James Ross Meskimen
September 10, 1959
Santa Monica, California, U.S.
James Ross Meskimen (born September 10, 1959) is an American actor, comedian and impressionist, who is best known for his voice-over work in video games.
James Ross Meskimen was born in Santa Monica, California on September 10, 1959, the son of Marion Ross and Freeman Meskimen.
In the 1990s, Meskimen played 5 inch tall "Little Guy" in commercials for TGIFridays.
In the 2000s, Meskimen portrayed the father of Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen's characters in Our Lips Are Sealed, and Officer Wholihan in How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
For voiceover, he provided the voices of Thom Cat, Neighbor John, and Stumpy in the Thom Cat short film on Random! Cartoons, Genie in the Aladdin franchise (which started with Disney Think Fast in 2008 and even before Robin Williams's death in 2014), several different characters in Lego The Lord of the Rings, George W. Bush and other politicians for the Jib Jab animated shorts, David Petraeus in Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 (which he also motion-captured), and Ultron (as well as other characters) in various Marvel projects.
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.
In 1987, Meskimen married Tamra Shockley. They have a daughter named Taylor (born 1990). He is a Scientologist.
|Apollo 13||TELMU White|
|1999||My Neighbors the Yamadas||Additional voices||English dub|
|Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein||Mr. Yesman||Voice; direct-to-video|||
|How the Grinch Stole Christmas||Officer Wholihan|
|Our Lips Are Sealed||Rick Parker||Direct-to-video|
|2008||Justice League: The New Frontier||Slam Bradley||Voice; direct-to-video|||
|Batman: Gotham Knight||Deadshot, Lt. James Gordon|||
|2010||Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths||Red Archer, Captain Super||Voice|||
|Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey||Ignorance|
|2011||Transformers: Dark of the Moon||John F. Kennedy||Voice; uncredited|
|2012||Justice League: Doom||King||Voice; direct-to-video|||
|Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Pt. 1||General Briggs|||
|Big Top Scooby-Doo!||Detective, Phil Flaxman|||
|Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Pt. 2||Ronald Reagan|||
|2015||Justice League: Gods and Monsters||Victor Fries|||
|2019||Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles||Commissioner Gordon, Scarecrow|
|2020||Superman: Red Son||Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy|
|2021||All Those Small Things||Brian|
|1997||Superman: The Animated Series||Danny the Janitor||Voice, episode: "Double Dose"|||
|2002||Justice League||Knight||Voice, episode: "A Knight of Shadows"|||
|2004||All Grown Up!||Skeleton, Dr. Cartunian, Dr. Cartunian Sr.||Voice, episode: "The Old & the Restless"|
|2004||Johnny Bravo||Whiny Man, Derek, Waiter #1||Voice, episode: "It's a Magical Life/The Hunk at the End of This Cartoon"|||
|2004||The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius||Quentin Smithee||Voice, episode: "Lights! Camera! Danger!"|
|2005||The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy||Narrator, Old Man, Chubby Employee||Voice, episode: "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, episode: "Joker Express"|||
|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, episode: "The Descent: Part 2"|||
|2011-2012||ThunderCats||Aburn, Ponzi, Dog Constable, Vendor||Voice|||
|2012-2014||Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness||Emissary, Master Kweng, Shying Tree, Guardian #1||Voice|||
|2012-2017||Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles||Carlos Chiang O'Brien Gambe, General Griffen, EPF Commander #2||Voice|||
|2013-2014||The Legend of Korra||Bataar, Daw, Avatar Kuruk||Voice|||
|2014-2017||Avengers Assemble||Ultron / Crimson Cowl, Arsenal, Super-Adaptoid, Phalanx (Ultron), Scientist Supreme, Ultimates, Destroyer, Roxxon Guard #3||Voice|||
|2015||Lego Marvel Super Heroes: Avengers Reassembled||Ultron||Voice, television short|||
|2017||The Loud House||Ted, Manager, Junkyard Guy, Announcer||Voice, 2 episodes|||
|2018||Constantine: City of Demons||Beroul||Voice, episode #1.5|||
|2018||Family Guy||Ron Howard||Voice, episode: "Griffin Winter Games"|
|2018||The Good Place||Bertram Varmin||Episode: "Rhonda, Diana, Jake, and Trent"|
|2019||The Kids Are Alright||Johnny Carson||Voice, episode 21|
|2021||Brooklyn Nine-Nine||Deputy Chief Williams||2 episodes|
I gave birth to a baby boy at Providence Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica on September 10, 1959... James Ross Meskimen.
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