James Arnold Taylor
Taylor at GalaxyCon Austin in 2023
Born (1969-07-22) July 22, 1969 (age 54)
Other namesJAT
  • Voice actor
  • writer
  • producer
  • podcaster
Years active1995–present
Allison Taylor
(m. 1991)
Websitewww.jamesarnoldtaylor.com Edit this at Wikidata

James Arnold Taylor (born July 22, 1969),[1] also known by his initials JAT,[2] is an American voice actor, writer, producer and podcaster. He is 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.


Taylor at the 2023 Phoenix Fan Fusion.

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.[3]

In 2013, he published the book JAT 365: 365 Inspirations for the Pursuit of Your Dreams.[2] 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
2007 TMNT Leonardo   [9]
2008 Star Wars: The Clone Wars Obi-Wan Kenobi, 4-A7, Medical Droid   [9]
2012 Foodfight! Doctor Si Nustrix Limited theatrical release [9]
2015 Star Wars: The Force Awakens Obi-Wan Kenobi Lines redubbed by Ewan McGregor [10]
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
2003 Atlantis: Milo's Return Milo Thatch [9]
The Animatrix Ash, Raul, Additional voices    
2007 Superman: Doomsday Officer Tucker   [9]
2008 Justice League: The New Frontier Captain Cold   [9]
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    
Gnomes and Trolls: The Secret Chamber Slim, Prickles, Hilda, Spike   [9]
2011 Green Lantern: Emerald Knights Tomar-Re   [9]
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Mr. Hudson, Spud, Additional voices   [9]
2015 Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League vs. Bizarro League Barry Allen / Flash, DeSaad   [9][11][12]
Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League: Attack of the Legion of Doom Barry Allen / Flash, General Lane    
2016 Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League: Cosmic Clash Barry Allen / Flash   [13]
Lego Scooby-Doo! Haunted Hollywood Chet Brickton, Narrator  
2018 Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: The Flash Barry Allen / Flash  
2020 Lego DC: Shazam!: Magic and Monsters   [14]
2023 Scooby-Doo! and Krypto, Too! Jimmy Olsen, Lex Luthor


List of voice performances in animation
Year Series Role Notes Source
1997 Johnny Bravo Beaver (3), Newton, Bean Man, Sour Grape Man, Huckleberry Hound, Horseman, News Announcer, Random Man (2)   [9]
2002 Codename Kids Next Door King Sandy Episode: "Operation: B.E.A.C.H." [9]
2003–05 Star Wars: Clone Wars Obi-Wan Kenobi  
2004 Static Shock Eddie Felson/Speedwarp Episode: "Now You See Him..." [9]
The Fairly OddParents Crash Nebula, Sprig Speevak Episode: "Crash Nebula" [9]
Justice League Unlimited Private, Robber Episode: "Hawk and Dove" [9]
Game Over Various characters   [9]
2004–07 Danny Phantom Walker, Monster, Ghost Cops   [9]
2004–08 Drawn Together Wooldoor Sockbat, Jew Producer, various characters    
2005 My Life as a Teenage Robot Kenny/Y-K9, Oblivious Guy, Customer #4 Episode: "Love ‘Em or Leash ‘Em/Teen Team Time [9]
2005 Stroker and Hoop Ron Howard, Answering Machine Guy   [9]
2005–14, 2021–2022 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, TIllian 52 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    
2010 G.I. Joe: Renegades Sherriff Terry, Matty, Russel Clemens   [9]
2011 ThunderCats Old Emrick, Khamai Episode: "Song of the Petalars" [9]
2011–13, 2019–2022 Young Justice Barry Allen / 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"
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" [15]
Lego DC Comics: Batman Be-Leaguered Barry Allen / Flash   [16]
We Wish You a Merry Walrus Roofhowse   [9][17]
2015 Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero Additional voices   [18]
Ultimate Spider-Man Triton, Molten Man   [9]
Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmo the Spacedog, Yondu    
2017 Billy Dilley's Super-Duper Subterranean Summer Count Wretcher    
2019-2022 Lego City Adventures Tippy Dorman [19]
2020 Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous Eddie, Lab Assistant Episode: "Happy Birthday, Eddie!"
2021 Looney Tunes Cartoons Russian Dog
2022 Tales of the Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi [20]


List of dubbing performances in anime
Year Series Role Notes Source
2005 Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind Muzu  

Video games

List of voice performances in video games
Year Title Role Notes Source
2001 Final Fantasy X Tidus   [9]
2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Pippin, additional voices   [9]
2003 Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge Sheriff, DeCarlo, Cajun, Red Skull   [9]
Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando Ratchet, New Ager, Hypnotist Head 1   [9]
Final Fantasy X-2 Tidus, Shuyin   [9]
2004 Shrek 2 Gingerbread Man, Prince Charming, Wolf, Bricks   [9]
Spider-Man 2 Quentin Beck / Mysterio   [9]
Tales of Symphonia Lord Yggdrasill, Gnome   [9]
Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal Ratchet, Maxmillian, TV voice   [9]
Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines Vandal, Julius, Killer   [21]
2005 Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith Obi-Wan Kenobi   [9]
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Willy Wonka [9]
X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse Iceman, Sugarman   [9]
Ratchet: Deadlocked Ratchet   [9]
Shrek SuperSlam Humpty Dumpty, Prince Charming   [9]
Star Wars: Battlefront II Obi-Wan Kenobi   [9]
2006 Kingdom Hearts II Captain Jack Sparrow [9]
Shrek Smash n' Crash Racing Prince Charming, Humpty Dumpty   [22][9]
2007 Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters Ratchet, Security Guard    
TMNT Leonardo   [9]
Shrek the Third Artie, Prince Charming, Gnome   [9]
Hot Shots Tennis Kent   [9]
Spider-Man: Friend or Foe Peter Parker / Spider-Man   [9]
Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction Ratchet   [9]
2008 Secret Agent Clank    
Ratchet & Clank Future: Quest for Booty    
Lego Batman: The Videogame Robin, Nightwing    
2009 Cartoon Network Universe: FusionFall Johnny Test, Eddy   [9]
Free Realms Chatty   [9]
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen The Fallen   [9]
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs Crash   [9]
Dissidia Final Fantasy Tidus   [9]
Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron Obi-Wan Kenobi, Ferroda    
Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Republic Heroes Obi-Wan Kenobi, Plo Koon   [23]
Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time Ratchet, Dan Johnson (skin only)   [9]
2010 Final Fantasy XIII Cocoon Inhabitants   [24]
How to Train Your Dragon Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III, Fishlegs Ingerman    
Valkyria Chronicles II Shop Clerk   [9]
Back to the Future: The Game Young Emmett "Doc" Brown   [9]
2011 Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy Tidus   [9]
Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars Obi-Wan Kenobi, Plo Koon   [9]
PlayStation Move Heroes Ratchet   [9]
Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One   [9]
2012 Kinect Star Wars Darth Kern, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Gold 6   [9]
PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale Ratchet   [9]
Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault   [9]
2013 Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus   [9]
2012, 2014 Ratchet & Clank Collection Going Commando and Up Your Arsenal  
2013 Lego Marvel Super Heroes Professor X, Silver Surfer, Spider-Man, Superior Spider-Man, Winter Soldier,
2014 Skylanders: Trap Team Various characters Grouped under Voice Actors [25]
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix Captain Jack Sparrow, The Prince Archive audio [9]
2015 Infinite Crisis Nightmare Robin   [26]
Disney Infinity 3.0 Obi-Wan Kenobi, Plo Koon, TD-54   [27]
Transformers: Devastation Menasor, Seeker 1   [9]
2016 Ratchet & Clank Ratchet   [9]
World of Final Fantasy Tidus   [9]
2018 Dissidia Final Fantasy NT   [9]
Super Bomberman R Ratchet PlayStation 4 version [28]
Marvel Powers United VR Iceman, Magneto   [9]
Mobius Final Fantasy Tidus   [29][9]
Lego DC Super-Villains Green Arrow    
Star Wars Battlefront II Obi-Wan Kenobi Downloadable content  
2019 Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order Cosmo, Iceman   [9]
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Obi-Wan Kenobi Reused voice lines from Star Wars Rebels  
2021 Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart Ratchet    
Marvel's Avengers Mark Raxton
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 Executive producer  
The Audition Associate producer  
2010 Big Time Rush Regional Manager Taylor Episode: 'Big Time Demos'  
2013 I Know That Voice Himself Documentary  
2015 Summer '78 Producer  
2015 A Certain Point of View Producer (3 episodes)  
2017 Clone Wars Conversations 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
2018–present James Arnold Taylor's Talking to Myself Himself/host Also writer and producer [4]


  1. ^ James Arnold Taylor [@jactor] (2013-07-22). "The time I was born 44 years ago today! Thanks to all for the bday wishes!" – via Instagram.
  2. ^ a b "JAT365". James Arnold Taylor.
  3. ^ Zwecker, Bill (April 27, 2016). "In 'Ratchet & Clank,' voice actor gets to (kind of) be himself". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved May 4, 2020.
  4. ^ a b "The Podcast". James Arnold Taylor.
  5. ^ "The Clone Wars' James Arnold Taylor Discusses Life as a Voice Actor". 21 November 2012 – via IGN.
  6. ^ Eddy, Art (May 14, 2018). "James Arnold Taylor Talks Working On A Feature Film With His Daughter".
  7. ^ Mintzer, Jordan (2017-06-16). "'Animal Crackers': Film Review | Annecy 2017". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2022-05-22.
  8. ^ Rickards, Megan (2018-11-29). "Podcast Review | Talking to Myself (James Arnold Taylor)". Future of the Force. Retrieved 2020-10-11.
  9. ^ 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 aw ax ay az ba bb bc bd be bf bg bh bi bj bk bl bm bn bo bp bq br bs bt bu bv bw bx by bz ca "James Arnold Taylor (visual voices guide)". Behind The Voice Actors.
  10. ^ @JATactor (December 19, 2015). "@t_betts94 yes, it was me originally but they replaced my version with Ewan. I guess if I'm gonna be replaced it should be him! 😀" (Tweet). Archived from the original on April 6, 2022 – via Twitter.
  11. ^ "Interview with James Arnold Taylor for "Justice League vs. Bizarro League"". YouTube. Archived from the original on 2021-12-22. Retrieved January 26, 2015.
  12. ^ Lego Justice League vs. Bizarro League Closing Credits
  13. ^ "LEGO Justice League: Cosmic Clash Movie Bluray With Cosmic Boy Minifigure Details". toynewsi.com. Retrieved 21 December 2016.
  14. ^ Oller, Jacob (Apr 3, 2020). "Embrace your inner child with this first look at LEGO DC: Shazam-Magic & Monsters". SYFY WIRE. Archived from the original on April 8, 2020. Retrieved Apr 10, 2020.
  15. ^ "Spark of Rebellion". Star Wars Rebels. October 3, 2014. Event occurs at 43:07. Disney Channel.
  16. ^ "Lego Batman: Be-Leaguered". Lego Batman. October 27, 2014. Archived from the original on December 7, 2014. Retrieved November 30, 2014.
  17. ^ Taber, Catherine [@cattaber] (December 23, 2014). "She, James Arnold Taylor, and Dee Bradley Baker are in the Club Penguin special We Wish You a Merry Walrus" (Tweet). Retrieved December 29, 2014 – via Twitter.
  18. ^ Penn Zero: Part-Time Zero Episode 4 closing credits
  19. ^ "Breaking News - Nickelodeon Debuts "LEGO(R) City Adventures," Brand-New Animated Series on Saturday, June 22, at 11:30 A.M. (ET/PT) | TheFutonCritic.com". www.thefutoncritic.com. Retrieved 2024-01-12.
  20. ^ George, Joe (October 13, 2022). "Star Wars Brings Back Original Trilogy Legend for New Disney+ Series". Den of Geek. Archived from the original on October 13, 2022. Retrieved October 17, 2022.
  21. ^ Troika Games. Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines. Activision. Scene: Ending credits, 2:13 in, Voice Over Actors.
  22. ^ Torus Games. Shrek Smash n' Crash Racing. Activision Value Publishing. Scene: Closing credits, 4 minutes in, Voice overs.
  23. ^ Krome Studios (October 6, 2009). Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Republic Heroes. LucasArts. Scene: Closing credits, 2:30 in, Voice Talent.
  24. ^ "Final Fantasy XIII (2010 Video Game)". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved 28 December 2023.
  25. ^ Toys for Bob. Skylanders: Trap Team. Activision. Scene: Closing credits, 8:40 in, Voice Actors.
  26. ^ DC Entertainment (December 17, 2014). "Infinite Crisis – Behind the Voice – James Arnold Taylor as Nightmare Robin". YouTube. Archived from the original on 2021-12-22.
  27. ^ Avalanche Software. Disney Infinity 3.0. Scene: Closing credits, 5:29 in, Featuring the Voice Talents of.
  28. ^ Super Bomberman R Presents: Official Voice Actors for Ratchet & Clank. June 7, 2018. Archived from the original on 2021-12-22. Retrieved June 8, 2018 – via YouTube.
  29. ^ MOBIUS FINAL FANTASY Official (17 July 2018). "FFX Collaboration Event: Dream Within a Dream trailer". Archived from the original on 2021-12-22 – via YouTube.