History FakeAmerican / LiveActionTV

13th Feb '17 6:53:43 PM DrOO7
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* Creator/JamieBamber is born in London but has US citizenship (due to his father being American). He 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. One commercial on BBC America for ''Law & Order: UK'' called him "secretly British". During an interview, his ''Series/LawAndOrderUK'' costar Creator/FreemaAgyeman quipped that people were genuinely shocked to learn that he's British, as he'd nailed an American accent so well for four years on ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}''.

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* Creator/JamieBamber is born in London but has US citizenship (due to his father being American). He British actor Creator/JamieBamber 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. One commercial on BBC America for ''Law & Order: UK'' called him "secretly British". During an interview, his ''Series/LawAndOrderUK'' costar Creator/FreemaAgyeman quipped that Series/{{NCIS}},''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'', etc., leaving people were genuinely shocked to learn that he's British, as he'd nailed an American accent so well for four years on ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}''.hear him speak in his natural accent. However, he has US citizenship despite having been born in London--his father is American, which automatically grants him this.
10th Feb '17 8:36:20 AM ChronoLegion
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* ''Series/{{Supergirl}}'' has the British David Harewood portray Hank Henshaw, the head of DEO. Another Brit, Katie [=McGrath=], plays Lena Luthor, Lex Luthor's adopted sister.
10th Feb '17 8:28:21 AM ChronoLegion
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* A mild example in ''Series/{{Timeless}}'', where the Ohio native Matt Lanter is playing the Texan Wyatt Logan. Interestingly enough, Garcia Flynn (played by Croatian-born Goran Višnjić) never attempts an American accent (justified, as he was born overseas), even when he pretends to be a US government agent.
10th Feb '17 8:24:09 AM ChronoLegion
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* An in-universe example in ''Series/TheLibrarians2014'', where [[Series/TheJohnLarroquetteShow John Larroquette]] (American) plays Jenkins, who is, at first, assumed to be American. Then hints are dropped that he's actually ''much'' older than he is and is eventually revealed to be [[spoiler:Sir Galahad]], making him a [[spoiler:Briton]]. In season 2, [[spoiler:Moriarty]] picks up on the hints of his accent as part of his SherlockScan, which allows him to deduce his origins.
10th Feb '17 8:20:28 AM ChronoLegion
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* In ''Series/AlmostHuman'', New Zealander Creator/KarlUrban affects a pretty good American accent. One episode has him briefly revert to his natural accent (complete with "mate"), while pretending to be a hacker.
10th Feb '17 8:02:06 AM ChronoLegion
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** She also played an American NCIS agent in several ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' and ''Series/NCISLosAngeles'' episodes.
10th Feb '17 7:47:03 AM ChronoLegion
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* In ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'' We have Canadian Creator/VictorGarber and British Franz Drameh playing Americans Jefferson Jackson and Martin Stein as well as Australian Dominic Purcell playing American Mick Rory.

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* In ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'' We have Canadian Creator/VictorGarber and British Franz Drameh playing Americans Jefferson Jackson and Martin Stein as well as Australian Dominic Purcell playing American Mick Rory. There's also German (living in the US) Falk Hentschel playing multiple reincarnations of Hawkman, several of whom are American (and all of whom sound the same, even the Ancient Egyptian one).
9th Feb '17 9:55:42 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''Series/{{Elementary}}'': Creator/NatalieDormer does fake-American as Irene Adler, rather as her co-star did in ''EliStone''. [[spoiler: It turns out that she was British all along, but that's the least unsettling thing [[TheReveal revealed]] about her.]]

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* ''Series/{{Elementary}}'': Creator/NatalieDormer does fake-American as Irene Adler, rather as her co-star did in ''EliStone''. [[spoiler: It turns out that she was British all along, but that's the least unsettling thing [[TheReveal revealed]] about her.her as she's actually Jamie Moriarty.]]
17th Jan '17 5:31:30 AM hszmv1
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** Across the Pacific, any American Ranger in SuperSentai is played by a Japanese Native. BattleFeverJ and ZyudenSentaiKyoryuger both featured American's in the Pink Ranger Role (BattleFeverJ has a ton of fake Nationality due to being a Multi-National team. Kyoryuger, being the second "Dance" themed series after BattleFeverJ is probably deliberately homaging their American Pink Ranger.). Kyoryuger is especially bizarre as one of the other Rangers is played by a Canadian born (and first ever non-Japanese decent actor), but is said to be from Europe. ShurikenSentaiNinninger featured an American-themed Sixth Ranger, also played by a native Japanese actor. NinjaSentaiKakkuranger does actually avert this, as the Black Ranger was played by an American born actor. His real life problems with speaking Japanese as a second language were worked into the plot.
9th Jan '17 10:49:12 AM dmcreif
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** The spin-off series, ''Marvel's AgentCarter'', has English actor Dominic Cooper in the recurring role of the American character Howard Stark.
** And elsewhere in the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse TV shows, the American title character in ''{{Series/Daredevil|2015}}'' is played by English actor Charlie Cox.

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** The spin-off series, ''Marvel's AgentCarter'', has English actor Dominic Cooper in the recurring role of the American character Howard Stark.
** And elsewhere in the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse TV shows, the American title character in ''{{Series/Daredevil|2015}}'' is played by English actor Charlie Cox.* ''Series/Daredevil2015'': Sheffield native Creator/CharlieCox plays New York native Matt Murdock.
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