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July 10, 1950 |
|Occupation||Actor, voice actor, singer, songwriter, composer, musician, record producer|
Nick Jameson (born July 10, 1950) is an American actor and voice actor, as well as a singer, songwriter, composer, musician and record producer, perhaps best known for his portrayal of Russian president Yuri Suvarov over three seasons on the show 24.
Jameson was born in Columbia, Missouri, and was raised primarily in Philadelphia. Prior to settling in Philadelphia, however, Jameson moved with his family to various places around Europe, which exposed him to a variety of the accents that inspired his approach to many of the characters that he plays and/or voices.
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." In 2006, 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.
Nick has also had a relatively lengthy career in music. Early on, he was a member of The American Dream, a 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, 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 and A Crowd of One , the latter of which featured the single "Weatherman," which cracked the Billboard Hot 100. 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.
With The American Dream
- 1970: The American Dream
With Paul Butterfield
- 1973: Paul Butterfield's Better Days: It All Comes Back (producer only)
- 1976: Put it in Your Ear
- 1974: Tim Moore
- 1975: Behind the Eyes (producer only)
- 1974: Rock and Roll Outlaws (producer only)
- 1975: Fool for the City
- 1977: Foghat Live
- 1981: Girls to Chat & Boys to Bounce
- 1982: In the Mood for Something Rude
- 1983: Zig-Zag Walk
- 1994: Return of the Boogie Men
- 1977: Already Free
- 1986: A Crowd of One
- on YouTube Retrieved 3-8-2014.
- Haas, Pete (1 September 2013). "Double Fine's Broken Age Cast Includes Jack Black, Jennifer Hale". Cinema Blend. Retrieved 2 September 2013.
- Mulron, Evin (25 May 2005). "Foghat Related Discography". Foghat. Retrieved 2 September 2013.
- A Crowd of One - Nick Jameson|Awards|AllMusic (chart positions) @AllMusic.com Retrieved 8-3-2013.
- on YouTube Retrieved 7-13-2013.
- on YouTube Retrieved 7-13-2013.
- Paul Butterfield's Better Days- It All Comes Back @Discogs.com Retrieved 12-8-2013.
- Paul Butterfield- Put it in Your Ear @Discogs.com Retrieved 12-8-2013.
- Nick Jameson at the Internet Movie Database
- Promotional photograph of Nick for his Warner Bros. album "Already Free."
- http://dfki.de/~jameson/mhj/memorial-service/mhj-memorial-service.html#nick-jameson (Nick delivers the "Family Remembrance" part, which includes some biographical info)
- on YouTube