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Nick Jameson (born July 10, 1950) is an American actor, voice actor, singer, songwriter, composer, musician and record producer, perhaps best known for his portrayal of Russian president Yuri Suvarov over three seasons on the show 24. He currently resides in Iceland doing live comedy, live music entertainment and remote voice over work.

Nick Jameson
Born (1950-07-10) July 10, 1950 (age 68)
OccupationActor, voice actor, singer, songwriter, composer, musician, record producer
Years active1968–present

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Early lifeEdit

Jameson was born in Columbia, Missouri, and was raised primarily in Philadelphia.[1] Prior to settling in Philadelphia, however, Jameson moved with his family to various places around Europe, which exposed him to a variety of the accents that inspired his approach to many of the characters that he plays and/or voices.

CareerEdit

He has appeared in the television series Mission Hill, The Critic, 24, Lost, The King of Queens and, vocally, in Star Wars: Clone Wars as Palpatine, Darts D'Nar in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, the radio adaption of Dark Empire, and several other productions of Star Wars. He has over 114 film credits. He has also voiced in Spider-Man: The Animated Series as Richard Fisk and Morbius, and provided the voice of Max and Agent/Coach Morceau Oleander in the video games Sam & Max Hit the Road and Psychonauts respectfully. He also voiced Lloyd in Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Spirits. In 2006, his voice was featured in the video game Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops as Colonel Skowronski. He voiced Jim Dear in Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure. He also voiced as Aldar Beedo in the video game Star Wars: Episode I Racer. In 2012, he voiced the character Toxic Reapa from the miniseries Hero Factory. He voices Marshall Dune in the point-and-click adventure Broken Age.[2]

Nick has also had a relatively lengthy career in music. Early on, he was a member of The American Dream, a Philadelphia band whose debut album was Todd Rundgren's first production credit. More prominent success soon followed when he briefly became the unofficial fourth member of the British blues-rock band Foghat, producing several of their albums as well, including Fool for the City, which spawned the band's biggest hit "Slow Ride." Nick's bass-playing is prominently featured on this track as well as the rest of the album. He has also released a couple of solo albums: Already Free and A Crowd of One ,[3] the latter of which featured the single "Weatherman," which cracked the Billboard Hot 100.[4] The track has a breezy pop-rock feel that was fairly typical of the mid-'80s. It is somewhat similar in terms of both melody and tempo to Mr. Mister's big hit, "Kyrie," albeit with much lighter percussion. A year later, Jack Wagner recorded a cover version of the tune (under the title "Weatherman Says"). Another track from the A Crowd of One album, "Love's Closing In" was also featured on the soundtrack to the 1986 film, A Fine Mess.

Although an American native, Jameson has become very well known for his ability to perform in a variety of deceptively authentic accents, particularly British English[5] and Australian.[6]

FilmographyEdit

Animation FilmEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1993 The Thief and the Cobbler: The Princess and the Cobbler Singers for the Brigands
1994 Scooby-Doo! in Arabian Nights Kitchen Worker, Dress Worker Television film
1995 The Thief and the Cobbler:Arabian Knight Singers for the Brigands
1997 Dino: The Great Egg-Scape Scientist, Guard Bird, Dinosaur Short film
2000 The Life & Adventures of Santa Claus Peter Knook / Andrew
2001 Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure Jim Dear Direct-to-video
2004 Clifford's Really Big Movie Sheriff Lewis
2006 Queer Duck: The Movie Additional Voices Direct-to-video
2008 Dragon Hunters Lord Arnold English version
2011 Batman: Year One Officer Stanley "Stan" Merkel

Animation TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1992 Capitol Critters Additional Voices
1993 Droopy, Master Detective Additional Voices
1993 A Flintstone Family Christmas Additional Voices Television Special
1994-2001 The Critic Vlada Veramirovich,

Various||Unknown Episodes

1995-1996 The Hot Rod Dogs and Cool Car Cats Additional Voices Unknown Episodes
1995-1997 Spider-Man Michael Morbius, Richard Fisk 17 Episodes
1996-1998 The Fantastic Voyages of Sinbad the Sailor Additional Voices Unknown Episodes
1999 The Secret Files of the Spy Dogs
1999 The Wild Thornberrys Hunters Ep. "Show Me the Bunny"
1999 King of the Hill Director Ep. "Jon Vitti Presents: Return to La Grunta"
1999-2002 Mission Hill Gus Duncz, Ron
2001 A Kitty Bobo Show Monkey Carl Pilot
2003-2007 My Life as a Teenage Robot Various 8 Episodes
2003-2005 Star Wars: Clone Wars Emperor Palpatine / Darth Sidious 6 Episodes
2005-2008 Avatar: The Last Airbender Colonel Shinu / Additional Voices 2 Episodes
2011 Star Wars: The Clone Wars Darts D'Nar Ep. "Kidnapped"
2012 Hero Factory Toxic Reapa Ep. "Breakout"
2014 Phineas and Ferb Uncle Owen Ep. "Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars"
2014 How Murray Saved Christmas Various Television Special

Live-Action FilmEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1993 Look Who's Talking Now Additional Dog/Wolf Voices
1998 Rusty: A Dog's Tale Ratchet the Raccoon (voice)
1999 King Cobra Jurgen Werner
2009 Immortally Yours Dr. George Henderson Direct-to-video
2011 Jerusalem Countdown Matthew Dean

Live-Action TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1995 Seinfeld Horst Ep. "The Doorman"
2001 Days of Our Lives Tristan 3 Episodes
2004-2006 Lost Richard Malkin 2 Episodes
2006 Criminal Minds Edward Hill Ep. "Poison"
2006-2010 24 Russian President Yuri Suvarov 15 Episodes
2008 Ghost Whisperer Sean Ep. "Pater Familias

VideogamesEdit

Year Title Role
1993 Star Wars: X-Wing Grand Moff Tarkin
1993 Sam & Max Hit the Road Max
1993 Day of the Tentacle
1995 Star Wars: Dark Forces Kyle Katarn
1998 A Bug's Life
1999 Star Wars: Episode I Racer Aldar Beedo
2003 Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Spirits Lloyd
2004 Star Wars: Battlefront
2004 EverQuest II
2005 Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith Obi-Wan Kenobi
2005 Psychonauts Agent/Coach Morceau Oleander, Doctor Loboto and Mr. Pokeylope
2006 Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops Colonel Skowronski
2006 Justice League Heroes Solovar
2008 Star Wars: The Force Unleashed Obi-Wan Kenobi
2013 Marvel Heroes Vincent "Doctor" Strange, MODOK
2015 Broken Age Marshall Dune

DiscographyEdit

With The American DreamEdit

  • 1970: The American Dream

With Paul ButterfieldEdit

  • 1973: Paul Butterfield's Better Days: It All Comes Back (producer only)[7]
  • 1976: Put it in Your Ear[8]

With Tim MooreEdit

  • 1974: Tim Moore
  • 1975: Behind the Eyes (producer only)

With FoghatEdit

Solo AlbumsEdit

  • 1977: Already Free
  • 1986: A Crowd of One

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Nick Jameson of Foghat Interview Part 1 (interview with Bass Frontiers) on YouTube Retrieved 3-8-2014.
  2. ^ Haas, Pete (1 September 2013). "Double Fine's Broken Age Cast Includes Jack Black, Jennifer Hale". Cinema Blend. Retrieved 2 September 2013.
  3. ^ Mulron, Evin (25 May 2005). "Foghat Related Discography". Foghat. Retrieved 2 September 2013.
  4. ^ A Crowd of One - Nick Jameson|Awards|AllMusic (chart positions) @AllMusic.com Retrieved 8-3-2013.
  5. ^ Nick Jameson of Foghat on YouTube Retrieved 7-13-2013.
  6. ^ Lightin' 'Em the **** Up in Reykjavik.mov on YouTube Retrieved 7-13-2013.
  7. ^ Paul Butterfield's Better Days- It All Comes Back @Discogs.com Retrieved 12-8-2013.
  8. ^ Paul Butterfield- Put it in Your Ear @Discogs.com Retrieved 12-8-2013.

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