Actor, artist, director, improvisor and writer Jim Meskimen...
Renaissance man? Sadly, no. (He can't read music or play the lute.)

Jim has been a professional actor for over 25 years.

As a Man-on-the-street interviewer, he created literally hundreds of improvised testimonial TV and radio commercials for dozens of clients, from grocery chains to ATM cards.

He has been a professional illustrator and cartoonist, and designed all secondary characters for Rankin/Bass productions hit 80's TV show, Thundercats.

He is a professional painter, and his original paintings and drawings are in prestigious collections.

He directed over 500 hours of award winning multi-cast fiction audio books for Galaxy Audio.

He has appeared in three "Best Picture" nominated films, Apollo 13, There Will Be Blood, and Frost/Nixon.

His impressions of President George W. Bush, John Kerry, Arnold Schwartzeneggar, Bill Clinton and others for Jibjab.com's viral hit, "This Land" have been heard by over 80 million people.

He was Will Smith's Western Philosophy teacher on "Fresh Prince of Bel Air", where he also did impressions of Jack Nicholson, William Shatner, and The Fly, ("Heeelllp meeeee!)

His improvised performances on the British "Whose Line is it, Anyway?" with partner Christopher Smith are legendary.

AND, it was Jim as a 17 year old actor in that famous episode of Happy Days, who ran up the beach to inform the world that there was a shark penned up offshore, that Fonzie would later have to jump over on waterskis, inspiring the term "jumping the shark".

 
 

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