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James Ross Meskimen Interview: Comedian, Actor, Voice Actor, Impressionist

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James Ross Meskimen is an American stand-up comedian, actor, voice actor and impressionist. He is also known for his voice-over work in video games.  ...and passionate about helping other artists.

Jim Meskimen is an accomplished actor, improviser and voice artist whose work is well-known to TV and film audiences. He appeared on the British series Whose Line Is It Anyway? (1988) several times, and was a recurring character on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990) for two seasons. He has worked with director Ron Howard on five of his films, including The Paper (1994), Apollo 13 (1995), Edtv (1999), How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) and Frost/Nixon (2008). He has also worked in two films by director Paul Thomas Anderson.

As of 2017, has appeared in three films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: Apollo 13 (1995), There Will Be Blood (2007) and Frost/Nixon (2008).

A professional artist, Jim exhibits and sells his realist oil paintings. As a designer/cartoonist, he created dozens of characters, weapons and vehicles for the original "Thundercats" animated series.


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