James Arnold Taylor (born July 22, 1969) is an American voice actor and author. He is probably best known for portraying Obi-Wan Kenobi in several Star Wars projects; most significantly the Clone Wars micro-series, film and TV series. He is also known for his role as Ratchet in the Ratchet & Clank video game series and Tidus from Final Fantasy X. He voiced Fred Flintstone in commercials from 2005 up to 2011, following the death of Henry Corden. He also voiced Nicolas Cage in a trailer for a fictional movie with Cage in an episode on the sitcom The King of Queens. Taylor was born and raised in Santa Barbara, California. He has been voice acting since 1995, appearing in the Japanese game Emit. He has been an active member of the voice acting community since, appearing in numerous roles for both television, film, and video games.