Impressionist Jim Meskimen Reads His Original Poem ‘In Memory of Robin Williams’ In the Voice of Robin Williams

Impressionist Jim Meskimen reads his beautiful original poem entitled “In Memory of Robin Williams” while doing an incredibly respectful impression of the late great comic.

Robin got his TV start on Happy Days, which was the show my mom, Marion Ross was on for 11 seasons. So I watched the rise and fall from close to the start. I was more than a little jealous. I met Robin two or three times and he was always charming and low key. Professionally, I have done the voice of his Genie character for a variety of Disney projects, so I have had a lot of exposure to his sound, and have a real appreciation for what he did with that marvelous character.

As an impressionist myself, I have only admiration for his vocal ability and his acting. This poem comes from the heart.

Jim’s poem can be found in its entirety in the “About” section of the video.

Jim also graciously shared his initial reaction to learning of Robin’s death and his thanks to the comic for all he did.

via Jim Meskimen

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