Nick Jameson

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Nick Jameson
Born July 10, 1950 (age 65)
Columbia, Missouri

Nick Jameson (born July 10, 1950) is an American actor and voice actor, as well as a songwriter, composer, musician and producer.

Jameson was born in Columbia, Missouri, and was raised primarily in Philadelphia.[1] 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 in the cult-classic video game Sam & Max Hit the Road. He also voiced Lloyd in "Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Spirits." Recently, 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 1960s 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 in the mid-1970s, 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 (1977) and A Crowd of One (1986),[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]


With The American Dream[edit]

  • 1970: The American Dream

With Paul Butterfield[edit]

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

With Tim Moore[edit]

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

With Foghat[edit]

Solo Albums[edit]

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


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