*** January 17: It is with great disappointment that Tadao regrettably will be unable to attend Capricon 34 in person as we had hoped. Although Mr. Tomomatsu would love to be with us, he has to make his family a top priority and we cannot agree more.
However, Tadao will be able to attend a panel via Skype and we do look forward to being able to have him with us, even if it is only electronically. ***
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.
His biggest role to date was as “Mr. Shake Hands Man 2” on the US television remake of the British TV show Banzai. He replaced the original Mr. Shake Hands Man, as he had become too well known.
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. He is also regularly a staff member at many fan-run conventions, including Loscon, Gallifrey One, Anime Los Angeles, DemiCon, plus many Worldcon, and Westercons. He was the Toastmaster at BayCon 2010.
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.