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Jim Meskimen

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Interviews with Actor and Impressionist Jim Meskimen, Beauty & Style Expert Andy Paige and Musician Ray Castronovo of Streetwise

The Big Fat Joey Show Radio Podcast

On today's show we have: *Actor and impressionist Jim Meskimen. *Beauty and Style Expert Andy Paige. *Musician Ray Castronovo. Jim Meskimen is an actor, impressionist, voice-artist andimprovisational comedian best known for his work on WHOSE LINEIS IT ANYWAY and IMPRESS ME. Currently playing Colonel Sandersin the popular KFC commercials, as well as President GeorgeWashington crossing the Delaware Turnpike for GEICO Insurance. Jim has appeared in films such as FROST/NIXON, APOLLO 13 and THE PAPER, recently adding series such as Amazon's HUNTERS (With Al Pacino, Carol Kane &Saul Rubinek), the Starz network's GASLIT (opposite Sean Pennand Julia Roberts and Apple TV's THE BIG DOOR PRIZE, by the creators of SchittsCreek. Jim Meskimen, whose work is already well-known to TV and filmaudiences, has appeared on the British series Whose Line Is ItAnyway? (1988) several times, and was a recurring characteron The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990) for two seasons. He hasworked with director Ron Howard on five of his films,including The Paper (1994), Apollo 13 (1995), Edtv (1999), Howthe Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) and Frost/Nixon (2008). Hehas also worked in two films by director Paul Thomas Anderson. A professional artist, Jim exhibits and sells his realist oilpaintings. As a designer/cartoonist, he created dozens ofcharacters, weapons and vehicles for the original "Thundercats"animated series. Jim continues to dazzle audiences with hisimprovisational skills and appears regularly on L.A. stages. Last year, Jim helped create laughter during lockdown, when hejoined a stellar cast including Barry Bostwick, Renee Taylor,John Schneider, Lynda Purl, Don Most, Susan Ruttan, FredMelamed, Jane Kaczmarek, Robert Wuhl and Audrey Landers, toname a few, in the virtual hit series VIRAL VIGNETTES. ***Oh, by the way, his mom-Marion Ross, is the iconic actress & everyone's favorite TV mom-Mrs. Cunningham (Mrs. C) from the iconic TV show, Happy Days. So put on your bib and get ready for a finger lickin' good time!!! *Follow Jim on IG at: @jimpressions Also today, we have Beauty and Style Expert, Andy Paige. Andy is the charming and sassy go-to-gal for “thrifty-chic” fashion fixes and budget beauty help. Andy understands that most women live on a budget and yet still want to turn heads and drop jaws. That’s why she carved out a niche focusing on the “average” American woman. She developed her own line of affordable, all-natural-hair cosmetic brushes (ANDY PAIGE COSMETIC BRUSHES™) and launched STYLE IN A BOX™ – a thrifty-chic bundle of accessories that offers an immediate style boost to any outfit. She makes looking spectacular fun and easy. In June 2013, Andy launched her newest product, the GirlyGoGarter®, a hands-free purse worn neatly and discretely as a sexy garter, that was nearly five years in the making and includes three patents. Andy knows how challenging it is to figure out where to put your girlie must-haves (like lipstick, your mobile phone, I.D., powder brush and even small baby items) when you don’t want to lug a handbag. The garter fits snugly around the thigh and allows a woman to conceal these items and more without showing a bulge through her dress. This is fast becoming the must-have item for 2013. Every woman at one time or another will need a GirlyGoGarter®. Andy is the author of the internationally best-selling book, Style On A Shoestring and has experience doing over 100 “fabulously frugal” makeovers on over 200 episodes of television, airing in over 14 countries. She earned her title, “Budget Bombshell,” honestly through her extensive work. She was featured on NBC’s Starting Over, TLC’s Ten Years Younger, Style Network’s How Do I Look, and SOAP NET’S Soap Talk. Andy has also appeared on hundreds of local networks doing various style segments. So grab your reins and hold on for a fun, fun interview. *Follow Andy on IG at: @theandypaige Wrapping up our show we have musician Ray Castronovo. Ray is doing a double album release party (The Other Side and Crossing Bridges) and a benefit concert for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society at the Suffolk Theater in Riverhead on May 6, 2022 at 8 PM.  *Tickets can be had at their IG addresses: @streetwisenyc and @suffolk_theater_riverhead All proceeds from the ticket sales will go to support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society LLS. Follow Ray on IG at: @streetwisenyc ***Thank you for listening and follow our show on IG at: @Thebigfatjoeyshow


5 May 2022

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Rarified Heir Podcast Episode #74 : Jim Meskimen (Marion Ross)

Rarified Heir Podcast

Today on the Rarified Heir Podcast, we are talking to Jim Meskimen, an actor, impressionist, comedian and oh so much more, who happens to the son of Mrs. C. That’s right, he’s the son of Happy Days’ Marion Cunningham aka Marion Ross. Hailing from Albert Lee, Minneapolis, Marion Ross was drawn to acting at an early age. She even changed her name before high school because she thought it would read better on a theater marquee. In fact, her first love was indeed theater – which she did before, during and after her most famous role as America’s mom. But it was television that made her a household name. In a career that spans more than 60 years, Marion Ross is still occasionally does voice overs at ninety -f’ing three years old. Her words, not ours. It was great to learn  from Jim about how a head of household, who happened to be a divorced mother of two was able to make it after quite a few years of struggle in show business. It was purely by chance that she took a bit part in Airport, the 1970 disaster movie, that led to a chance meeting with the head of casting for Happy Days. And although Tom Bosley wasn’t particularly nice as Mr. Cunningham (which you can read all about in her autobiography My Days: Happy and Otherwise), a decade-long run on a hit television series was an ideal way to make a living doing what she loved. It's a pleasure to talk to Jim about his mother as well as discussing his own career that launched a successful YouTube channel, iconic commercials playing Colonel Sanders for KFC and Geiko as well as starring in an upcoming Starz production called Gaslight with Julia Roberts and Sean Penn. We talk about his stints on America’s Got Talent as well as stories about Rich Little, Phylis Diller and Clark Gable. It’s all next on the Rarified Heir Podcast.

1hr 23mins

19 Apr 2022

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Jim Meskimen of Gaslit, Hunters, and The Big Door Prize

TV Confidential

TVC 575.4: Actor and voice artist Jim Meskimen talks to Ed about the collaborative approach that Oscar-winning director Ron Howard take to working with actors on his films; his mother, Marion Ross, and the role that Jim, his wife, and his sister all played in the success of Marion’s memoir, My Days: Happy and Otherwise; and Jim’s upcoming roles in the Starz network limited series Gaslit, the new season of the Amazon Prime limited series Hunter, and the forthcoming Apple TV series The Big Door Prize. Gaslit premieres Sunday, Apr. 24 on Starz. You can follow Jim Meskimen on Instagram, TikTok, and the Jim Meskimen channel on YouTube.Want to advertise/sponsor our show? TV Confidential has partnered with AdvertiseCast to handle advertising/sponsorship requests for the podcast edition of our program. They’re great to work with and will help you advertise on our show. Please email sales@advertisecast.com or click the link below to get started: https://www.advertisecast.com/TVConfidentialAradiotalkshowabout Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


19 Apr 2022

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Jim Meskimen/ The Scene Snobs

The Jimmy Star Show With Ron Russell

Actor/Voice Over Artist Jim Meskimen and The Scene Snobs Mick Manhattan and Casey Ryan Plott join us on this episode of The Jimmy Star Show with Ron Russell broadcast live from the W4CY studios on Wednesday, April 13th, 2022.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-jimmy-star-show-with-ron-russell9600/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

1hr 49mins

14 Apr 2022

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Actor, Comedian and Impersonator Jim Meskimen

Phil and Ted's Sexy Boomer Show

Guests include Morgan Freeman, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Patrick Stewart, Christopher Walken and others, including Rocky Rococo… thanks to master impressionist, big screen actor, comedian, artist and renaissance man, Jim Meskimen. Jim shares fast and funny stories about his work, spanning from his amazing YouTube and TV performances to acting in “Apollo 13” and a soon to be released movie starring Sean Penn and Julia Roberts.   In brilliant form, Jim explains his creative process that anyone can apply and thrive with. 


19 Jan 2022

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Our Conversation with Jim Meskimen! (aka Martin Housely, "Wood I" Guy)

Park Pals: A Parks and Recreation Podcast

Today we talk to the amazing Jim Meskimen aka the "Wood I" guy! He plays the MC in so many episodes including the Beauty Pageant, Ron and Diane (Ron's wood convention) and Pie Mary! Check out his show Impress Me, follow his YouTube Jimpressions where him and his family share content and impressions and please watch all the Producer's Cuts of Parks and Rec on Peacock RIGHT NOW! THANK YOU JIM! We had so much fun talking about your career, improv and more! Jimpressions YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMEV7kNfLED3O_LqNNDNjAAGet on his mailing list and order an impression of your own! https://jimmeskimen.com/Please rate and review us!Truly,Madi and Holly@parkpalspodcasthttp://hollyconstant.com/park-pals-podcastMusic by @seantrainormusicArt cover by @sketch.it.snipsQuestions? Comments? Email us! parkpalspodcast@gmail.comSupport the show (https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=M8DFAC2SP649E)

1hr 15mins

8 Jul 2021

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LOOKING TO GET LOST by Peter Guralnick, read by Jim Meskimen

Behind the Mic with AudioFile Magazine

Journalist and author Peter Guralnick offers a personal look at some of the last century’s most influential music artists and writers. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Robin Whitten discuss the audiobook narrated by Jim Meskimen with a steely timbre and vocal confidence. His intelligent performance of these captivating stories, insights, and reflections is a delight to hear, and he helps us share in the author’s enthusiasm. Guralnick writes about familiar artists and performers along with lesser-known performers, writers, and promoters who were just as critical to music’s ascendence in American culture. It’s an audiobook that musicians and music lovers will savor. Published by Hachette Audio.Find more audiobook recommendations at audiofilemagazine.comSupport for AudioFile’s Behind the Mic comes from Page Chaser, a book loving community that celebrates uplifting books with regular book sweepstakes, book clubs, great book deals, and much more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


1 Feb 2021

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Master of Impressions, Jim Meskimen, gives insight to being a multi faceted artist!

Artistic Entrepreneur

As a professional actor for nearly thirty years Jim has appeared in the films Apollo 13, The Grinch, Frost/Nixon, The Punisher, Not Forgotten, There Will Be Blood and many others.  Some of Jim’s TV credits include Friends, Whose Line is it, Anyway?, Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Castle, Lie to Me and Rules of Engagement. He is also known for his celebrity impressions of Robin Williams, Sir Ian McKellen, Jack Nicholson, Morgan Freeman, George W. Bush and much, much more.


25 Jan 2021

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SILENCES SO DEEP by John Luther Adams, read by Jim Meskimen

Behind the Mic with AudioFile Magazine

Jim Meskimen narrates John Luther Adams’s exceptional memoir with conviction and recognition that these words are from a composer of music. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Alan Minskoff discuss the way Meskimen narrates with great care and understanding, capturing an immersive text with a deliberate voice and well-paced cadence. Adams’s life and work in the solitude of Alaska bring the listener an appreciation of creativity. This soul-gracing work from an American original delves deeply into the intersections of ecology and art. Published by Blackstone Audio.Find more audiobook recommendations at audiofilemagazine.comSupport for AudioFile's Behind the Mic comes from Dreamscape Media, Publishers of bestselling audiobooks from classics like THE GREAT GATSBY to suspenseful mysteries, to indulging romance to essential non-fictions that make your ears happy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


13 Jan 2021

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The Mike Kara Radio Program - What's Up America - Jim Meskimen - Final Edit

The Mike Kara Podcasts

10/07/20 - Edition of The Mike Kara Radio Program - "What's Up America"Today we have an interview with Jim Meskimen, who is anactor, voice artist, & impressionistJim's websites include - https://jimmeskimen.com/ & https://facebook.com/Jim-Meskimen-52090943391/ & https://www.youtube.com/user/jimmeskimen & https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mwgu61KnUw&t=92sJim currently resides in Los Angeles, California, USA.


10 Oct 2020