Yosito "Tom" Yasumi (born August 20, 1965; age 56) is a crew member. He was an animation director who frequently collaborated with SpongeBob SquarePants Alan Smart, Andrew Overtoom, and Michelle Bryan.
Originally, the animation directing was swapped between Yasumi and Smart, along with other animators such as
Frank Weiss; however, after Andrew Overtoom left the crew at the end of season 8, Tom Yasumi and Alan Smart became the core animation directors for season 9. He left the series after the production of season 12 to work at Bento Box Entertainment and on the  .
Animaniacs (2020 reboot)
Tom Yasumi was born in Tokyo, Japan on August 20, 1965. He is an animation director best known for his work on
. SpongeBob SquarePants
Tom Yasumi is named on a gravestone.
His name can seen on a gravestone in a cemetery in the episode " Sandy's Rocket."
Frank Weiss is credited as an animation director instead of Tom Yasumi.
the French dub of " Krab Borg," Frank Weiss is credited as the animation director instead of Tom Yasumi.  To date, " Help Wanted" and " The Legend of Boo-Kini Bottom" are the only episodes where he is not an animation director, only that he is a sheet timer for "Help Wanted" and animation timer for "The Legend of Boo-Kini Bottom" instead.