Comedian and impressionist Jim Gossett is a 30-year veteran entertainer nationally recognized for his writing, producing, and voice talent through the prestigious ADDY and CLIO Awards. A top tier voice artist with a catalog of over 200 iconic impressions and up-to-the-minute musical parodies, Jim has been a long-time contributor to hundreds of radio stations, with content played on shows ranging from “The Glenn Beck Program” to the nationally syndicated “Michael Savage Show.” Gossett’s incredible natural talents, unique versatility, and highly customized material have attracted thousands of impressive clients, including major corporations such as IBM and Toyota, trade associations such as American Petroleum Institute and American College of Radiology, national and regional commercial campaigns for companies such as Coca Cola and McDonald’s, professional sports teams, and mass media. He has worked with world famous entertainers Tim Allen, Jay Leno, Paul Anka, Frankie Valli, Charlie Daniels Band, Wayne Newton, Sinbad, and Whose Line Is It Anyway. In addition, Gossett has been a featured announcer and promotional voiceover for years on Cartoon Network. Most recently, Gossett has been writing and performing his timely and hilarious impersonation of 2012 Presidential candidate Mitt Romney with the Politicos Comedy Brigade of political impersonators and headlined a 20 date tour for Motorola as President Ronald Reagan.
“Terrific…Lots of laughs…harmless fun!” -Jack Nicklaus, Pro Golf Legend
As a young man Gossett began his career as a comedic impressionist by imitating his teachers for fellow students, but quickly graduated to his first Presidential impression, Jimmy Carter. Today Gossett with stunning accuracy channels the voices and mannerisms of political icons Mitt Romney, Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Ronald Reagan, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Lyndon Johnson, Al Gore, Jesse Jackson, and Rush Limbaugh among many others.
In addition to Presidents and politicians, Jim’s impressions range from modern celebrities such as David Letterman, Jay Leno, Bill Cosby, Jerry Seinfeld, and Robin Williams, to cultural legends such as Larry King, Tom Brokaw, Johnny Carson, Ted Koppel, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr, Elvis Presley, Jimmy Stewart, and John Wayne. Jim even brings to life beloved childhood characters including Kermit the Frog, Mickey Mouse, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Yosemite Sam, Homer Simpson, Popeye, and Foghorn Leghorn.
Gossett’s first taste of the limelight was in radio, where his comedy, impressions, political analysis, parody songs, and voice work were heard on daily call-ins and guest appearances around the nation, including major stations in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta, Miami, Philadelphia, San Diego, St. Louis, and Dallas among many others. Jim’s ingenious satirical songs became a radio phenomenon, and were picked up as regular content by The Lars Larson Show, heard on over 170 stations nationwide. In addition, his content has been broadcast on The Glenn Beck Program, Savage Nation with Michael Savage, the former Tony Snow Show on FOX News Radio, and The Sean Hannity Show on WGST. Gossett is currently a regular guest and contributor on the nationally syndicated Barry Farber Show.
“Incredibly funny!” -Ted Kennedy, the late U.S. Senator
Gossett is also frequently seen and heard across national television, with appearances on NBC Nightly News, CNN, Comedy Central, ABC, CMT, TNN, and TNT. He is a featured announcer and promotional voiceover on Cartoon Network. Jim’s commercial work is extensive. Throughout his career Gossett has lent his voice to national and regional spots for Coca-Cola, Ford, McDonald’s, RCA Records, GMC, Wendy’s, and Pizza Hut.
As a live performer, Jim Gossett has earned a reputation as one of the hardest working performers in the business, known for his extensively customized material and his exceptional client list. He has performed in many of America’s notable venues, including Fox Theatre, Caesar’s Palace, Bellagio Hotel and Casino, Comedy Store, Improv, and the Grand Ole Opry. He has opened for iconic celebrities such as Tim Allen, Jay Leno, Paul Anka, Frankie Valli, Charlie Daniels Band, Wayne Newton, Sinbad, and Whose Line Is It Anyway.
Jim has performed his resoundingly successful live corporate show for top companies and organizations, including IBM, Allstate, Sony, Merck, General Motors, Boeing, Delta Airlines, General Electric, Lockheed Martin, Motorola, Morgan Stanley, State Farm, Toyota, Rotary International, Chevron, Toshiba, Sun Microsystems, Nationwide Insurance, Progressive Insurance, Aflac, and Nokia among hundreds of others. He has narrated presentations and products for Hewlett Packard, Home Depot, Orkin, MCI, and Knowledge Products Books on Tape.
A consummate professional with nationwide appeal, Jim Gossett has a reputation for delivering timeless comedy and impressions that will have fans reveling in nostalgia and roaring with laughter. His incredible spectrum of natural talents and spot-on customization will provide a memorable experience for your customers, employees, fans, and associates every time.