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Creator: James Arnold Taylor
"This weapon is your life."

A Californian voice actor in video games and film. He rose to prominence by providing English voice work in Square Enix's 2001 video game, Final Fantasy X, as the lead character Tidus (and again in Dissidia: Final Fantasy). In fact, judging by his Tweets, he is Tidus incarnate.

James' other roles during this period include Ratchet in the Ratchet & Clank series (barring the original game), Leonardo from the 2007 TMNT film, Wooldoor Sockbat on the Comedy Central animated series Drawn Together, and voice-doubling for both Captain Jack Sparrow and Timon in Kingdom Hearts II.

Today, he is perhaps best known for his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi in various Star Wars media as the voice double for Ewan McGregor. Taylor debuted as Obi-Wan in the Star Wars: Clone Wars micro-series, and later reprised his role in the video game adaption of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, Star Wars Battlefront II, the Star Wars: The Clone Wars feature film, and the animated series with the same name. To date, he has portrayed Obi-Wan more than both Ewan and Sir Alec Guinness.

James has also worked as a voice double for actors such as David Spade, Johnny Depp, Michael J. Fox, Nathan Lane, Billy Bob Thornton, Ewan McGregor, and Christopher Walken.

Simply put it, he is truly the Man of a Thousand Voices. He is often compared to his fellow colleagues Tara Strong, Tom Kenny, Grey DeLisle, Frank Welker, Corey Burton, John DiMaggio, and Billy West; many anime voice acting regulars like Steve Blum, Crispin Freeman, and Vic Mignogna; and even the legendary voice actor Mel Blanc (who he often compares himself to). You can pretty much hear him nearly anywhere: from commercials to Western Animation and video games without you even noticing it.


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