His first appearance as a stuntman was an uncredited role in Doctor Number. He has since been a stuntman for many famous and successful films including multiple James Bond and Indiana Jones films, A Bridge Too Far, Titanic, The Da Vinci Code, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Participant 1 and the Home Box Office television series Game of Thrones. He has also had minor acting roles in 40 films, including doubling for Roger Moore and Sean Connery in James Bond films.
He is also known as being the voice of the original Honey Monster in a series of commercials for Sugar Puffs.
Taylor currently holds the record for being the oldest stuntman in Britain, with 35 years as a stunt performer and 20 years as a stunt co-ordinator. He appeared on Russell Howard"s Good News in 2011 to discuss his career.
Taylor suffered a fractured spine in 1985 when a stunt on the film Death Wish 3 went wrong, but survived the fall from a burning building. He performed the stunt successfully 26 years later.