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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 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's 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 Shakespeare. 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 (Hero Tales, Ouran High School Host Club). However, he is also a fan of many other considerably less intellectual things, such as Doctor Who.

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.


Notable roles from J. Michael Tatum:

Tropes concerning Michael and his roles:

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