Apr 30, 2022
Today on Too Opinionated we talk with Jim Meskimen!
Jim Meskimen is an actor, impressionist, voice-artist and improvisational comedian best known for his work on WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY and IMPRESS ME. Currently playing Colonel Sanders in the popular KFC commercials, as well as President George Washington crossing the Delaware Turnpike for Geiko, which led his mother, Marion Ross (Mrs C/Happy Days) to claim that she is now the mother of the father of our country.
Now, with his own star on the rise, Jim has appeared in films such as FROST/NIXON, APOLLO 13 and THE PAPER, recently adding series such as Amazon's HUNTERS, Starz Gaslit and Apple TV's The Big Door Prize. Jim Meskimen, whose work is already well-known to TV and film audiences. He appeared on the British series Whose Line Is It Anyway? (1988) several times, and was a recurring character on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990) for two seasons. He has worked with director Ron Howard on five of his films, including The Paper (1994), Apollo 13 (1995), Edtv (1999), How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) and Frost/Nixon (2008). He has also worked in two films by director Paul Thomas Anderson. A professional artist, Jim exhibits and sells his realist oil paintings. As a designer/cartoonist, he created dozens of characters, weapons and vehicles for the original "Thundercats" animated series. Jim continues to dazzle audiences with his improvisational skills and appears regularly on L.A. stages.
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