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22nd Aug '16 4:13:44 AM supergod
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22nd Aug '16 4:00:48 AM supergod
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High school students in television look nothing like high school students in real life ([[OlderThanTheyLook well, not always]]), for one good reason: they're often played by actors who are upwards of fourteen years old. This dates back to the earliest days of Hollywood, if not further, making it OlderThanTelevision. Despite this trope being a prime source for ridicule, mockery, and parody, there are actually a lot of legitimate reasons for why this is done. Among them include stricter rules for employing children[[note]]For example: A lot of US television is produced and shot in California, where children under 16 are not allowed to work before 7 AM or after 7 PM during most of the year; also, children under 14 are not allowed to work at all on any "school day"[[/note]]; in addition to these limits and limitations on what they are allowed to perform on camera, or at the very least AbilityOverAppearance. See the [[Analysis/DawsonCasting Analysis Page]] for more details.

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High school students in television look nothing like high school students in real life ([[OlderThanTheyLook well, not always]]), for one good reason: they're often played by actors who are upwards of fourteen at least a few years old.older. This dates back to the earliest days of Hollywood, if not further, making it OlderThanTelevision. Despite this trope being a prime source for ridicule, mockery, and parody, there are actually a lot of legitimate reasons for why this is done. Among them include stricter rules for employing children[[note]]For example: A lot of US television is produced and shot in California, where children under 16 are not allowed to work before 7 AM or after 7 PM during most of the year; also, children under 14 are not allowed to work at all on any "school day"[[/note]]; in addition to these limits and limitations on what they are allowed to perform on camera, or at the very least AbilityOverAppearance. See the [[Analysis/DawsonCasting Analysis Page]] for more details.
22nd Aug '16 2:52:04 AM supergod
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High school students in television look nothing like high school students in real life ([[OlderThanTheyLook well, not always]]), for one good reason: they're often played by actors who are upwards of fourteen years ''older''. This dates back to the earliest days of Hollywood, if not further, making it OlderThanTelevision. Despite this trope being a prime source for ridicule, mockery, and parody, there are actually a lot of legitimate reasons for why this is done. Among them include stricter rules for employing children[[note]]For example: A lot of US television is produced and shot in California, where children under 16 are not allowed to work before 7 AM or after 7 PM during most of the year; also, children under 14 are not allowed to work at all on any "school day"[[/note]]; in addition to these limits and limitations on what they are allowed to perform on camera, or at the very least AbilityOverAppearance. See the [[Analysis/DawsonCasting Analysis Page]] for more details.

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High school students in television look nothing like high school students in real life ([[OlderThanTheyLook well, not always]]), for one good reason: they're often played by actors who are upwards of fourteen years ''older''.old. This dates back to the earliest days of Hollywood, if not further, making it OlderThanTelevision. Despite this trope being a prime source for ridicule, mockery, and parody, there are actually a lot of legitimate reasons for why this is done. Among them include stricter rules for employing children[[note]]For example: A lot of US television is produced and shot in California, where children under 16 are not allowed to work before 7 AM or after 7 PM during most of the year; also, children under 14 are not allowed to work at all on any "school day"[[/note]]; in addition to these limits and limitations on what they are allowed to perform on camera, or at the very least AbilityOverAppearance. See the [[Analysis/DawsonCasting Analysis Page]] for more details.
24th Jul '16 4:38:51 PM nombretomado
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** The English dub actor ChrisPatton has played the younger versions of two of his characters as well: Joshua Christopher in ''Manga/ChronoCrusade'' (who was played by a woman in the Japanese version) and Fakir in ''Anime/PrincessTutu''. In the audio commentary for ''Chrono Crusade'', it's revealed that they used a mixture of Chris speaking higher and some editing to make it work.

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** The English dub actor ChrisPatton has played the younger versions of two of his characters as well: Joshua Christopher in ''Manga/ChronoCrusade'' ''Anime/ChronoCrusade'' (who was played by a woman in the Japanese version) and Fakir in ''Anime/PrincessTutu''. In the audio commentary for ''Chrono Crusade'', it's revealed that they used a mixture of Chris speaking higher and some editing to make it work.



* It's probably worth noting that Greg Ayres (the actor of Negi from ''Negima'' mentioned above) has been cast three times in dubs for young characters voiced by Akira Ishida in the original: Kaworu Nagisa of ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', Chrono of ''ChronoCrusade'' and Satoshi Hiwatari of ''Manga/DNAngel''. In fact, Greg himself tends to be a walking example--he was originally hired as a voice actor in the first place ''because'' his natural voice sounds so young

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* It's probably worth noting that Greg Ayres (the actor of Negi from ''Negima'' mentioned above) has been cast three times in dubs for young characters voiced by Akira Ishida in the original: Kaworu Nagisa of ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', Chrono of ''ChronoCrusade'' ''Anime/ChronoCrusade'' and Satoshi Hiwatari of ''Manga/DNAngel''. In fact, Greg himself tends to be a walking example--he was originally hired as a voice actor in the first place ''because'' his natural voice sounds so young
12th Jul '16 1:04:56 PM Willbyr
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* It's probably worth noting that Greg Ayres (the actor of Negi from ''Negima'' mentioned above) has been cast three times in dubs for young characters voiced by Akira Ishida in the original: Kaworu Nagisa of ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', Chrono of ''ChronoCrusade'' and Satoshi Hiwatari of ''DNAngel''. In fact, Greg himself tends to be a walking example--he was originally hired as a voice actor in the first place ''because'' his natural voice sounds so young

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* It's probably worth noting that Greg Ayres (the actor of Negi from ''Negima'' mentioned above) has been cast three times in dubs for young characters voiced by Akira Ishida in the original: Kaworu Nagisa of ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', Chrono of ''ChronoCrusade'' and Satoshi Hiwatari of ''DNAngel''.''Manga/DNAngel''. In fact, Greg himself tends to be a walking example--he was originally hired as a voice actor in the first place ''because'' his natural voice sounds so young
30th Jun '16 9:16:46 AM Willbyr
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* Sixteen-year-old Tsukiyono Omi of ''WeissKreuz'' is played by Yuuki Hiro, actually the oldest of the four lead voice actors of the series; his youthful voice means that he is often cast as cute, young boys.

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* Sixteen-year-old Tsukiyono Omi of ''WeissKreuz'' ''Anime/WeissKreuz'' is played by Yuuki Hiro, actually the oldest of the four lead voice actors of the series; his youthful voice means that he is often cast as cute, young boys.



** Christopher Sabat also voiced the child form of Piccolo in ''DragonBall'', while in most other versions including the original Japanese version cast a woman for this part.

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** Christopher Sabat also voiced the child form of Piccolo in ''DragonBall'', ''Manga/DragonBall'', while in most other versions including the original Japanese version cast a woman for this part.
17th Jun '16 6:30:53 PM vifetoile
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* ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'' is a tough call. According to the play, he just interrupted his studies at Wittenberg, so he's not even graduated college. But elsewhere, the play mentions him as being in his thirties. Maybe Shakespeare [[WritersCannotDoMath couldn't do maths very well]]. Plus, the role of "Hamlet" has acquired a reputation as being sort of the "crown jewel" of an actor's career, so you'll find men cast as Hamlet when they're in their thirties or older, usually at the height of their fame.

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* ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'' is a tough call. According to the play, he just interrupted his studies at Wittenberg, so he's not even graduated college. But elsewhere, the play mentions him as being in his thirties. Maybe Shakespeare [[WritersCannotDoMath couldn't do maths very well]]. Plus, the role of "Hamlet" has acquired a reputation as being sort of the "crown jewel" of an actor's career, so [[PlayingHamlet you'll find men cast as Hamlet when they're in their thirties or older, older]], usually at the height of their fame.
25th May '16 9:11:07 AM emeriin
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** Because she's short and they have clothes that will hide her bust, Tamara often plays kids in Critic skits.
8th May '16 6:41:12 PM wolftickets1969
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* ''Puny Humans'' has Emma, a pre-teen, played by a mid-20s actress, albeit a short one OlderThanTheyLook.
23rd Apr '16 2:26:47 PM vifetoile
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* Likewise, Cio-Cio San in ''Theatre/MadameButterfly'' is supposed to be fifteen in Act I and eighteen in the later acts, but considering her role is one of the most challenging soprano roles in all of opera, she requires a master performer with a fully developed voice, so she (and many other opera ingenues) are Dawson Casted.

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* Likewise, Cio-Cio San in ''Theatre/MadameButterfly'' is supposed to be fifteen in Act I and eighteen in the later acts, but acts. But considering the difficulty of her role is one of the most challenging soprano roles in all of opera, role, she requires a master performer with a fully developed voice, so she (and many other opera ingenues) are Dawson Casted.
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