Guest of Honor - Tadao Tomomatsu
DemiCon 16: July 29-31, 2005
Tadao Tomomatsu (aka TNT or Uncle Albert) is a local celebrity within the Los Angeles science fiction community.
He is also an actor, comedian, and a general all-around good guy.
He was born in Texas on a date which is a close kept secret, but his age is suspicioned to be within the range of 25-85.
However, he grew up in the midwest in an area which could boast few Asian inhabitants.
As self-defense against being signaled out in a negative way, Tadao developed a quick sense of humor and a wide range of voices.
This ability soon led to his participation in theater productions and the discovery of a love for the field of entertainment.
The son of a preeminent food scientist, he was encouraged to continue his academic career which resulted in his attaining a Bachelor´s in
the Communication Studies from the University of Iowa, in the meantime taking several classes from Harvard University.
During these early years, he was employed as a Chicago DJ as well as in several other eclectic jobs.
In college, he became an active participant in Mid-Western Fandom.
In recognition of his involvement in Mid-Western fandom and because he´s so much fun, he has been a Fan Guest of Honor at both Icon and Demicon.
Following his history in the Mid-West, he moved to the West Coast in 1992 in order to take on a production assistant
position for the then-new series Friends.
The following years saw his active involvement in many aspects of the entertainment business (see his resume).
It also saw his slow increasing involvement in local science fiction fandom in the forms of both the Time Meddlers of Los Angeles and
the Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society (LASFS).
In 1999 he became involved with the world´s first internet 24/7 broadcasting station, CyberRadio.
More recently, he had become a Lead Actor in USA Network´s Banzai Movie Friday and Banzai TV United Kingdom as
Mr. Shake-Hand´s Man and has been parodied by TICC as Mr. Grabs Crotch Man.
Some Information used with permission from Tadao´s fanwebsite
Movie Bibliography (Full bibliography available here)
- Inspector Gadget
- Interviewing Norman
- What´s Eating You / The Baby Blues
- Fine Line