J Michael Tatum

J Michael Tatum

Voice Actor

Nurtured on anime classics from the tender age of Star Blazers, this reclusive actor/writer spent
more years than he cares to remember in what might charitably be called free-fall before landing,
mostly by accident, smack dab on the industry of his dreams.

Cast 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 Ouran High School Host
, suave, demonic Sebastian Michaelis in Black Butler, Tomoe from Kamisama Kiss, and
Okarin Rintarou from Steins;Gate. More recently, Tatum can be heard in the epic My Hero
as Teyna Iida, Louis in Fire Emblem: Engage, and Moran in Star Wars Jedi:

Other characters the man still can’t believe he’s had the crazy good fortune to play include: Eneru
in One Piece, Ryosuke Takahashi in Initial D, Kraft Lawrence in Spice and Wolf, Zarbon in
Dragon Ball Z Kai, Scar in Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Acnologia in Fairy Tail, and
Erwin Smith in Attack on Titan. His videogame credits include Sir Hammerlock from the
Borderlands franchise, Julius Kresnik from Tales of Xillia 2, Mr. Foster from Killing Floor 2,
Kelvin and Pendles from Battleborn, fifteen playable characters from SMITE, and August
Wallenstein from Tales of Luminaria.

Ever the workaholic, Tatum is currently burning the midnight oil on a number of exciting projects
due for release later this year. He also co-hosts Ghoul Intentions, a spooky podcast dedicated
to creeping you out. And before you ask, the “J” stands for… Well, it stands for whatever you’d
like it to.