J. Michael Tatum
was nurtured on anime classics from the tender age of Star Blazers to become a voice actor/writer/ADR Director for FUNimation. Cast by sheer fluke as the warmhearted yet tormented Rikichi in 2005’s Samurai 7, Tatum’s inexplicable luck held long enough to see his flag hoisted on a slew of dream roles, most notably Kyoya Otori in the hit English language dub of Ouran High School Host Club. Other characters Tatum has voiced include: Doumeki in XXXHolic, Jiro Mochizuki in Black Blood Brothers, Isaac Dian in Baccano! God Eneru in the One Piece, Komui Lee in D-Gray Man, Dororo in Sgt. Frog, the titular loveable savage of Heroic Age, Lawrence in Spice & Wolf, and Scar in Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood.
Reaching beyond voice acting, Tatum branched out to voice director and adaptive screenwriting in 2007. His directing credits to date include Aquarion, Jyu-oh-Sei, Romeo X Juliet, Big Windup, and Rin, while his writing credits include substantial work on both Ouran High School Host Club, Heroic Age and Blassreiter.