There are so many words that can describe the next voice actor that we have for you on this special filler post series. Smooth, charming, witty, charismatic, creative, and sophisticated. When you look at this particular voice actor, you’d think that he looks more like a writer or a novelist than an actual voice actor for anime. Although he gives off that kind of aura when you see him at anime conventions, this anime voice actor can do it all! Ladies and gentlemen, we give you the most handsome man in the world…J. Micheal Tatum.
Straight outta McKinney, Texas and born on May 25, 1976, J. Micheal Tatum is an ADR director, voice actor, and script writer for FUNimation/Okratron 5000. During a panel at Florida Supercon in 2015, Tatum was asked by a fan what his inspiration was that got him into the world of voice acting. When he was a young lad he had a speech impediment which would cause him to stutter upon speaking, so his speech coach had him get involved into theater.
While reciting and memorizing his lines, Tatum’s stuttering would disappear, and soon he would find himself doing theater and drama. In 2005 Tatum was discovered by FUNimation’s ADR Director Christopher Bevins, who cast Tatum as Rikichi in Samurai 7. Since then he would voice characters like Kyoya Ootori in Ouran High School Host Club, Sebastian Michealis in Black Butler, France in Hetalia: Axis Powers, and Erwin Smith in Attack on Titan.
You can also hear Tatum in Corpse Princess, Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt, Stein’s Gate, One Piece, Dragon Ball Z Kai, Free! – Eternal Summer and so much more! Upon numerous occasions J. Micheal Tatum has expressed his love for anime, Doctor Who, and William Shakespeare. He’s a great fellow with a lot of great stories to tell, so if you want to see him at your con, tell the convention staff to book him on the double!
You can find/follow J. Micheal Tatum on Twitter @JMichealTatum and on Facebook @jmtvoiceactor! Be sure to support him and all that he does for FUNimation and Okratron 5000.