Meskimen, Jim 1959–

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MESKIMEN, Jim 1959–


Born September 10, 1959, in Los Angeles, CA; son of Freeman Meskimen (an actor) and Marion Ross (an actress); married Tamra (an actress); children: Taylor. Education: University of California at Santa Cruz, B.F.A. Religion: Scientology.

Addresses: Agent—Buzz Halliday & Associates, 8899 Beverly Blvd., Suite 715, Los Angeles, CA 90048; Sutton, Barth & Vennari, 145 S. Fairfax Ave., 3310, Los Angeles, CA 90036.

Career: Actor. Appeared in numerous print ads, radio commercials, and television commercials, including Avis, 2002, Lanacane, 2003, Cingular, 2005, AT&T, IBM, Subaru, Tic-Tacs, Quality Inn Hotels, TGI Friday's, Ivory Liquid Soap, Tristate Megabucks, CVS drugstores, and Luby's Cafeterias; Interplay (improvisational company), member for 13 years; The Really Spontaneous Theatre Company, performer; Rankin/Bass Productions, character designer. Classically trained painter; also works as a professional illustrator and cartoonist. Supports Citizens Commission on Human Rights, Criminon, Applied Scholastics, Nacronon, and the Way to Happiness Foundation.

Member: Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.


Film Appearances:

Tom, The Paper, 1994.

Voice of President Bill Clinton, Gordy, 1995.

White, Apollo 13 (also known as Apollo 13: The IMAX Experience), Universal, 1995.

State District Attorney, Dear God, Paramount, 1996.

Parade cop, Jingle All the Way, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1996.

(Uncredited) Academy supervisor, Orientation: A Scientology Information Film, 1996.

Business suit man, Nothing to Lose, Buena Vista, 1997.

Richard Deeb, By Default, 1998.

Carla's minister, The Other Sister, Buena Vista, 1999.

Dr. Geller, Edtv (also known as Ed TV), MCA/Universal, 1999.

Good Samaritan, Lost & Found, 1999.

Forensic scientist, Magnolia (also known as mag-no'li-a), New Line Cinema, 1999.

Detective number one, P.U.N.K.S. (also known as Rebels), 1999.

Salesman, A Murder of Crows, 1999.

Blythe, Battlefield Earth (also known as Battlefield Earth: A Saga of the Year 3000), Warner Bros., 2000.

Officer Who-lihan, How the Grinch Stole Christmas (also known as Dr. Seuss's "How the Grinch Stole Christmas," The Grinch, and Der Grinch), MCA/Universal, 2000.

Rick Parker/Stanley Turtleby, Our Lips Are Sealed, Warner Home Video, 2000.

Bob Lerner, Domestic Disturbance, Paramount, 2001.

Charlie, Lost (short), 2002.

Voice of John Kerry, George W. Bush, Howard Dean, Native American, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Bill Clinton, This Land (animated short), 2004.

Accountant number one, The Punisher, Lions Gate Films, 2004.

Voice, Lincoln's Eyes (short), 2005.

Character voices, Second Term (animated short), JibJab Media, 2005.

Voice of Ignorance, 2004: A Light Knight's Odyssey, 2006.

Television Appearances; Series:

Himself, Whose Line Is It Anyway?, 1991–92.

Werner, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, NBC, 1995–96.

Additional voices, The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest (also known as Jonny Quest: The Real Adventures; animated), 1996–97.

Additional voices, The Angry Beavers (animated), Nickelodeon, 1997.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Centers for Disease Control agent, Thirst, 1998.

Steve, Chance of a Lifetime, CBS, 1998.

Salesman, A Murder of Crows, CBS, 1999.

Sauber, Inherit the Wind, Showtime, 1999.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Intimate Portrait: Marion Ross (documentary), Lifetime, 2002.

Voice of George Bush, John Kerry, John Edwards, Dick Cheney, Jim McGreevy, Joe Liberman, Al Gore, Bill Clinton, Dan Rather, Michael Moore, and others, It's Good to Be in D.C. (short), 2004.

Ignorance, 2004: A Light King's Odyssey, Sci-Fi Channel, 2005.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Technician Bill, Seven Days, 1998.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Voice, Comic Strip (also known as The Mini-Monsters), syndicated, 1987.

Professor Jeremy Mansfield, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, NBC, 1993.

Bill Jenkins, "Pals," Ned and Stacey, Fox, 1996.

Alan, "Big Angry Virgin from Outer Space," 3rd Rock from the Sun, NBC, 1996.

Director, "The Client's Best Interest," Arli$$, HBO, 1996.

Voice of Bob Dole, "The Pink Candidate," Pinky and the Brain (animated), The WB, 1996.

Voice of Del Monte, "Pinky & The Brain and … Larry," Pinky and the Brain (animated), The WB, 1997.

Interviewer number seven, "Grace Graduates," Grace Under Fire, ABC, 1997.

Voice of janitor, "Double Dose," Superman (also known as Superman: The Animated Series; animated), 1997.

Mr. Greenwald, "Entry," The Journey of Allen Strange, Nickelodeon, 1997.

Eddie Logan, "Sisters," Pacific Blue, 1997.

Nell, Mad TV, Fox, 1997.

Male shopper, Beverly Hills, 90210, Fox, 1997.

Ned, "The Bad Seed," Team Knight Rider, 1998.

Male shopper, "Illegal Tender," Beverly Hills, 90210, Fox, 1998.

Mission Controller, "Lost in Space: Parts 1 & 2," Family Matters, 1998.

Dave O'Connor, "Since I Don't Know You," To Have & to Hold, 1998.

Dr. Dean, "Thin Ice," Even Stevens, The Disney Channel, 2001.

Mr. Warner, "Don't You Forget Me," The Nightmare Room, The WB, 2001.

Waiter, "Hal's Birthday," Malcolm in the Middle, Fox, 2002.

Fire inspector, "The Tooth Is Out There," Dharma & Greg, ABC, 2002.

Voice of Knight, "A Knight of Shadows: Part 1," Justice League (animated), Cartoon Network, 2002.

Dean Whitter, "High Heels and Videotapes," The Parkers, UPN, 2002.

Dean Whitter, "Squatter's Rights," The Parkers, UPN, 2003.

Dr. Land, "Going Down," Judging Amy, CBS, 2003.

Bill, "The One Where Ross Is Fine," Friends, NBC, 2003.

Dean Whitter, "Cheaters Never Prosper," The Parkers, UPN, 2003.

Himself—Team Player, World Cup Comedy, PAX, 2004.

Voice of narrator, old man, and chubby employee, "Runaway Pants/Scythe 2.0," Grim & Evil (also known as The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy; animated), Cartoon Network, 2005.

Voice of reporter, "The Trial of R. Kelly," The Boondocks (animated), Cartoon Network, 2005.

Voice, "Granddad's Fight," The Boondocks (animated), Cartoon Network, 2005.

Scottish crewman, Fat Actress, Showtime, 2005.

Voice of Fire Nation soldier and additional voices, Avatar: The Last Airbender (animated), Nickelodeon, 2005.

Also appeared in Cold Case, CBS; Tiger Sharks (animated); as pilot, Andy Richter Controls the Universe, Fox; Dr. Kassel, Happy Family.

Television Work; Series:

Co-character designer, Thundercats (animated), 1985.

Stage Appearances:

Appeared as streetsinger, Three-Penny Opera, Performing Arts Center, University of California, Santa Cruz; Cletis, Lone Star, National Improv Theatre, New York City; in Songs They Never Wrote (one-man show), National Improv Theatre, New York City; Split-Second Theatre, National Improv Theatre, New York City; Interplay, Tiffany Theatre, Los Angeles; Beethoven at Bat, Lincoln Center, New York City; Jimpressions (one-man show), Acme Comedy Theatre, Los Angeles.


Video Games:

Voice of Edwin, Jebadoh, Khalid and Thaldorn, Baldur's Gate, 1998.

Voice of Edwin Odesseiron, Forgotten Realms: Baldur's Gate II—Shadows of Amn, 2000.

Voice, Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel, Interplay Productions, 2001.

Voice of Edwin Odesseiron, The Final Chapter: Forgotten Realms—Balduer's Gate III: Throne of Bhaal, 2001.

Additional Voices, Doom 3 (also known as Doom III), Vicarious Visions, 2004.

Voice of Lino and additional voices, Shark Tale, 2004.

Guild Patron Volarian, Baron Zafimus, Sergeant-at-Arms Ironcast, Commission Deputy Halford, Naturalist Tummyfill, Borthen, Amren Talbot, Morte Winghammer, a Green Hood trap master, Banker Izark, Ubani, and Overseer Travog, EverQuest II, Sony Online Entertainment, 2004.

Voice, Robots, 2005.

Albino Crocodile, Jogger, Sailor number four, and Guard, Madagascar, Activision, 2005.

Classic Dr. Doom and additional voices, Fantastic Four, Activision, 2005.

Additional voices, Ultimate Spider-Man, Activision, 2005.

Taped Readings:

(With others) L. Ron Hubbard's The Kingslayer: Seven Steps to the Arbiter, Galaxy Audio, 2003.

Also recorded and produced readings of books by L. Ron Hubbard for Bridge Publications.

Comedy Albums:

Released (with Tait Ruppert) Two Minds Empty.

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