FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION IN
BAZ LUHRMANN'S UNTITLED
ELVIS PRESLEY PROJECT
"The obligatory hip movements prove that not only does he look and sound like Elvis but he moves like him too. Capturing the mood and era perfectly he has the audience on their feet, enticed by his incredible energy..."
~ Nottingham Post
Dean Z has been working as a professional Elvis tribute artist since the age of 3. Currently considered the number 1 Elvis tribute artist in the world, he regularly performs across the globe, with audiences of up to 20,000 people a night. Dean's performances span the range of Elvis's career and include his beginnings in 1954, his 14 year film career (1956-69), his "black leather" '68 Comeback Special and his early 1970s jumpsuit days in Las Vegas.
Some more information about Dean:
Dean was hired by Bazmark, Inc. to work with Elliott Wheeler (Baz's frequent composer) to compose several songs and voice acting demos for Baz’s pitch to Warner Brothers for this film.
Dean is the 2013 winner of Elvis Presley Enterprises’ annual contest to find the best Elvis tribute artist in the world.
Dean was the star of Elvis Presley Enterprises’ touring production Elvis Lives (performed to a total of over 500,000 audience members).
Dean is the only tribute artist hired by Elvis Presley Enterprises to act as on-camera talent for media content.
Dean is the only Elvis tribute artist ever hired to host Elvis Presley Enterprises’ SiriusXM radio channel, Elvis Radio.
Dean is currently a performer and advisor for Elvis Presley Enterprises’ programming for Elvis Week.
For this rockin’ all the time performer, Elvis has always lived
Jon Waterhouse, For the AJC
Branson, Mo.-based entertainer Dean Z was born to channel Elvis Presley. Just shake, rattle and roll over to YouTube for evidence. A 1987 video, shot by his mother Jackie Zeligman, shows a 3-year-old Dean performing Presley’s “Jailhouse Rock” in full kingly garb, his Elvis-like movements remarkably innate, his sense of rhythm impeccable.
DEAN Z IN CONCERT
DEAN Z ON CAMERA
Dean Z cast as mentor to aspiring tribute artists Keith Hart (photographed above) for Philips international campaign. Over 3 million youtube views.