Creator / J. Michael Tatum

J. Michael Tatum (May 25, 1976) is one of the most notable American voice actors and ADR directors working for FUNimation. Notably breaking out with Kyoya of Ouran High School Host Club, his roles seem to have an academic, calm, cool, and collected theme...though that can break every once in a while. He was also one of the co-hosts of That Anime Show with Terri Doty.

Is known to be a huge nerd who is particularly enamored with classy things like Literature with a capital L. Namely, really thick books and William Shakespeare. He once read Beowulf 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 (Hero Tales, Ouran High School Host Club, Steins;Gate). However, he is also a fan of many other considerably more intellectual things, such as Doctor Who. He is the only dub cast member of Axis Powers Hetalia who can actually speak the native tongue of his assigned character authentically; France (aside from America and England, of course).

Not entirely unlike a Texas equivalent of Crispin Freeman; 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 originally voiced by Koichi Yamadera as well as Daisuke Ono. He may also be the Texan equivalent to Liam O'Brien and Keith Silverstein, as they both are known for their villain and/or The Stoic typecast and have comparable vocal ranges. Also the Texas equivalent of Japan's Junichi Suwabe, Daisuke Ono and Takehito Koyasu, and Canada's Michael Adamthwaite and Paul Dobson note .

Has a Twitter account.

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Alternative Title(s): J Michael Tatum