James Arnold Taylor
James Arnold Taylor at Star Wars Weekends 2013 (3) (8930849535) (cropped).jpg
Taylor in 2013
Born (1969-07-22) July 22, 1969 (age 52)
  • Voice actor
  • writer
  • producer
  • podcast host
Years active1995–present
AgentAbrams Artists Agency
Allison Taylor
(m. 1991)
Websitewww.jamesarnoldtaylor.com Edit this at Wikidata

James Arnold Taylor (born July 22, 1969) is an American voice actor, writer, producer, podcast host and impressionist, known for portraying Ratchet in the Ratchet & Clank franchise, the main character Tidus in Final Fantasy X, Shuyin in Final Fantasy X-2, Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Star Wars animated features such as Star Wars: The Clone Wars and the franchise's video games, and the titular character in the animated series Johnny Test.

Early life

Taylor was born in Santa Barbara, California on July 22, 1969.[1]


Taylor dressed as Obi-Wan Kenobi in 2012
Taylor dressed as Obi-Wan Kenobi in 2012

Taylor began his voice acting career in 1995.

He has been an active member of the voice acting community since, appearing in numerous roles, including Ratchet in the Ratchet & Clank video game series and Tidus from Final Fantasy X. From 2005 until 2011, Taylor also voiced Fred Flintstone in commercials and promotional material, following the death of Henry Corden.[2]

In 2013, he published the book JAT 365: 365 Inspirations for the Pursuit of Your Dreams.[3] In 2018, he began the podcast Talking to Myself.[4]

Personal life

Taylor has been married to his wife Allison, since 1991.[5] Together they have a daughter, Lydia, who also played the part of Mackenzie Huntington in Animal Crackers.[6][7] He is a Christian.[8]


Voice-over roles


List of voice performances in feature films
Year Title Role Notes Source
2001 Osmosis Jones Coffee Holding White Blood Cell Uncredited
2007 TMNT Leonardo   [9]
2008 Star Wars: The Clone Wars Obi-Wan Kenobi, additional voices   [9]
2012 Foodfight! Doctor Si Nustrix Limited theatrical release [9]
2016 Ratchet & Clank Ratchet  
2017 Animal Crackers Buffalo Bob Limited theatrical release
2018 Teen Titans Go! To the Movies Fake Slade Actor Character is identified as Shia LaBeouf within the film
List of voice performances in direct-to-video and television films
Year Title Role Notes Source
2001 The King of Queens Nicolas Cage
2003 Atlantis: Milo's Return Milo Thatch [9]
2003 The Animatrix Ash, Raul, additional voices    
2006 Ultimate Avengers 2 Bucky Barnes    
2007 Superman: Doomsday Officer Tucker   [9]
2008 Justice League: The New Frontier Captain Cold   [9]
2008 The Goldilocks and the 3 Bears Show Cricket 2, Weasel 2, Pig Classmate 3   [9]
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   [9]
2011 Green Lantern: Emerald Knights Tomar-Re   [9]
2011 Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Mr. Hudson, Spud, additional voices   [9]
2015 Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League vs. Bizarro League Barry Allen / The Flash, DeSaad   [9][10][11]
2015 Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League: Attack of the Legion of Doom Barry Allen / The Flash, General Lane    
2015 Robo-Dog Robo-Dog  
2016 Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League: Cosmic Clash Barry Allen / The Flash   [12]
2016 Lego Scooby-Doo! Haunted Hollywood Chet Brickton, Narrator  
2018 Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: The Flash Barry Allen / The Flash  
2020 Lego DC: Shazam!: Magic and Monsters Barry Allen / The Flash   [13]


List of voice performances in animation
Year Series Role Notes Source
1997 Johnny Bravo Huckleberry Hound, various characters   [9]
2000 Dinozaurs Dino Kenty    
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, Cash Episode: "Car Trouble"  
2003–05 Star Wars: Clone Wars Obi-Wan Kenobi  
2003–08 Codename: Kids Next Door King Sandy, Knight #2, Eggbert, others    
2004 Static Shock Eddie Felson/Speedwarp   [9]
2004–06 The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy Fred Flintstone, Various characters    
2004 The Fairly OddParents Crash Nebula, Sprig Speevak Episode: "Crash Nebula" [9]
2004 Justice League Unlimited Private, Robber Episode: "Hawk and Dove" [9]
2004–07 Danny Phantom Walker, Ghost Cops   [9]
2004 Game Over Various characters   [9]
2004–08 Drawn Together Wooldoor Sockbat, Jew Producer, various characters    
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   [9]
2005–14, 2021–present Johnny Test Johnny Test, Hank Anchorman, The Principal, Mr. Mittens, Bee Keeper, Dark Vegan, others   [9]
2005–07 A.T.O.M. Axel Manning, Sebastian Manning, Tilian 52 episodes [9]
2005–06 The Boondocks Crew Member, Ganstalicious Fan, Officer Frank    
2006–07 Celebrity Deathmatch Johnny Depp, Christian Bale  
2006–08 Legion of Super Heroes Mekt Ranzz / Lightning Lord, Color Kid, Ultra Boy, Porcupine Pete    
2006 The Zimmer Twins Edgar Zimmer All episodes [9]
2007 Afro Samurai Yashichi Episode: "The Dream Reader" [9]
2008–09 The Spectacular Spider-Man Harry Osborn, Frederick Foswell / Patch   [9]
2008 Ben 10: Alien Force Raff, Attendant #1 Episode: "X = Ben + 2" [9]
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   [9]
2008–14, 2020 Star Wars: The Clone Wars Obi-Wan Kenobi, Plo Koon, Rako Hardeen, others    
2008 Totally Spies! Insurance Salesman, Alternate Dimension David Letterman Episodes: "Totally Dunzo: Parts I & II" [9]
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   [9]
2011 Ben 10: Ultimate Alien Kolar, Announcer, Brannigan    
2011–present Ratchet and Clank's Qwarktastic Adventures Ratchet Lead role
2011 ThunderCats Old Emrick, Khamai Episode: "Song of the Petalars" [9]
2011 T.U.F.F. Puppy Biff Episode: "Dog Save the Queen"
2011–13 Young Justice Barry Allen / The Flash, Burton Thompson, Nathaniel Tryon / Neutron, Topo, Atlantean Guard #2,
G. Gordon Godfrey
2012 Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters King Tritonus    
2013 Teen Titans Go! Hadji, Dr. Benton C. Quest, Race Bannon Episode: La Larva de Amor
2013 Beware the Batman William Benjamin, Officer Dunbrowski, Subway Conductor   [9]
2013–15 Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. Leader, Blastaar, Triton, Human Torch, others   [9]
2014 Star Wars Rebels Obi-Wan Kenobi Episode: "Spark of Rebellion" [14]
2014 Lego DC Comics: Batman Be-Leaguered Barry Allen / The Flash   [15]
2014 We Wish You a Merry Walrus Roofhowse   [9][16]
2015 Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero Additional voices   [17]
2015 Clarence Camden's Dad Episode: "Where the Wild Chads Are"  
2015 Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors Triton, Molten Man   [9]
2015 Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmo the Spacedog, Yondu    
2016-18 DreamWorks Dragons Throk    
2016 SpongeBob SquarePants Nick Fishkins and the Isopod Episode: "Sold!"  
2017 The Loud House Fritz, Mr. Bolhofner, Guy Grazer, Bertrand, Additional voices Recurring role  
2017 Billy Dilley's Super-Duper Subterranean Summer Count Wretcher    
2018 The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants Additional voices    
2019 Victor and Valentino Chip the Collector Episode: "The Collector"  
2019 The Casagrandes Pierre, Little Burger Episode: "Fast Feud" (voice)
2020 Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous Eddie, Lab assistante Episode 5: "Happy Birthday, Eddie!" (voice)
2021 Looney Tunes Cartoons Russian Dog


List of dubbing performances in anime
Year Series Role Notes Source
1999–2000 Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water Red Noah  
2005 Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind Muzu  

Video games

List of voice performances in video games
Year Title Role Notes Source
1995 Emit Mr. Voice Japanese-only release  
1999 Destrega Tieme, Various Soldiers    
2001 Atlantis: The Lost Empire Milo Thatch PlayStation version  
2001 Final Fantasy X Tidus   [9]
2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Pippin, additional voices   [9]
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   [9]
2003 Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando Ratchet, New Ager, Hypnotist Head 1   [9]
2003 Final Fantasy X-2 Tidus, Shuyin   [9]
2004 James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing Jack Mason / Agent 003  
2004 Shrek 2 Gingerbread Man, Prince Charming, Wolf, Bricks   [9]
2004 Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain Gabe Logan    
2004 Spider-Man 2 Quentin Beck / Mysterio   [9]
2004 Tales of Symphonia Lord Yggdrasill, Gnome   [9]
2004 Hot Shots Golf Fore! Ratchet    
2004 Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal Ratchet, Maxmillian, TV voice   [9]
2004 EverQuest II Venekar, Deebo Turnlin, Guard Mizzonozzle    
2004 Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines     [18]
2005 Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith Obi-Wan Kenobi   [9]
2005 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Willy Wonka [9]
2005 X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse Iceman, Sugarman   [9]
2005 Ultimate Spider-Man Max Dillon / Electro    
2005 Jak X: Combat Racing Ratchet    
2005 Ratchet: Deadlocked Ratchet   [9]
2005 Shrek SuperSlam Humpty Dumpty, Prince Charming   [9]
2005 Star Wars: Battlefront II Obi-Wan Kenobi   [9]
2005 Nicktoons Unite! Walker, Male Fairy, Doomsday Trooper    
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 [9]
2006 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Captain Jack Sparrow  
2006 Marvel: Ultimate Alliance Bulldozer, Iceman, Lizard, Mysterio    
2006 Spider-Man: Battle for New York Peter Parker / Spider-Man Nintendo DS version  
2006 Shrek Smash n' Crash Racing Prince Charming, Humpty Dumpty   [19][9]
2007 Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters Ratchet, Security Guard    
2007 TMNT Leonardo   [9]
2007 Shrek the Third Artie, Prince Charming, Gnome   [9]
2007 Hot Shots Tennis Kent   [9]
2007 Spider-Man: Friend or Foe Peter Parker / Spider-Man   [9]
2007 Syphon Filter: Logan's Shadow Gabe Logan    
2007 Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction Ratchet   [9]
2008 Secret Agent Clank Ratchet    
2008 Ratchet & Clank Future: Quest for Booty Ratchet    
2008 Lego Batman: The Videogame Robin, Nightwing    
2009 Free Realms Chatty   [9]
2009 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen The Fallen   [9]
2009 Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs Crash   [9]
2009 Dissidia Final Fantasy Tidus   [9]
2009 Scooby-Doo! First Frights Numbers, Seth Angler  
2009 Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron Obi-Wan Kenobi, Ferroda    
2009 Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Republic Heroes Obi-Wan Kenobi, Plo Koon   [20]
2009 Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time Ratchet, Dan Johnson (skin only)   [9]
2010 Final Fantasy XIII Cocoon Inhabitants    
2010 Resonance of Fate Victor    
2010 How to Train Your Dragon Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III, Fishlegs Ingerman    
2010 Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge Largo LeGrande, Mad Marty the Launderer, Fisherman, Spitting Cintest Referee    
2010 Valkyria Chronicles II Shop Clerk   [9]
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   [9]
2011 Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy Tidus   [9]
2011 Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars Obi Wan Kenobi, Plo Koon   [9]
2011 PlayStation Move Heroes Ratchet   [9]
2011 Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One Ratchet   [9]
2012 Kinect Star Wars Darth Kern, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Gold 6   [9]
2012 Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth Spider-Man, Magneto, Thor    
2012 PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale Ratchet   [9]
2012 Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault Ratchet   [9]
2013 Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus Ratchet   [9]
2012, 2014 Ratchet & Clank Collection Ratchet Going Commando and Up Your Arsenal  
2013 Lego Marvel Super Heroes Professor X, Silver Surfer, Spider-Man, Superior Spider-Man, Winter Soldier,
2014 The Lego Movie Videogame Additional voices    
2014 Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster Tidus Audio drama ('Final Fantasy X -Will-') as an extra ending  
2014 Scooby Doo and Looney Tunes: Cartoon Universe Wile E. Coyote    
2014 Skylanders: Trap Team Various characters Grouped under Voice Actors [21]
2014 Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX Captain Jack Sparrow, The Prince Archive audio [9]
2015 Infinite Crisis Nightmare Robin   [22]
2015 Disney Infinity 3.0 Obi-Wan Kenobi, Plo Koon, TD-54   [23]
2015 Transformers: Devastation Menasor, Seeker 1   [9]
2016 Ratchet & Clank Ratchet   [9]
2016 World of Final Fantasy Tidus   [9]
2018 Dissidia Final Fantasy NT Tidus   [9]
2018 Super Bomberman R Ratchet PlayStation 4 version [24]
2018 Marvel Powers United VR Iceman, Magneto   [9]
2018 Mobius Final Fantasy Tidus   [25][9]
2018 Lego DC Super-Villains Green Arrow    
2018 Star Wars Battlefront II Obi-Wan Kenobi Downloadable content  
2019 Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order Cosmo, Iceman   [9]
2019 Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Obi-Wan Kenobi Reused voice lines from Star Wars Rebels  
2021 Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart Ratchet    
2022 Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Obi-Wan Kenobi    

Live action roles

List of acting performances and appearances in television and film
Year Title Role Notes Source
2001 The Comedy Team of Pete & James Himself Documentary; also writer and producer  
2008 X-treme Weekend N/A Executive producer  
2008 The Audition N/A Associate producer  
2010 Big Time Rush Regional Manager Taylor Episode: 'Big Time Demos'  
2013 I Know That Voice Himself Documentary  
2015 Summer '78 N/A Producer  
2015 A Certin Point of Voew N/A Producer (3 episodes)  
2017 Clone Wars Conversions Himself/Host Also writer and producer  
2019 Kenobi: A Star Wars Fan Film Captain Leegus Fan film
2020 The Last Blockbuster Himself Documentary


List of appearances in web series
Year Title Role Notes Source
2017–present The JAT Show Himself/Host Podcast; also writer and producer  


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