Jim Meskimen

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Jim Meskimen
41st Annie Awards, Jim Meskimen.jpg
Meskimen at the 2014 Annie Awards
Born (1959-09-10) September 10, 1959 (age 62)[1]
  • Actor
  • comedian
  • impressionist
Years active1984–present
Tamra Shockley
(m. 1987)

Jim Meskimen[2] (born September 10, 1959) is an American actor, comedian and impressionist, who is best known for his voice-over work in video games.

Early life[edit]

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

In the 1990s Meskimen played 5 inch tall "Little Guy" in commercials for TGIFridays.[3]

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.[4]

Personal life[edit]

In 1987, Meskimen married Tamra Shockley.[5] They have a daughter named Taylor (born 1990).[5] He is also a Scientologist.[6]


Year Title Role Notes Ref.
1995 Gordy Bill Clinton (voice) [7]
1995 Apollo 13 TELMU White
1999 My Neighbors the Yamadas Additional voices English Dub
1999 Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein Mr. Yesman (voice) Direct-to-video [7]
2000 Battlefield Earth Blythe
2000 How the Grinch Stole Christmas Officer Wholihan
2000 Our Lips Are Sealed Rick Parker Direct-to-video
2004 The Punisher Accountant
2008 Justice League: The New Frontier Slam Bradley (voice) Direct-to-video [7]
2008 Batman: Gotham Knight Deadshot, Lt. James Gordon (voice) [7]
2010 Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths Red Archer, Captain Super (voice) [7]
2011 Transformers: Dark of the Moon John F. Kennedy (voice) Uncredited
2012 Justice League: Doom King (voice) Direct-to-video [7]
2012 Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Pt. 1 General Briggs (voice) [7]
2012 Big Top Scooby-Doo! Detective, Phil Flaxman (voice) [7]
2012 Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Pt. 2 Ronald Reagan (voice) [7]
2015 Justice League: Gods and Monsters Victor Fries (voice) [7][8]
2019 Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Commissioner Gordon, Scarecrow (voice)
2020 Superman: Red Son Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy (voice)
2021 All Those Small Things Brian


Year Title Role Notes Ref.
1997 Superman: The Animated Series Danny the Janitor (voice) Ep. "Double Dose" [7]
2002 Justice League Knight (voice) Ep. "A Knight of Shadows" [7]
2004 All Grown Up! Skeleton, Dr. Cartunian, Dr. Cartunian Sr. (voice) Ep. "The Old & the Restless"
2004 Johnny Bravo Whiny Man, Derek, Waiter #1 (voice) Ep. "It's a Magical Life/The Hunk at the End of This Cartoon" [7]
2004 The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius Quentin Smithee (voice) Ep. "Lights! Camera! Danger!"
2005 The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy Narrator, Old Man, Chubby Employee (voice) Ep. "Runaway Pants/Scythe 2.0"
2005-2007 Avatar: The Last Airbender Fire Nation soldier, Jee, How, Avatar Kuruk, additional voices
2007 The Batman Chuck (voice) Ep. "Joker Express" [7]
2007-2011 Back at the Barnyard Goraldo (voice) 2 episodes
2010 G.I. Joe: Renegades Norton, News Reporter, S.W.A.T. M.P. (voice) Ep. "The Descent: Part 2" [7]
2011-2012 ThunderCats Aburn, Ponzi, Dog Constable, Vendor (voice) [7]
2012-2014 Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness Emissary, Master Kweng, Shying Tree, Guardian #1 (voice) [7]
2012-2017 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Carlos Chiang O'Brien Gambe, General Griffen, EPF Commander #2 (voice) [7]
2013-2014 The Legend of Korra Bataar, Daw, Avatar Kuruk (voice) [7]
2014-2017 Avengers Assemble Ultron, Arsenal, Super-Adaptoid, Roxxon Guard #3, Phalanx, Scientist Supreme, Ultimates, Destroyer (voice) [7][9][10][11][12][13][14][15]
2015 Lego Marvel Super Heroes: Avengers Reassembled Ultron (voice) Television short [7][16]
2017 The Loud House Ted, Manager, Junkyard Guy, Announcer (voice) 2 episodes [7]
2018 Constantine: City of Demons Beroul (voice) Ep. #1.5 [17]
2018 Family Guy Ron Howard (voice) Ep. "Griffin Winter Games"
2018 The Good Place Bertram Varmin Ep. "Rhonda, Diana, Jake, and Trent"
2019 The Kids Are Alright Johnny Carson (voice) Ep. 21

Video games[edit]




  1. ^ a b c Jim Meskimen Biography (1959-)
  2. ^ https://www.californiabirthindex.org/birth/jim_r_meskimen_born_1959_6978513. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ https://www.nytimes.com/1995/04/05/business/media-business-advertising-new-campaigns-invite-consumers-surrender-surreal.html Advertising: New Commercials Invite Customers To Surrender to the Surreal
  4. ^ "Jimpressions".
  5. ^ a b https://www.news.amomama.com/amp/180050-marion-ross-happy-days-fame-has-look-ali.html
  6. ^ SCIENTOLOGY: What I like about it. Jim Ross Meskimen's Blog.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w "Jim Meskimen (visual voices guide)". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved 12 June 2021. A green check mark indicates that a role has been confirmed using a screenshot (or collage of screenshots) of a title's list of voice actors and their respective characters found in its opening and/or closing credits and/or other reliable sources of information.CS1 maint: postscript (link)
  8. ^ Justice League: Gods and Monsters (film). 2015.
  9. ^ "Thanos Triumphant". Avengers Assemble. Season 2. Episode 13. March 1, 2015. Disney XD.
  10. ^ "The Arsenal". Avengers Assemble. Season 2. Episode 1. September 28, 2014. Disney XD.
  11. ^ "Avengers Disassembled". Avengers Assemble. Season 2. Episode 15. April 19, 2015. Disney XD.
  12. ^ "The Ultron Outbreak". Avengers Assemble. Season 2. Episode 18. May 17, 2015. Disney XD.
  13. ^ "Adapting to Change". Avengers: Ultron Revolution. Season 3. Episode 1. March 13, 2016. Disney XD.
  14. ^ "The Ultimates". Avengers: Ultron Revolution. Season 3. Episode 2. March 20, 2016. Disney XD.
  15. ^ "A Friend in Need". Avengers Assemble. Season 3. Episode 15. September 11, 2016. Disney XD.
  16. ^ "Lego Marvel Super Heroes: Avengers Reassembled". Lego Marvel Super Heroes. November 16, 2015.
  17. ^ "Constantine: City of Demons – The Movie". Archived from the original on 2019-01-17. Retrieved 2019-01-16.
  18. ^ https://www.imdb.com/character/ch0173901/?ref_=ttfc_fc_cl_t11
  19. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXDVjRhMrpo
  20. ^ "Armored Core V – PS3 Manual". Namco. p. 20. Archived from the original (PDF) on January 6, 2015.
  21. ^ Rocksteady Studios. Batman: Arkham Knight. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. Scene: Credits, 13:05 in, Voiceover & Mocap Talent.
  22. ^ Blizzard Entertainment. Diablo III. Scene: Closing credits, 4:10 in, Voice Over, Additional Voices.
  23. ^ Blizzard Entertainment. Diablo III: Reaper of Souls. Scene: Closing credits, 5:23 in, Voice Over, Additional Voices.
  24. ^ Square Enix. Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. Scene: Closing credits, 5 minutes in, Voice Actors, Additional Voices.
  25. ^ Toys for Bob. Skylanders: Trap Team. Scene: Closing credits, 8:40 in Voice Actors.

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