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Jim Meskimen, Scientology celebrity

Current lifetime: Born September 10, 1959 in Los Angeles
Most famous for: Being the son of actress Marion Ross, making small appearances in notable movies like Apollo 13
Joined Scientology: In the 1980s through his work in comedy
Fun Scientology completion: New OT 8, 2008

Jim shattering suppression: “Scientology is something I can understand. First of all, It is a ‘Doing’ religion, as opposed to a ‘Believing’ religion. It is a body of knowledge, that I can use as I see fit. To me it has had tremendous workability — that is, I use it to bring about changes in my life that I wish to bring.”

Says our Celebrity Centre source: “Jim’s career in Hollywood gained some steam in the mid-1990s when he became a regular on The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air. At the same time he was performing regularly with an all Scientology improv group called Interplay at Celebrity Centre and other orgs in Southern California. He was introduced to Scientology in New York in the 80s by Tamara Wilcox Smith (now deceased) founder of Interplay. For all of Jim’s talent his career has not moved forward since he arrived in Los Angeles. He works more and does many voice overs, but he’s still doing the same small one-liner guest starring roles now as he did in 1995. Jim has spent a small fortune on donations to the IAS and routinely donates his talents to fund raisers around the world. He is a regular emcee for a myriad of Scientology events including the yearly Maiden Voyage events. He has been used and exploited more than any talent in the church. Jim is an accomplished impressionist and improv artist and his complete indoctrination into Scientology dogma has left him devoid of emotion and depth. This is why he has not progressed as a screen and TV actor. He sends a clear cut message to Hollywood talent wanting to join Scientology. Enter at your own risk.”


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