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James Ross Meskimen (born September 10, 1959) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, voice actor and impressionist. He is also known for his voice-over work in video games.

Jim Meskimen
41st Annie Awards, Jim Meskimen.jpg
Meskimen at the 2014 Annie Awards
Born
James Ross Meskimen

(1959-09-10) September 10, 1959 (age 59)
OccupationStand-up comedian, actor, voice actor, impressionist
Years active1984–present
Spouse(s)
Tamra Shockley (m. 1987)
Children1
Parent(s)Marion Ross
Freeman Meskimen
Websitewww.jimpressions.net

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Early lifeEdit

Meskimen was born in Los Angeles, California, the son of Freeman Meskimen and Marion Ross.[1]

CareerEdit

Meskimen portrayed the father of Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen's characters in Our Lips Are Sealed. He portrayed Officer Wholihan in How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

He voices Thom Cat, Neighbor John, and Stumpy in the Thom Cat short film on Random! Cartoons. Meskimen provided the voice of the Genie in the Aladdin franchise (which started with Disney Think Fast in 2008 and even before Robin Williams's death in 2014). In 2012, Meskimen voices several different characters in Lego The Lord of the Rings. As well, he is the voice of George W. Bush and other politicians for the Jib Jab animated shorts. In the same year, Meskimen voices and motion captures David Petraeus in Call of Duty: Black Ops 2.

Meskimen was a contestant on season eight of America's Got Talent. He has also toured various U.S. cities performing a one-man act, entitled "Jimpressions", of celebrity impersonations and original characters.[citation needed]

Personal lifeEdit

In 1987, Meskimen married Tamra Shockley. They have a daughter named Taylor (born 1990). He is a Scientologist.[2]

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
1995 Gordy Bill Clinton (voice) [3]
1995 Apollo 13 TELMU White
1999 My Neighbors the Yamadas Additional voices English Dub
1999 Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein Mr. Yesman (voice) Direct-to-video [3]
2000 Battlefield Earth Blythe
2000 How the Grinch Stole Christmas Officer Wholihan
2008 Our Lips Are Sealed Rick Parker Direct-to-video
2008 Justice League: The New Frontier Slam Bradley (voice) [3]
2008 Batman: Gotham Knight Deadshot, Lt. James Gordon (voice) [3]
2010 Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths Red Archer, Captain Super (voice) [3]
2011 Transformers: Dark of the Moon John F. Kennedy (voice) Uncredited
2012 Justice League: Doom King (voice) Direct-to-video [3]
2012 Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Pt. 1 General Briggs (voice) [3]
2012 Big Top Scooby-Doo! Detective, Phil Flaxman (voice) [3]
2012 Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Pt. 2 Ronald Reagan (voice) [3]
2015 Justice League: Gods and Monsters Victor Fries (voice) [3][4]

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
1997 Superman: The Animated Series Danny the Janitor (voice) Ep. "Double Dose" [3]
2002 Justice League Knight (voice) Ep. "A Knight of Shadows" [3]
2004 All Grown Up! Skeleton, Dr. Cartunian, Dr. Cartunian Sr. (voice) Ep. "The Old & the Restless"
2004 Johnny Bravo Whiny Man, Derek, Waiter #1 (voice) Ep. "It's a Magical Life/The Hunk at the End of This Cartoon" [3]
2007 The Batman Chuck (voice) Ep. "Joker Express" [3]
2010 G.I. Joe: Renegades Norton, News Reporter, S.W.A.T. M.P. (voice) Ep. "The Descent: Part 2" [3]
2011-2012 ThunderCats Aburn, Ponzi, Dog Constable, Vendor (voice) [3]
2012-2014 Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness Emmisary, Master Kweng, Shying Tree, Guardian #1 (voice) [3]
2012-2017 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Carlos Chiang O'Brien Gambe, General Griffen, EPF Commander #2 (voice) [3]
2013-2014 The Legend of Korra Bataar, Daw, Avatar Kuruk (voice) [3]
2014-2017 Avengers Assemble Ultron, Arsenal, Roxxon Guard #3, Phalanx
Scientist Supreme/Supreme-Adaptoid, Ultimates (voice)
[3][5][6][7][8][9][10]
2015 Lego Marvel Super Heroes: Avengers Reassembled Ultron (voice) Television short [3][11]
2017 The Loud House Ted, Manager, Junkyard Guy (voice) Ep. "Making the Grade/Vantastic Voyage" [3]
2018 Constantine: City of Demons Beroul (voice) Ep. #1.5 [12]

Video gamesEdit

InternetEdit

MusicEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Jim Meskimen Biography (1959-)
  2. ^ SCIENTOLOGY: What I like about it. Jim Ross Meskimen's Blog.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v https://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/Jim-Meskimen/
  4. ^ Justice League: Gods and Monsters (film). 2015.
  5. ^ "Thanos Triumphant". Avengers Assemble. Season 2. Episode 13. March 1, 2015. Disney XD.
  6. ^ "The Arsenal". Avengers Assemble. Season 2. Episode 1. September 28, 2014. Disney XD.
  7. ^ "Avengers Disassembled". Avengers Assemble. Season 2. Episode 15. April 19, 2015. Disney XD.
  8. ^ "The Ultron Outbreak". Avengers Assemble. Season 2. Episode 18. May 17, 2015. Disney XD.
  9. ^ "Adapting to Change". Avengers: Ultron Revolution. Season 3. Episode 1. March 13, 2016. Disney XD.
  10. ^ "The Ultimates". Avengers: Ultron Revolution. Season 3. Episode 2. March 20, 2016. Disney XD.
  11. ^ "Lego Marvel Super Heroes: Avengers Reassembled". Lego Marvel Super Heroes. November 16, 2015.
  12. ^ "Constantine: City of Demons – The Movie".
  13. ^ https://www.imdb.com/character/ch0173901/?ref_=ttfc_fc_cl_t11
  14. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXDVjRhMrpo
  15. ^ Rocksteady Studios. Batman: Arkham Knight. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. Scene: Credits, 13:05 in, Voiceover & Mocap Talent.
  16. ^ Blizzard Entertainment. Diablo III. Scene: Closing credits, 4:10 in, Voice Over, Additional Voices.
  17. ^ Blizzard Entertainment. Diablo III: Reaper of Souls. Scene: Closing credits, 5:23 in, Voice Over, Additional Voices.
  18. ^ Square Enix. Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. Scene: Closing credits, 5 minutes in, Voice Actors, Additional Voices.
  19. ^ Toys for Bob. Skylanders: Trap Team. Scene: Closing credits, 8:40 in Voice Actors.

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