Widely known as Neil Tobin, Necromancer, he has appeared on stage and in many horror-themed TV specials.
Since childhood he has claimed to have a special sensitivity to the emotions of others.
He has been the house act for the Excalibur club in Chicago and began there on Friday the 13th, 2004.
His parents encouraged him to learn magic after they saw him pick it up.
He did a Halloween-themed take on Sergei Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf, called Peter and the Werewolf.