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James Arnold Taylor

James Arnold Taylor

Born: July 22, 1969
Age: 55
Birthplace: Santa Barbara, California, U.S.
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James Arnold Taylor (born July 22, 1969) is an American voice actor and author. He is probably best known for portraying Obi-Wan Kenobi in several Star Wars projects; most significantly the Clone Wars micro-series, film and TV series. He is also known for his role as Ratchet in the Ratchet & Clank video game series and Tidus from Final Fantasy X. He voiced Fred Flintstone in commercials from 2005 up to 2011, following the death of Henry Corden. He also voiced Nicolas Cage in a trailer for a fictional movie with Cage in an episode on the sitcom The King of Queens.

Taylor was born and raised in Santa Barbara, California. He has been voice acting since 1995, appearing in the Japanese game Emit. He has been an active member of the voice acting community since, appearing in numerous roles for both television, film, and video games.


Personal life

Taylor is a long-time comic book and Star Wars fan. He is married to Allison Taylor. Together they have one daughter named Lydia.

In 2013, he published the book JAT 365: 365 Inspirations for the Pursuit of Your Dreams.



List of voice performances or live-action performances in direct-to-video films, television films and feature films
Year Title Role Notes Source
000000002003-05-20-00002003 Atlantis: Milo's Return Milo Thatch Replaces Michael J. Fox
000000002003-06-03-00002003 The Animatrix Ash, Raul, additional voices
000000002005-02-22-00002005 Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind Muzu
000000002006-08-08-00002006 Ultimate Avengers 2 Bucky
000000002007-03-23-00002007 TMNT Leonardo
000000002007-09-18-00002007 Superman: Doomsday Mayor of Metropolis
000000002008-02-26-00002008 Justice League: The New Frontier Captain Cold
000000002008-08-15-00002008 Star Wars: The Clone Wars Obi-Wan Kenobi, additional voices
000000002008-12-16-00002008 The Goldilocks and the 3 Bears Show Cricket 2, Weasel 2, Pig Classmate 3
000000002009-09-15-00002009 Bionicle: The Legend Reborn Berix, Vastus
000000002010-03-18-00002010 The Drawn Together Movie: The Movie! Wooldoor Sockbat, Jew Producer
000000002010-01-01-00002010 Gnomes and Trolls: The Secret Chamber Slim, Prickles, Hilda, Spike
000000002011-06-08-00002011 Green Lantern: Emerald Knights Tomar-Re
000000002011-09-25-00002011 Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Mr. Hudson, Spud, additional voices
000000002012-06-15-00002012 Foodfight! Doctor Si Nustrix
000000002013-11-06-00002013 I Know That Voice Himself Documentary
000000002015-02-10-00002015 Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League vs. Bizarro League The Flash, Desaad
000000002015-08-25-00002015 Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League: Attack of the Legion of Doom The Flash, General Lane
000000002016-03-01-00002016 Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League: Cosmic Clash The Flash
000000002016-04-29-00002016 Ratchet & Clank Ratchet In production
000000002016-01-01-00002016 Animal Crackers Buffalo Bob In filming


List of voice performances in animation
Year Series Role Notes Source
000000001993-01-01-00001993-98 Animaniacs Additional voices
000000001995-01-01-00001995-97 Freakazoid! Additional voices
000000001995-01-01-00001995-98 Pinky and the Brain Additional voices
000000001995-01-01-00001995-2002 The Sylvester and Tweety Mysteries Additional voices
000000001997-01-01-00001997 Johnny Bravo Various characters
000000001998-01-01-00001998 Getter Robo Armageddon Additional voices
000000001998-01-01-00001998-2001 Histeria! Additional voices
000000001999-01-01-00001999-2001 Detention Additional voices
000000001999-01-01-00001999-2002 The New Woody Woodpecker Show Louie the Mongrel
000000002000-09-30-00002000 Pokémon Pirate 1 Episode: "Viva Las Lapras"
000000002000-01-01-00002000 Poochini's Yard Additional voices
000000002000-07-07-00002000 Dinozaurs Dino Kenty
000000002001-06-19-00002001 Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water Red Noah
000000002002-01-01-00002002 Invader Zim Rob Hummel
000000002002-01-01-00002002 Whatever Happened to Robot Jones? Boy 3, Boy 6, Cool Kid
000000002002-01-01-00002002 ¡Mucha Lucha! Kid Wombat
000000002003-09-20-00002003-06 What's New, Scooby-Doo? Prince Al-Fimer, Zombie Son, Burr Baston, Moto X Guy #2, Owen DeCassle, Steve Fortescu, Sonny Les Matines, Guy L'Avorton, Shawn, Frankie Martin, Dr. Laslow Ostwald, Tad, additional voices
000000002003-09-26-00002003 The Powerpuff Girls Kid #3, Kid #5, Triplet #3, Brian Larsen Episode: "Save Mojo/Substitute Creature"
000000002003-11-11-00002003-05 Teen Titans Overload (first appearance only), Cash Episode: "Car Trouble"
000000002003-11-07-00002003-05 Star Wars: Clone Wars Obi-Wan Kenobi Doubles Ewan McGregor
000000002003-12-05-00002003-08 Codename: Kids Next Door King Sandy, Knight #2, Eggbert, others
000000002004-03-13-00002004 Static Shock Eddie Felson, Speedwarp
000000002004-06-18-00002004-06 The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy Various characters
000000002004-07-02-00002004 The Fairly OddParents Crash Nebula, Sprig Speevak Episode: "Crash Nebula"
000000002004-08-21-00002004 Justice League Unlimited Private, Robber Episode: "Hawk and Dove"
000000002004-01-01-00002004-07 Danny Phantom Walker
000000002004-01-01-00002004 Game Over Various characters
000000002004-10-24-00002004-08 Drawn Together Wooldoor Sockbat, Jew Producer
000000002005-01-01-00002005 The Buzz on Maggie Additional voices
000000002005-01-26-00002005 My Life as a Teenage Robot Kenny, Oblivious Guy, Customer #4 Episode: "Love 'Em or Leash 'Em/Teen Team Time"
000000002005-09-11-00002005 Stroker and Hoop Ron Howard, Answering Machine Guy
000000002005-09-17-00002005-14 Johnny Test Johnny Test, Hank Anchorman, The Principal, Mr. Mittens, Bee Keeper, Darth Vegan, others
000000002005-10-01-00002005-07 A.T.O.M. Axel, Sebastian Manning, Tilian
000000002005-12-02-00002005-06 The Boondocks Crew Member, Ganstalicious Fan, Officer Frank
000000002006-01-01-00002006 Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story Bugs Bunny, additional voices
000000002006-07-26-00002006-07 Celebrity Deathmatch Johnny Depp, Christian Bale Voice double
000000002006-01-01-00002006-08 Legion of Super Heroes Mekt Ranzz/Lightning Lord, Color Kid, Ultra Boy, Porcupine Pete
000000002006-03-23-00002006 "The Zimmer Twins" Edgar Zimmer All episodes
000000002007-01-11-00002007 Afro Samurai Yashichi Episode: "The Dream Reader"
000000002008-01-01-00002008 Family Guy Nathan Lane Voice double
000000002008-03-01-00002008-09 The Spectacular Spider-Man Harry Osborn, Frederick Foswell/Patch
000000002008-08-31-00002008 Ben 10: Alien Force Raff, Attendant #1 Episode: "X = Ben + 2"
000000002008-11-04-00002008-11 Batman: The Brave and the Bold Green Arrow, Blue Bowman, Guy Gardner, Major Disaster, Wotan, Nabu, Mark Desmond, Arges, Leslie "Rocky" Davis, Alpha-Red, G.I. Robot, Jace
000000002008-10-03-00002008-13 Star Wars: The Clone Wars Obi-Wan Kenobi, Plo Koon, Rako Hardeen, others
000000002010-03-19-00002010 Big Time Rush Regional Manager Taylor Episode: "Big Time Demos"
000000002010-07-26-00002010-12 Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated Rung Laddernton, George Avcados, Randy
000000002010-12-10-00002010 G.I. Joe: Renegades Sherriff Terry, Matty, Russel Clemens
000000002011-04-01-00002011 Ben 10: Ultimate Alien Kolar, Announcer, Brannigan
000000002011-08-12-00002011 ThunderCats Old Emrick, Khamai Episode: "Song of the Petalars"
000000002011-03-04-00002011-13 Young Justice Barry Allen/The Flash, Burton Thompson, Nathaniel Tryon/Neutron, Topo, Atlantean Guard #2
000000002012-01-01-00002012 Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters King Tritonus
000000002013-09-01-00002013 Beware the Batman William Benjamin, Officer Dunbrowski, Subway Conductor
000000002013-08-11-00002013-15 Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. Leader, Blastaar, Triton, Human Torch, others
000000002014-09-26-00002014 Star Wars Rebels Obi-Wan Kenobi Episode: "Spark of Rebellion"
000000002014-10-27-00002014 Lego DC Comics: Batman Be-Leaguered The Flash
000000002014-12-24-00002014 We Wish You a Merry Walrus Roofhowse
000000002015-02-15-00002015 Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero Additional voices
000000002015-07-24-00002015 Clarence Camden's Dad Episode: "Where the Wild Chads Are"
000000002015-08-04-00002015 Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors Triton, Molten Man
000000002015-01-01-00002015 Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmo, Yondu

Video games

List of voice performances in video games
Year Title Role Notes Source
000000001995-01-01-00001995 Emit Mr. Voice Japanese-only release
000000001999-01-31-00001999 Destrega Tieme, Various Soldiers
000000002001-06-14-00002001 Atlantis: The Lost Empire Milo Thatch PlayStation version
000000002001-12-17-00002001 Final Fantasy X Tidus
000000002002-09-24-00002002 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Pippin, additional voices
000000002002-03-19-00002002 Monsters, Inc. Monster 2, Monster 9
000000002003-05-14-00002003 Enter the Matrix Additional voices
000000002003-10-21-00002003 Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge Sheriff, DeCarlo, Cajun, Red Skull
000000002003-11-11-00002003 Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando Ratchet, New Ager, Hypnotist Head 1
000000002003-11-18-00002003 Final Fantasy X-2 Tidus, Shuyin
000000002004-02-17-00002004 James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing Jack Mason/Agent 003
000000002004-04-28-00002004 Shrek 2 Gingerbread Man, Prince Charming, Wolf, Bricks
000000002004-05-04-00002004 Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain Gabe Logan
000000002004-06-28-00002004 Spider-Man 2 Mysterio
000000002004-07-13-00002004 Tales of Symphonia Lord Yggdrasill, Gnome
000000002004-08-17-00002004 Hot Shots Golf Fore! Ratchet
000000002004-11-03-00002004 Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal Ratchet, Maxmillian, TV voice
000000002004-11-09-00002004 EverQuest II Venekar, Deebo Turnlin, Guard Mizzonozzle
000000002004-11-16-00002004 Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines Vandal, Julius
000000002005-05-04-00002005 Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith Obi-Wan Kenobi
000000002005-07-11-00002005 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Willy Wonka Doubles Johnny Depp
000000002005-09-20-00002005 X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse Iceman, Sugarman
000000002005-09-22-00002005 Ultimate Spider-Man Electro
000000002005-10-18-00002005 Jak X: Combat Racing Ratchet
000000002005-10-25-00002005 Ratchet: Deadlocked Ratchet
000000002005-10-25-00002005 Shrek SuperSlam Humpty Dumpty, Prince Charming
000000002005-11-01-00002005 Star Wars: Battlefront II Obi-Wan Kenobi
000000002005-11-15-00002005 Kingdom of Paradise Eigen, Kirin Shihan
000000002006-02-27-00002006 24: The Game Additional voices
000000002006-03-14-00002006 Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror Gabe Logan
000000002006-03-28-00002006 Kingdom Hearts II Captain Jack Sparrow Doubles Johnny Depp
000000002006-06-27-00002006 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Captain Jack Sparrow Doubles Johnny Depp
000000002006-10-24-00002006 Marvel: Ultimate Alliance Bulldozer, Iceman, Lizard, Mysterio
000000002006-11-14-00002006 Spider-Man: Battle for New York Spider-Man
000000002006-11-14-00002006 Shrek Smash n' Crash Racing Prince Charming, Humpty Dumpty
000000002007-02-13-00002007 Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters Ratchet, Security Guard
000000002007-03-20-00002007 TMNT Leonardo
000000002007-05-14-00002007 Shrek the Third Artie, Prince Charming, Gnome
000000002007-07-17-00002007 Hot Shots Tennis Kent
000000002007-10-02-00002007 Spider-Man: Friend or Foe Spider-Man
000000002007-10-02-00002007 Syphon Filter: Logan's Shadow Gabe Logan
000000002007-10-23-00002007 Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction Ratchet
000000002008-06-17-00002008 Secret Agent Clank Ratchet
000000002008-08-21-00002008 Ratchet & Clank Future: Quest for Booty Ratchet
000000002008-09-23-00002008 Lego Batman: The Videogame Robin, Nightwing
000000002009-06-23-00002009 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen The Fallen
000000002009-06-30-00002009 Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs Crash
000000002009-08-25-00002009 Dissidia Final Fantasy Tidus
000000002009-10-03-00002009 Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron Obi-Wan Kenobi, Ferroda
000000002009-10-06-00002009 Star Wars: The Clone Wars - Republic Heroes Obi-Wan Kenobi, Plo Koon
000000002009-10-27-00002009 Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time Ratchet, Dan Johnson (skin only)
000000002010-03-09-00002010 Final Fantasy XIII Cocoon Inhabitants
000000002010-03-16-00002010 Resonance of Fate Victor
000000002010-03-23-00002010 How to Train Your Dragon Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III, Fishlegs Ingerman
000000002010-08-31-00002010 Valkyria Chronicles II Shop Clerk
000000002010-09-07-00002010 Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep The Prince
000000002010-09-07-00002010 Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions Additional voices
000000002010-12-22-00002010 Back to the Future: The Game Young Emmett 'Doc' Brown
000000002011-03-22-00002011 Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy Tidus
000000002011-03-22-00002011 Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars Obi Wan Kenobi, Plo Koon
000000002011-03-22-00002011 PlayStation Move Heroes Ratchet
000000002011-10-18-00002011 Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One
000000002012-04-03-00002012 Kinect Star Wars Darth Kern, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Gold 6
000000002012-10-30-00002012 Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth Spider-Man, Magneto, Thor
000000002012-11-20-00002012 PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale Ratchet
000000002012-11-27-00002012 Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault
000000002013-11-12-00002013 Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus
000000002012-01-01-00002012, 000000002014-01-01-00002014 Ratchet & Clank Collection Going Commando and Up Your Arsenal
000000002013-10-22-00002013 Lego Marvel Super Heroes Professor X, Silver Surfer, Spider-Man, Superior Spider-Man, Winter Soldier, Ant Man
000000002014-02-07-00002014 The Lego Movie Videogame Additional voices
000000002014-03-18-00002014 Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster Tidus Audio drama ('Final Fantasy X -Will-') as an extra ending
000000002014-10-15-00002014 Skylanders: Trap Team Various characters Grouped under Voice Actors
000000002014-12-02-00002014 Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX Captain Jack Sparrow, The Prince Doubles Johnny Depp
II: Final Mix and Birth By Sleep Final Mix HD cutscenes archive footage
000000002015-03-26-00002015 Infinite Crisis Nightmare Robin
000000002015-08-30-00002015 Disney Infinity 3.0 Obi-Wan Kenobi, Plo Koon, TD-54
000000002015-10-06-00002015 Transformers: Devastation Menasor, Seeker 1
000000002016-10-15-00002016 Ratchet & Clank (2016) Ratchet

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