Slim Khezri, also known by his stage names SLIM K, Slim Kezree, or simply Kazree, is a German multi talented artist; singer, songwriter, writer, producer, actor and a former professional Michael Jackson Impersonator, based in Los Angeles, California.
Born July 18, 1972, as the oldest of three children in Lübeck Hansestadt, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.
Bon vivant, Artistic Polymath, Free Thinker, Political Junkie, Humanist and Philanthropist of Mediterranean descent. Artist at Sony Music Entertainment, Double Power (Sony Music Entertainment GmbH) and Founder/CEO at DoubaJen Records.
Self-proclaimed Foodie, Wine Connoisseur and passionate World Traveler.
In over 25 years in show-business, Slim has reigned as the #1 MJ impersonator for nearly 10 years, and collaborated with countless producers, DJ's, popular recording artists and many independent talents from around the world. He also worked successfully on many musical and arts related projects, including fashion shows and charity events, and performed alongside acts such as Justin Timberlake (*NSYNC), Fall Out Boy, AJ McLean (Backstreet Boys), Snoop Dogg, Britney Spears, KRS-One, Sarah Connor, Mark Owen (Take That), Sean Kingston, KSHMR, Lifehouse, Haddaway, Army of Lovers, Worlds Apart, No Angels, Lutricia McNeal, Leee John (Imagination), Panic! At The Disco, Monica Patton, Captain Hollywood, Akon, Dr. Alban, Michael Jackson and many more.
As an Actor, Slim has worked on films starring Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, George Clooney, Mel Gibson, Tom Cruise, Ewan McGregor, Julia Roberts, Ben Affleck, Bradley Cooper, Jim Carey, Nicole Kidman, Tommy Lee Jones, Johnny Depp, John Lithgow, Mickey Rourke, Josh Brolin, Terrence Stamp, Harvey Keitel, Channing Tatum, Bruce Willis, Scarlett Johansson, J.K. Simmons and directed by Ron Howard, Clint Eastwood, Ridley Scott, Danny Boyle, Roland Emmerich, Colin Trevorrow, Gore Verbinski, Jerry Zucker, Seth MacFarlane, Ethan Coen & Joel Coen, Angela Basset, F. Gary Gray and many more.
Slim also worked in minor roles, with tenor Plácido Domingo, who is also the general director of the Los Angeles Opera, on Ludwig Van Beethoven 's "Fidelio" in 2007, playing a prisoner, produced by Alejandro Stadler, directed by Pier' Alli, conducted by James Conlon and on Giuseppe Verdi 's "Otello" in 2008, playing a Sailor, and Venetian Senator, directed by John Cox, and also conducted by James Conlon.
Slim made his stage debut on October 14, 1989 as a Michael Jackson impersonator at a Turkish Event, performing a 30 minute set, in front of 580 people, in Lübeck Hansestadt, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.
"Who's Bad"; in the beginning of his career, Slim, once hailed as one of the best and most successful Michael Jackson imitators in the business, not only does he dance like Jackson, but he sings, too, the closest to the real package than most of his rivals around the world. Having performed Michael's songs in over 300 concerts in 70 countries. Slim performed nonstop from 1989 to 2000, on numerous shows in television and radio throughout the world , touring excessively in Europe, Asia and Africa, appearing on various events and open-air concerts on all 5 continents, including the United States, debuting in Las Vegas, and later in Los Angeles. Slim's huge success got also Michael Jackson's attention, he gave a tribute performance in the king of pop's presence in Cologne, Germany in 1992, the milestone of his career, which lead to finally meet his idol for the first time in person during the Dangerous World tour, and dreams came true when Slim briefly worked with the King of Pop himself during the German leg of the History World tour in Summer 1997, as an Assistant to Creative Consultant Taco Falcon. What made Slim stood out above the rest, was his voice, the detail, the mimics, facial expression and the electrifying dance moves. Slim always thought of himself more of an actor than a 'singer' in those days, a true stage performer.
Slim's first notable television appearance was in Germany, on Saturday, December 7, 1991, on the popular hit show "Die Rudi Carrell Show", where he appeared and competed as one of five guests, impersonating famous singers, and hosted by Dutch entertainer, and TV icon Rudi Carrell. Out of approximately 700 applicants per episode, Slim was invited back to audition by WDR (West German Broadcasting Cologne). After 3 attempts, Slim secured his casting, he was chosen from among the last 30 candidates. Rudi Carrell (thought by many to have discovered Slim Khezri) was very convinced, believed in Slims talents, and made personally the call to confirm him for the show. Pre-taped the night before on Friday, December 6, 1991, Slim gave a stunning performance as Michael Jackson, singing the classic "Billie Jean" LIVE, captivating the audience with his dance moves and the iconic Moonwalk. The show was a huge hit, it drew the largest audience to date, at nearly 20 million viewers throughout Europe and beyond, which brought him instant fame. The show included a similar concept to "Star Search" or "Pop Idol" in America and brought many well-known German pop stars and actors to prominence, such as Alexis or Mark Keller. It also featured comedy sketches, and a 'Make-a-Wish' segment.
Slim made his film debut, in a minor role as an extra on November 10, 2000, playing a Demon in the Warner Bros Pictures comedy "Little Nicky", starring Adam Sandler, Patricia Arquette and Harvey Keitel. Directed by Steven Brill.
In October 15, 2007, Slim launched the independent music and publishing company Doubajen Records.
In March 10, 2010, Slim signed a License Agreement with Sony Music Entertainment./ Double Power (Sony Music Entertainment GmbH) in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.
In March 26, 2014, Slim signed a License Agreement with Viacom Media Networks, New York, a distribution deal of his music and music videos to air worldwide on MTV, VH-1, and featured on MTV artists Website & App.
In August 8, 2014, Slim and his family were invited to visit the White House in Washington DC.
In June 22, 2015, American DJ, and EDM record producer KSHMR releases his new single "Jammu", Slim co-stars in the music video, playing a Radical Militant Leader, directed by Tyler Yee. The song reaches the #1 spot on the 'Progressive House Top 100' Charts on Beatport
Slim speaks 4 Languages: English, German, French, Arabic, and conversational Turkish.
Slim is married to International Award-winning Pole Artist, and Stage Performer Phoenix Kazree. They have one son together.
Ich Glotz TV (Stage-play, 1989), Germany/
Ludwig Van Beethoven's Fidelio (Opera, 2007), USA/
Giuseppe Verdi's Otello (Opera, 2008), USA
Die Rudi Carrell Show (1991), Germany/
The Gong Show (1992), Germany/
Arabella (1997), Germany/
Klacket (1998), Tunisia/
Unlocking Ancient Secrets of the Bible (2006), USA/
Entourage (2007), USA/
Goro's Bar (2007), Japan/
Gene Simmons: Family Jewels (2008), USA/
Nip/Tuck (2008), USA/
Mystery ER (2008), USA/
Kids Unlimited (2008), USA/
1000 Ways to Die (2010), USA/
Whitney (2015), USA/
Mystery Diners (2015), USA/
Dangerous Games (2015), Armenia/
My Crazy Ex (2016), USA/
Superhuman (2016), USA.
Save the Last Dance (2001),/
Rat Race (2001),/
When The Nines Roll Over (2005),/
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007),/
The Sexaholic (2007),/
In God I Trust (2007),/
Article 301 (2008),/
Confused Illusion (2007),/
The Haunted House of Chronic (2009),/
Yes Man (2008),/
Angels & Demons (2009),/
Sin City II: A Dame to Kill For (2014),/
American Sniper (2014),/
Jurassic World (2015),/
The Martian (2015),/
The Secret in Their Eyes (2015),/
Dark Gospels (2015),/
Steve Jobs (2015),/
Money Monster (2016),/
The Moment (2016),/
Hail, Caesar! (2016),/
Jason Bourne (2016),/
The Accountant (2016),/
Battle of the Sexes (2017),/
American Made (2017).
Burn The Disco (EP, and Single), Doubajen Records 2008/
Campari Sunset House Club (Compilation), Sony Music 2010/
Open Up Your Heart (Single), Doubajen Records 2010/
You Love It (Single), Doubajen Records 2012/
Burn The Disco (VIP Underground Mix), Doubajen Records 2014/
October (Single), Doubajen Records 2014