Obi-wan Kenobi, Johnny Test, Fred Flintstone. James Arnold Taylor is all of these things, but with this one man show, he hopes to add another feather in his cap: Ambassador of Inspiration. And inspire he does, making the simple rule of pursuing your dreams a relatable story for adults and kids alike. His show is warm, funny, genuine, and, above-all, straight from the heart.
James Arnold Taylor is taking his message of inspiration and incredibly entertaining one-man-show on the road, traveling from city to city, convention to convention.
For geeks, there are literally hundreds of places you’d find his voice that you’d never expect. Did you know he was the young Professor Bruttenholm in the animated Hellboy movies? The voice of Harry Osborn on Spectacular Spider-Man? Guy Gardner AND Green Arrow on Brave and the Bold? Ratchet from Ratchet and Clank fame? Tidus from the Final Fantasy series? He’s done it all, and he’s worked at it for a long time.
Last year, during Star Wars Weekends at Walt Disney World, James put on an abridged version of his one man show for audiences and it was an incredibly well put together show and now it’s being lengthened into “Talking to Myself.”
Announcements for what conventions and cities he’ll be hitting will be forthcoming, though we know for sure that he’ll be in Dublin to the “Invasion Dublin III” convention this May. I’m assured more huge announcements are on the way.
I got to talk to James at length last week and early next week we’ll be running the highlights from the full interview, but I couldn’t bear to let his trailer go unnoticed for much longer by readers of this site. It’s just a fantastic show and you have to see it to believe it.
In our interview we talk about the show, The Clone Wars, and his journey to fulfill his dreams and why he’s taken it upon himself to let the world around him know they should pursue their dreams, too. It’s a noble goal, to be certain.
And don’t forget to watch him in the second part of Obi-wan’s tale of intrigue on The Clone Wars tonight!