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J. Michael Tatum is one of the newer American voice actors and ADR directors working for FUNimation. Notably breaking out with Kyoya of ''OuranHighSchoolHostClub'', his roles seem to have an academic, calm, cool, and collected theme...though that can [[NotSoStoic break]] every once in a while. He's also one of the co-hosts of ''ThatAnimeShow'' with Terri Doty.

Is known to be [[OneOfUs a huge nerd]] who is particularly enamored with classy things like Literature with a capital L. Namely, really thick books and Creator/WilliamShakespeare. He once read ''Beowolf'' in Old English. This works to his advantage whenever they need a script writer for a show with tons of intellectual content or sophisticated grammar (''HeroTales'', ''OuranHighSchoolHostClub'', ''SteinsGate''). However, he is also a fan of many other considerably more intellectual things, such as ''Series/DoctorWho''.

Not entirely unlike a Texas equivalent of Creator/CrispinFreeman; both actors have a very similar vocal range, both play similar characters, both are anime fans themselves, both share a similar academic/intellectual bent off-the-job, and both have dubbed roles [[GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex originally]] [[RebuildOfEvangelion voiced by]] Creator/KoichiYamadera.

Has a {{Twitter}} [[https://twitter.com/JMichaelTatum account]].
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'''Notable roles from J. Michael Tatum:'''
* Age in ''HeroicAge''
* Dororo in ''SgtFrog''
* France (Francis Bonnefoy) in ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia''
* Giriko in ''Manga/SoulEater''
* Sir Hammerlock in ''Videogame/{{Borderlands 2}}''
* Hilshire in ''GunslingerGirl -Il Teatrino-''
* [[LargeHam Isaac Dian]] in ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}''
* Jiro Mochizuki in ''BlackBloodBrothers''
* Kazuomi Hirasawa in ''EdenOfTheEast''
* Keisei Tagami in ''ShikabaneHime''
* Komui Lee in ''DGrayMan''
* Kraft Lawrence in ''LightNovel/SpiceAndWolf''
* Kyoya Ohtori in ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub''
* Lin Koujo in ''Manga/GhostHunt''
* Lunar's Papa in ''MyBrideIsAMermaid''
* Magwald Xargin in ''{{Blassreiter}}''
* Miran Froaude in ''TheLegendOfTheLegendaryHeroes''
* Nagi Kengamine in ''Manga/DeadmanWonderland''
* Pearl, Dalton, and Eneru in ''Manga/OnePiece''
* Raikou Shizumu in ''NabariNoOu''
* Rikichi in ''SamuraiSeven'' (debut role)
* Rintaro Okabe in ''VisualNovel/SteinsGate''
* Ryoji Kaji in ''RebuildOfEvangelion''
* Ryosuke Takahashi in ''InitialD''
* Scar in ''[[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood]]'' (as well as the Chibi Party OVA)
* Sebastian Michaelis in ''Manga/BlackButler''
* Seishiro Sakurazaka in ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle''
* Shizuka Doumeki in ''Manga/XxxHOLiC''
* Simon in ''Manga/FairyTail''
* Soichiro Mikuni in ''CTheMoneyAndSoulOfPossibility''
* Tenten in ''OhEdoRocket''
* Tobias (Takuto) in ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''
** Damon (Dread Grangil) in ''PokemonTheMovieBlackAndWhite''
* Toma in ''Anime/GenesisOfAquarion''
* Wabisuke Jinnouchi in ''SummerWars''
* William in ''RomeoXJuliet''
* Zarbon in ''Anime/DragonBallKai''

!!Tropes concerning Michael and his roles:

* {{Adorkable}}: In real life. However, he tends not to play these characters very often in fiction because of the lower register of his voice.
* ClusterFBomb: On ''ThatAnimeShow'', though it's a bit less noticeable with Terri as the cohost.
* DarkIsNotEvil: Kyoya and Tobias. Sebastian falls more under AffablyEvil.
* FakeBrit: Has a very good British accent, as Black Butler, Borderlands 2, and Ouran show.
* LargeHam: Eneru, William, Isaac, France.
* MeanCharacterNiceActor: Sebastian, while AffablyEvil, is still Evil with a capital E, and somewhat terrifying (unless you're an obsessive fangirl). However, Mr. Tatum is one of the friendliest, sweetest, funniest men you could ever hope to meet.
** The other villains he has voiced, such as Eneru in OnePiece and Giriko in SoulEater.
* TheNicknamer: He gives all his guest-stars a nickname on ''ThatAnimeShow''.
* OneOfUs: Pretty big ''Series/DoctorWho'' fanboy to say the least, and he did ''not'' turn down the chance to be on ''Pokemon'' even if it meant flying to New York. He has quoted ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' on a few occasions.
* PigeonholedVoiceActor: either TheStoic or the {{Villain|s}}. However...
** ManOfAThousandVoices: fans will argue that his voice work as France in Hetalia (which requires him to pull off a French accent) helped his vocal range greatly. The director of the dub said Tatum was the only cast member who could actually do an authentic accent of his character, even though he wanted him to go with an exaggerated, StrawMan, funny one.
*** Compare his roles as [[Anime/HeroicAge Age]] and [[SpiceAndWolf Kraft Lawrence]] and see if you can tell that's the same man.
*** He had a speech impediment as a child and was trained to talk properly under a woman from the UK. Explains a lot.
* PurpleProse
* RelationshipVoiceActor: With BrinaPalencia, who [[ThePrankster constantly plays pranks on him.]]
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: Or, in layman's terms, "knows dur big wordz!" He is able to spout versatile diatribes if he wants. Just have a listen to the ''Borderlands2'' trailers for an example of how amazing it is.
* StarMakingRole: Scar in ''[[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood]]''.
* TheStoic: some of his characters are like this, particularly Kyoya
* StoicSpectacles: Kyoya and Scar, not to mention his own.
* StraightGay: Oh yes. He is gay. He's been living with his partner for at least 10 years. It never gets in the way of his career because he believes that it's a non-issue.
* {{Villain|s}}: If he's not voicing a stoic, then he's most likely to voice a villain. Some of the well known villains he voiced included [[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist an anti-villain turned anti-hero]], [[Manga/SoulEater an Ax Crazy villain]], and recently [[BlackButler a villain protagonist]]. According to him, this is one of his favorite tropes he like to voice with.

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J. Michael Tatum is one of the newer American voice actors and ADR directors working for FUNimation. Notably breaking out with Kyoya of ''OuranHighSchoolHostClub'', his roles seem to have an academic, calm, cool, and collected theme...though that can [[NotSoStoic break]] every once in a while. He's also one of the co-hosts of ''ThatAnimeShow'' with Terri Doty.

Is known to be [[OneOfUs a huge nerd]] who is particularly enamored with classy things like Literature with a capital L. Namely, really thick books and Creator/WilliamShakespeare. He once read ''Beowolf'' in Old English. This works to his advantage whenever they need a script writer for a show with tons of intellectual content or sophisticated grammar (''HeroTales'', ''OuranHighSchoolHostClub'', ''SteinsGate''). However, he is also a fan of many other considerably more intellectual things, such as ''Series/DoctorWho''.

Not entirely unlike a Texas equivalent of Creator/CrispinFreeman; both actors have a very similar vocal range, both play similar characters, both are anime fans themselves, both share a similar academic/intellectual bent off-the-job, and both have dubbed roles [[GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex originally]] [[RebuildOfEvangelion voiced by]] Creator/KoichiYamadera.

Has a {{Twitter}} [[https://twitter.com/JMichaelTatum account]].
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'''Notable roles from J. Michael Tatum:'''
* Age in ''HeroicAge''
* Dororo in ''SgtFrog''
* France (Francis Bonnefoy) in ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia''
* Giriko in ''Manga/SoulEater''
* Sir Hammerlock in ''Videogame/{{Borderlands 2}}''
* Hilshire in ''GunslingerGirl -Il Teatrino-''
* [[LargeHam Isaac Dian]] in ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}''
* Jiro Mochizuki in ''BlackBloodBrothers''
* Kazuomi Hirasawa in ''EdenOfTheEast''
* Keisei Tagami in ''ShikabaneHime''
* Komui Lee in ''DGrayMan''
* Kraft Lawrence in ''LightNovel/SpiceAndWolf''
* Kyoya Ohtori in ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub''
* Lin Koujo in ''Manga/GhostHunt''
* Lunar's Papa in ''MyBrideIsAMermaid''
* Magwald Xargin in ''{{Blassreiter}}''
* Miran Froaude in ''TheLegendOfTheLegendaryHeroes''
* Nagi Kengamine in ''Manga/DeadmanWonderland''
* Pearl, Dalton, and Eneru in ''Manga/OnePiece''
* Raikou Shizumu in ''NabariNoOu''
* Rikichi in ''SamuraiSeven'' (debut role)
* Rintaro Okabe in ''VisualNovel/SteinsGate''
* Ryoji Kaji in ''RebuildOfEvangelion''
* Ryosuke Takahashi in ''InitialD''
* Scar in ''[[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood]]'' (as well as the Chibi Party OVA)
* Sebastian Michaelis in ''Manga/BlackButler''
* Seishiro Sakurazaka in ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle''
* Shizuka Doumeki in ''Manga/XxxHOLiC''
* Simon in ''Manga/FairyTail''
* Soichiro Mikuni in ''CTheMoneyAndSoulOfPossibility''
* Tenten in ''OhEdoRocket''
* Tobias (Takuto) in ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''
** Damon (Dread Grangil) in ''PokemonTheMovieBlackAndWhite''
* Toma in ''Anime/GenesisOfAquarion''
* Wabisuke Jinnouchi in ''SummerWars''
* William in ''RomeoXJuliet''
* Zarbon in ''Anime/DragonBallKai''

!!Tropes concerning Michael and his roles:

* {{Adorkable}}: In real life. However, he tends not to play these characters very often in fiction because of the lower register of his voice.
* ClusterFBomb: On ''ThatAnimeShow'', though it's a bit less noticeable with Terri as the cohost.
* DarkIsNotEvil: Kyoya and Tobias. Sebastian falls more under AffablyEvil.
* FakeBrit: Has a very good British accent, as Black Butler, Borderlands 2, and Ouran show.
* LargeHam: Eneru, William, Isaac, France.
* MeanCharacterNiceActor: Sebastian, while AffablyEvil, is still Evil with a capital E, and somewhat terrifying (unless you're an obsessive fangirl). However, Mr. Tatum is one of the friendliest, sweetest, funniest men you could ever hope to meet.
** The other villains he has voiced, such as Eneru in OnePiece and Giriko in SoulEater.
* TheNicknamer: He gives all his guest-stars a nickname on ''ThatAnimeShow''.
* OneOfUs: Pretty big ''Series/DoctorWho'' fanboy to say the least, and he did ''not'' turn down the chance to be on ''Pokemon'' even if it meant flying to New York. He has quoted ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' on a few occasions.
* PigeonholedVoiceActor: either TheStoic or the {{Villain|s}}. However...
** ManOfAThousandVoices: fans will argue that his voice work as France in Hetalia (which requires him to pull off a French accent) helped his vocal range greatly. The director of the dub said Tatum was the only cast member who could actually do an authentic accent of his character, even though he wanted him to go with an exaggerated, StrawMan, funny one.
*** Compare his roles as [[Anime/HeroicAge Age]] and [[SpiceAndWolf Kraft Lawrence]] and see if you can tell that's the same man.
*** He had a speech impediment as a child and was trained to talk properly under a woman from the UK. Explains a lot.
* PurpleProse
* RelationshipVoiceActor: With BrinaPalencia, who [[ThePrankster constantly plays pranks on him.]]
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: Or, in layman's terms, "knows dur big wordz!" He is able to spout versatile diatribes if he wants. Just have a listen to the ''Borderlands2'' trailers for an example of how amazing it is.
* StarMakingRole: Scar in ''[[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood]]''.
* TheStoic: some of his characters are like this, particularly Kyoya
* StoicSpectacles: Kyoya and Scar, not to mention his own.
* StraightGay: Oh yes. He is gay. He's been living with his partner for at least 10 years. It never gets in the way of his career because he believes that it's a non-issue.
* {{Villain|s}}: If he's not voicing a stoic, then he's most likely to voice a villain. Some of the well known villains he voiced included [[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist an anti-villain turned anti-hero]], [[Manga/SoulEater an Ax Crazy villain]], and recently [[BlackButler a villain protagonist]]. According to him, this is one of his favorite tropes he like to voice with.
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24th Aug '13 11:45:46 AM Quag15
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Not entirely unlike a Texas equivalent of Creator/CrispinFreeman; both actors have a very similar vocal range, both play similar characters, both are anime fans themselves, both share a similar academic/intellectual bent off-the-job, and both have dubbed roles [[GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex originally]] [[RebuildOfEvangelion voiced by]] KoichiYamadera.

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Not entirely unlike a Texas equivalent of Creator/CrispinFreeman; both actors have a very similar vocal range, both play similar characters, both are anime fans themselves, both share a similar academic/intellectual bent off-the-job, and both have dubbed roles [[GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex originally]] [[RebuildOfEvangelion voiced by]] KoichiYamadera.
Creator/KoichiYamadera.
17th Aug '13 2:43:10 PM Boredomgirl
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* Age in ''HeroicAge''
* Dororo in ''SgtFrog''



* Giriko in ''Manga/SoulEater''
* Sir Hammerlock in ''Videogame/{{Borderlands 2}}''
* Hilshire in ''GunslingerGirl -Il Teatrino-''



* Sebastian Michaelis in ''Manga/BlackButler''
* Magwald Xargin in ''{{Blassreiter}}''
* Sir Hammerlock in ''Videogame/{{Borderlands 2}}''
* Soichiro Mikuni in ''CTheMoneyAndSoulOfPossibility''
* Nagi Kengamine in ''Manga/DeadmanWonderland''
* Komui Lee in ''DGrayMan''
* Zarbon in ''Anime/DragonBallKai''



* Simon in ''Manga/FairyTail''
* Scar in ''[[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood]]'' (as well as the Chibi Party OVA)
* Toma in ''Anime/GenesisOfAquarion''

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* Simon Keisei Tagami in ''Manga/FairyTail''
''ShikabaneHime''
* Scar Komui Lee in ''[[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood]]'' (as well as the Chibi Party OVA)
''DGrayMan''
* Toma Kraft Lawrence in ''Anime/GenesisOfAquarion''''LightNovel/SpiceAndWolf''
* Kyoya Ohtori in ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub''



* Hilshire in ''GunslingerGirl -Il Teatrino-''
* Age in ''HeroicAge''
* Ryosuke Takahashi in ''InitialD''
* Miran Froaude in ''TheLegendOfTheLegendaryHeroes''



* Magwald Xargin in ''{{Blassreiter}}''
* Miran Froaude in ''TheLegendOfTheLegendaryHeroes''
* Nagi Kengamine in ''Manga/DeadmanWonderland''
* Pearl, Dalton, and Eneru in ''Manga/OnePiece''



* Tenten in ''OhEdoRocket''
* Pearl, Dalton, and Eneru in ''Manga/OnePiece''
* Kyoya Ohtori in ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub''
* Tobias (Takuto) in ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''
** Damon (Dread Grangil) in ''PokemonTheMovieBlackAndWhite''
* William in ''RomeoXJuliet''
* Ryoji Kaji in ''RebuildOfEvangelion''



* Dororo in ''SgtFrog''
* Keisei Tagami in ''ShikabaneHime''
* Giriko in ''Manga/SoulEater''
* Kraft Lawrence in ''LightNovel/SpiceAndWolf''



* Wabisuke Jinnouchi in ''SummerWars''

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* Wabisuke Jinnouchi Ryoji Kaji in ''SummerWars''''RebuildOfEvangelion''
* Ryosuke Takahashi in ''InitialD''
* Scar in ''[[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood]]'' (as well as the Chibi Party OVA)
* Sebastian Michaelis in ''Manga/BlackButler''




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* Simon in ''Manga/FairyTail''
* Soichiro Mikuni in ''CTheMoneyAndSoulOfPossibility''
* Tenten in ''OhEdoRocket''
* Tobias (Takuto) in ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''
** Damon (Dread Grangil) in ''PokemonTheMovieBlackAndWhite''
* Toma in ''Anime/GenesisOfAquarion''
* Wabisuke Jinnouchi in ''SummerWars''
* William in ''RomeoXJuliet''
* Zarbon in ''Anime/DragonBallKai''
15th Jul '13 10:42:29 PM Seraphine
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* FakeBrit: Has a very good British accent, as Borderlands 2 and Ouran show.

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* FakeBrit: Has a very good British accent, as Black Butler, Borderlands 2 2, and Ouran show.
28th May '13 2:42:01 PM ThePseudo
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Has a {{Twitter}} [[https://twitter.com/JMichaelTatum account]].



* {{Villain|s}}: If he's not voicing a stoic, then he's most likely to voice a villain. Some of the well known villains he voiced included [[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist an anti-villain turned anti-hero]], [[Manga/SoulEater an Ax Crazy villain]], and recently [[BlackButler a villain protagonist]]. According to him, this is one of his favorite tropes he like to voice with.

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* {{Villain|s}}: If he's not voicing a stoic, then he's most likely to voice a villain. Some of the well known villains he voiced included [[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist an anti-villain turned anti-hero]], [[Manga/SoulEater an Ax Crazy villain]], and recently [[BlackButler a villain protagonist]]. According to him, this is one of his favorite tropes he like to voice with.
11th May '13 1:37:28 AM EarlOfSandvich
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* Zarbon in ''[[Manga/DragonBall Dragon Ball Kai]]''

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* Zarbon in ''[[Manga/DragonBall Dragon Ball Kai]]''''Anime/DragonBallKai''
3rd Apr '13 6:49:36 PM GoneRampant
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* FakeBrit: Has a very good British accent, as Borderlands 2 and Ouran show.
12th Mar '13 7:26:57 AM CobaltHyperMax
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* Isaac Dian in ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}''

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* [[LargeHam Isaac Dian Dian]] in ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}''
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