February 10, 1973 |
Ramat HaSharon, Israel
|Occupation||comedian, actor, writer and director|
In 1993, after his army service, he appeared in a stand-up talent show on the entertainment show of Dudu Topaz broadcast on Channel 1. In 1994, Zion participated in a humor show called "Naflu Al HaRosh" ("fell on their heads") on Israeli Channel 2. He also appeared around the country in a one man show which combined stand-up, sketches and interaction with the audience. The show featured funny observations of typical Israeli situations, comments on the social-political situation, relationships and more. Over the years Zion developed a popular skit during his show in which he would dub a couple of segments from the series "Pinocchio" (which was a popular 1980s children cartoon in Israel) in a satirical form. His show ran successfully throughout seven years.
In 2001, Zion presented a new stand-up show which combined video segments which were broadcast during the show on a wide stage screen.
In 2005, Zion released a DVD with highlights from his stand-up show.
In 2006, Zion wrote, directed and starred in the Israeli sitcom "Naor's Friends". The first series was initially screened during 2006 on the Israeli Channel 10. A second series did not air until 2009.
In December 2003, an Indictment was filed against Zion for an attempted attack and malicious damage to property after Zion threw a garbage can and a plastic chair at a waitress in a restaurant, after she served him food which wasn't to his satisfaction. Eventually the Magistrate's court in Tel Aviv approved a plea bargain between Zion and the State Attorney's Office, according to which he would serve 120 hours of community service and would pay the waitress 3,000 shekels.