Deepfakes have slowly been introduced to the world with varying effects. Some argue this could spell trouble for people saying outlandish or hateful things without having to take the blame for it, while others simply think it’s the future. One impressionist already had the voices of celebrities down. All he was missing was their faces. Enter the deepfake.
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Jim Meskimen, who is an actor and impressionist, has made a name for himself replicating the voices and mannerisms of celebrities. He had done countless videos on his YouTube channel. Meskimen teamed up with SHAM00K, who also has a YouTube channel and specializes in the newly found art of deepfakes.
Their collaboration took Meskimen’s impressions to the next level — literally. Meskimen created a poem called “Pity the Poor Impressionist” with help from some of the biggest names in Hollywood.
As previously mentioned, Meskimen has been in numerous tv shows as an actor. He acted in Parks & Recreation, starred in the TV show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” and even voiced characters in cartoons like Avatar: The Last Airbender and Johnny Bravo, Bored Panda reported.
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