Jerry O’Connell is American, but he takes pride in his new Canadian show

‘Carter’ is the latest in O’Connell’s history of starring roles in Canadian-made TV, going back to ‘My Secret Identity’.

From left, Kristian Bruun, Jerry O'Connell, Sydney Tamiia Poitier and Brenda Kamino in Carter. (BROOKE PALMER / BELL MEDIA)

So how does Jerry O’Connell stack up as an American actor playing a Canadian in a TV series that’s set in Ontario?

Try this for Great White North bona fides: he suggests a crossover episode between his new show, Carter, which debuts May 15 at 8 p.m. on Bravo, and CraveTV hoser hit Letterkenny, which he calls one of the best shows on TV.

It could be “the hockey players finding a body,” O’Connell says. “Coach is gonna be a suspect, he’s gonna freak out when he’s getting interrogated in the box,” he adds, referring to Mark Forward’s notoriously hot-tempered Letterkenny character.

O’Connell also calls Carter “sort of the procedural Schitt’s Creek,” referencing the CBC comedy. “If there was a murder a week on Schitt’s Creek it would be Carter.”