Rick Zieff has been immersed in the entertainment industry for over twenty-five years. He has produced, directed, cast, written, and acted. Rick’s experience spans all media– film, television, radio, and the internet.
Rick has received critical acclaim for his voice direction of Otomo’s masterpiece “Steamboy”. The months he spent on that project brought him to London to direct Sir Patrick Stewart, to New York to direct Alfred Molina and Anna Paquin, and to Los Angeles to lead a veteran cast of voice actors in a movie (and companion videogame) that has been already been called a classic.
On the small screen, Rick currently voice-directs and stars in the new animated series “Get Blake”, which launched on Nickelodeon in April 2016, and voices roles on “Clarence”, “Space Racers”, “Yo-Kai Watch”, and is thrilled to start season 3 as Spike the dog on “The Tom and Jerry Show” from Warner Brothers. Other projects include casting and directing a “motion comic” for Cie Studios and developing two animated pilots. Cartoon Network was the home of the “Gundam” series Rick directed (and starred in) for two seasons. Rick also wrote and produced TV promos for full seasons of WB shows, such as “One Tree Hill”, “Third Watch”, and “Gilmore Girls”.
Rick has become the go-to man for Alternate Reality Game (ARG) casting and voice-directing. Among his numerous credits are the online games for “The Dark Knight”, “The International”, “Pirates of the Caribbean”, “Tron: Legacy”, and “Dig”. Rick also helped voice-cast the pioneering web series “The Soul Patrol”.
In a world of branding and viral marketing, Rick Zieff’s clients, such as Sony, Disney, Dreamworks, G4, Activision, Sunrise, Bandai, Pioneer, Nitto, Jell-o, Hasbro, Microsoft, and Leap Frog, keep him busy with a variety of marketing and promotional projects.
Of particular note is his casting of “The ChubbChubbs!”, winner of an Oscar® for Best Animated Short Film.