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** He insists that both accents come equally natural to him and that the American is rarely is ever “put on,” but its farely common to hear his voice being indecisive.

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** He insists that both accents come equally natural to him and that the American is rarely is ever “put on,” but its farely fairly common to hear his voice being indecisive.

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** He insists that both accents come equally natural to him and that the American is rarely is ever “put on,” but its farely common to hear his voice being indecisive.

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* VoiceTypes: A baritone.


* MeanCharacterNiceActor: [[Series/{{Arrow}} Malcolm Merlyn is anything but nice]], but John himself is a pretty upstanding guy; just watch any video of him on-set or in an interview for the show.

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->''"You have out-gayed me, Barrowman!"''
-->--'''Simon Amstell''', ''Series/NeverMindTheBuzzcocks''


In 2012, he appeared in the ComicBook/GreenArrow tv show ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' as the [[ArcVillain Season One]] BigBad, Malcolm Merlyn, the Dark Archer and leader of the Undertaking. He continues to recur on the show ping-ponging between omnipresent Big Bad and AntiVillain.

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In 2012, he appeared in the ComicBook/GreenArrow tv show adaptation ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' as the [[ArcVillain Season One]] BigBad, Malcolm Merlyn, the Dark Archer and leader of the Undertaking. He continues to recur on the show and [[Series/LegendsOfTomorrow its]] [[Series/TheFlash2014 spinoffs]], ping-ponging between omnipresent Big Bad and AntiVillain.


* OohMeAccentsSlipping: His natural Scottish accent is constantly trying to break through the generic American accent he puts on while acting. It's especially noticeable in his intonations.

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* OohMeAccentsSlipping: His natural Scottish accent is constantly trying to break through competing with the generic American accent [[UsefulNotes/AmericanAccents Midwestern Accent]] he puts on while acting.developed from his time in the United States. It's especially noticeable in his intonations.

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* OohMeAccentsSlipping: His natural Scottish accent is constantly trying to break through the generic American accent he puts on while acting. It's especially noticeable in his intonations.


'''John Barrowman''', MBE, was born on 11 March 1967 in Glasgow, Scotland (no, he's not to our knowledge a ViolentGlaswegian). His family moved to Aurora, Illinois when he was 8, and his father was relocated there by Caterpillar. He picked up an American accent to avoid the torment other kids were leveling at him. Went to Joliet West High School as a teen where he performed in many school productions. Made his name as a [[TheMusical Musical Theatre]] actor/singer (there's an official recording of him as Raoul de Chagny in ''{{The Phantom of the Opera}}'' available); in 1998 he received an Olivier Award nomination for playing Calvin Chandler in ''Theatre/TheFix'' (he lost to co-star Philip Quast). He also presented UK kids' TV show ''Series/LiveAndKicking''. He had several minor TV and film roles, including {{Soap Opera}}s such as ''Series/CentralParkWest'' and ''[=Titans=]''. He also appeared in the [[SoBadItsGood laughably terrible]] movie ''Film/SharkAttack3Megalodon'', in which he uttered the infamous [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1XOfHax6Q8 "line"]] (not safe for work!).

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'''John Barrowman''', John Barrowman, MBE, was born on 11 March 1967 in Glasgow, Scotland (no, he's not to our knowledge a ViolentGlaswegian). His family moved to Aurora, Illinois when he was 8, and his father was relocated there by Caterpillar. He picked up an American accent to avoid the torment other kids were leveling at him. Went to Joliet West High School as a teen where he performed in many school productions. Made his name as a [[TheMusical Musical Theatre]] actor/singer (there's an official recording of him as Raoul de Chagny in ''{{The Phantom of the Opera}}'' available); in 1998 he received an Olivier Award nomination for playing Calvin Chandler in ''Theatre/TheFix'' (he lost to co-star Philip Quast). He also presented UK kids' TV show ''Series/LiveAndKicking''. He had several minor TV and film roles, including {{Soap Opera}}s such as ''Series/CentralParkWest'' and ''[=Titans=]''. He also appeared in the [[SoBadItsGood laughably terrible]] movie ''Film/SharkAttack3Megalodon'', in which he uttered the infamous [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1XOfHax6Q8 "line"]] (not safe for work!).

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* MeanCharacterNiceActor: [[Series/{{Arrow}} Malcolm Merlyn is anything but nice]], but John himself is a pretty upstanding guy; just watch any video of him on-set or in an interview for the show.


* CampGay: He certainly has [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bV55cvmScRE his moments]].



* ManInAKilt: Seriously, Google search "John Barrowman in a kilt" some time.

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*CampGay: He certainly has [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bV55cvmScRE his moments]].


In 2012, he appeared in the ComicBook/GreenArrow tv show ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' as the [[ArcVillain Season One]] BigBad, Malcolm Merlyn, the Dark Archer and leader of the Undertaking.

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In 2012, he appeared in the ComicBook/GreenArrow tv show ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' as the [[ArcVillain Season One]] BigBad, Malcolm Merlyn, the Dark Archer and leader of the Undertaking.
Undertaking. He continues to recur on the show ping-ponging between omnipresent Big Bad and AntiVillain.

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* ManInAKilt: Seriously, Google search "John Barrowman in a kilt" some time.


His biggest break was landing the role of Capt. Jack Harkness in the revival of one of his favorite childhood shows, ''Series/DoctorWho''. This character, an [[ExtremeOmnisexual omnisexual]] time-traveling con-man, was so popular he got his own show, ''Series/{{Torchwood}}''. He's also popped back to ''Doctor Who'' for the end of the third series and for the fourth series finale, as well as a cameo in David Tennant's final episode, and in the 50th anniversary comedy special ''Recap/TheFiveishDoctorsReboot''.

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His biggest break was landing the role of Capt. Captain Jack Harkness in the revival of one of his favorite childhood shows, ''Series/DoctorWho''. This character, an [[ExtremeOmnisexual omnisexual]] time-traveling con-man, was so popular he got his own show, ''Series/{{Torchwood}}''. He's also popped back to ''Doctor Who'' for the end of the third series and for the fourth series finale, as well as a cameo in David Tennant's final episode, and in the 50th anniversary comedy special ''Recap/TheFiveishDoctorsReboot''.



He's openly gay, though he acknowledges women can be attractive (even if he dislikes the idea of sex with them). He and his long-term partner Scott Gill were joined in a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civil_partnerships_in_the_United_Kingdom civil partnership]] on 27 December 2006 and got married in the state of California on 2 July 2013 (incidentally, Barrowman has stated that he took one look at Scott and [[LoveAtFirstSight knew he was the one]]).

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He's openly gay, though he acknowledges women can be attractive (even if he dislikes the idea of sex with them).them)[[note]]In his memoir ''Anything Goes'', he remarks that a female college friend of his was "absolutely gorgeous", then in a footnote says, "I'm gay, not blind."[[/note]]. He and his long-term partner Scott Gill were joined in a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civil_partnerships_in_the_United_Kingdom civil partnership]] on 27 December 2006 and got married in the state of California on 2 July 2013 (incidentally, Barrowman has stated that he took one look at Scott and [[LoveAtFirstSight knew he was the one]]).

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