Wataru Hatano (羽多野渉, born on March 13th, 1982) is a Japanese singer and voice actor who provides voices in the Japanese version of Thomas and Friends.
He is best known for voicing Spud from "American Dragon: Jake Long", Yūto Ayase from "Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu", Lutz from "Jormungand", Jean Kujo from Virtua Fighter, Rufus from the "Street Fighter" series, and Sam Houston from "Toward the Terra".
- Harold (Calling All Engines! onwards)
- The Great Composer (Skiff and the Mermaid)
- A Knapford Station worker (Goodbye Fat Controller)
- Some Sodor Search and Rescue Centre Workers (Sidney Sings)
- Some Quarry Workers (Toby's New Friend)
- Both he and Tesshō Genda voiced G1 Optimus Prime.
Major Awards and Nominations
- Won - Best Male Rookie Award at the 2nd annual Seiyuu Awards, "Toward the Terra", 2008