More about the standard North American accent
The American accent is cool and accessible and has changed very little in centuries. It’s a rhotic dialect which means it uses ‘R-like’ sounds. Scottish and Irish accents are also rhotic.
‘General American’ is a modern neutral American accent and is learned by all broadcasters and actors.
People throughout the world commonly sing in what is understood to be an American accent. There are several theories about why this is. The popularity of American rock and pop music certainly has an influence but the correlation could simply be thanks to how words are rounded when sung, making the words sound more American.
The American accent epitomises entertainment and business and is well understood around the world, even by foreign English speakers. And you can harness it through Voquent the voice-over agency.
Recognizable American actors
Now for some video content! Here are some of our best loved American actors:
Tom Hanks the Oscar winning megastar actor and director has a general American accent:
Julia Roberts’ amazing performance as Erin Brockovich has a neutral American accent:
Leonardo DiCaprio playing Jordan Belford in Wolf of Wall Street speaks with a standard American accent:
Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss in The Hunger Games series is a classic American accent:
On this page you can hear awesome American voice actors with standard American accents. If you were looking for something else, please visit our search page and you can listen to many more English accents including: English-RP, Australian, Transatlantic and Irish.