Nick Jameson

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Nick Jameson (born July 10, 1950 in Philadelphia) is an American actor and voice actor, as well as a songwriter, composer, musician and producer. He has appeared in the television series The Critic, 24, Lost and, vocally, in Star Wars: Clone Wars as Palpatine, Darts D'Nar in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, the radio adaption 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 in the cult-classic video game Sam & Max Hit the Road. He also voiced Lloyd in "Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Spirits." Recently, 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 Lego Hero Factory. He voices Marshall Dune in the point-and-click adventure Broken Age.[1]

Nick has also had a relatively lengthy career in music. Early on, he was a member of The American Dream, a 1960s 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 in the mid-1970s, 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. He has also released a couple of solo albums: Already Free (1977) and A Crowd of One (1986),[2] the latter of which featured the single "Weatherman," which cracked the Billboard Hot 100.[3] 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 a United States native, Jameson has become very well-known for his ability to perform in a variety of deceptively authentic accents, particularly British English[4] and Australian.[5]

Early life[edit]

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Personal life[edit]

Filmography[edit]

Discography[edit]

With The American Dream[edit]

With Paul Butterfield[edit]

With Tim Moore[edit]

With Foghat[edit]

Solo Albums[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Haas, Pete (1 September 2013). "Double Fine's Broken Age Cast Includes Jack Black, Jennifer Hale". Cinema Blend. Retrieved 2 September 2013. 
  2. ^ Mulron, Evin (25 May 2005). "Foghat Related Discography". Foghat. Retrieved 2 September 2013. 
  3. ^ A Crowd of One - Nick Jameson|Awards|AllMusic (chart positions) @AllMusic.com Retrieved 8-3-2013.
  4. ^ Nick Jameson of Foghat Retrieved 7-13-2013.
  5. ^ Lightin' 'Em the **** Up in Reykjavik.mov Retrieved 7-13-2013.
  6. ^ Paul Butterfield's Better Days- It All Comes Back @Discogs.com Retrieved 12-8-2013.
  7. ^ Paul Butterfield- Put it in Your Ear @Discogs.com Retrieved 12-8-2013.

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