Oct 29, 2013 at 2:00pm to Dec 17, 2013 at 4:00pm
Donna Belajac Casting Pittsburgh, PA
May 2, 2011 at 2:00pm to Jun 20, 2011 at 5:00pm
Find Your Voice-Voice Acting Institute
Cleveland, Ohio...Yeah, I said Cleveland!
I WORK IN THE VOICE OVER INDUSTRY AS A(N)
Voice Actor, Copy Writer, Voiceover Coach
HERE'S A LITTLE ABOUT ME AND MY VOICE OVER EXPERIENCE
Jean Zarzour is a 30 year veteran of TV, Film, Theater, Radio, Dance, Improv and Corporate Communications in the U.S., and for 2 years in England, Wales and Italy. She has appeared in feature films opposite Joe Pesci, Stanley Tucci, Mercedes Ruhell, James Coburn, Rob Lowe, Clint Howard, Marc Singer, Seth Rogen in Zack & Miri make a Porno and most recently opposite Jake Gyllenhaal and Hank Azaria in Love in Love and Other Drugs T.V. credits include Detroit 1-8-7 (as Elena Liriano in Episode 10 "Shelter") Candid Camera, America's Funniest People. and hundreds of TV & Radio commercials. She has appeared in 5 Off-Broadway productions and at The Cleveland Play House, Great Lakes Theater Festival, and a dozen other theaters in Ohio. Jean also appeared in Menopause The Musical, nationwide, for 2 years. As Owner of LIPSCHTICK Jean has built a renowned reputation for putting the "Show" in "Business" nationwide since 1989, with customized musical-comedy and Laugh & Learn Workshops tm. Visit www.lipschtick.com. In 2005, Jean founded The GOT PAY? Organization, an artists advocacy and education resource for artists in the NE Region, at www.gotpay.org . In 2006, Jean founded the Find Your Voice-Voice Over Institute, providing Voice Acting classes for TV, Film, Radio, Live Presentations and Voice Over Demo production at Cleveland’s top recording studios. She has taught acting for Stage, Radio, TV, Film and Movement For Actors at Brecksville Theater On The Sq., The Beck Center, Playhouse Sq., Wake Up & Live Actors’ Studio, The Cleveland Film Society and taught dance at 3 studios in London, England, from 1983-1985. Jean has been recognized by The Scene Magazine, Free Times, The Cleveland Plain Dealer, Cleveland Magazine, Crain’s Cleveland, Sun Newspapers, Cleveland City Music and twice by theater critic, Roy Berko, for her achievements as an actor and owner of Lipschtick. She has written articles for The Scene Magazine, The Cleveland Plain Dealer, The Sun Newspapers and most recently published “Putting The Show In Business”, in the May issue of Clevaland Business Connects Magazine. She is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, The Stella Adler Conservatory and studied dance at The American Ballet Theater in New York City. Proud and grateful member of AFTRA, SAG, AEA and VASTA. www.jeanzarzour.nowcasting.com www.linkedin.com/in/jeanzarzour www.imdb.me/jeanzarzour
RECENTLY BOOKED PROJECTS
LIPSCHTICK Gig for AFLAAAAAAAAC! TV Series: Detroit 1-8-7, Episode 10 "Shelter" as Elena Liriano Film: Love and Other Drugs w/ Jake Gyllenhaal - In theaters, November 24, 2010. Tradesmen - Industrial VO On-Camera/Internet Spokesperson for Ohio Re-Employment program. Print: Johnsonite Flooring VO: Smith Dairy, Lakewood Hospital. On-Camera: Vitamin Water w/LeBron James ------------------------------------------------ "Sincerely, I can't thank you enough for all you brought to the session once again. You always sustain the fun and energy; your talent and versatility are invaluable. And thanks for the helpful solutions and extra cute touches." - Susan Darby, Writer/Producer - Smith Dairy radio spots "If I had to produce a commercial with a dozen female voices, I would feel confident to engage Jean Zarzour to be the voice for all 12. That's how high I regard this multi-talented professional. Her repertoire of voices is a producer's dream and her ability to take direction just enhances the process. And, if you book an hour, you can bet she'll only use 15 minutes -- she's that fast a study. Been there many times with her -- always more than pleased with the product! " - Bob Gold, President Bob Gold Advertising "Jean makes me look good. I love her...and my clients love me." -- Gayle Wilson, Broadcast & Video Producer “Jean's dynamite personality and energy brought life to our TV commercial shoot. She's an asset. THIS is one very funny lady. You can figure out a way to make money off that.” - Peter Toomey, Toomey & Friends Advertising “I've known and respected Jean for over 20 years and have hired her several times as a talent in video projects. She is creative, professional and talented. I'd recommend her highly as a valuable resource to enhance communication projects." - Phil Stella, President - Effective Training & Communication, Inc.
French, Italian & Spanish can be learned and executed perfectly, as needed.
Low, sultry, warm and authoritative to off-the-wall, original characters and impersonations.
DIALECTS, Character voices and vocal impressions
All American dialects North, South, East, West, 3 British dialects, Italian, French, Spanish, German, Irish, Greek, Middle Eastern, Russian.
VOICES I AM ABLE TO PERFORM
Senior Female, Middle Age Female, Young Adult Female, Teenage Boy, Teenage Girl, Child Female, Baby
AUDIO DELIVERY METHOD
AIF, MP3, WAV
Cool Edit Pro and a great mic or one of 6, full service studios in the Cleveland area.
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Thanks for the info and direction. I've been trying to pick my agents brain about this very subject matter but it's difficult with her busy schedule. It's great to have a resource like VU to gain as much insight and information as possible. My goal, if I can get work in this industry, is to get a small studio set up in my home office and learn the ropes. The thought of being able to do last minute auditions from home, my on camera auditions involve two to three hour drive times, appeals to me and my wallet.
Thanks again for the time and input!
Your welcome message is fun!
I have heard nothing but good things about you from a couple of your former students and a high school friend who was a former film & video producer. As a new voice talent on the block it looks like we should meet. I am likeky to be looking for a local voice coach after finishing a VO course with VoiceCoaches.com in NY.
Take care and best of luck, lets talk sometime!
I was just reviewing old messages on voice over universe, and must have missed yours. Thank so much for your encouraging words, and I would love to teach in Pitts. I'm supposed to teach at Carnegie, so perhaps we can make that happen. Please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org Regards, Pat