Originally Posted by Aleron Ives
Remember that he's only pretending to be American.
True, but it is the character portrayed.
Renfield had to correct his diction in the first episode, and he doesn't always use the fake accent. He's posing as an American to hide the fact that he has no personal history beyond the past ten years, since he was entombed before then.
My point is what is PLAYING OUT on-screen....which is NOT our famous, or infamous(?)
and legendary Transylvanian immortal.