"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 stars as Elvis Presley in the new South American campaign for automobile manufacturer FIAT. Using innovative CGI technology to create Elvis' face on top of Dean Z's face, this groundbreaking commercial is receiving international accolades and over 5 million of views on YouTube.
Dean Z stars as an Elvis Tribute Artist mentor in this short film produced for multinational conglomerate company Philips. This amazing story of Keith Hart, the 45-year-old software engineer who learned the healthier habits needed to follow his extraordinary dream has over 3 million of views on YouTube.
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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 Baz Luhrman to work with Elliott Wheeler to compose several songs and voice acting demos for Baz’s pitch to Warner Brothers for his Elvis film.
Dean recently starred as Elvis in an upcoming international car campaign.
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 an ambassador and contributor for Graceland and Elvis Presley Enterprises’.
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.