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J. Michael Tatum

J. Michael Tatum

Voice Actor

Nurtured on anime classics from a tender age, he 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 Club, 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 Academia as Teyna Iida, Louis in Fire Emblem: Engage, Moran in Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, and Cid in Final Fantasy VII: Rebirth. 

Other characters the man still can’t believe he’s had the crazy luck 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 Tale, 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, a slew of characters from SMITE, August Wallenstein from Tales of Luminaria, and many, many more. 

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” is silent.