Steve Van Zandt
If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then Steve Van Zandt really knows how to give a compliment! Since 1978, when at the age of 19 he garnered a perfect 30 point score on NBC TV's "Gong Show", Steve has been dazzling audiences across the country with his amazing talent for mimicking famous people. Today he is regarded as one of the best comic- impressionists on the comedy scene. Steve's one-hundred-plus characters and unique style of stand-up can be seen in top comedy clubs, resorts, on cruise ships, and at corporate events.
He also regularly appears as the opening act for major performers such as Michael Bolton and Howie Mandel and he has twice been featured on the ABC television show, "America's Funniest People".
In addition to his work on stage, Steve has a successful background as a radio personality, having co-hosted two “morning drive" radio shows. On a national level, Steve has written and produced material for the Premiere Comedy Network and the American Comedy Network, two of the largest suppliers of humor to radio stations coast to coast. Steve's versatile vocal cords are often utilized in the area of radio ads, TV ads, and industrial voiceovers for hundreds of companies throughout the country. Much of this work has been honored with national and regional advertising industry awards. His experience in this field has led Steve to write and produce humorous commercials on a free-lance basis for ad agencies and businesses directly.
So ... the next time your venue, event, or voice over project requires a humorous angle, compliment it with the comedic stylings of Steve Van Zandt - and accept no other "imitations"!
Don Adams, Mohammed Ali, Louie Armstrong, "Batman & Robin," "Bert & Ernie" (From "Sesame St."), Humphrey Bogart, Marlon Brando, Walter Brennan, David Brenner, David Brinkley, Charles Bronson, "Bullwinkle," "Archie & Edith Bunker," George Burns, Raymond Burr, James Cagney, Truman Capote, George Carlin, Johnny Carson, Johnny Cash, Carol Channing, Bill Clinton, Bill Cosby, Howard Cosell, Walter Cronkite, Bing Crosby, Rodney Dangerfield, Neal Diamond, Bob Dole, Kirk Douglas, Bob Dylan, Clint Eastwood, Peter Falk, "Fernando," W.C. Fields, "Barney Fiffe," Henry Fonda, Gerald Ford, Redd Foxx, "Elmer Fudd," Clark Gable, Jackie Gleason, Paul Harvey, Katherine Hepburn, Pee Wee Herman, Alfred Hitchcock, Dustin Hoffman, John Houseman, "Jim" (From "Taxi"), Boris Karloff, Casey Kasem, Ted Kennedy, "Kermit the Frog," "Captain Kirk," Henry Kissinger, Ted ("Baxter") Knight, Ted Koppel, Robin Leach, Jay Leno, Jerry Lewis, Liberace, Peter Lorre, Bela Lugosi, Paul Lynde, Fred Mac Murray, Johnny Mathas, Dean Martin, Groucho Marx, Jackie Mason, Dudley Moore, Willie Nelson, Jack Nicholson, Richard Nixon, "Ed Norton" (From "The Honeymooners"), Don Pardo, Ross Perot, "Popeye," Elvis Presley, Ronald Reagan, Don Rickles, Edward G. Robinson, Kenny Rogers, Andy Rooney, Dr. Ruth, Telly Savalas, George C. Scott, "Scotty" (From "Star Trek"), Arnold Schwarzenegger, Peter Sellers, Rod Serling, "Homer Simpson," Sylvester Stallone, James Stewart, Ed Sullivan, "Mr. T," John Travolta, Mike Tyson, John Wayne, Lawrence Welk, Wolf-man Jack, Woody Allen & more.