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J. Michael Tatum


Voice Actor / ADR Director
Dallas, TX USA

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Biography:
Nurtured on anime classics from the tender age of Star Blazers, et al, reclusive fanboy-turned- voice actor/writer/ADR director/flake extraordinaire J. Micahel Tatum 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 and suave, demonic Sebastian Michaelis in Black Butler. 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, and Scar in Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood. 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, 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 and Summer Wars, 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 Corpse Princess, while his writing credits include substantial work on Ouran High School Host Club, Heroic Age, Initial D, Blassreiter, Ga Rei: Zero 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 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.

   

 

Convention Guest Appearances:
2008
   AnimeFest 2008 - August 29 - September 1 in Dallas, TX
2009
   Ohayocon 2009 - January 30 - February 1 in Columbus, OH
   Sakura-Con 2009 - April 10-12 in Seattle, WA
   Anime USA 2009 - November 20-22 in Arlington, VA
2010
   Ohayocon 2010 - January 29-31 in Columbus, OH
   Con-nichiwa 2010 - March 26-28 in Tucson, AZ
   Anime Boston 2010 - April 2-4 in Boston, MA
   Anime Central 2010 - May 14-16 in Rosemont, IL
   Colossalcon 2010 - June 3-6 in Sandusky, OH
   MechaCon 2010 - July 16-18 in New Orleans, LA
   Otakon 2010 - July 30 - August 1 in Baltimore, MD
   Anime Overload 2010 - August 6-8 in Austin, TX
   AnimeFest 2010 - September 3-6 in Dallas, TX
   New York Comic Con 2010 - October 8-10 in New York, NY
   Oni-Con 2010 - October 29-31 in Houston, TX
   YuleCon 2010 - November 12-14 in Fort Worth, TX
2011
   Ichibancon 2011 - January 7-9 in Charlotte, NC
   Naka-Kon 2011 - February 18-20 in Kansas City, MO
   Anime Matsuri 2011 - March 18-20 in Houston, TX
   Anime Detour 2011 - April 1-3 in Minneapolis, MN
   Anime Boston 2011 - April 22-24 in Boston, MA
   Anime Central 2011 - May 20-22 in Rosemont, IL
   Colossalcon 2011 - June 2-5 in Sandusky, OH
   PortConMaine 2011 - June 23-26 in South Portland, ME
   Otakon 2011 - July 29-31 in Baltimore, MD
   San Japan 2011 - August 5-7 in San Antonio, TX
   MechaCon 2011 - August 26-28 in New Orleans, LA
   AnimeFest 2011 - September 2-5 in Dallas, TX
   Oni-Con 2011 - October 28-30 in Galveston, TX
   Anime USA 2011 - November 18-20 in Arlington, VA
2012
   Ohayocon 2012 - January 27-29 in Columbus, OH
   Katsucon 2012 - February 17-19 in National Harbor, MD
   Toronto Comicon 2012 - March 10-11 in Toronto, ON cancelled appearance
   Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo 2012 - April 13-15 in Chicago, IL
   Tora-Con 2012 - April 20-22 in Rochester, NY
   Anime North 2012 - May 25-27 in Toronto, ON
   Florida Supercon 2012 - June 29 - July 2 in Miami, FL
   Tokyo in Tulsa 2012 - July 20-22 in Tulsa, OK
   Otakon 2012 - July 27-29 in Baltimore, MD
   AnimeIowa 2012 - July 27-29 in Coralville, IA cancelled appearance
   Otakuthon 2012 - August 3-5 in Montréal, QC cancelled appearance
   FanExpo Canada 2012 - August 23-26 in Toronto, ON
   Nan Desu Kan 2012 - September 14-16 in Denver, CO
   Another Anime Convention 2012 - October 19-21 in Manchester, NH
   Nekocon 2012 - November 2-4 in Hampton, VA
   Holiday Matsuri 2012 - December 14-16 in Kissimmee, FL
   Anime Punch: Armageddicon 2012 - December 21-23 in Columbus, OH
2013
   Triad Anime Convention 2013 - March 22-24 in Winston-Salem, NC
   Anime Detour 2013 - April 19-21 in Bloomington, MN
   Anime North 2013 - May 24-26 in Toronto, ON
   Colossalcon 2013 - June 6-9 in Sandusky, OH
   Florida Supercon 2013 - July 4-7 in Miami, FL
   Tokyo in Tulsa 2013 - August 2-4 in Tulsa, OK
   Otakuthon 2013 - August 16-18 in Montréal, QC
   MatsuriCon 2013 - August 23-25 in Columbus, OH
   Sac-Anime 2013 - August 30 - September 1 in Sacramento, CA
   Realms Con 2013 - October 4-6 in Corpus Christi, TX
   Another Anime Convention 2013 - October 18-20 in Manchester, NH
   Oni-Con Hawaii 2013 - November 1-3 in Honolulu, HI
   Kollision Con 2013 - November 15-17 in Rosemont, IL
   Daisho Con 2013 - November 22-24 in Wisconsin Dells, WI
   Holiday Matsuri 2013 - December 13-15 in Kissimmee, FL
2014
   Evil Con 2014 - January 3-5 in Tampa, FL
   Ichibancon 2014 - January 9-12 in Concord, NC
   Ohayocon 2014 - January 24-26 in Columbus, OH
   AlmaCon 2014 - February 7-9 in Alma, MI
   Tsukino-Con 2014 - February 14-16 in Victoria, BC
   Arkansas Anime Festival 2014 - March 14-16 in Springdale, AR
   Kaizokucon 2014 - March 28-30 in Cork, Ireland
   FanimeCon 2014 - May 23-26 in San Jose, CA
   A-Kon 2014 - June 6-8 in Dallas, TX
   Anime Mid-Atlantic 2014 - June 13-15 in Chesapeake, VA
   SunnyCon 2014 - June 21-22 in Sunderland, UK
   Ocala Comic Con 2014 - June 28-29 in Ocala, FL
   Tokyo in Tulsa 2014 - July 11-13 in Tulsa, OK
   SacAnime 2014 - August 29-31 in Sacramento, CA
   UmiCon Daytona 2014 - September 5-7 in Daytona Beach, FL
   Ramencon 2014 - September 19-21 in Merrillville, IN
   Anime Weekend Atlanta 2014 - September 26-28 in Atlanta, GA
   Anime USA 2014 - October 3-5 in Washington, DC
   Another Anime Convention 2014 - October 17-19 in Manchester, NH
   Kikori Con 2014 - November 7-9 in Flagstaff, AZ
   Memphis Comic and Fantasy Convention 2014 - November 21-23 in Memphis, TN
   Otafest Aurora 2014 - November 29 in Calgary, AB
   Holiday Matsuri 2014 - December 12-14 in Orlando, FL
2015
   Anime Milwaukee 2015 - February 13-15 in Milwaukee, WI
   Shuto Con 2015 - March 20-22 in Lansing, MI
   Middle Tennessee Anime Convention 2015 - April 3-5 in Nashville, TN
   Tekko 2015 - April 16-19 in Pittsburgh, PA
   Anime North 2015 - May 22-24 in Toronto, ON
   A-Kon 2015 - June 5-7 in Dallas, TX
   Florida Supercon 2015 - June 25-28 in Miami, FL
   Otakon 2015 - July 24-26 in Baltimore, MD
   KantaiCon 2015 - August 21-23 in Mount Pleasant, SC
   Nan Desu Kan 2015 - September 4-6 in Denver, CO
   Ramencon 2015 - September 18-20 in Merrillville, IN
   Anime Getaway St. Louis 2015 - October 10 in Collinsville, IL
   Another Anime Convention 2015 - October 16-18 in Manchester, NH
   Youmacon 2015 - October 29 - November 1 in Detroit, MI cancelled appearance
   Aki Con 2015 - October 30 - November 1 in Seattle, WA
2016
   Anime Blues Winterfest Remix 2016 - January 16 in Southaven, MS
   Katsucon 2016 - February 12-14 in National Harbor, MD
   AniBlaze 2016 - March 4-6 in Atlanta, GA convention postponed
   Sakura-Con 2016 - March 25-27 in Seattle, WA
   Kawaii Kon 2016 - April 8-10 in Honolulu, HI
   Otafest 2016 - July 1-3 in Calgary, AB
   Tokyo in Tulsa 2016 - July 15-17 in Tulsa, OK
   GlitchCon 2016 - July 29-31 in Springdale, AR
   AkaiCon 2016 - August 26-28 in Nashville, TN
   SacAnime 2016 - September 2-4 in Sacramento, CA
   Senshi Con 2016 - October 1-2 in Anchorage, AK
   Another Anime Convention 2016 - October 14-16 in Manchester, NH
   Youmacon 2016 - November 3-6 in Detroit, MI
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