Known as The Artist of Mystery, he has performed for three different U.S. presidents.
He got interested in magic from a movie about Houdini that he saw when he was eight.
He prides himself on having real and often dangerous escape pieces.
His parents ran a horse and cattle farm in Virginia.
The Washington Post said he combined "Howie Mandel's boyish charm" with "David Copperfield's magical charisma."