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!

Rhys L Griffiths

I’m a big fan of Rob Paulsen’s podcast Talkin Toons. For those of you who don’t know, Rob Paulsen did the voice of Yakko Warner in Animaniacs, Pinky from Pinky and the Brain, Raphael in the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon and now he voices Donatello in the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon. He has voiced hundreds of cartoon characters. He also does a podcast called Talkin Toons where he sits down and chats to other people who make a living out of doing silly voices. One day I was listening to his show and he was doing a live version and his guest was Jim Meskimen. Now a lot of the time with voice actors you don’t know the persons name but you certainly recognise their body of work, so not knowing the interviewee doesn’t put me off the show. Anyway as he spoke to Jim I…

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The Impression Guys Series on SoulPancake is LIVE!

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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 have been going out of their way to let me know that they found the show especially enjoyable.  Man, that’s great to hear.

For me, it’s so autobiographical, my life thru a kind of funhouse mirror, that I don’t really consider the content all that remarkable; beautifully produced, edited and presented, but not very far off from the little comedy I inhabit every day.

Of course, there are tremendous variations on life as I know it; my wife Tamra plays someone else in my life, Angela Kinsey of The Office inhabiting Tamra’s real life role of Jim’s long-suffering wife (nice of her to bear the burden for a few days!)

But no matter the coincidences and variations on the theme, it’s great that so many are going along for the ride.  Happy to have the audience to play to.

I think if you liked Episode One, you will like the remaining story even more.  The uber-talented Ben Shelton wrote and directed; it’s an adventure he dreamed up, with a little input from me and my co-star, Ross Marquand. 

The Impression Guys is beautifully developed with a lot of surprises all the way along.  You will be impressed, I promise.

And SoulPancake, Rainn Wilson’s company, is responsible for green-lighting the project and getting it made and hosted on their popular YouTube channel.  If you haven’t already, go ahead and subscribe.

Let me know what you think of the rest of the show!

Episode Two will launch today, Monday February 17 at 4 pm pst.