Nick Jameson

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Nick Jameson
Born
Nicholas Jameson

(1950-12-05) December 5, 1950 (age 71)
Occupation
  • Actor
  • musician
  • producer
Years active1968–present
Parent Michael H. Jameson (father) [1]

Nicholas Jameson (born December 5, 1950) [2] is an American actor, musician and producer, perhaps best known for his portrayal of Russian president Yuri Suvarov over three seasons on the show 24. He currently resides in Reykjavík [3] doing live comedy, live music entertainment and remote voice over work.

Early life

Jameson was born in Columbia, Missouri, to Michael H. Jameson, a classicist, [4] and Virginia Broyles, a teacher and a scholar, [5] and was raised primarily in Philadelphia. [6] Prior to settling in Philadelphia, however, Jameson moved with his family to various places around Europe, which exposed him to a variety of the accents that inspired his approach to many of the characters that he plays and/or voices.

Career

He has appeared in the television series Mission Hill, The Critic, 24, Lost, The King of Queens and, vocally, in Star Wars: Clone Wars as Palpatine, Darts D'Nar in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, the radio adaptation of Dark Empire, and several other productions of Star Wars. He has over 114 film credits. He has also voiced in Spider-Man: The Animated Series as Richard Fisk and Morbius, and provided the voice of Max and Agent/Coach Morceau Oleander in the video games Sam & Max Hit the Road and Psychonauts respectfully. He also voiced Lloyd in Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Spirits. In 2006, his voice was featured in the video game Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops as Colonel Skowronski. He voiced Jim Dear in Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure. He also voiced as Aldar Beedo in the video game Star Wars: Episode I Racer. In 2012, he voiced the character Toxic Reapa from the miniseries Hero Factory. He voices Marshall Dune in the point-and-click adventure Broken Age. [7]

Nick has also had a relatively lengthy career in music. Early on, he was a member of The American Dream (1970), a Philadelphia band whose debut album was Todd Rundgren's first production credit. More prominent success soon followed when he briefly became the unofficial fourth member of the British blues-rock band Foghat, producing several of their albums as well, including Fool for the City, which spawned the band's biggest hit "Slow Ride." Nick's bass-playing is prominently featured on this track as well as the rest of the album. One of the tracks on the "Fool For The City" album, a cover of the Muddy Waters song "My Babe", was a song that Nick had originally recorded with The American Dream in 1970. [8] He has also released a couple of solo albums: Already Free and A Crowd of One , [9] the latter of which featured the single "Weatherman," which cracked the Billboard Hot 100. [10] The track has a breezy pop-rock feel that was fairly typical of the mid-'80s. It is somewhat similar in terms of both melody and tempo to Mr. Mister's big hit, "Kyrie," albeit with much lighter percussion. A year later, Jack Wagner recorded a cover version of the tune (under the title "Weatherman Says"). Another track from the A Crowd of One album, "Love's Closing In" was also featured on the soundtrack to the 1986 film, A Fine Mess.

Although an American native, Jameson has become very well known for his ability to perform in a variety of deceptively authentic accents, particularly British English [11] and Australian. [12]

In 2014, after living in Los Angeles for years, Jameson moved to Reykjavík. [13]

Filmography

Animation film

Year Title Role Notes
1993 The Thief and the Cobbler: The Princess and the Cobbler Singers for the Brigands
1994 Scooby-Doo! in Arabian Nights Kitchen Worker, Dress Worker Television film
1995 The Thief and the Cobbler: Arabian Knight Singers for the Brigands
1997 Dino: The Great Egg-Scape Scientist, Guard Bird, Dinosaur Short film
2000 Sinbad: Beyond the Veil of Mists Mook
The Life & Adventures of Santa Claus Peter Knook / Andrew
2001 Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure Jim Dear Direct-to-video
2004 Clifford's Really Big Movie Sheriff Lewis
2006 Queer Duck: The Movie Additional Voices Direct-to-video
2007 Beowulf Drunken Thane
2008 Dragon Hunters Lord Arnold English version
2011 Batman: Year One Officer Stanley "Stan" Merkel
2013 Frozen Additional Voices

Animation Television

Year Title Role Notes
1992 Capitol Critters Additional Voices
The Addams Family
1993 Droopy, Master Detective
A Flintstone Family Christmas Television Special
1994 Aaahh!!! Real Monsters Salesman, Announcer Ep. "Monsters Don't Dance"
1994–2001 The Critic Vlada Veramirovich, Various Unknown Episodes
1995–1996 The Hot Rod Dogs and Cool Car Cats Additional Voices Unknown Episodes
1995–1997 Spider-Man: The Animated Series Michael Morbius, Richard Fisk 17 Episodes
1996–1998 The Fantastic Voyages of Sinbad the Sailor Additional Voices Unknown Episodes
1996 The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest Himalayan, Leif, Sultan Vikram 3 Episodes
1997 What a Cartoon! Old Man, Chauffer, Cook Ep. "Awfully Lucky"
The Angry Beavers Host on TV, Cool Muskrat 2 Episodes
1998 Cow and Chicken Scientists Ep. "Playin' Hookie"
1999 The Secret Files of the Spy Dogs
The Wild Thornberrys Hunters Ep. "Show Me the Bunny"
Godzilla: The Series Dr. Jonathan Insley Ep. "Future Shock"
King of the Hill Director Ep. "Jon Vitti Presents: Return to La Grunta"
1999–2002 Mission Hill Gus Duncz, Ron, Stogie
2000-2003 Clifford the Big Red Dog Sheriff Lewis
2001 A Kitty Bobo Show Monkey Carl Pilot
2002–2004 What's New, Scooby-Doo? Various 3 Episodes
2003–2007 My Life as a Teenage Robot Various 8 Episodes
2003–2005 Star Wars: Clone Wars Chancellor Palpatine / Darth Sidious 6 Episodes
2005–2008 Avatar: The Last Airbender Colonel Shinu / Additional Voices 2 Episodes
2011 Star Wars: The Clone Wars Darts D'Nar Ep. "Kidnapped"
2012 Hero Factory Toxic Reapa Ep. "Breakout"
2014 Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars Uncle Owen
How Murray Saved Christmas Various Television Special

Live-Action Film

Year Title Role Notes
1993 Look Who's Talking Now Additional Dog / Wolf Voices
1998 Rusty: A Dog's Tale Ratchet the Raccoon Voice
1999 King Cobra Jurgen Werner
2009 Immortally Yours Dr. George Henderson Direct-to-video
2011 Jerusalem Countdown Matthew Dean
2022 Against the Ice Holm

Live-Action Television

Year Title Role Notes
1994–1995 The Bold and the Beautiful Luc Kooning 3 Episodes
1995 Seinfeld Horst Ep. " The Doorman"
2001 Days of Our Lives Tristan 3 Episodes
2004–2006 Lost Richard Malkin 2 Episodes
2006 Criminal Minds Edward Hill Ep. "Poison"
2006–2010 24 Russian President Yuri Suvarov 15 Episodes
2008 Ghost Whisperer Sean Ep. " Pater Familias"

Video Games

Year Title Role Source
1992 Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis Dr. Hans Ubermann
1993 Star Wars: X-Wing Grand Moff Tarkin
Sam & Max Hit the Road Max
Day of the Tentacle Doctor Fred Edison / Doctor Red Edison / Zed Edison /Dwayne / John Hancock / Man in Ski Mask
1994 Star Wars: TIE Fighter Emperor Palpatine, Harkov, Imperial Officer
1995 Star Wars: Dark Forces Kyle Katarn
Full Throttle Darrel, Mavis
1996 Orion Burger Elmo Perkins
1997 G-NOME Maj. Jack Sheridan
1998 A Bug's Life Francis
1999 Star Wars: Episode I Racer Aldar Beedo
2000 Escape from Monkey Island Hellbeard
2001 Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds Emperor Palpatine
2002 Star Wars Racer Revenge Aldar Beedo, Knire Dark
Blood Omen 2 Sebastian
Star Wars: Bounty Hunter Emperor Palpatine/Darth Sidious, Bando Gora Captain
2003 Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Spirits Lloyd
True Crime: Streets of LA Additional Voices [14]
2004 Star Wars: Battlefront Alliance Officer, Darth Sidious/Emperor Palpatine
EverQuest II Various characters [15]
2005 Shadow of Rome Additional Voices [16]
Robots Bigweld
Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith Chancellor Palpatine/Darth Sidious, Ben Kenobi, Neimodian Aide, Neimodian Sniper
Psychonauts Agent/Coach Morceau Oleander, Doctor Loboto, Mr. Pokeylope
Star Wars: Battlefront II Alliance Officer No. 2, Emperor Palpatine
2006 Final Fantasy XII Raminas B'nargin Dalmasca
Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops Colonel Skowronski
Justice League Heroes Solovar
2007 The Golden Compass Ness, Servants
2008 Star Wars: The Force Unleashed Obi-Wan Kenobi
2009 Assassin's Creed II Additional Voices
2010 Resonance of Fate Additional Voices [17]
Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions Additional Voices
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II Bookie, Rebel Officer
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood Additional Voices
2011 Resistance 3 Prisoners
Star Wars: The Old Republic Additional Voices
2012 Darksiders II Ostegoth, Skeleton Champion
2013 Marvel Heroes Vincent "Doctor" Strange, MODOK
Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus Armor Grummel
2014 Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Additional Voices
2015 Broken Age Marshall Dune
2017 Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin Agent/Coach Morceau Oleander, Doctor Loboto
2021 Psychonauts 2 Agent/Coach Morceau Oleander, Doctor Loboto [18]

Discography

Studio albums

  • Already Free (1977)
  • A Crowd of One (1986)

with The American Dream

with Paul Butterfield

  • Paul Butterfield's Better Days – It All Comes Back (1973) (producer only) [19]
  • Put it in Your Ear (1976) [20]

with Tim Moore

with Foghat

References

  1. ^ "Michael Jameson, 79, Expert on Antiquity, Dies". The New York Times. September 16, 2004.
  2. ^ "Jameson Birthday — Postimages". postlmg.cc. Retrieved July 16, 2022.
  3. ^ "From Hollywood to Reykjavík". Iceland Monitor. Retrieved May 3, 2022.
  4. ^ "Michael Jameson, 79, Expert on Antiquity, Dies". The New York Times. September 16, 2004. ISSN  0362-4331. Retrieved May 2, 2022.
  5. ^ "Family and Friends of Michael H. and Virginia B. Jameson Name Colonnade in their Honor | American School of Classical Studies at Athens". www.ascsa.edu.gr. Retrieved July 16, 2022.
  6. ^ Nick Jameson of Foghat Interview Part 1 (interview with Bass Frontiers) on YouTube Retrieved August 3, 2014.
  7. ^ Haas, Pete (September 1, 2013). "Double Fine's Broken Age Cast Includes Jack Black, Jennifer Hale". Cinema Blend. Retrieved September 2, 2013.
  8. ^ "My Babe". Spotify. 1970.
  9. ^ Mulron, Evin (May 25, 2005). "Foghat Related Discography". Foghat. Retrieved September 2, 2013.
  10. ^ A Crowd of One – Nick Jameson|Awards|AllMusic (chart positions) @AllMusic.com. Retrieved March 8, 2013.
  11. ^ Nick Jameson of Foghat on YouTube Retrieved July 13, 2013.
  12. ^ Lightin' 'Em the **** Up in Reykjavik.mov on YouTube Retrieved July 13, 2013.
  13. ^ https://is.linkedin.com/in/nick-jameson-1199487[ self-published source]
  14. ^ "True Crime: Streets of LA (2003 Video Game)". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved April 28, 2021. A green check mark indicates that a role has been confirmed using a screenshot (or collage of screenshots) of a title's list of voice actors and their respective characters found in its opening and/or closing credits and/or other reliable sources of information.{{ cite web}}: CS1 maint: postscript ( link)
  15. ^ "EverQuest II (2004) Windows credits". MobyGames. Retrieved May 3, 2022.
  16. ^ "Shadow of Rome (2005 Video Game)". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved January 23, 2021. A green check mark indicates that a role has been confirmed using a screenshot (or collage of screenshots) of the title's list of voice actors and their respective characters found in its closing credits and/or other reliable sources of information.{{ cite web}}: CS1 maint: postscript ( link)
  17. ^ "Resonance of Fate (2010 Video Game)". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved May 30, 2022.
  18. ^ "Psychonauts 2". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved May 2, 2022. A green check mark indicates that a role has been confirmed using a screenshot (or collage of screenshots) of a title's list of voice actors and their respective characters found in its opening and/or closing credits and/or other reliable sources of information.{{ cite web}}: CS1 maint: postscript ( link)
  19. ^ Paul Butterfield's Better Days- It All Comes Back @Discogs.com Retrieved August 12, 2013.
  20. ^ Paul Butterfield- Put it in Your Ear @Discogs.com Retrieved August 12, 2013.

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