Fear the Walking Dead and The Walking Dead before it have both faced some criticism over the years over diversity issues. Both shows, at the outset, had a tendency to kill off their black male characters quickly, but The Walking Dead managed to eventually evolve into one of the most diverse casts on television, while Fear the Walking Dead began with a diverse cast.
It may be even more diverse than many think because — despite very good American accents on the show — the large majority of the Fear the Walking Dead cast members are not American-born. Here’s the principal cast of Fear the Walking Dead and a taste of their native accents.
Debman-Carey was, until very recently, a fan-favorite on the CW’s 100. She’s also studied classical percussion for ten years. She’s from Australia, and when she moved to Los Angeles at the age of 18, she had several auditions within two weeks, including for the role of Carrie on the Sex .. and the City prequel.
Dillane’s father is the actor Stephen Dillane, who played Stannis Baratheon in Game of Thrones. Frank Dillane also played Tom Riddle in Harry Potter. He is from London and has a very pronounced British accent.
Curtis is from New Zealand, and like his Fear the Walking Dead character, he is also Māori.
Blades is not only from Panama, he is a famous, prolific, and Grammy-winning Panamanian singer/songwriter dating back to the 1970s.
Mercedes Mason was actually born Mercedes Masohn, and though she plays the daughter of a character played by Panamanian Ruben Blades, Mason is surprisingly from Sweden. However, she moved to America when she was 12, and never betrays a Swedish accent in interviews. She is also married to David Denman, who played Roy on The Office.
Ang, who plays Alex, is of Malaysian Chinese descent, but she was born in New Zealand.
Lorenzo James Henrie
Henrie is from Phoenix. He does not have an interesting accent, but he does have an interesting brother, David Henrie, who may look familiar to many as the son in How I Met Your Mother.
Dougray Scott, once poised to become the next James Bond, is Scottish born, and has a very think native accent.
Domingo is from Philadelphia, but he splits his time between the America and London. He’s a well-known Tony Award nominated stage actor, and while he does have an American accent, Domingo has a much different demeanor in real life.