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Guy Zu-Aretz
Born Guy Zuaretz
21 March 1973(1973-03-21) (age 48)
Tel Aviv, Israel

Guy Zu-Aretz (also spelled Guy Zoaretz) (Hebrew: גיא זו-ארץ </noinclude>; born 21 March 1973 in Tel Aviv) is an Israeli actor, musician, director and television host.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8]

Biography[edit | edit source]

Zu-Aretz was born and raised in Tel Aviv, Israel, to a Sephardic Jewish family, originally from Tripoli, Libya on his father's side and from Greece and Turkey on his mother's side.

In 1996, following his service in the Israeli Air Force Band, Zu-Aretz began studying acting at the Hillel Ne'eman school and acting in front of the camera with Ruth Deichs. Among other things, he studied voice.

In 2007, he won an award from the Shalem Foundation, in appreciation of his theater work with disabled people in Acco.

Career in theater[edit | edit source]

Zu-Aretz participated in several plays, mostly for Habima, Israel's national theatre, including: Bustan Sephardi, Garden Ricky, The Diary of Anne Frank, Butterflies Are Free, Not Because of the Memories, Little Tel Aviv, A View from the Bridge, Go All Out and the musicals The Band Returns and Mary Loo. In 2006, he participated in the musical Guys and Dolls at Beit Lessin Theatre.

In Hanukkah 2010 he played in the musical "The Little Mermaid" next to Rinat Gabay. In 2012 he started acting in the musical "Flower of the neighborhoods"("Perach Hashchunot") at the Be'er Sheva theatre beside Liraz Charhi. The musical was written by Kobi Oz, and directed by Nir Erez. In Hanukkah 2013 played in the Musical "Snow White and the hunter" with Tal Museril, Yael Bar Zohar and more.

Career in television and film[edit | edit source]

In 1997, Zu-Aretz participated in the soap opera Ramat Aviv Gimmel. In 1999, he participated in Gang Bulldozer. In 2002, Zu-Aretz played in the drama series Rhythm of the Beat, and that same year he also played in the drama "Intensive Care", which was broadcast on Channel 2.

In 2003, he played in the Israeli film Passion Fruit Waltz. In 2004–2005 participated in the telenovela Our Song. In 2005 he played in Steven Spielberg's film Munich.[9] In 2006, he was a host for The Good Life Magazine.

In 2007, he became the host of Israel's version of the show Survivor. Originally broadcast on Israel's Channel 10, later moved to Channel 2.

In 2012 Guy starred as "Ari" in the youth series Galis, a spin-off of the series The Dreamers, broadcast on HOT. Starting in May 2012, he is the host of Israel's version of Dancing With the Stars.

Musical career[edit | edit source]

In 2012, he premiered the album Ladino and prayers from home, in which he and his brother, Roy Zu-Aretz, performed Ladino songs and romances, along with Jewish prayers from their Sephardic heritage.[10]

The two have been touring Israel with the live show, produced by Eli Grunfeld, ever since. They have performed in festivals, Jewish holiday celebrations and venues across the country. In 2014, they celebrated their 100th show.

In March 2014, he released his second album, also in the Sephardic Ladino tradition, Casa Zu-Aretz.[11]

In his live shows, he has collaborated with musicians including David D'Or and Galit Giat.

Personal life[edit | edit source]

In September 2005, he married actress Yael Bar Zohar; their first son was born on 25 October 2007. In February 2011, their second son was born. Their third child, a daughter, was born on May 2015. They live in Ramat Hasharon.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "גיא זו-ארץ משיק מופע חדש". http://www.mako.co.il/entertainment-celebs/local/Article-0fd67c4c2f4f621006.htm. Retrieved 26 February 2015. 
  2. נענע10 – גיא זו-ארץ: זו תהיה העונה של כל העונות – תרבות ובידור
  3. "øëéìåú – òåã ìå÷àìé nrg – æîéøåú ìùáú". http://www.nrg.co.il/online/7/ART1/641/282.html. Retrieved 26 February 2015. 
  4. "úøáåú – îåæé÷ä nrg – ...áëåøä: âéà æå-àøõ çåæø ìùåøùéí". NRG îòøéá. http://www.nrg.co.il/online/47/ART2/349/354.html?hp=47&cat=309&loc=10. Retrieved 26 February 2015. 
  5. "úøáåú – îåæé÷ä nrg – ...çåìí áñôøãéú: âéà æå-àøõ îòìä îåôò". http://www.nrg.co.il/online/47/ART2/290/309.html?hp=47&cat=309&loc=66. Retrieved 26 February 2015. 
  6. "- – ". Charts.co.il. http://www.charts.co.il/article.asp?id=1112. Retrieved 26 February 2015. 
  7. "øëéìåú – òåã ìå÷àìé nrg – ...äôñ÷ú òùø: âéà æå-àøõ". http://www.nrg.co.il/online/7/ART2/186/538.html. Retrieved 26 February 2015. 
  8. "-". Charts.co.il. http://www.charts.co.il/article.asp?id=2078. Retrieved 26 February 2015. 
  9. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0408306/fullcredits/
  10. "Ladino Songs and Sephardic Prayers by Guy and Roy Zu-Aretz". http://www.israel-music.com/guy_roy_zu_aretz/ladino_songs_sephardic_prayers/. 
  11. "La Kaza Zu-aretz by Guy and Roy Zu-Aretz". http://www.israel-music.com/guy_roy_zu_aretz/la_kaza_zu_aretz/. 

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