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White Character Black Voice Actor
When a White (or a African American) character is voiced by a VA of a different ethnicity from the depicted character
(permanent link) added: 2012-02-16 18:22:23 sponsor: luisedgarf edited by: Rjones (last reply: 2012-02-17 10:37:43)

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As a rule of thumb in voice acting (at least in the U.S) when a character gets voiced lines, it's normally voiced by someone from the same ethnicity of the character depicted on-screen.

But sometimes, it's not always possible find a good VA that match the character's race (or sometimes, it's doesn't matter, as long the voice actor can do a good job voicing that character) so they cast any VA, without any regard of the character or VA's original ethnicity.

For obvious reasons, it's doesn't not apply with Western voice-acting of Anime, unless the character depicted is obviously foreign.

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