The voice behind many of today’s most beloved movies, television and video games, voice-actor James Arnold Taylor is heading to Japan to visit troops and their families as part of his third USO/Armed Forces Entertainment tour, Mar. 1-8. Taking his critically acclaimed one-man show “Talking to Myself” – a 60-minute stage show event complete with state-of the-art multimedia images and more than 150 different voices re-creating some of Hollywood’s most memorable moments – Taylor will treat troops with four mesmerizing performances.
Adding to the lineup of USO performances, Taylor will also participate in meet & greets, explore work sites and talk with military youth. Delivering experiences that so few will encounter in their lifetime, he will talk-one-on-one with troops, share insights of what life is like inside the audio booth, provide vocal techniques as well as touch on some of the challenges and rewards of working in animation. Among the bases Taylor will visit are: Yokota Air Base (Mar. 3), Fleet Activities Yokosuka (Mar. 4), Kadena Air Base (Mar. 6) and Camp Kinser (Mar. 7).
An avid supporter of America’s men and women in uniform, Taylor first volunteered with the USO in 2009 and traveled to Japan and visited Camp Foster, Kadena Air Base and Camp Kinser. He followed up that experience with a January 2013 tour to San Diego, where he participated in a “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” USO screening at Marine Corps Air Station. Eager to return to the Pacific to retrace his steps, uplift and inspire, Taylor will once again provide families with a welcomed distraction from the day-to-day stresses of military life.
Known for his versatile vocal range, Taylor is one of the most sought-after voice-actors working today. Taylor is heard worldwide daily, having voiced promos for the Fox Broadcasting Network, national ad campaigns and some of today’s hottest video games. From ‘Leonardo the Ninja Turtle’ to ‘Johnny Test,’ Taylor’s vocal ability is unlike any other.
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NOTE: The USO strives to deliver life-changing experiences to troops and their families around the world, like this USO tour to Japan featuring one of today’s most sought after voice-actors, James Arnold Taylor. You can get in on the action by giving a gift to deployed troops or military families year round at USO Wishbook. Visit uso.org to learn ways to help show your support.