TV magician and escape artist who brought Merlin to Broadway and became known for his groovy mustache and rainbow-colored clothes.
He performed his fist magic show at age fourteen at a friend's birthday party and was convinced to continue in the profession because of the audience's reaction.
Before learning magic, he studied human psychology in school in order to understand how humans perceive things.
He married Debby Douillard in 1981.
Harry Houdini blazed the trail ahead of him.