Jim Meskimen

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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 55)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Nationality American
Other names James Ross Meskimen
James Meskimen
Jim Ross Meskimen
Occupation Stand-up comedian, actor, impressionist, voice artist, comedian
Years active 1984–present
Religion Scientology
Spouse(s) Tamra Meskimen (1987-present)
Children 1
Parents Freeman Meskimen
Marion Ross

James Ross "Ross" Meskimen (born September 10, 1959) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, impressionist, voice artist, and comedian, best known for his work on Whose Line Is It Anyway? and as the current voice of the Genie in the Aladdin franchise (replacing Robin Williams, even before his death in 2014).

Early life[edit]

Meskimen was born James Ross Meskimen in Los Angeles, California on September 10, 1959, the son of Freeman Meskimen and Marion Ross.[1]


Meskimen portrayed the father of Mary-Kate 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. Currently, Meskimen provides the voice of the Genie in the Aladdin franchise (which started with Disney Think Fast in 2008), even before Robin Williams died 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 Patraeus in Call of Duty: Black Ops 2.

Meskimen was a contestant on the 8th season 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.

Personal life[edit]

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



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