3rd Annual BTVA Anime Awards
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J Michael Tatum

J Michael Tatum

Date Of Birth: May 25, 1976
Voice Over Language: English

Trivia & Fun Facts:

From 2010-2014 he hosted a podcast with Terri Doty called That Anime Show where they chat with other Funimation voice actors and answer questions sent by fans.

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Credited Roles On BTVA So Far: 154





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said at 10:14 AM on Mon Dec 22 2014
So J Michael Tatum voices Mira who also voices Zarbon. Interesting.
Mrs. Sutcliffe
said at 9:09 AM on Wed Dec 10 2014
said at 4:52 AM on Tue Nov 11 2014
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Reeeeeeeeeeei Ryuugazaki! :D
Jared Delgado
said at 7:07 PM on Sun Sep 7 2014
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After seeing the clip on Youtube called "Weirdest Request by Fan with J. Michael Tatum", everyone should know that he makes a great comedian.
said at 6:26 AM on Sat Feb 14 2015
@Jared Delgado I gathered that from the FMAB bloopers
said at 4:44 PM on Wed Aug 13 2014
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I think J Michael Tatum may do a decent Meta Knight voice in Super Smash Bros. For Wii U/3DS.
said at 1:17 PM on Sun Sep 7 2014
@SteelEthlan Never thought of that, that'd be cool.
said at 7:34 PM on Sun May 25 2014
Happy Birthday, Scar!
said at 3:00 PM on Sun May 25 2014
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Happy Birthday J Michael Tatum you so rock and kickass as Rintaro, Scar, Tobias, Kyoya, Dr. Gel, Nagi, Zarbon, Ulyte Mesut, Dororo and France.
said at 12:31 AM on Sun May 25 2014
Happy B.Day J.M!
said at 11:50 PM on Mon May 12 2014
agggghhhhh... which character to chooooose... France or Erwin... NOOOOO... I hate these decisions....
said at 8:28 PM on Sat Apr 26 2014
I can't wait to hear his take on Kannazuki after realizing he plays France. Perfect for the role.
said at 6:13 AM on Fri Apr 25 2014
if he moves to LA i hope to hear him in some cartoon, animation, and video game roles. he also has the potential to voice characters like daredevil, mister fantastic, doctor doom, moon knight, and hercules(marvel)
said at 9:11 PM on Wed Apr 16 2014
I literally cannot hear his voice without thinking "OMG ITS SEBASTION/KYOYA!!!" *fangirl attack* both were very well done roles. This man has single-handedly made many women's ovaries explode. Its a shame he's gay T-T
solidejake (Moderator)
said at 1:48 AM on Tue Sep 17 2013
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Looks like James Rolfe. I like James Rolfe.
said at 1:31 AM on Thu Jun 13 2013
Am I the only one who thinks that this guy sounds a bit like Liam O'Brien?
said at 2:03 AM on Thu Jun 13 2013
@WWEFAN12ization I think he sounds more like Crispin Freeman than Liam O'Brien.
said at 11:25 PM on Thu Jun 13 2013
@WWEFAN12ization On Second thought I think he sounds like Billy Zane.
said at 11:56 PM on Thu Jun 13 2013
@mweloo You know now that you that you mention it he kinda does.
said at 11:54 PM on Thu Jun 6 2013
Honestly, J. Michael Tatum is my favorite voice actor of all time. Too bad I have had the blessing of hearing all of his performances, but I love the moment when I hear a character's voice and instantly recognize him; Sebastian Michaelis, Kyoya Ootori, and Komui Lee. I love his deep and smooth voice; it makes the characters that he portrays incredibly attractive.
said at 11:56 PM on Sat May 25 2013
Happy Birthday!
said at 4:23 PM on Fri Feb 22 2013
Unbelievablely beautiful and distinctive voice. Even when he shifts it slightly to fit a character it can't fool you long. I even watch shows that I don't care for that much just to hear him. He makes any character he plays come alive. Could say more but it would just be rambling over the same ground. Would love to meet him and hear him in person.
said at 7:36 AM on Fri Dec 14 2012
The guy is an incredible VA!! He has such a smooth deep voice that it just makes love to the ears of those who hear it. Then I was blown away when I heard Age, wow! even being out of his normal range he was amazing! And I hope he continues to entertain us all with that stunning voice for many more years to come!
said at 8:07 PM on Sun Sep 30 2012
Only a matter of time he gets into the world prelay animation recording.
said at 4:53 PM on Mon Dec 3 2012
@akersaotome If he decides to move to LA where prelay animation work is much more common then yes its a possibility but finding prelay animation work in texas is practically nonexistent at this point.
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 6:57 PM on Mon Dec 3 2012
@IAMTHEVASTUNIVERSE Vancouver's an option too, in case it slipped your mind.
said at 7:30 PM on Mon Dec 3 2012
@CatsTuxedo It didn't slip my mind I'm well aware of Vancouver's vast connections to prelay animation. It wasn't mentioned simply because most anime voice actors living in the United States end up moving to LA before Vancouver.
said at 8:40 PM on Wed Dec 5 2012
Would be virtually impossible for Tatum to do prelay in Vancouver due to getting a Canadian work visa and union issues. As for prelay states side, its possible in L.A if he wants to try, but realistically its going to be prelay in Texas for video games. The success of Borderlands 2, more domestic made "mainstream" games could be developed and recorded in Texas.
said at 8:02 PM on Thu Nov 7 2013
@akersaotome if he ever went or move to LA, I would love him to play characters like daredevil, matt Murdock, moon knight, batman, superman, mister fantastic, bruce banner, vindicator/guardian, sentry, and captain america
said at 6:58 PM on Sat Nov 9 2013

I actually thought of Tatum playing the role of Daredevil/Matt Murdock. Perhaps in a Marvel vs Capcom 4 video game if it ever sees the light of day.
said at 11:19 AM on Wed Apr 18 2012
He did an excellent work voicing Eneru on One Piece

#1 favorite Voice Actor
for 61 members.

A favorite Voice Actor
for 465 members.
Latest Reason:

"Not once has he done anything but make a Character better in my eyes~"

- EchoExe
Who's your favorite J Michael Tatum role? *
Sebastian Michaelis
35.3% (91 votes)
Kyoya Otori
16.7% (43 votes)
Rintaro Okabe
11.2% (29 votes)
5.8% (15 votes)
5.4% (14 votes)
Kraft Lawrence
4.3% (11 votes)
Isaac Dian
3.9% (10 votes)
3.1% (8 votes)
Erwin Smith
1.6% (4 votes)
1.6% (4 votes)
Masumi Nishijima
1.2% (3 votes)
Dr. Gel
1.2% (3 votes)
1.2% (3 votes)
Nagi Kengamine / Owl
1.2% (3 votes)
Komui Lee
0.8% (2 votes)
Keisei Tagami
0.8% (2 votes)
0.8% (2 votes)
0.8% (2 votes)
Raikou Shimizu
0.4% (1 votes)
Julius Will Kresnik
0.4% (1 votes)
Kyouhei Kannazuki
0.4% (1 votes)
Takeda Ikki
0.4% (1 votes)
Lin Koujo
0.4% (1 votes)
Sir Hammerlock
0.4% (1 votes)
0.4% (1 votes)
Rei Ryugazaki
0.4% (1 votes)
Jiro Mochizuki
0.4% (1 votes)
258 Total Votes