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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
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Meskimen at the 2014 Annie Awards
James Ross Meskimen

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


Early lifeEdit

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


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]




Video gamesEdit




  1. ^ Jim Meskimen Biography (1959-)
  2. ^ SCIENTOLOGY: What I like about it. Jim Ross Meskimen's Blog.
  3. ^ "Thanos Triumphant". Avengers Assemble. Season 2. Episode 13. March 1, 2015. Disney XD.
  4. ^ "The Arsenal". Avengers Assemble. Season 2. Episode 1. September 28, 2014. Disney XD.
  5. ^ "Avengers Disassembled". Avengers Assemble. Season 2. Episode 15. April 19, 2015. Disney XD.
  6. ^ "The Ultron Outbreak". Avengers Assemble. Season 2. Episode 18. May 17, 2015. Disney XD.
  7. ^ "Adapting to Change". Avengers: Ultron Revolution. Season 3. Episode 1. March 13, 2016. Disney XD.
  8. ^ "The Ultimates". Avengers: Ultron Revolution. Season 3. Episode 2. March 20, 2016. Disney XD.
  9. ^ "Lego Marvel Super Heroes: Avengers Reassembled". Lego Marvel Super Heroes. November 16, 2015.
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  12. ^ Justice League: Gods and Monsters (film). 2015.
  13. ^ Rocksteady Studios. Batman: Arkham Knight. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. Scene: Credits, 13:05 in, Voiceover & Mocap Talent.
  14. ^ Blizzard Entertainment. Diablo III. Scene: Closing credits, 4:10 in, Voice Over, Additional Voices.
  15. ^ Blizzard Entertainment. Diablo III: Reaper of Souls. Scene: Closing credits, 5:23 in, Voice Over, Additional Voices.
  16. ^ Square Enix. Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. Scene: Closing credits, 5 minutes in, Voice Actors, Additional Voices.
  17. ^ Toys for Bob. Skylanders: Trap Team. Scene: Closing credits, 8:40 in Voice Actors.

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