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* Israeli Creator/BrianGeorge played the Pakistani restaurateur Babu Bhatt in ''LiveActionTV/Seinfeld'' and Raj's Indian father in ''Series/TheBigBangTheory''.

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* Israeli Creator/BrianGeorge played the Pakistani restaurateur Babu Bhatt in ''LiveActionTV/Seinfeld'' ''Seinfeld'' and Raj's Indian father in ''Series/TheBigBangTheory''.


* Israeli Creator/BrianGeorge played the Pakistani restaurateur Babu Bhatt in ''Series/Seinfeld'' and Raj's Indian father in ''Series/TheBigBangTheory''.

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* Israeli Creator/BrianGeorge played the Pakistani restaurateur Babu Bhatt in ''Series/Seinfeld'' ''LiveActionTV/Seinfeld'' and Raj's Indian father in ''Series/TheBigBangTheory''.

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* Israeli Creator/BrianGeorge played the Pakistani restaurateur Babu Bhatt in ''Series/Seinfeld'' and Raj's Indian father in ''Series/TheBigBangTheory''.
* On the voice acting side of things, American Phillip Glasser has voiced a [[WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail Jewish Russian/Ukrainian mouse]] and a [[WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures Mexican chihuahua]].


* Rade �erbed�ija, the actor who played Boris the Blade (Uzbekistani, although frequently simply called Russian) in ''{{Film/Snatch}}'', is Croatian, but he's the go-to guy for characters from anywhere in Eastern Europe, whether they're evil or not.

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* Rade �erbed�ija, Šerbedžija, the actor who played Boris the Blade (Uzbekistani, although frequently simply called Russian) in ''{{Film/Snatch}}'', is Croatian, but he's the go-to guy for characters from anywhere in Eastern Europe, whether they're evil or not.


* French actor Louis Jourdan has played Spaniards and other Latin lovers. He's also played the Romanian Count ''{{Dracula}}'' as well as an exiled Saudi Prince in ''Film/{{Octopussy}}''. He's proven that he can do American accents that fool even the most American of Americans on a 1950s episode of ''Series/WhatsMyLine''.

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* French actor Louis Jourdan Creator/LouisJourdan has played Spaniards and other Latin lovers. He's also played the Romanian Count ''{{Dracula}}'' Film/CountDracula, as well as an exiled Saudi Prince in ''Film/{{Octopussy}}''. He's proven that he can do American accents that fool even the most American of Americans on a 1950s episode of ''Series/WhatsMyLine''.



* Creator/IanMcShane has a rather swarthy olive complexion, meaning he doesn't look out of place as more Mediterranean roles and he can also do a fine Russian accent, such as in Series/TheWestWing and as Mr. Bobinsky.

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* Creator/IanMcShane has a rather swarthy olive complexion, meaning he doesn't look out of place as more Mediterranean roles and he can also do a fine Russian accent, such as in Series/TheWestWing ''Series/TheWestWing'' and as Mr. Bobinsky.


* Gina Bellman, who is a New Zealander of Russian/Polish Jewish descent, has dark enough coloring that she passes convincingly as the mother of a Latina character in ''Series/EmeraldCity'' (played by an actually Latina actress). In-universe, her character in ''Series/{{Leverage}}'' is this, playing characters from South Africa, India, and Britain, among others, because of her role as a grifter.

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* Gina Bellman, Creator/GinaBellman, who is a New Zealander of Russian/Polish Jewish descent, has dark enough coloring that she passes convincingly as the mother of a Latina character in ''Series/EmeraldCity'' (played by an actually Latina actress). In-universe, her character in ''Series/{{Leverage}}'' is this, playing characters from South Africa, India, and Britain, among others, because of her role as a grifter.

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* Creator/DolphLundgren has played more than half a dozen Russian characters, despite actually being Swedish.


[[caption-width-right:350:Guess what his real ethnicity is: [[spoiler:It's Maori]]. And if you picked "caveman", you get a DopeSlap.[[note]]Clockwise from top left: ''Film/ThreeKings'', ''Film/TrainingDay'', ''Film/TenThousandBC'', and ''Film/WhaleRider''.[[/note]]]]

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* Creator/JoaquimDeAlmeida is Portuguese, but has also played Mexicans, [[Theatre/TheCountOfMonteCristo Frenchmen]], [[Film/OnlyYou Italians]], Englishmen and Brazilians. Given that Portugal and Brazil speak the same language, he did a much better accent in [[Franchise/TheFastAndTheFurious Fast Five]] than Creator/ElsaPataky, a Spaniard of Romanian ancestry.

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* Creator/JoaquimDeAlmeida is Portuguese, but has also played Mexicans, [[Theatre/TheCountOfMonteCristo Frenchmen]], [[Film/OnlyYou Italians]], Englishmen and Brazilians. Given that Portugal and Brazil speak the same language, he did a much better accent in [[Franchise/TheFastAndTheFurious [[Film/TheFastAndTheFurious Fast Five]] than Creator/ElsaPataky, a Spaniard of Romanian ancestry.



* Creator/BenKingsley was born in England to an English mother and Indian father. His roles have included several Jews (of various nationalities) as well as many other Middle Eastern characters, Indians ([[Film/{{Gandhi}} one of which]] was his breakout role and won him an Oscar), Americans, Russians, Italians, at least one Frenchman ([[Film/{{Hugo}} Georges Méliès]]), a [[Film/EndersGame Maori]], and an Egyptian (Potiphar). In ''Film/IronMan3'', he plays a Middle Eastern terrorist [[spoiler: who's really a British actor who looks foreign enough to pretend to be a vaguely-Asian person, lampshading this trope.]] In fact, many people have assumed he's Jewish due to the number he played, though Kingsley corrected them that no, so far as he knows that isn't the case (his mother was born out of wedlock and did not talk about her background, so it's possible but unconfirmed).

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* Creator/BenKingsley was born in England to an English mother and Indian father. His roles have included several Jews (of various nationalities) as well as many other Middle Eastern characters, Indians ([[Film/{{Gandhi}} one of which]] was his breakout role and won him an Oscar), Americans, Russians, Italians, at least one Frenchman ([[Film/{{Hugo}} Georges Méliès]]), a [[Film/EndersGame Maori]], and an Egyptian (Potiphar). In ''Film/IronMan3'', he plays a Middle Eastern terrorist [[spoiler: who's really a British actor who looks foreign enough to pretend to be a vaguely-Asian person, lampshading this trope.]] In fact, many people have assumed he's Jewish due to the number he played, though Kingsley corrected them that no, so far as he knows that isn't the case (his mother was born out of wedlock and did not talk about her background, so it's possible but unconfirmed).



* Rade Šerbedžija, the actor who played Boris the Blade (Uzbekistani, although frequently simply called Russian) in ''{{Film/Snatch}}'', is Croatian, but he's the go-to guy for characters from anywhere in Eastern Europe, whether they're evil or not.

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* Rade Šerbedžija, �erbed�ija, the actor who played Boris the Blade (Uzbekistani, although frequently simply called Russian) in ''{{Film/Snatch}}'', is Croatian, but he's the go-to guy for characters from anywhere in Eastern Europe, whether they're evil or not.



* J. Carroll Naish was an American actor of Irish stock, but over the course of his role played just about any part ''but'' Irishmen, earning him the nickname "Hollywood's One-Man UN". Among the nationalities he represented over his career were Italians, Eastern European, Latin American, Native American, Middle Eastern, Chinese, Pacific Islander—even African American.

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* J. Carroll Naish was an American actor of Irish stock, but over the course of his role played just about any part ''but'' Irishmen, earning him the nickname "Hollywood's One-Man UN". Among the nationalities he represented over his career were Italians, Eastern European, Latin American, Native American, Middle Eastern, Chinese, Pacific Islander—even Islander, even African American.


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* Creator/ZacharyQuinto is an American of Irish and Italian ancestry. His characters have been Iranian, Greek, and his most famous role is a half-human [[Film/StarTrek alien]]. That said, the alien is also half-American and possibly of Scottish ancestry,[[note]]"Grayson", the alien's human mother's surname, is either Scottish or Irish, with ''Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry'' implying that he's descended from Scottish author Creator/ArthurConanDoyle[[/note]] and his ''[[Series/{{Heroes}} second]]''-most famous role had him play an American who also may have been of Irish ancestry.[[note]]"Gray" could be from anywhere in the British Isles.[[/note]]

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* Creator/ZacharyQuinto is an American of Irish and Italian ancestry. His characters have been Iranian, Greek, and his most famous role is a half-human [[Film/StarTrek [[Film/StarTrek2009 alien]]. That said, the alien is also half-American and possibly of Scottish ancestry,[[note]]"Grayson", the alien's human mother's surname, is either Scottish or Irish, with ''Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry'' implying that he's descended from Scottish author Creator/ArthurConanDoyle[[/note]] and his ''[[Series/{{Heroes}} second]]''-most famous role had him play an American who also may have been of Irish ancestry.[[note]]"Gray" could be from anywhere in the British Isles.[[/note]]


* [[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0193295/ Cliff Curtis]], a Maori from New Zealand, has played characters who are Latin American from multiple countries, Egyptian, [[Film/TheMajestic Saudi]], [[Film/ThreeKings Iraqi]], [[Film/{{Risen}} Hebrew]] (as UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}}, no less), [[Film/TheLastAirbender Spanish]], [[Film/AThousandWords Indian]], African American and Chechen in addition to Maori.

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* [[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0193295/ Cliff Curtis]], a Maori from New Zealand, has played characters who are Latin American from multiple countries, Egyptian, [[Film/TheMajestic Saudi]], [[Film/ThreeKings Iraqi]], [[Film/{{Risen}} Hebrew]] (as UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}}, no less), [[Film/TheLastAirbender Spanish]], Spanish, [[Film/AThousandWords Indian]], African American and Chechen in addition to Maori.



* Jenette Goldstein is Jewish-American but has been able to pass herself off as numerous different nationalities - her IMDB page even describing her as "a true chameleon". Her [[{{Film/Aliens}} most famous role]] has her playing a Mexican and she played another Hispanic in ''Film/FearAndLoathingInLasVegas''. She also played Irish in ''{{Film/Titanic 1997}}'' and ''Film/ThePresidio'', a Caucasion blonde in ''Near Dark'' and she finally got be Jewish in ''Film/LethalWeapon2''.

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* Jenette Goldstein is Jewish-American but has been able to pass herself off as numerous different nationalities - her IMDB page even describing her as "a true chameleon". Her [[{{Film/Aliens}} most famous role]] has her playing a Mexican and she played another Hispanic in ''Film/FearAndLoathingInLasVegas''. She also played Irish in ''{{Film/Titanic 1997}}'' and ''Film/ThePresidio'', a Caucasion blonde in ''Near Dark'' ''Film/NearDark'' and she finally got be Jewish in ''Film/LethalWeapon2''.


* Creator/StanaKatic is a Canadian of Serbian descent (her parents in fact hailed from the Dalmatia region of what is now Croatia) and is fluent in five languages, as well as able to speak to varying degrees in a few more. She's played Israeli, French, German, American, voiced [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity an Arab in a video game]] and could probably rock a British accent if she ever got the chance.

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* Creator/StanaKatic is a Canadian of Serbian descent (her parents in fact hailed from the Dalmatia region of what is now Croatia) and is fluent in five languages, as well as able to speak to varying degrees in a few more. She's played Israeli, French, German, American, voiced [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity an Arab a Persian in a video game]] and could probably rock a British accent if she ever got the chance.


* Creator/CharlesBronson was often cast as Native Americans in various Westerns (''Apache'', ''Run of the Arrow'') before becoming a star. His StarMakingRole, of course, came playing the Mexican-Irish Bernardo O'Reilly in ''[[Film/TheMagnificentSeven1960 The Magnificent Seven]]''.

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* Creator/CharlesBronson was often cast as Native Americans in various Westerns (''Apache'', ''Run of the Arrow'') (''Film/{{Apache}}'', ''Film/RunOfTheArrow'') before becoming a star. His StarMakingRole, of course, came playing the Mexican-Irish Bernardo O'Reilly in ''[[Film/TheMagnificentSeven1960 The Magnificent Seven]]''.



* Creator/RosarioDawson is mixed race and so she can play a variety of races in films. She passed herself off as Middle Eastern in ''{{Film/Alexander}}'' and Greek in the first ''Film/PercyJackson'' film.

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* Creator/RosarioDawson is mixed race and so she can play a variety of races in films. She passed herself off as Middle Eastern in ''{{Film/Alexander}}'' and Greek in the first ''Film/PercyJackson'' film.''Film/PercyJacksonAndTheLightningThief''.


* Eli Wallach. His film debut was ''Film/BabyDoll'' playing a Sicilian gangster; he played a Mexican bandit in not only ''[[Film/TheMagnificentSeven1960 The Magnificent Seven]]'' but ''Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly''; an Asian warlord in ''Literature/LordJim''; another Italian-American crime boss in ''Film/TheGodfatherPartIII''. Wallach seemed to play every ethnicity except his actual Jewish-American background.

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* Eli Wallach.Creator/EliWallach. His film debut was ''Film/BabyDoll'' playing a Sicilian gangster; he played a Mexican bandit in not only ''[[Film/TheMagnificentSeven1960 The Magnificent Seven]]'' but ''Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly''; an Asian warlord in ''Literature/LordJim''; another Italian-American crime boss in ''Film/TheGodfatherPartIII''. Wallach seemed to play every ethnicity except his actual Jewish-American background.


* In ''Literature/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'', it's stated that Liquid's part-Japanese ethnicity allowed him to pass for Turkish during his spy work.

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* In ''Literature/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'', ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'', it's stated that Liquid's part-Japanese ethnicity allowed him to pass for Turkish during his spy work.

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