Tadao Tomomatsu

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Tadao Tomomatsu
OccupationFilm, television actor

Tadao Tomomatsu is an actor, instructor, and science fiction personality living in the Los Angeles, California area.


Tadao has appeared in Diagnosis: Murder, The Tracey Ullman Show, the films Inspector Gadget and Godzilla, and many others.

In 2006, Tadao appeared on Heroes in the episode "Don't Look Back", where he played Detective Furokawa, a Japanese-American police officer who translated for Hiro Nakamura.[1]

His biggest role to date was as "Mr. Shake Hands Man 2" on the show Banzai.[1] He replaced the original Mr. Shake Hands Man, as he had become too well known.

Science fiction[edit]

When Tadao is not working as an actor, he is actively involved in science fiction fandom. Tadao can regularly be found at the Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society clubhouse in North Hollywood during meetings and/or events.[2] He is also regularly a staff member at many fan-run conventions, including Loscon,[3] Gallifrey One,[4] Anime Los Angeles,[5] DemiCon,[6] plus many Worldcons[7][8] and Westercons.[9] He was the Toastmaster at BayCon 2010.[10] and Fan Guest of Honor in 2011 at Kansas City's ConQuesT 42; he will serve as Toastmaster as ConQuesT 45 in 2014.

His acting resume gives little credit to his attractiveness as a science fiction personality. As an entertainer moving through the social landscape of nerddom he reveals the many aspects of his acting personas. Many of these have yet to be recorded to film. As an actor who is frequently not in loan, his stories about gaining meaningful employment are an asset to many social settings.

As a comedic instructor he takes time with each individual in his seminars, to ensure there are upbeat critiques on timing, material, and delivery.


  1. ^ a b Glyer, Mike (February 14, 2010). "Tadao's Website". File 770. Retrieved January 21, 2013.
  2. ^ Glyer, Mike (October 29, 2004). "LASFS Cuts the Birthday Cake". File 770. Retrieved January 21, 2013.
  3. ^ LOSCON - The Los Angeles Regional Science Fantasy Convention
  4. ^ Gallifrey 2008
  5. ^ "Tadao Tomomatsu, Toastmaster". Los Angeles: Anime Los Angeles. Retrieved January 21, 2013.
  6. ^ "Guest of Honor - Toastmaster - Tadao Tomomatsu". Des Moines, IA: DemiCon. 2010.
  7. ^ Norton, Quinn (August 24, 2006). "Sci-Fi Geeks Trek to WorldCon". Wired. Retrieved January 21, 2013.
  8. ^ "L.A. Sci-Fi Fans Over the Moon". Long Beach Press-Telegram. Long Beach, CA. November 25, 2006. Retrieved January 21, 2013.
  9. ^ Westercon Home Page
  10. ^ BayCon 2010 Home Page Archived 2011-07-19 at the Wayback Machine

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