Michael Sinterniklaas started in ADR as a director/voice actor for many Carolina-based English dubs for Creator/AnimEigo back in TheNineties, such as ''Anime/BubblegumCrisis''. He later moved to New York, and began collaborating with Creator/FourKidsEntertainment, but actually, he's one of the more talented actor/directors they had, simply because he managed to land some really good roles elsewhere, including both [[BloodKnight Nnoitra Jiruga]] and [[ViewerGenderConfusion Luppi]] from ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', and some occasional roles for Creator/FUNimation. Western cartoon fans know him best as the voice of Dean Venture of ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' and Leonardo from ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003''. He's got a decent range which allows him to play anything from a [[KappaMikey teenage boy]] to a ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''. He's not as popular as, say, Creator/DanGreen, but then again, it's kinda hard to top that voice. Michael seems to attract a lot of crazy fan girls at conventions and other public events.

Besides voice acting he also founded the recording studio NYAV Post, which bases its model on bi-coastal collaboration- shows he directs tend to feature actors from both sides of the States. Dubs for Creator/MediaBlasters anime series and some WesternAnimation like ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' and ''WesternAnimation/CareBearsWelcomeToCareALot'' are recorded there, for which he is often the voice director. ''WesternAnimation/KappaMikey'' was also recorded there, as well as basically any other of Creator/AnimationCollective's shows, considering they're just several blocks from each other. He is one of the few voice actors who is quite well-known of ''a lot'' of cross region work with a total of ''three'' major voice acting locations (the said founded NYAV Post in New York City, Creator/FUNimation in Dallas, Texas, and many Los Angeles based studios like Creator/BangZoomEntertainment and Creator/{{Studiopolis}}). Pretty much, the only things missing in the list are Creator/SeraphimDigitalStudios (Houston, Texas) and Creator/TheOceanGroup (Vancouver, Canada), but it wouldn't be a surprise if his name started popping up there.[[note]]Though it should be noted that doing professional work in a foreign country isn't the easiest thing to get a quick foothold in.[[/note]]

Not to be confused with UsefulNotes/{{Sinterklaas}}.
!!Notable roles by Michael Sinterniklaas:
* 004 in ''Manga/Cyborg009 Vs. Manga/{{Devilman}}''
* Angelo Sauper in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamUnicorn''
* Ataru Moroboshi in the one episode of ''Manga/UruseiYatsura'' that was dubbed (not the movies)
* Dagger in ''Manga/BlackButler''
* Dodge in ''Manga/DGrayman''
* Guy Shishioh in the short-lived ''Anime/GaoGaiGar'' dub
* Ivan Karelin[=/=]Origami Cyclone in ''Anime/TigerAndBunny''
* Izasa in episode 26 of ''Manga/{{Mushishi}}''
* Jan Suk in ''Manga/{{Monster}}''
* Jei in ''Anime/BurstAngel''
* Kenji Koiso in ''Anime/SummerWars''
* Leo in ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemist''
* Mackie Stingray in ''Anime/BubblegumCrisis''
* Moritaka Mashiro in ''Manga/{{Bakuman}}''
* Mr. 9 in the 4Kids dub of ''Manga/OnePiece''
** Disco in the Funimation dub.
* Netherlands in ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia''
* Nnoitra Jiruga, Menis, and Luppi in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''
* Osugi in ''Anime/EdenOfTheEast''
* Priest Mahad in ''Anime/YuGiOh''
* Sora and Utakata in ''Manga/{{Naruto}} Shippuden''
* Takeru in ''Anime/FreedomProject''
* Trey in ''Manga/ShamanKing''
* Xellos in ''[[LightNovel/{{Slayers}} Slayers Revolution]]''

!!!Video Games
* Jackal in ''VideoGame/BravelyDefault''
* Yew Geneolgia in ''VideoGame/BravelySecond''
* [[spoiler:Orphan]]'s final form in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII''
* Pink Panther in ''VideoGame/PinkPantherPassportToPeril'' and ''[[VideoGame/PinkPantherHokusPokusPink Hokus Pokus Pink]]''
* Sarutobi Sasuke in ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara'' (the games ''and'' the anime)
* A-Tak in ''VideoGame/GalakZTheDimensional''

!!!Western Animation
* Dean Venture in ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers''
* Funshine Bear and Birthday Bear in ''WesternAnimation/CareBearsWelcomeToCareALot''
* Jared and Jesse, and Ronald Multon in ''WesternAnimation/SpeedRacerTheNextGeneration''
* Leonardo in ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003''
* Mikey Simon in ''WesternAnimation/KappaMikey''
* Weenus and Megawatt in ''WesternAnimation/{{Robotomy}}''
* Storybook Bear in ''WesternAnimation/WeBareBears''

!!ADR/Voice Directed:
* ''Manga/AhMyGoddess''
* ''WesternAnimation/ACatInParis''
* ''Anime/FreedomProject''
* ''[[Manga/{{Kurokami}} Kurokami: The Animation]]''
* ''[[Manga/NininGaShinobuden Ninja Nonsense]]''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Robotomy}}'' - Blastus
* ''[[LightNovel/{{Slayers}} Slayers Revolution]]''
* ''WesternAnimation/ThreeDelivery''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers''
!!Tropes associated with Michael Sinterniklaas:
* BilingualBonus: He's from France. This has helped him produce the English dub for French animated movies licensed by Gkids, such as ''Ernest And Celestine'', ''WesternAnimation/ACatInParis'' and ''Mia And Magoo''. His last name is the Dutch word for Saint Nicholas, who is Santa Claus in America or Father Christmas if you're from the UK. Also, he knows Japanese and has even formed healthy business relations with Japanese animation studios.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Look the picture above (or any recent video of him, really) and say that the guy looks his age (he's ''40'').
* TheOtherDarrin: If a cast member drops out right before recording a show Sinterniklaas directs, and the character is male, 99% of the time ''he'll'' fill in for him.
* PigeonholedVoiceActor: Less so than others, but in all his projects he plays either the straight young, male hero, a charismatic antagonist, or an {{Adorkable}} wimp. His roles are usually on either end of an unrequited crush. And usually the object of said relationship will always be voiced by Creator/StephanieSheh, who will also be producing alongside him.
** Said first and third typecast is reinforced with [[Anime/TigerAndBunny Ivan Karelin]], who is one of the lowest ranking superheroes in the series due to [[VoluntaryShapeshifting his powers]].
* PlayingAgainstType: [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Nnoitra]]. ''So'' much.
** Ditto with [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamUnicorn Angelo Sauper]]: a young, {{Jerkass}} AntiVillain with a fierce loyalty and an unrequited crush on his direct superior... And backed with HairTriggerTemper.
* RelationshipVoiceActor: Has worked extensively with LA-based Creator/StephanieSheh for over a decade, who also produces, directs, and acts. This widening of associated studios he works for only grew this collaboration. They had characters appear in scenes together in ''Anime/EdenOfTheEast'', ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', ''Manga/{{Monster}}'', ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara'', ''[[LightNovel/{{Slayers}} Slayers Revolution]]'', ''Manga/{{Bakuman}}'', ''WesternAnimation/CareBearsWelcomeToCareALot'' and ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamUnicorn''.