Jim Ameche - Radio actor; born James Amici on August 6, 1915 in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Jim Ameche was a familiar voice on radio and was well-known for his role as radio's original Jack Armstrong on Jack Armstrong, the All-American Boy. When his older brother, actor Don Ameche, left his position as the host and announcer for The Chase and Sanborn Hour in the early 1940s, Jim took over for the remainder of the show's run. In the 1940s, Ameche had several programs on WGN radio in Chicago. He also was heard as mountie Jim West on ABC's Silver Eagle (1951–55). Other shows Ameche was heard on included Grand Hotel, Hollywood Playhouse, and Big Sister.
Jim Ameche also portrayed Alexander Graham Bell in the 1957 American fantasy film The Story of Mankind, the role his brother Don had played in the film biography of Bell in 1939.
Ameche's cousin Alan Ameche played football at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and won the Heisman Trophy in 1954.
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