James Arnold Taylor

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James Arnold Taylor
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Taylor at Star Wars Weekends 2011
Born (1969-07-22) July 22, 1969 (age 46)[1]
Santa Barbara, California, U.S.
Occupation Voice actor, author
Years active 1987–present
Agent DPN
Spouse(s) Allison Taylor (m. 1991)
Children 1
Website http://www.jamesarnoldtaylor.com

James Arnold Taylor (born July 22, 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.[2] 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]

List of voice performances or live-action performances in direct-to-video films, television films and feature films
Year Series Role Notes Source
2003 Atlantis: Milo's Return Milo Thatch Replaces Michael J. Fox [1]
2003 The Animatrix Ash, Raul, additional voices    
2005 Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind Muzu    
2006 Ultimate Avengers 2 Bucky    
2007 TMNT Leonardo   [1]
2007 Superman: Doomsday Mayor of Metropolis   [1]
2008 Justice League: The New Frontier Captain Cold   [1]
2008 Star Wars: The Clone Wars Obi-Wan Kenobi, additional voices   [1]
2008 The Goldilocks and the 3 Bears Show Cricket 2, Weasel 2, Pig Classmate 3   [1]
2009 Bionicle: The Legend Reborn Berix, Vastus    
2010 The Drawn Together Movie: The Movie! Wooldoor Sockbat, Jew Producer    
2010 Gnomes and Trolls: The Secret Chamber Slim, Prickles, Hilda, Spike   [1]
2011 Green Lantern: Emerald Knights Tomar-Re   [1]
2011 Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Mr. Hudson, Spud, additional voices   [1]
2012 Foodfight! Doctor Si Nustrix   [1]
2013 I Know That Voice Himself Documentary  
2015 Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League vs. Bizarro League The Flash, Desaad   [1][3][4]
2015 Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League: Attack of the Legion of Doom The Flash, General Lane    
2016 Ratchet & Clank Ratchet   In production
2016 Animal Crackers Buffalo Bob   In filming

Animation[edit]

List of voice performances in animation
Year Series Role Notes Source
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    
1997 Johnny Bravo Various characters   [1]
1998 Getter Robo Armageddon Additional voices    
1998–2001 Histeria! Additional voices    
1999–2001 Detention Additional voices    
1999–2002 The New Woody Woodpecker Show Louie the Mongrel    
2000 Pokémon Pirate 1 Episode: "Viva Las Lapras"  
2000 Poochini's Yard Additional voices    
2000 Dinozaurs Dino Kenty    
2001 Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water Red Noah    
2002 Invader Zim Rob Hummel    
2002 Whatever Happened to Robot Jones? Boy 3, Boy 6, Cool Kid    
2002 ¡Mucha Lucha! Kid Wombat    
2003–06 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    
2003 The Powerpuff Girls Kid #3, Kid #5, Triplet #3, Brian Larsen Episode: "Save Mojo/Substitute Creature"  
2003–05 Teen Titans Overload (first appearance only), Cash Episode: "Car Trouble"  
2003–05 Star Wars: Clone Wars Obi-Wan Kenobi Doubles Ewan McGregor  
2003–08 Codename: Kids Next Door King Sandy, Knight #2, Eggbert, others    
2004 Static Shock Eddie Felson, Speedwarp   [1]
2004–06 The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy Various characters    
2004 The Fairly OddParents Crash Nebula, Sprig Speevak Episode: "Crash Nebula" [1]
2004 Justice League Private, Robber Episode: "Hawk and Dove" [1]
2004–07 Danny Phantom Walker   [1]
2004 Game Over Various characters   [1]
2004–08 Drawn Together Wooldoor Sockbat, Jew Producer    
2005 The Buzz on Maggie Additional voices    
2005 My Life as a Teenage Robot Kenny, Oblivious Guy, Customer #4 Episode: "Love 'Em or Leash 'Em/Teen Team Time"  
2005 Stroker and Hoop Ron Howard, Answering Machine Guy   [1]
2005–06 Krypto the Superdog Paw Pooch    
2005–14 Johnny Test Johnny Test, Hank Anchorman, The Principal, Mr. Mittens, Bee Keeper, Darth Vegan, others   [1]
2005–07 A.T.O.M. Axel, Sebastian Manning, Tilian   [1]
2005–06 The Boondocks Crew Member, Ganstalicious Fan, Officer Frank    
2006 Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story Bugs Bunny, additional voices    
2006–07 Celebrity Deathmatch Johnny Depp, Christian Bale Voice double  
2006–08 Legion of Super Heroes Mekt Ranzz/Lightning Lord, Color Kid, Ultra Boy, Porcupine Pete    
2007 Afro Samurai Yashichi Episode: "The Dream Reader" [1]
2008 Family Guy Nathan Lane Voice double  
2008–09 The Spectacular Spider-Man Harry Osborn, Frederick Foswell/Patch   [1]
2008 Ben 10: Alien Force Raff, Attendant #1 Episode: "X = Ben + 2" [1]
2008–11 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   [1]
2008–13 Star Wars: The Clone Wars Obi-Wan Kenobi, Plo Koon, Rako Hardeen, others    
2010 Big Time Rush Regional Manager Taylor Episode: "Big Time Demos"  
2010–12 Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated Rung Laddernton, George Avcados, Randy    
2010 G.I. Joe: Renegades Sherriff Terry, Matty, Russel Clemens   [1]
2011 Ben 10: Ultimate Alien Kolar, Announcer, Brannigan    
2011 ThunderCats Old Emrick, Khamai Episode: "Song of the Petalars" [1]
2011–13 Young Justice Barry Allen/The Flash, Burton Thompson, Nathaniel Tryon/Neutron, Topo, Atlantean Guard #2   [1]
2012 Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters King Tritonus    
2013 Beware the Batman William Benjamin, Officer Dunbrowski, Subway Conductor   [1]
2013–15 Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. Leader, Blastaar, Triton, Human Torch, others   [1]
2014 Star Wars Rebels Obi-Wan Kenobi Episode: "Spark of Rebellion" [5]
2014 Lego DC Comics: Batman Be-Leaguered The Flash   [6]
2014 We Wish You a Merry Walrus Roofhowse   [1][7][8]
2015 Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero Additional voices   [9]
2015 Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors Triton, Molten Man   [1]
2015 Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmo, Yondu   [10]

Video games[edit]

List of voice performances in video games
Year Series Role Notes Source
1995 Emit Mr. Voice Japanese-only release  
1999 Destrega Tieme, Various Soldiers    
2001 Atlantis: The Lost Empire Milo Thatch PlayStation verison  
2001 Final Fantasy X Tidus   [1]
2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Pippin, additional voices   [1]
2002 Monsters, Inc. Monster 2, Monster 9    
2003 Enter the Matrix Additional voices    
2003 Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge Sheriff, DeCarlo, Cajun, Red Skull   [1]
2003 Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando Ratchet, New Ager, Hypnotist Head 1   [1]
2003 Final Fantasy X-2 Tidus, Shuyin   [1]
2004 Shrek 2 Gingerbread Man, Prince Charming, Wolf, Bricks   [1]
2004 Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain Gabe Logan    
2004 Spider-Man 2 Mysterio   [1]
2004 Tales of Symphonia Lord Yggdrasill, Gnome   [1]
2004 Hot Shots Golf Fore! Ratchet    
2004 Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal Ratchet, Maxmillian, TV voice   [1]
2004 EverQuest II Venekar, Deebo Turnlin, Guard Mizzonozzle    
2004 Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines Vandal, Julius    
2005 Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith Obi-Wan Kenobi   [1]
2005 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Willy Wonka Doubles Johnny Depp [1]
2005 X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse Iceman, Sugarman   [1]
2005 Ultimate Spider-Man Electro    
2005 Jak X: Combat Racing Ratchet    
2005 Ratchet: Deadlocked Ratchet   [1]
2005 Shrek SuperSlam Humpty Dumpty, Prince Charming   [1]
2005 Star Wars: Battlefront II Obi-Wan Kenobi   [1]
2005 Kingdom of Paradise Eigen, Kirin Shihan    
2006 24: The Game Additional voices    
2006 Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror Gabe Logan    
2006 Kingdom Hearts II Captain Jack Sparrow Doubles Johnny Depp &[1]
2006 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Captain Jack Sparrow Doubles Johnny Depp  
2006 Marvel: Ultimate Alliance Bulldozer, Iceman, Lizard, Mysterio    
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 TMNT Leonardo    
2007 Shrek the Third Artie, Prince Charming, Gnome    
2007 Hot Shots Tennis Kent    
2007 Spider-Man: Friend or Foe Spider-Man    
2007 Syphon Filter: Logan's Shadow Gabe Logan    
2007 Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction Ratchet    
2008 Secret Agent Clank Ratchet    
2008 Ratchet & Clank Future: Quest for Booty Ratchet    
2008 Lego Batman: The Videogame Robin, Nightwing    
2009 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen The Fallen    
2009 Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs Crash    
2009 Dissidia Final Fantasy Tidus    
2009 Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron Obi-Wan Kenobi, Ferroda    
2009 Star Wars: The Clone Wars - Republic Heroes Obi-Wan Kenobi, Plo Koon   [12]
2009 Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time Ratchet    
2010 Final Fantasy XIII Cocoon Inhabitants    
2010 Resonance of Fate Victor    
2010 How to Train Your Dragon Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III, Fishlegs Ingerman    
2010 Valkyria Chronicles II Shop Clerk    
2010 Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep The Prince    
2010 Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions Additional voices    
2010 Back to the Future: The Game Young Emmett 'Doc' Brown    
2011 Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy Tidus    
2011 Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars Obi Wan Kenobi, Plo Koon    
2011 PlayStation Move Heroes Ratchet    
2011 Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One    
2012 Kinect Star Wars Darth Kern, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Gold 6    
2012 Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth Spider-Man, Magneto, Thor    
2012 PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale Ratchet    
2012 Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault    
2013 Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus    
2013 Lego Marvel Super Heroes Professor X, Silver Surfer, Spider-Man, Superior Spider-Man, Winter Soldier, Ant Man    
2014 The Lego Movie Videogame Additional voices    
2014 Skylanders: Trap Team Various characters Grouped under Voice Actors [13]
2015 Infinite Crisis Nightmare Robin   [14]
2016 Ratchet & Clank Ratchet    

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au av "Behind The Voice Actors - James Arnold Taylor". Behind The Voice Actors. 
  2. ^ "James Arnold Taylor IMDB". 
  3. ^ "Interview with James Arnold Taylor for "Justice League vs. Bizarro League"". YouTube. Retrieved January 26, 2015. 
  4. ^ Lego Justice League vs. Bizarro League Closing Credits
  5. ^ "Spark of Rebellion". Star Wars Rebels. October 3, 2014. Event occurs at 43:07. Disney Channel. 
  6. ^ "Lego Batman: Be-Leaguered". Lego Batman. October 27, 2014. Closing credits. 
  7. ^ 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.
  8. ^ "We Wish You a Merry Walrus". December 24, 2014. Closing credits. Disney Channel.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  9. ^ Penn Zero: Part-Time Zero Episode 4 closing credits
  10. ^ 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.
  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. 
  14. ^ DC Entertainment (December 17, 2014). "Infinite Crisis - Behind the Voice - James Arnold Taylor as Nightmare Robin". YouTube. 

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