It is well known that most of the Game of Thrones cast is European. By European, I count people that have at least one nationality being inside Europe in the large meaning (so I don't restrict to EU). Also, I mean to find actors who have a distinctively speaking role in the show. I tried to find them all from Wikipedia, but I could only name three:

  • Peter Dinklage (playing Tyrion Lannister)
  • Jason Momoa (Khal Drogo)
  • Pedro Pascal (Oberynn Martell)

I probably missed some, so who are all the actors in Game of Thrones who fulfil the following conditions?

  • Must have no European nationality: for instance, if an actor is both English and American, he's considered European; Iceland is not part of the EU, but still part of Europe, so Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson is also considered as European.
  • Must have a distinctively speaking role. This question doesn't include actors who do not speak on screen unless the role is named, at least minor and meant to be silent; also people only shouting in unison shouldn't make the list.
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    @OlivierGrégoire i didnt downvote, but i think this question is more suitable for movies.stackexchange.com
    – Vahx
    Commented Jul 20, 2016 at 12:21
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    @OlivierGrégoire Not my DV, but frankly I don't see the point of this. It's trivia knowledge at best.
    – BCdotWEB
    Commented Jul 20, 2016 at 12:24
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    I did downvote. This seems to be similar to other questions that have come up in the past (such as scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/89693/…) and just seems trivial. It's on topic, I just don't think it's a good question.
    – kuhl
    Commented Jul 20, 2016 at 12:53
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    I didn't downvote but it seems a pointless question to me. How many of the cast are left-handed? How many speak more than one language? How many are over six feet tall? It seems similar to these other pointless questions. Commented Jul 20, 2016 at 14:58
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    I'm not super interested in the question, but it was good enough I came here to read it, and it's well written, so here's an upvote.
    – DCShannon
    Commented Jul 20, 2016 at 23:29

3 Answers 3


Main Actors

Out of the main actors as listed here, Peter Dinklage (Tyrion) and Jason Momoa (Drogo) are both American. Peter Dinklage is of European descent, however I've disregarded the fact as that is mostly from European settlers. Jason Momoa is of Hawaiian and Native American descent, however his mother is also of German and Irish descent.

Some more actors

As noted above, Pedro Pascal (Oberyn Martell) is Chilean. Keisha Castle-Hughes (Obara Sand)1 is Australian. Dar Salim (Qotho) is also Iraqi (Bearing in mind he moved to Denmark as a refugee at age six). Alexander Siddig (Prince Doran Martell) was also born to a Sudanese father (albeit English mother) in Sudan. Joe Naufahu (Khal Moro)2 is from New Zealand, with Samoan, Tongan, Portuguese and German descent.

Note: These were most that I could find. I also found this image everyone in more than 5 episodes supposedly, don't know how authentic it is though.

1 Thanks to @DariM for pointing that one out!
2 Thanks to @Mooz for pointing that out!

  • Thanks! As European, the "descent" are mostly a (North-American) thing. Also, I mentioned "nationality" and I don't see other meaning that the one usually meant. Commented Jul 20, 2016 at 10:16
  • The image is wrong on one count at least. The handmaiden shown to be from Nepal is born to a Nepalese Father but she holds Norwegian nationality. I think they got the British, American and Dutch characters absolutely right though.
    – Aegon
    Commented Jul 20, 2016 at 11:18
  • Ye, sorry I could only look at it on my phone, and I haven't exactly delved into the World of Ice and Fire enough to be able to know all the characters by sight yet.
    – Edlothiad
    Commented Jul 20, 2016 at 11:31
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    @Jvizzles Keshia Castle-Hughes is a New Zealander who was born in Australia
    – DariM
    Commented Jul 21, 2016 at 3:08
  • @DariM, I just went off of what Wikipedia has as her birth place and looked for any mentions of European Nationality. Guess I missed the New Zealander part.
    – Edlothiad
    Commented Jul 21, 2016 at 7:28

Robin Arryn is played by a Brazilian actor (Lino Faccioli).

  • Here's his Wikipedia page and IMBd. From the latter, he was born in Brazil but moved to London.
    – Voronwé
    Commented Aug 25, 2017 at 6:32






New Zealander





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