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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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EVERY MAN, EVERY WOMAN A CELEBRITY

EVERY MAN, EVERY WOMAN A CELEBRITY

I had a “come to realize” moment today while on my bike: EVERYONE has some grade or ranking of celebrity. In the Old Days, there were celebrities, and then there was everybody else.  If you were an actor in a movie, you were probably attached to a studio contract, were effectively working in a separate

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The Day Before THE DAY

The Day Before THE DAY

So, what did I do on my “day off” before I go on TV tomorrow night on America’s Got Talent at Radio City? After a brief, somewhat perfunctory hair appointment, I had lunch with my very old friend from elementary school, Coleman Gregory, and we had a good New York kibitz in a diner on

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WHAT’S TAKING SO LONG?

WHAT'S TAKING SO LONG?

DAY FIVE IN NEW YORK CITY: You might wonder, what the heck takes so long that you have to be in New York City an entire week prior to the broadcast of America’s Got Talent? Well, it’s a BIG show.  I’m just a tiny, tiny part of it, but on the night all elements have

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Getting Out the Vote

Getting Out the Vote

Okay, here’s the whole deal on the America’s Got Talent voting: My act will be presented live on NBC on Tuesday, August 6th; the show starts at 9 pm/8 Central time. I’ll be attempting to do something with impressions that I have never done before.  (I don’t think anyone ever has… and lived to tell

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My Other Biggest Fan

My Other Biggest Fan

My mom, actress Marion Ross, has been a fan of mine for a long time.  Since I used to dance around our house in the Valley in my pajamas to Gaîté Parisienne. The photo above is from breakfast this morning; Tamra made some waffes and mom popped by to visit and to wish me luck

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The Woman Behind The Impressionist

The Woman Behind The Impressionist

In less enlightened, (or just more sexist) times, it was said that “behind every great man there is a great woman.”
I’m FAR from being anything like a great man, but behind ME every step of the way is a GREAT woman, my wife, Tamra Meskimen. (That’s TAMRA, no center “A”.  Pronounced to rhyme with “Camera.”)

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My Singular Unimportance

My Singular Unimportance

I think I had better keep a daily blog for at least the next few weeks, as I go on through this America’s Got Talent evolution. I’m in a holding pattern at the moment, waiting to go to New York City.  I’m putting together ideas for what to do to somehow try and fill up

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Ready or Not, America’s Got Meskimen

Ready or Not, America's Got Meskimen

Okay, so NOW it is officially permitted that I say that I will indeed be traveling to New York city soon to participate in the “Quarterfinals” of America’s Got Talent, Season 8! This has been a long and mostly secret process, until very recently when shows began to air on NBC that had at least

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