''.

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** And Lindsay Bluth on ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'', and Nell Porter on ''AllyMcBeal''.''Series/AllyMcBeal''.
15th Mar '16 7:13:15 PM kquinn0830
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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 (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]]
9th Mar '16 12:40:32 PM Hossmeister
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* ''BetterOffTed'' featuring Australian Portia [=DeRossi=] as American Veronica.

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* ''BetterOffTed'' ''Series/BetterOffTed'' featuring Australian Portia [=DeRossi=] as American Veronica.
27th Feb '16 6:56:24 PM coralina33
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* On ''Series/{{Glee}}'', Finn is played by Canadian CoryMonTeith and Chinese-American Mike Chang is played by Chinese-Costa Rican Harry Shum Jr.

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* On ''Series/{{Glee}}'', Finn is played by Canadian CoryMonTeith CoryMonteith and Chinese-American Mike Chang is played by Chinese-Costa Rican Harry Shum Jr.
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