James Arnold Taylor

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James Arnold Taylor
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Taylor at Star Wars Weekends 2011
Born (1969-07-25) July 25, 1969 (age 45)
Santa Barbara, California, U.S.
Occupation Voice actor
Years active 1987–present
Agent DPN
Spouse(s) Allison Taylor (m. 1991)
Children 1
Website
http://www.jamesarnoldtaylor.com

James Arnold Taylor (born July 25, 1969) is an American voice actor and author. He is 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.

Taylor was born and raised in Santa Barbara, California.[1] He 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[edit]

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.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2003 Atlantis: Milo's Return Milo Thatch Replaces Michael J. Fox
2003 The Animatrix Ash
Raul
Additional Voices
2005 Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind Muzu
2006 Ultimate Avengers 2 Bucky
2007 TMNT Leonardo
2007 Superman: Doomsday Mayor of Metropolis
2008 Justice League: The New Frontier Captain Cold
2008 Star Wars: The Clone Wars Obi-Wan Kenobi
Additional Voices
2009 Bionicle: The Legend Reborn Berix
Vastus
2010 The Drawn Together Movie: The Movie! Wooldoor Sockbat
Jew Producer
2011 Green Lantern: Emerald Knights Tomar-Re
2012 Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Mr. Hudson
Spud
Additional Voices
2012 Foodfight! Doctor Si Nustrix
2013 I Know That Voice Himself Documentary
2015 Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League vs. Bizarro League The Flash
Desaad
[2][3]
2015 Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League: Attack of the Legion of Doom The Flash
2016 Ratchet & Clank Ratchet In production
2016 Animal Crackers Buffalo Bob In filming

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1993-98 Animaniacs Additional voices
1995-97 Freakazoid! Additional voices
1995-98 Pinky and the Brain Additional voices
1995-2002 The Sylvester and Tweety Mysteries Additional voices
1998-2001 Histeria! Additional voices
1999-2001 Detention Additional voices
1999-2002 The New Woody Woodpecker Show Louie the Mongrel
2000 Poochini's Yard Additional voices
2000 Dinozaurs Dino Kenty
2002 Invader Zim Rob Hummel
2002 Whatever Happened to Robot Jones? Boy 3
Boy 6
Cool Kid
2003-2005 Star Wars: Clone Wars Obi-Wan Kenobi
2003 The Powerpuff Girls Kid #3
Kid #5
Triplet #3
Brian Larsen
2003-2005 Teen Titans Overload (first appearance only)
Cash
2003-2006 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
2003-2006 Codename: Kids Next Door King Sandy
Knight #2
Eggbert
Additional Voices
2004 Crash Nebula Crash Nebula
Sprig Speevak
2004 The Fairly OddParents Crash Nebula
Sprig Speevak
2004 Static Shock Eddie Felson
Speedwarp
2004 Justice League Private
Robber
2004-2007 Danny Phantom Walker
2007 Afro Samurai Yashichi Episode "The Dream Reader"
2004-2008 Drawn Together Wooldoor Sockbat
Jew Producer
2005 The Buzz On Maggie Additional voices
2005-2006 Krypto the Superdog Paw Pooch
2005-2006 The Boondocks Crew Member
Ganstalicious Fan
Officer Frank
2005-2007 A.T.O.M. Axel
Sebastian Manning
Tilian
2005–2014 Johnny Test Johnny Test
Hank Anchorman
The Principal
Mr. Mittens
Bee Keeper
Darth Vegan
Additional Voices
2006 Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story Bugs Bunny
Additional voices
2006-2007 Celebrity Deathmatch Johnny Depp
Christian Bale
Voice double
2006-2008 Legion of Super Heroes Mekt Ranzz/Lightning Lord
Color Kid
Ultra Boy
Porcupine Pete
2008 Family Guy Nathan Lane Voice double
2008-2009 The Spectacular Spider-Man Harry Osborn
Frederick Foswell/Patch
2008-2011 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
2008-2013 Star Wars: The Clone Wars Obi-Wan Kenobi
Plo Koon
Rako Hardeen
Additional Voices
2010-2012 Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated Rung Laddernton
George Avcados
Randy
2010 Big Time Rush Regional Manager Taylor Episode "Big Time Demos"
2011 Ben 10: Ultimate Alien Kolar
Announcer
Brannigan
2012 Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters King Tritonus
2011-2013 Young Justice Barry Allen/The Flash
Burton Thompson
Nathaniel Tryon/Neutron
Topo
Atlantean Guard #2
2013-present Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. Leader
Blastaar
Triton
Human Torch
Additional Voices
2014 Star Wars Rebels Obi-Wan Kenobi [4]
2014 Lego Batman: Be-Leaguered The Flash [5]
2014 We Wish You a Merry Walrus Roofhowse [6][7]
2015 Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero Additional Voices [8]
2015 Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmo
Yondu
[9]

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1995 Emit Mr. Voice Japanese-only release
1999 Destrega Tieme
Various Soldiers
2001 Atlantis: The Lost Empire Milo Thatch PlayStation 1 verison
2001 Final Fantasy X Tidus [10]
2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Pippin
Additional Voices
2002 Monsters, Inc. Monster 2
Monster 9
2003 Final Fantasy X-2 Tidus / Shuyin [10]
2003 Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando Ratchet
New Ager
Hypnotist Head 1
2003 Enter the Matrix Additional Voices
2004 Shrek 2 Gingerbread Man
Prince Charming
Wolf
2004 Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal Ratchet
Maxmillian
TV Voice
2004 Hot Shots Golf Fore! Ratchet
2004 Tales of Symphonia Lord Yggdrasill
Gnome
2004 Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain Gabe Logan
2004 Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines Vandal, Julius
2004 Spider-Man 2 Mysterio
2004 EverQuest II Venekar
Deebo Turnlin
Guard Mizzonozzle
2005 X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse Iceman
Sugarman
2005 Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith Obi-Wan Kenobi
2005 Star Wars: Battlefront II Obi-Wan Kenobi
2005 Ratchet: Deadlocked Ratchet
2005 Jak X: Combat Racing Ratchet
2005 Ultimate Spider-Man Electro
2005 Kingdom of Paradise Eigen
Kirin Shihan
2005 Shrek SuperSlam Humpty Dumpty
Prince Charming
2005 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Willy Wonka Doubles Johnny Depp
2006 Marvel: Ultimate Alliance Bulldozer
Iceman
Lizard
Mysterio
2006 24: The Game Additional Voices
2006 Hot Shots Tennis Kent
2006 Kingdom Hearts II Captain Jack Sparrow Doubles Johnny Depp
2006 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Captain Jack Sparrow Doubles Johnny Depp
2006 Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror Gabe Logan
2006 Spider-Man: Battle for New York Spider-Man
2006 Shrek Smash n' Crash Racing Prince Charming, Humpty Dumpty [11]
2007 Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters Ratchet
2007 Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction Ratchet
2007 Syphon Filter: Logan's Shadow Gabe Logan
2007 Spider-Man: Friend or Foe Spider-Man
2007 Shrek the Third Artie
Prince Charming
Gnome
2007 TMNT Leonardo
2008 Lego Batman: The Videogame Robin
Nightwing
2008 Secret Agent Clank Ratchet
2008 Ratchet & Clank Future: Quest for Booty Ratchet
2009 Dissidia Final Fantasy Tidus
2009 Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time Ratchet
2009 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen The Fallen
2009 Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs Crash
2009 Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron Obi-Wan Kenobi
Ferroda
2009 Star Wars: The Clone Wars - Republic Heroes Obi-Wan Kenobi, Plo Koon [12]
2010 Back to the Future: The Game Young Emmett 'Doc' Brown
2010 Resonance of Fate Victor
2010 Final Fantasy XIII Cocoon Inhabitants
2010 Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep The Prince
2010 How to Train Your Dragon Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III
Fishlegs Ingerman
2010 Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions Additional Voices
2010 Valkyria Chronicles II Shop Clerk
2011 Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy Tidus
2011 Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars Obi Wan Kenobi
Plo Koon
2011 Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One Ratchet
2011 PlayStation Move Heroes Ratchet
2012 Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault Ratchet
2012 PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale Ratchet
2012 Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth Spider-Man
Magneto
Thor
2012 Kinect Star Wars Darth Kern
Obi-Wan Kenobi
Gold 6
2013 Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus Ratchet
2013 Lego Marvel Super Heroes Professor X
Silver Surfer
Spider-Man
Superior Spider-Man
Winter Soldier
2014 The Lego Movie Videogame Additional voices
2014 Skylanders: Trap Team Various characters Grouped under Voice Actors[13]
2015 Infinite Crisis Nightmare Robin

References[edit]

  1. ^ "James Arnold Taylor IMDB". 
  2. ^ "Interview with James Arnold Taylor for "Justice League vs. Bizarro League"". YouTube. Retrieved January 26, 2015. 
  3. ^ Lego Justice League vs. Bizarro League Closing Credits
  4. ^ "Spark of Rebellion". Star Wars Rebels. October 3, 2014. Event occurs at 43:07. Disney Channel. 
  5. ^ "Lego Batman: Be-Leaguered". Lego Batman. October 27, 2014. Closing credits. 
  6. ^ She, James Arnold Taylor, and Dee Bradley Baker are in the Club Penguin special We Wish You a Merry Walrus Catherine Taber on Twitter. December 23, 2014. Retrieved December 29, 2014.
  7. ^ "We Wish You a Merry Walrus". 2014-12-24. Closing credits. Disney Channel.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  8. ^ Penn Zero: Part-Time Zero Episode 4 closing credits
  9. ^ Entertainment/status/568507822784163840 James Arnold Taylor (@JATactor) will voice Yondu & Cosmo in #DisneyXD's #GuardiansOfTheGalaxy! #GuardiansVoiceCast date = February 19, 2015 on Twitter. Retrieved February 19, 2015.
  10. ^ a b "Behind The Voice Actors - James Arnold Taylor". Behind The Voice Actors. 
  11. ^ Torus Games. "Shrek Smash n' Crash Racing". Activision Value Publishing. Scene: Closing credits, 4 minutes in, Voice overs. 
  12. ^ Krome Studios (October 6, 2009). "Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Republic Heroes". LucasArts. Scene: Closing credits, 2:30 in, Voice Talent. 
  13. ^ Toys for Bob. "Skylanders: Trap Team". Activision. Scene: Closing credits, 8:40 in, Voice Actors. 

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