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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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WRAPPED ATTENTION

WRAPPED ATTENTION

This week we completed five days of shooting MORE material for season one of The Impression Guys this week, and I came away feeling really wonderful about the project. Finishing up work a show can be bittersweet, you’re exhausted, spent, your clothes are all over the inside of your car, you’ve drunk too much coffee

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GRACED

GRACED

I’m just taking a brief breath between days of shooting some additional material to flesh out Season One of The Impression Guys, our soon-to-be-released web series, and I’m marveling once again at the serendipity of my life. We are very fortunate in this latest set of scripts to have some really amazing guest stars, which

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Back In Production

Back In Production

Well, the new year is already speeding ahead like a car you left in the driveway of your old house (after you’d been drinking) without putting the emergency brake on, and it rolls down the driveway until it piles into the bushes of the house across the street and… not that I’ve ever DONE that.

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Bullets Dodged

Bullets Dodged

I just finished narrating a very well-written, but ultimately depressing autobiographical story by Blake Bailey, entitled The Splendid Things We Planned, about a dysfunctional family. I guess one could say that the family I had growing up was dysfunctional, although what labels like that actually accomplish, even so far as differentiation of any useful sort,

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HELLO, HORIZON? WHATCHA GOT FOR ME?

HELLO, HORIZON?  WHATCHA GOT FOR ME?

It’s now about a week or so into the new year, and I’m very relieved to report that I have recovered my lapsed ambition. I had lost or misplaced it in December, and it was amazing how much things slow down without it. Last year was an amazingly varied and rewarding one. I did a

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