Jef Rawls

Jef Rawls

Speaker, Trainer, Actor, Voice Over Talent, Comedian, Producer, Director, Host, Emcee, Consultant, Talk Show Host, Radio Personality

List of Clients Entertained or Trained by Jef Rawls
  1. 250+ Private Parties (birthdays, weddings, etc)
  2. ADP
  3. Aetna
  4. A.R.M.L.S.
  5. Accenture
  6. Achengardner Contractors
  7. ACSS Engineering
  8. AG Spectrum
  9. Alliance Residential
  10. American Cancer Society
  11. American Express
  12. American Heart Association
  13. ARC of Tempe
  14. Arcadia Neighborhood Learning Center
  15. Arizona State Fair
  16. A.S.A. of AZ
  17. Ashton Woods Homes
  18. ASU
  19. ASU College of Law
  20. ASU West
  21. AT&T
  22. Autozone
  23. AZ Dept of Corrections
  24. AZ House of Representatives
  25. AZ Lutheran Academy
  26. AZ Hospital and Healthcare Assoc.
  27. B.O.M.A.
  28. Bank of America
  29. Banner Hospitals
  30. C.O.P.S.
  31. Carefree Caring Clowns
  32. Cendant Corporation
  33. Central Christian
  34. Central High School
  35. CES Seminary
  36. Chandler Hospital
  37. Charles Shwab
  38. Cheyenne Elementary 2nd Grade
  39. Choice Network
  40. Christ Community Church
  41. Christ Lutheran Church
  42. Circle K Corp.
  43. City of Hope
  44. Colony Insurance
  45. Commission of the Arts
  46. Computer Buddies
  47. Costco
  48. CVS Pharmacy
  49. Dairy Queen
  50. DBL Distributors
  51. Desert Mountain High School
  52. Desert Ridge Jr. High
  53. Epic-Premier Insurance
  54. Exhibit One
  55. Fadell Cheney & Burt Law office
  56. Ford Motor Credit
  57. Fountain of Life Fellowship
  58. Fuji Film
  59. Get Out Expo / Tribune Newspaper
  60. Gilbert Church
  61. GoDaddy
  62. Golba Group
  63. Gold Canyon Candle Company
  64. Grace Community Church
  65. Grace United Methodist Church
  66. Grand Canyon University
  67. Greenway High School
  68. GreyStar
  69. Hamilton High School
  70. Hamilton Sundstrand
  71. High Tech Institute
  72. High Trek Adventures
  73. Highlands Church
  74. Honeywell
  75. Horizon High School
  76. Hospice Association
  77. Hypercom
  78. IKON Inc.
  79. In-house Productions for Sexual Abuse
  80. Ingersoll-Rand
  81. Intel
  82. JDA
  83. Jewish Singles of AZ
  84. John C Lincoln Hospital
  85. Kammeyer Dentistry
  86. Knight Transportation
  87. LDS Church/ Seminaries/ Institute 25+ performances
  88. LDS Youth Conference
  89. LDSYSA
  90. Leukemia Society
  91. Library of Learning
  92. Living Word Bible
  93. Lou Coopey Photography
  94. M.A.B.E
  95. Mark Taylor Communities
  96. Marriage Ministries
  97. McClintock High School
  98. MDS Pharma-Services
  99. Medicis
  100. Mensa Organization
  101. Mesa Rotary
  102. Milwaukee Brewers Baseball
  103. Mount Carmel Church
  104. Mountain View High School
  105. National Bank of AZ
  106. National Institute for Trail Advocacy
  107. Nations Choice Mortgage
  108. Nebraska Farm Bureo
  109. Northridge Community
  110. Notre Dame Preparatory
  111. Nu-Treat Pest Control
  112. Oasis Ob/Gyn
  113. Oral B
  114. PacWest Financial Management
  115. Palo Verde Middle School
  116. Payson Community
  117. Payson High School
  118. PepsiCo
  119. PetSmart
  120. Phoenix Zoo
  121. Photographers Association
  122. Pinnacle Living
  123. Plumbers Association
  124. Queen Creek High School
  125. School Webmasters
  126. SemiCo Research
  127. Seton Catholic High School
  128. Shadow Mountain High School
  129. Sigma Contracting
  130. Simula Inc.
  131. Southwestern College
  132. SRO Entertainment
  133. St. Pauls Academy
  134. Stapley Jr. High
  135. Stone Bridge Manor
  136. Sun Grove Resort
  137. Target
  138. Teen Ministries
  139. Tempe Visitors Bureau
  140. Temple Solel
  141. Thespian Leadership Conference
  142. TTI Success Insights
  143. UL
  144. University of Arizona Law
  145. USWest Communications
  146. Valley Christian
  147. Vibram
  148. Vineyard Church
  149. Wells Fargo Bank
  150. West Valley Arts Council
  151. Weston Wyatt
  152. Xyron
  153. Y.M.C.A.
  154. Young Life
  155. Youth at Risk
Testimonial: Lou Baskin - SRO Entertainment
I have worked with Jef Rawls for almost 15 years, and he is one of the most profoundly talented individuals I have ever known. He has a multitude of talents and accomplishments.

He founded and directs the best interactive improv comedy group in The Valley, “The JesterZ”. The group is not only hilarious and “Disney-clean”, but they actually take the time to study up on their client’s company and industry, giving them the ability to project themselves as “insiders”. As the moderator and emcee of the interactive performance, Jef is always able to bring out the “funny” side of his audience. A unique talent indeed!

Jef also trains the performing artists of JesterZ. He launched a workshop / school that reveals and cultivates the comedic talents of young children to senior citizens. He expands the same invaluable skills of humor and “thinking on your feet” as a corporate trainer as well.

Jef took the initiative to build a theatre where these students can develop and practice these skills in front of a live audience. Several noted Valley actors and comedians are products of Jef’s training, and there is no telling how many people in various fields have utilized the same skills to advance and become more successful in their careers.

As a producer of corporate entertainment, I have never hesitated to utilize Jef in any situation that involves audience interaction- I have had him as a game show host, an emcee, and more.

The reason? Jef has a “gift”. He transmits warmth and humor to those he encounters. Whether it be an individual, or an audience of 400, people just immediately warm up to him.

I know Jef as an honorable, honest man with unquestionable ethics, moral values, dependable, professional, well-spoken, and a good family man.

Whether you utilize Jef Rawls in the capacity of a corporate trainer, a contract professional, as an employee or a performer, he is an invaluable resource, and a credit to any undertaking or organization.


Professional Actor since 1996 – represented by Leighton Talent Agency.

in production: Host and Producer of “Inside The Laughter Studio” with special guests:

  • Dick Van Dyke (Mary Poppins, Dick Van Dyke Show)
  • Sean Astin (Rudy, Goonies, LOTR)
  • Pat Finn (The Middle, Air Bud)

Host of ABC’s Emmy Award winning TV educational series “What’s Up”.

Host and Producer of All-Comedy Radio’s morning show “Breakfast Epiphanies”

30+ Local & National Commercials

  • PetSmart
  • Subway
  • Honda
  • Blue Diamond Almond
  • Peter Piper Pizza
  • Cox Cable  (partial list)

50+ Educational Videos

  • Pearson Educational – 15+ Voice Over & Character Credits
  • Teachers Video Company (Recipient of Teachers Choice Award) – 15+ Character Credits
  • Global Video 15+ including lead voice talent for animated education series

TV & Movie Credits

  • America’s Most Wanted
  • TV mini series – The Fugitive (photo double)
  • Hallmark Movie of the Week – Looking for Lost Bird


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