James Arnold Taylor

James Arnold Taylor

Date Of Birth: Jul 22, 1969
Birth Place: Santa Barbara, California, USA

Popularity: 89th All Time, 148th This Week

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Credits On BTVA: 389 Roles from 156 Titles  [ Only show characters with sound clips ]
Additional Voice Credits on BTVA: 9

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said at 10:41 PM on Mon Jan 2 2017
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James Arnold Taylor seems like a really nice & talented voice actor- I found it really cool how he showed how a typical day of his voice acting performances go:

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said at 8:03 PM on Mon Sep 19 2016
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When people try to say he's a bad actor:

said at 7:09 PM on Thu Dec 29 2016
I haven't followed the link yet. Is this a spoiler for anything?
said at 4:57 PM on Fri Jul 22 2016
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Happy birthday, current favorite actor!

I love his awesome range. He's like the tenor equivalent of Corey Burton, as Dee is to Welker.

Aside from his wonderful VO talents including Ratchet, Spidey, Magneto (awesome depth), Fred Flintstone, & Johnny Test..

..he is a really sweet guy, basically the living equivalent of the Ned Flanders stereotype. It's wonderful how friendly he is on social media, between Twitter & FB, & even making YouTube videos.

* It is pretty cool how he has spoken out on the state of anime dubbing, having grown up enjoying & appreciating anime, & it was pretty cool to hear him in dubs early in his career, like Pokemon, DinoZaurs, Animatrix (English-first but still notable), & especially Final Fantasy, which got him noticed.

* I will be playing Valkyria Chronicles II dubbed just to hear him in it. He is a wonderful actor & one of my all-time favorite actors-as-human-beings.

I don't know what Star Trek is, but...may he live long & prosper.
said at 5:57 AM on Fri Jul 22 2016
Happy Birthday James Arnold Taylor!
said at 5:10 AM on Fri Jul 22 2016
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Once again, happy birthday, James.
said at 4:05 AM on Fri Jul 22 2016
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Happy Birthday, James Arnold Taylor aka JAT! It's a three way tie between Obi-Wan Kenobi, Tidus, and Ratchet as my favorite JAT role, though he also did very well as Wooldoor Jebediah Sockbat, Fred Flintstone, Spider-Man/Peter Parker, and Green Arrow/Oliver Queen.
said at 3:35 AM on Fri Jul 22 2016
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Happy Birthday JAT aka James Arnold Taylor good work playing both Ratchet and Axel Manning.
said at 12:31 AM on Fri Jul 22 2016
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Happy 47th birthday James Arnold Taylor!
said at 9:56 PM on Mon May 9 2016
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JAT was one of the first VAs I found out about. I saw his name in the credits of Johnny Test. A little later, I saw his name in the credits for TCW. I was like :O. I couldn't believe he voiced Johnny Test, Obi-Wan, AND Plo Koon. His range definitely impressed me.
said at 3:13 AM on Tue May 3 2016
Hearing his turn as Magneto, I find him to be an excellent candidate to play Mewtwo, if Pokemon either gets an A-list dub, or if Mewtwo were to crossover into an American production, & the previous actor weren't available.
said at 7:07 AM on Mon Aug 17 2015
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Congrats to James Arnold Taylor for hitting 300 AWESOME roles.
said at 9:06 PM on Wed Jul 22 2015
Happy Birthday, JAT!!
said at 2:00 PM on Wed Jul 22 2015
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Happy Birthday James Arnold Taylor!

He is a brilliant and talented impressionist. His Obi-Wan Kenobi is not only an incredible impression of Ewan McGregor but he totally surpasses him in the role, though that's mostly due to the prequels being written as badly as they were and the Clone Wars cartoons having far superior writing. Anyways the point is that he totally made Obi-Wan his own and it still stands out as one of the few major examples of a voice actor replacement surpassing the original.

He also is excellent as Leonardo, The Flash, Captain Cold, Spider-Man, Harry Osborn, Human Torch, The Leader, Magneto, Bulldozer and Fred Flintstone. Seriously he is a really good current voice for Fred. Its shows off his range very nicely.

I look forward to seeing how he'll do as Yondu and Cosmo in the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy cartoon. Both are interesting casting choices. I hope they turn out well.
said at 5:21 PM on Wed Mar 30 2016
@Autovolt What do you think of his Tidus?
said at 10:24 AM on Fri Jul 22 2016
@huzaifa_ahmed I have never played Final Fantasy so no comment there.
said at 10:24 AM on Fri Jul 22 2016
It was great to hear James Arnold Taylor voicing in Transformers again.

Menasor in Devastation was quite a surprising casting choice, and for the most part I thought he did the role well. Mind you I still prefer Regis Cordic but JAT did at least make Menasor his own while still homaging Cordic in his performance.

It was also great hearing him as the speed freak Crazybolt. He was hilarious in the role and he had great chemistry with Gary Anthony William's Slicedice.

I hope he continues to get more opportunities voicing in the Transformers franchise.

Happy Birthday James Arnold Taylor!
said at 7:49 AM on Wed Jul 22 2015
Happy Birthday Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi.
said at 7:42 AM on Wed Jul 22 2015
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Happy birthday, James Arnold Taylor.
said at 6:01 AM on Wed Jul 22 2015
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Happy Birthday Obi-Wan Kenobi, Ratchet, and Leonardo from TMNT 2007 Movie.
said at 2:40 AM on Wed Jul 22 2015
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Happy Birthday, sorry I've not much to say about your roles, due to not having Much Experience with em in my Childhood prior to now.
said at 5:39 PM on Sat Jun 27 2015
Tidus!!!! XDDD
HK-47 master
said at 2:07 PM on Mon Jan 26 2015
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I wonder if he could do an Alec Guinness-style Obi-Wan?
said at 3:04 PM on Fri Sep 5 2014
This guy is the best voice actor of all time, IMO. He Has the power to imitate almost everyone he wants to imitate and make all of his voices sound different from his real voice and from each other.
said at 4:08 PM on Tue Sep 30 2014
@IamOptimusPrime2020 Scratch that. He will be the best as soon as he gets more roles than both Frank Welker and Dee Bradley Baker, and diverse ones at that. He really needs more roles.
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said at 4:57 PM on Wed Nov 26 2014
@IamOptimusPrime2020 So you really like him, but he won't be "the best" until he gets more roles than Welker or DBB? Why can't you view him as "the best" with less roles than those two?
said at 1:53 PM on Thu Aug 21 2014
One of the best voice actors I've ever known. I'd like to see Ratchet fight Sweet Tooth/Needles Kane sometime.
said at 12:51 PM on Tue Jul 22 2014
Happy birthday, Obi-Wan.
said at 11:09 AM on Tue Jul 22 2014
Happy birthday James. Looking forward to the R&C movie next year LOL.
said at 9:43 AM on Tue Jul 22 2014
Happy Birthday James Arnold Taylor, the voice of Obi-wan, Ratchet, Tidus, Johnny Test, Brandon, Walker, Harry Osborn, and Leonardo.
said at 5:20 AM on Mon Dec 16 2013
JAT is cool as Axel Manning, Ratchet, Green Arrow and one of the top American Voice Actors i find it strange him playing villains like the Leader and Electro but my opinion is he is the best as Axel.
said at 8:38 AM on Sun Nov 3 2013
Like other actors/voice actors such as Jim Cummings and Gilbert Gottfried i can also tell its him in just about every character he plays.
said at 8:15 AM on Sun Nov 24 2013
@jonhardwick Really? I wouldn't be able to tell in some of them.
said at 9:04 AM on Mon Oct 14 2013
BIG Ratchet & Clank fan so he's really great at Ratchet's voice. I wonder how long he'll continue 2 do it for but I hope it's not any time soon. He's good at Mysterio from Spiderman by makin him sound like a robot in Spiderman 2 the Game. I like so many more of his characters but there's too many 2 name.
said at 5:53 PM on Sun Sep 8 2013
I would of never guessed he was voicing Captain Jack Sparrow in kingdom hearts.
said at 11:13 PM on Mon Jul 22 2013
Happy Birthday!
said at 5:50 PM on Mon Jul 22 2013
Happy Birthday JAT, a leading man in American animation and voice-double extraordinaire!
said at 4:20 PM on Mon Jul 22 2013
Happy Birthday!
said at 1:27 PM on Mon Jul 22 2013
Happy Birthday Johnny Test
said at 11:38 AM on Mon Jul 22 2013
Happy Birthday, Jedi Master JAT!

MTFBWY always...
Mayl Sakurai
said at 8:53 PM on Fri May 10 2013
I completely 100% dislike him as Johnny Test.
said at 1:43 AM on Thu Apr 25 2013
Lovin' the new pic! :-)
said at 4:12 PM on Wed Apr 24 2013
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I mean new!
said at 4:12 PM on Wed Apr 24 2013
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Cool knew pic JAT!
said at 2:45 PM on Mon Feb 4 2013
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I would love to see him play Bumblebee in Transformers: Prime. The silent Bumblebee trend isn't working for me.
said at 7:39 AM on Fri Oct 26 2012
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James Arnold Taylor is awesome as Obi-Wan. He's come from being a poor man's substitute and imitator of Ewan McGregor in the micro-series and video games to making Obi-Wan his own character in the new Clone Wars series, while still retaining traits from McGregor and the late Alec Guinness. Definitely one of his best voice-over roles and performances, in my opinion.
Sarge Ray
said at 2:33 PM on Fri Jul 22 2011
Happy Birthday, Jimmy, keep up the good work.
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Favorite Role
Who's your favorite James Arnold Taylor role? *
Obi-Wan Kenobi
33.1% (45 votes)
24.3% (33 votes)
14.0% (19 votes)
5.1% (7 votes)
Johnny Test
4.4% (6 votes)
Wooldoor Jebediah Sockbat
3.7% (5 votes)
Plo Koon
2.9% (4 votes)
Harry Osborn
2.2% (3 votes)
1.5% (2 votes)
0.7% (1 vote)
0.7% (1 vote)
0.7% (1 vote)
Flash / Barry Allen
0.7% (1 vote)
Green Arrow / Oliver Queen
0.7% (1 vote)
Gabriel Logan
0.7% (1 vote)
Young Emmett Brown
0.7% (1 vote)
0.7% (1 vote)
Spider-Man / Peter Parker
0.7% (1 vote)
0.7% (1 vote)
The Fallen
0.7% (1 vote)
King Sandy
0.7% (1 vote)
136 Total Votes
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