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In Memory of Robin Williams

Robin got his TV start on Happy Days, which was the show my mom, Marion Ross was on for 11 seasons.  So I watched the rise and fall from close to the start. I was more than a little jealous. I met Robin two or three times and he was always charming and low key.

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Jim Meskimen Podcast #1

Jim Meskimen Podcast #1 My first self-originated podcast. I talk about events of the last day or so, which happen to include the triumph of Paul McCartney and the tragedy of Robin Williams. Music for this podcast was created by Geoff Levin.

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NOTE TO SELF

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You probably won’t remember this blog entry when it becomes most useful to you. And probably neither will I… There’s something I’ve discovered about myself which gets more acute over time and that is, that I’m extremely impatient. That’s a benefit as well as a curse. But because I get impatient, I get into a

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What I Believe

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As of May 13, 2014… I believe that mankind is good. Far more good than evil. I believe that life is enduring. I believe that everything moves forward and on and on. I believe that help is possible. I believe that everyone gets another chance. I believe that friendship and creativity are the real rewards

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Good News About The Impression Guys

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Thanks to our friends at SoulPancake, and the overwhelmingly good reaction to our first six episodes, you’ll be seeing 7 more episodes of The Impression Guys!   We’re calling it “Season One- Part Two.”   I’m delighted to soon be working again with the brilliant writer/director Ben Shelton, Ross Marquand, Piotr Michael, Dana DeLorenzo, Angela Kinsey, Amy

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ACCEPT IMITATIONS

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We all know that “first impressions” are key in life.  But what about the fifth impression?  Or the five hundredth?   Or… Don’t worry about it.  I’ve got you covered. My NEW JIMPRESSIONS show will answer your questions, and my infinity of celebrity voices will soon make you forget you even asked. And if that’s not

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WHAT STARRING IN A WEB SERIES TAUGHT ME

WHAT STARRING IN A WEB SERIES TAUGHT ME

My fortune cookie tells me all the important stuff… As anyone incautious enough to read my emails knows, I star with Ross Marquand in The Impression Guys, a comedy which can be seen on the SoulPancake Channel on YouTube. Here’s that link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsZBaDaW7Nc#t=331 Over the course of the creation of this series, I had some

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Back to Santa Cruz

Back to Santa Cruz

This weekend I had the good fortune of being invited back to Santa Cruz again, where I spent most of my college days.
The UCSC Alumni Association was kind enough to hire me to come MC and do some of my JIMPRESSIONS at an evening of music by local alums at the Kuumbwa Jazz Center, one

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Jim Meskimen Interview

Very kind article here, and a link to a recent interview… nice to know I have at least one fan in Wales!

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The Impression Guys Series on SoulPancake is LIVE!

The Impression Guys Series on SoulPancake is LIVE!

The Impression Guys Series is LIVE I have to say, it’s been very heartening and unexpected to get such nice remarks from my friends and fellow actors about The Impression Guys. Wayne Brady, Jenna Elfman, Maurice LaMarche and others have Tweeted their approval of Episode One, which was very kind of them. In fact, people

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