J Michael Tatum

J Michael Tatum

Date Of Birth: May 25, 1976

Popularity: 10th All Time, 12th This Week

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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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THE VOICES OF J Michael Tatum

Credits On BTVA: 182 Roles from 174 Titles  [ Only show characters with sound clips ]

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said at 10:05 AM on Thu May 26 2016
My Top 10 Favorite Voices of J. Michael Tatum (Update #1)

1) Sebastian Michaels (Black Butler)
2) Kyoya Ootori (Ouran High School Host Club)
3) Loser (Dimension W)
4) Tomoe (Kamisama Kiss)
5) Tenyu Ilda (My Hero Academia)
6) Erwin Smith (Attack on Titan)
7) Arthur (Divine Gate)
8) Rintaro Okabe (Steins;Gate)
9) Nagi Springfield (Negima!?)
10) Atari Kawahara (D-Frag)
said at 7:16 AM on Thu May 26 2016
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Happy late Birthday, J Michael Tatum. His smooth, suave voice is always a pleasure to listen to. He's basically the Dallas Crispin Freeman.
said at 2:41 PM on Wed May 25 2016
Happy birthday Zarbon & Scar!!!
said at 1:39 PM on Wed May 25 2016
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Happy birthday Tatum, you legend.
said at 11:15 AM on Wed May 25 2016
Happy Birthday J. Michael Tatum! May the 1st of 40 turn into a Lucky Number!
said at 6:30 AM on Wed May 25 2016
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Happy birthday, J. Michael.
said at 6:25 AM on Wed May 25 2016
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Happy Birthday, J. Michael Tatum. You're a great VA with a healthy amount of likability. My favorite Tatum roles include Dr. Gel, Zarbon, Sebastian Michaelis, Dororo, Erwin Smith, Scar, Giriko, Saint Germain, Ryoji Kaji, Isaac Dian, and Nagi "Owl" Kengamine. I can't wait to hear more of this guy's Tenya Iida, too.
said at 3:09 AM on Wed May 25 2016
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Happy Birthday J. Michael Tatum!
said at 6:23 PM on Wed May 18 2016
honestly michael is my life
Shaun Ince
said at 10:31 PM on Tue Feb 23 2016
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One of my friends said that Tatum looks like The ANgry Video Game Nerd. Looking at his picture, I can totally see the resemblance.
said at 12:52 AM on Wed Feb 24 2016
@Shaun Ince yeah, he kind of does (I also find Spike Spencer to look a lot like James Arnold Taylor, and they even sound similar)
Joel the Pokekid
said at 4:44 PM on Wed Jan 20 2016
I always wanna call him Michael J. Tatum.
said at 6:45 PM on Wed Nov 4 2015
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I must say that I really like his voice for some reason. :)
Ciel Phantomhĭve
said at 2:40 AM on Sun Jan 17 2016
@Grell Grell What are you doing here? You should know I am on my honeymoon with sebastian.
said at 12:02 AM on Wed Oct 28 2015
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said at 11:03 PM on Sun Oct 18 2015
Sir Hammerlock ^_^
said at 11:06 PM on Sun Sep 13 2015
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Julius Will Kresnik -_-
said at 9:50 PM on Tue Aug 4 2015
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The Crispin Freeman Of Texas...
said at 10:16 AM on Mon Jun 22 2015
I love all most all the anime that has J Michael Tatum in them. Those shows are the best with him as a voice character. You do amazing work J Michael Tatum. Keep up the great work.
said at 5:55 PM on Mon May 25 2015
Oh Happy Birthday J. Michael Tatum the smooth voice of Zarbon and others.
said at 12:26 PM on Mon May 25 2015
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Happy Birthday J. Michael Tatum!

I think its safe to say that he is by far my favourite VA at FUNimation, why because he has such a cool voice that can work either at a light or deep pitch and he brings a lot of depth to his performances. He also has such great chemistry with whoever VA is voicing his characters love interest too.

My favourite roles of his include Rintaro Okabe/Hououin Kyouma, Isaac Dian, Kraft Lawrence, Kyoya Otori, Scar, Tomoe, Dr. Gel, Giriko, Zarbon, France and Sir Hammerlock. I also liked him as Erwin Smith, Simon, Torrey Plame and Yoshitsune Hououin.
said at 2:30 PM on Wed May 25 2016
Just recently He's been cast as Tenya Iida in My Hero Academia's Broadcast dub and I of course think this is an excellent casting choice, Iida fits into Michael's usual typecast of glasses wearing intellectuals, granted he isn't exactly a bishonen and he's a lot younger than most other roles he's voiced which is why I still think this casting choice works really well and still feels somewhat inspired.

I also loved his performances as Wabisuke Jinnouchi, Steven A. Starphase, Haruki Aritomi and Arthur Pendragon (who happens to also be voiced by Kaito Ishikawa in Japanese much like Iida).

also I can't wait for whenever Steins;Gate The Movie finally gets dubbed, just to hear him as Okabe/Hououin Kyouma once again, if it ever does happen.

Happy 40th Birthday J. Michael Tatum!
Jared Delgado
said at 8:01 AM on Mon May 25 2015
Happy Birthday, Michael! It's also my Mom's birthday!
said at 5:18 AM on Mon May 25 2015
My Top 10 Favorite Voices of J. Michael Tatum

1) Sebastian Michaels (Black Butler)
2) Kyoya Ootori (Ouran High School Host Club)
3) Rintaro Okabe (Steins;Gate)
4) Tomoe (Kamisama Kiss)
5) Dororo (Sgt. Frog)
6) Atari Kawahara (D-Frag)
7) Kraft Lawrence (Spice & Wolf)
8) Nagi Springfield (Negima!?)
9) Dred Grangil (Pokemon Best Wishes 1st Movie)
10) Ichii (Save Me Lollipop)
said at 4:53 AM on Mon May 25 2015
Happy Birthday J. Michael Tatum & Happy Memorial Day! Kyoya.
kisa tiger
said at 9:03 PM on Tue Apr 21 2015
Omg, im going to meet him for the third time and for his role in the pokemon movie. Going to order that movie before i see him in 94 more days!!!!
said at 6:10 AM on Thu Apr 9 2015
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love this guys voice acting especially in Steins;Gate and Spice and Wolf :D
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 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
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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
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Favorite Role
Who's your favorite J Michael Tatum role? *
Sebastian Michaelis
32.9% (142 votes)
Kyoya Otori
14.4% (62 votes)
Rintaro Okabe
12.5% (54 votes)
5.6% (24 votes)
5.1% (22 votes)
Kraft Lawrence
3.9% (17 votes)
3.9% (17 votes)
Isaac Dian
3.2% (14 votes)
2.8% (12 votes)
Rei Ryugazaki
1.6% (7 votes)
Komui Lee
1.4% (6 votes)
Erwin Smith
1.4% (6 votes)
Nagi Kengamine / Owl
1.4% (6 votes)
1.4% (6 votes)
Shu Tsukiyama
1.2% (5 votes)
0.9% (4 votes)
Julius Will Kresnik
0.7% (3 votes)
Dr. Gel
0.7% (3 votes)
Masumi Nishijima
0.7% (3 votes)
Keisei Tagami
0.5% (2 votes)
Soichiro Mikuni
0.5% (2 votes)
Sir Hammerlock
0.5% (2 votes)
Tobias (Sinnoh)
0.2% (1 vote)
Lin Koujo
0.2% (1 vote)
Lord Nesta
0.2% (1 vote)
King of the Night
0.2% (1 vote)
Ryosuke Takahashi
0.2% (1 vote)
0.2% (1 vote)
Steven A. Starphase
0.2% (1 vote)
0.2% (1 vote)
Seishiro Kirishiki
0.2% (1 vote)
0.2% (1 vote)
Takeda Ikki
0.2% (1 vote)
Kyouhei Kannazuki
0.2% (1 vote)
Shizuka Doumeki
0.2% (1 vote)
432 Total Votes
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