Michael Sinterniklaas

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Michael Sinterniklaas
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Sinterniklaas at the Florida Supercon in 2015
Michael Tremain Sinterniklaas

(1972-08-13) August 13, 1972 (age 50)
Nice, France
  • France
  • United States
  • Voice actor
  • ADR director
  • script writer
Years active1994–present

Michael Tremain Sinterniklaas (/sɪntərnɪkləs/; born August 13, 1972) is a French voice actor, ADR director and script writer who has provided voices for a number of English language versions of Japanese anime films and television series, as well as cartoons and video games. He has worked for Funimation, Studiopolis, Konami Cross Media NY, Central Park Media, Bandai Entertainment, Viz Media and Media Blasters. He is the founder and owner of NYAV Post, a Bi-coastal studio located in New York City and Los Angeles, which dubbed many different anime titles and recorded several original prelay works.

He is best known for his roles as Leonardo in the 2003 series of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Dean Venture in The Venture Bros. and Taki Tachibana in the English dub of the third highest-grossing Japanese anime film of all time,[1] Your Name.

Early life[edit]

Michael Tremain Sinterniklaas was born on August 13, 1972, in Nice, France, to Dutch parents. He lived in London and Lucerne as a child and moved to the United States when he was 10 years old. He graduated from High School of Performing Arts in New York City, and attended college in North Carolina where he did work at both Southwynde and Coastal Carolina Studios.[2][3][4][5]


Sinterniklaas at the 2014 Annie Awards

His most notable roles as a voice actor are Leonardo in 2003 series of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Dean Venture (and other small parts) in the Adult Swim cartoon The Venture Bros, Mikey Simon in the Nicktoons series Kappa Mikey, Orphan in Final Fantasy XIII and as Deady in the 2011 Friday the 13th event of the online MMORPG AdventureQuest Worlds. He also replaced David Moo as Xellos in the English dub of Slayers Revolution and Evolution-R.[6]

He is also a well known voice director, for a variety of shows, such as Berserk, Huntik: Secrets & Seekers, Kappa Mikey, Kurokami: The Animation, Magic User's Club, Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn, Samurai Deeper Kyo, Slayers Revolution, Slayers Evolution-R, Let's Go! Tamagotchi, Three Delivery, Care Bears and The Venture Bros.

Dubbing roles[edit]


TV Series[edit]

  • Violetta - Leon Vargas (Seasons 2 and 3)



Video games[edit]



Production staff[edit]

Voice direction[edit]

Script adaptation[edit]

Sound department[edit]

Producer/production manager[edit]


  • Mao Mao, Heroes of Pure Heart


  1. ^ "Your Name (2017) - Box Office Mojo". Archived from the original on January 16, 2017.
  2. ^ "Michael Sinterniklaas - SF Sketchfest 17". Archived from the original on March 11, 2017. Retrieved March 11, 2017.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  3. ^ "UKA: Michael Sinterniklaas and Stephanie Sheh interview". www.uk-anime.net. Retrieved May 11, 2017.
  4. ^ "Otakon 2012: Toonzone Interviews Voice Director and Actor Michael Sinterniklaas - ToonZone News". toonzone.net. August 6, 2012. Retrieved May 11, 2017.
  5. ^ TeamNeko (August 22, 2011). "Ayacon 2011 - Voice Actors Panel". Archived from the original on December 13, 2021. Retrieved May 11, 2017 – via YouTube.
  6. ^ "Funimation Adds Sengoku Basara TV Anime Series (Update 2)". animenewsnetwork.com. Retrieved May 11, 2017.
  7. ^ @VIZMedia (September 22, 2018). "Find out who's voicing your best boy!" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  8. ^ "Interview: Michael Sinterniklaas and Stephanie Sheh on Your Name". animenewsnetwork.com. Retrieved May 11, 2017.
  9. ^ Ernest & Celestine (film). 2013.
  10. ^ Silicon Studio. Bravely Second: End Layer. Nintendo. Scene: Ending credits, 8:22 in, Main Cast.
  11. ^ a b "Michael Sinterniklaas". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved December 29, 2020. A green check mark indicates that a role has been confirmed using a screenshot (or collage of screenshots) of the title's list of voice actors and their respective characters found in its closing credits and/or other reliable sources of information.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: postscript (link)
  12. ^ Rockstar North (September 17, 2013). Grand Theft Auto V (PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360) (1.0 ed.). Rockstar Games. Level/area: Credits, 21:20 in, The Cast, The Local Population.
  13. ^ Okashi Studios. Shira Oka: Second Chances. Okashi Studios. Scene: Ending credits, 4:11 in, Voice Casting by NYAV Post.
  14. ^ Capcom. Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes. Capcom. Scene: Ending credits, 0:32 in, CAST.
  15. ^ Roles Archived July 16, 2011, at the Wayback Machine on SINTERNIKLAAS.COM
  16. ^ a b "A Seeker Is Born". Huntik. Season 1. Episode 1.

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