J. Michael Tatum

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BIO

Nurtured on anime classics from the tender age of Star Blazers, et al, this reclusive fanboy-turned-voice actor/writer/ADR director/flake extraordinaire spent more years than he cares to remember in what might charitably be described as freefall before landing, mostly by accident, smack dab on the industry of his dreams. To this day, some believe the small crater made by the impact remains the source of his power.

Discovered by Funimation warhorse and visionary ADR director Christopher Bevins, who cast him as Rikichi in 2005’s Samurai 7, Tatum’s inexplicable luck has held long enough to see his flag hoisted on a slew of dream roles, most notably Kyoya Otori in the hit English language dub of Ouran High School Host Club, suave, demonic Sebastian Michaelis in Black Butler and the equal parts maniacal/vulnerable Okarin Rintarou from Steins;Gate. Other characters the man still can’t believe he’s had the crazy good fortune to play include: Doumeki in XXXHolic, Jiro Mochizuki in Black Blood Brothers, Isaac Dian in Baccano!, Both God Eneru and Dalton in the new dub of One Piece, Komui Lee in D-Gray Man, Dororo in Sgt. Frog, the titular loveable savage of Heroic Age, Ryosuke Takahashi in Initial D, Lawrence Kraft in Spice and Wolf, Zarbon in Dragon Ball Z Kai, Scar in Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood, and Sir Hammerlock in the videogame juggernaut Borderlands 2. His vocal “stylings,” much to the chagrin of drama teachers everywhere, he’s sure, have also been featured in Romeo X Juliet, Speed Grapher, Trinity Blood, Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple, Black Cat, Nabari no Ou, Ghost Hunt, School Rumble, The Tower of Druaga, Aquarion, Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicles, Shuffle, Shigurui, Glass Fleet, Mushishi, Soul Eater, along with feature-length films such as Vexille, Summer Wars, and Dragon Age: Dawn of the Seeker, among many others.

And as if being involved with so many awesome shows wasn’t enough, in late 2007 the fluky so-and-so tempted fate by officially branching out into ADR directing and adaptive scriptwriting for Funimation as well. His ADR directing credits to date include Aquarion, Jyu-oh-Sei, Romeo X Juliet, Big Windup, Rin: Daughters of Mnemosyne and Shikabane Hime (Corpse Princess), while his writing credits include substantial work on Ouran High School Host Club, Heroic Age, Initial D, Blassreiter, Ga Rei: Zero, Hero Tales, Legend of the Legendary Heroes, Fractale, Deadman Wonderland, Steins;Gate and Dragon Ball Z Kai.

In early 2010 he teamed up with Terri Doty and Stephen Hoff to launch That Anime Show, a web-based chat show centered on colorful, often diabolically unhinged interviews with friends and colleagues within the dubbing industry, all episodes of which can be downloaded for free at http://thatanimeshow.com/

Ever the workaholic, Tatum is currently burning the midnight oil on a number of exciting projects due for release later this year. And before you ask, the “J” stands for… Well, it stands for whatever you’d like it to.

RESUME

Dragon Age: Blood mage no seisen
Regalyan D’Marcall (voice)

2012 Borderlands 2 (Video Game)
Sir Hammerlock

2012 Lupin the Third: A Woman Called Fujiko Mine (TV Series)
Philadel
– Music and Revolution (2012) … Philadel (English version, voice)

2011 Pokemon the Movie: White – Victini and Zekrom
Damon (voice)

2011 Aria the Scarlet Ammo (TV Series)
Sayonaki
– Vlad (2011) … Sayonaki (English version, voice)
– Infiltration (2011) … Sayonaki (English version, voice)
– Special Training (2011) … Sayonaki (English version, voice)
– Durandal (2011) … Sayonaki (English version, voice)
– Caged Bird (2011) … Sayonaki (English version, voice)

2011 Deadman Wonderland (TV Series)
Nagi Kengamine
– Original Sin (Wretched Egg) (2011) … Nagi Kengamine

2010 .hack//Quantum (Video)
Smith (English version, voice)

2010 Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2 (Video Game)
Zarbon (English version, voice)

2010 Comic Jumper: The Adventures of Captain Smiley (Video Game)
C.O.C. / Kung-Fu Karl Weinberg / Winklemeyer’s Orderlies / … (voice)

2009-2010 Dragon Ball Z Kai (TV Series)
Zarbon / Additional Voices / Rich Man / …
– Run, No. 17! Piccolo’s Suicidal Resistance (2010) … Additional Voices (English version, voice, credit only)
– I Am Your Brother! The Monster Who Possesses Goku’s Ki (2010) … Rich Man (English version, voice)
– The Plot Is Smashed! The Counterattack, Vegeta vs. Zarbon (2009) … Zarbon (English version, voice)
– Its a Power-Up, Krillin! Freeza’s Nagging Premonition (2009) … Zarbon (English version, voice)
– Resurrected Comrades! The Handsome Warrior Zarbon’s Devilish Transformation (2009) … Zarbon (English version, voice)

2010 Kuroshitsuji II (TV Series)
Sebastian Michaelis
– Episode #1.12 (2010) … Sebastian Michaelis (voice)
– Kiroshitsuji (2010) … Sebastian Michaelis (voice)
– Zeroshitsuji (2010) … Sebastian Michaelis (voice)
– Muroshitsuji (2010) … Sebastian Michaelis (voice)
– Toroshitsuji (2010) … Sebastian Michaelis (voice)

2009-2010 Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood (TV Series)
Scar
– Tabiji no hate (2010) … Scar (English version, voice)
– Seizetsunaru hangeki (2010) … Scar (English version, voice)
– Kami o nomikomishi mono (2010) … Scar (English version, voice)
– Ten no hitomi, shi no tobira (2010) … Scar (English version, voice)
– Hitobashira (2010) … Scar (English version, voice)

2010 Baka and Test: Summon the Beasts (TV Series)
Ryuuta
– Ore to Shouko to Kirasagi gurando pâku (2010) … Ryuuta (voice)

2009 Eden of the East the Movie I: The King of Eden
Kazuomi Hirasawa (English version, voice)

2009 Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom (TV Series)
Raymond McGuire
– Eren (2009) … Raymond McGuire (English version, voice)
– Kokyô (2009) … Raymond McGuire (English version, voice)
– Taiketsu (2009) … Raymond McGuire (English version, voice)
– Kanshi (2009) … Raymond McGuire (English version, voice)
– Gisô (2009) … Raymond McGuire (English version, voice)

2009 Shikabane hime kuro (TV Series)
Keisei Tagami
– Soredemo, hito toshite (2009) … Keisei Tagami (voice)
– Waga teki (2009) … Keisei Tagami (voice)
– Hikari no michisuji (2009) … Keisei Tagami (voice)
– Itoshi ki igyou … Keisei Tagami (voice)
– Itsuki no katachi … Keisei Tagami (voice)

2009 Summer Wars
Wabisuke Jin’nôchi (English version, voice)

2009 Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance
Ryoji Kaji (English version, voice)

2009 Eden of the East (TV Series)
Kazuomi Hirasawa
– Sara ni tsuzuku higashi (2009) … Kazuomi Hirasawa (English version, voice)
– Dare ga Takizawa Akira o koroshita ka (2009) … Kazuomi Hirasawa (English version, voice)
– Hakanasugita otoko (2009) … Kazuomi Hirasawa (English version, voice)
– Arakajime ushinawareta michinori o sagashite (2009) … Kazuomi Hirasawa (English version, voice)
– Burakku suwan mau (2009) … Kazuomi Hirasawa (English version, voice)

2008-2009 Black Butler (TV Series)
Sebastian
– Sono shitsuji, toutou (2009) … Sebastian
– Sono shitsuji, enjou (2009) … Sebastian
– Sono shitsuji, kaishou (2009) … Sebastian
– Sono shitsuji, koyou (2009) … Sebastian
– Sono shitsuji, datsugoku (2009) … Sebastian

2008-2009 Soul Eater (TV Series)
Giriko
– Ashura Kakusei. Sekai no iki tsuku hate he? (2009) … Giriko (English version, voice)
– Buki (desusaizu) wo motta Shinigami-sama. Chotto saki ha yami darake? (2009) … Giriko (English version, voice)
– Kiseki no Chabudaigaeshi. Bokura no desu shitii robo? (2009) … Giriko (English version, voice)
– Takeshi ka shura ka. Kessen, Mifune vs. Burakku Sutâ? (2009) … Giriko (English version, voice)
– Yowamushi Kurona no Ketsui. Itsumo soba ni ite kureta kimi ni?- (2009) … Giriko (English version, voice)

2009 Hetalia: Axis Powers (TV Series)
France
– Episode #1.2 (2009) … France
– Episode #1.1 (2009) … France

2008 Chaos Head (TV Series)
Kouzou Inohana
– Shimei (2008) … Kouzou Inohana (English version, voice)
– Kyozetsu (2008) … Kouzou Inohana (English version, voice)
– Jikaku (2008) … Kouzou Inohana (English version, voice)

2008 Shikabane hime aka (TV Series)
Keisei Tagami
– Chi ni hoshi (2008) … Keisei Tagami
– Sono mune ni tokimeki wo (2008) … Keisei Tagami
– Yasuragi (2008) … Keisei Tagami
– Nisegotodama (2008) … Keisei Tagami
– Yôsô no hate (2008) … Keisei Tagami

2008 Ichi
Banki (English version, voice, uncredited)

2008 Spice and Wolf (TV Series)
Lawrence
– Ôkami to kôfuku no shippo (2008) … Lawrence (English version, voice)
– Ôkami to arata na tabidachi (2008) … Lawrence (English version, voice)
– Ôkami to wakazô no mure (2008) … Lawrence (English version, voice)
– Ôkami to saidai no hisaku (2008) … Lawrence (English version, voice)
– Ôkami to uzu maku inbô (2008) … Lawrence (English version, voice)

2007-2008 Baccano! (TV Series)
Isaac Dinan / Isaac Dian
– Monogatari ni owari ga atte wa naranai koto o Kyaroru wa satotta (2008) … Isaac Dinan (English version, voice)
– Kôkyû jûtakugai ni tadori tsuita furyô shônen tachi wa sore demo itsumo to kawaranai (2008) … Isaac Dinan (English version, voice)
– Gurahamu Supekutâ no ai to heiwa (2008) … Isaac Dinan (English version, voice)
– Fushisha mo sô de nai hito mo hitoshinami ni jinsei o ôka suru (2007) … Isaac Dinan (English version, voice)
– Fîro to Gandôru sankyôdai wa kyôdan ni taoreru (2007) … Isaac Dinan (English version, voice)

2008 Nabari no ô (TV Series)
– Mezameru mono (2008) … (English version, voice, as Michael Tatum)

2008 Gansuringâ gâru: Iru teatorîno (TV Series)
Victor Hilshire
– Budding Feelings (2008) … Victor Hilshire
– The Tibetan Terrier’s Retirement (2008) … Victor Hilshire
– Evanescence and Reminiscence (2008) … Victor Hilshire
– Pinokkio (2008) … Victor Hilshire
– Futari no kyori kyôdai (2008) … Victor Hilshire

2007 Seto no hanayome (TV Series)
Lunar’s Papa
– Antwone Fisher (The Place Where You Go Home To) (2007) … Lunar’s Papa (English version, voice)
– A Better Tomorrow (2007) … Lunar’s Papa (English version, voice)
– Love Story (2007) … Lunar’s Papa (English version, voice)
– A Slave of Love (2007) … Lunar’s Papa (English version, voice)
– Pumping Iron (2007) … Lunar’s Papa (English version, voice)

2006-2007 D.Gray-man (TV Series)
Komui Lee / Leo / Additional Voices / …
– Shukkou, higashi e (2007) … Komui Lee (English version, voice)
– Suishou no shoujo (2007) … Additional Voices (English version, voice)
– Hakugin no gen’ei (2007) … Komui Lee (English version, voice)
– Aratanaru sikyaku (2007) … Komui Lee (English version, voice)
– Chinmoku no hitsugi (2007) … Komui Lee (English version, voice)

2007 Ookiku furikabutte (TV Series)
Kajiyama
– Kecchaku (2007) … Kajiyama
– Genmitsu ni (2007) … Kajiyama
– Fusege! (2007) … Kajiyama
– Mou ichido (2007) … Kajiyama
– Sâdo rannâ (2007) … Kajiyama

2007 Darker Than Black (TV Series)
Harris Barnum / Guest 2
– Shukusei no machi ha namida ni nure te… Zenpen (2007) … Harris Barnum (English version, voice)
– Junpaku no doresu ha shoujo no yume to chi ni somaru… Zenpen (2007) … Guest 2 (English version, voice)

2007 Vexille
Kisaragi (English version, voice)

2007 Romeo x Juliet (TV Series)
William
– Kekki: Tachikiru mayoi (2007) … William (English version, voice)
– Yakusoku: Omoide no kaori (2007) … William (English version, voice)
– Futari: Deawanakereba (2007) … William (English version, voice)

2007 One Piece: Unlimited Adventure (Video Game)
Eneru (English version, voice)

2007 Ohedo Rocket (TV Series)
Tenten
– Midori ni shibareta gin no kitsune (2007) … Tenten (voice)
– Otoko wa matte ita (2007) … Tenten (voice)
– Ôedo ni saku akai hibana (2007) … Tenten (voice)

2007 Heroic Age (TV Series)
Age
– Wasurerareta kodomo (2007) … Age (English version, voice)
– Horobi no hoshi (2007) … Age (English version, voice)

2007 Baldr Force Exe Resolution: Rebuild (Video short)
Quon (English version, voice)

2007 Murder Princess (Video short)
Kleiveldt (English version, voice)

2007 One Piece: Episode of Alabaster – Sabaku no Ojou to Kaizoku Tachi
Duck B / Man B (English version, voice)

2007 Baldr Force Exe Resolution: Truth (Video short)
Quon (English version, voice)

2006 The Mightiest Disciple Kenichi (TV Series)
Ikki Takeda
– The Fist of Betrayal! Takeda’s Sad Past (2006) … Ikki Takeda (English version, voice)

2006 Ouran High School Host Club (TV Series)
Kyoya Otori
– Kore ga oretachi no ouran sai (2006) … Kyoya Otori (English version, voice)
– Host bu kaisan sengen (2006) … Kyoya Otori (English version, voice)
– Soshite kyôya wa deatta (2006) … Kyoya Otori (English version, voice)
– Tamaki no mujikaku na yûutsu (2006) … Kyoya Otori (English version, voice)
– Mori senpai ni deshi iri shigan (2006) … Kyoya Otori (English version, voice)

2006 Jyu oh sei (TV Series)
Heimdall
– Hope (2006) … Heimdall (English version, voice)
– Nightmare (2006) … Heimdall (English version, voice)
– Independence (2006) … Heimdall (English version, voice)

2006 Hana
Kanzaki / Kichiemon / Shojiro (English version, voice)

2006 Fullmetal Alchemist: Premium Collection (Video)
Scar (English version, voice)

2006 SoltyRei (TV Series)
Orvis
– Sure chigau kimochi de, omoi au kokoro de (2006) … Orvis (English version, voice)

2005 School Rumble: First Semester Extra (Video short)
Boy Student / Hiroyoshi Aso (English version, voice)

2005 Reservoir Chronicle: Tsubasa (TV Series)
Seshiro / Seishiro
– Kyuukyoku no gêmu (2005) … Seshiro (English version, voice)
– Shitou no yaiba (2005) … Seshiro (English version, voice)
– Kieyuku inochi (2005) … Seshiro (English version, voice)
– Kesenai kioku (2005) … Seshiro (English version, voice)
– Oni no sugao (2005) … Seshiro (English version, voice)

2005 Gekijôban XXXHolic Manatsu no yoru no yume
Shizuka Doumeki (English version, voice)

2005 Sôsei no Aquarion (TV Series)
Toma
– Ichiman nisen nen no raburetâ (2005) … Toma (English version, voice)
– Yume no kayohiji (2005) … Toma (English version, voice)
– Shinku no bara no kishi (2005) … Toma (English version, voice)
– Omoi kanata e (2005) … Toma (English version, voice)
– Chika meikyû no ô (2005) … Toma (English version, voice)

2005 Speed Grapher (TV Series)
Shirogane
– Ryakudatsu shojo (2005) … Shirogane (English version, voice)
– Shasatsu bakusatsu (2005) … Shirogane (English version, voice)
– Haitoku toshi (2005) … Shirogane (English version, voice)

2004-2005 Keroro gunsô (TV Series)
Dororo
– Keroro shoutai haru nourarano daisakusen dearimasu/Fuyuki damedamehazaado kyuushutsusakusen dearimasu (2005) … Dororo (English version, voice)
– Natsumi hinamatsuriwo mamore dearimasu/Keroro afuro demyaon dearimasu (2005) … Dororo (English version, voice)
– Keroro anata wasurarete arimansenka? de arimasu (2005) … Dororo (English version, voice)
– Keroro, kyuu koigokoro taishite Dango/Natsumi soshite Momoka, barentain unten (2005) … Dororo (English version, voice)
– Keroro vs Fuyuki kankangakugaku yuugi shoubu/Kururu vs Aki, kibaku raikou jinzouningen (2005) … Dororo (English version, voice)

2004 Samurai 7 (TV Series)
Farmer Rikichi
– Ueru! (2004) … Farmer Rikichi (English version, voice)
– Ochiru! (2004) … Farmer Rikichi (English version, voice)
– Usotsuki! (2004) … Farmer Rikichi (English version, voice)
– Chigiru! (2004) … Farmer Rikichi (English version, voice)
– Hippataku! (2004) … Farmer Rikichi (English version, voice)

2004 Initial D: Fourth Stage (TV Series)
Ryosuke
– Blind Attack (2004) … Ryosuke
– The Starting Line to Victory (2004) … Ryosuke
– The Top Gun of the Todou School (2004) … Ryosuke
– The Two Pieces of Advice (2004) … Ryosuke
– Full Speed! Downhill Battle (2004) … Ryosuke

1999-2004 One Piece (TV Series)
Eneru / Dalton / Pearl / …
– The End of the Fight! The Fantasia That Proudly Echoes Far Away (2004) … Eneru (English version, voice)
– The Miracle in God’s Country! A Love Song Heard by Angels (2004) … Eneru (English version, voice)
– Knock Down Giant Jack! The Last Hope of Escaping (2004) … Eneru (English version, voice)
– Angel Island’s Disappearance! The Fearsome Raigoh Descends!! (2004) … Eneru (English version, voice)
– Eternal Friendship! The Bell of Oath Echoes Throughout the Giant Ocean!! (2004) … Eneru (English version, voice)

2004 The Galaxy Railways (TV Series)
Trainee
– Choice (2004) … Trainee (English version, voice)

2001 Initial D: Third Stage
Ryousuke ‘Ry’ Takahashi (English version, voice)

1998 Case Closed (TV Series)
Matthew Martin / Matthew / Harrison Blackwell
– Scuba Diving Murder Case: Part 2 (1998) … Matthew Martin (English version, voice)
– Scuba Diving Murder Case: Part 1 (1998) … Matthew (English version, voice)
– Historical Play Performer Murder Case: Part 1 (1998) … Harrison Blackwell (English version, voice)

1991 Dragon Ball Z (TV Series)
Spice
– The Mega Vigorous Battle (1991) … Spice (English version, voice)
– The Life or Death Journey of God (1991) … Spice (English version, voice)
– The War for Super Magic Water (1991) … Spice (English version, voice)
– Face to Face! Encounter with Piccolo (1991) … Spice (English version, voice)
– Heaven Turns Into a Battlefield (1991) … Spice (English version, voice)

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