I have lived in New York all my life, and that's
where I started doing magic at the age of 12 and although I have taken breaks over the years, its always been in my blood.
I love to entertain, amaze and make people laugh. I have come to learn that life's too short and precious not to enjoy, live,
love and laugh, and yes Richie Magic is my real name, at least that's what it says on my driver's license and credit cards:)
I had a happy childhood with wonderful parents
and an older sister, that has always believed in me. My parents always encouraged me and said "Richie, why don't you become
a magician when you grow up" LOL, naah like everyone else's parents they wanted me to be a doctor or lawyer, however school
wasn't my passion, although I did go on with my education and I did graduate college! After which I decided to enter the field
of law enforcement, and completed 30 years of service and commitment.
I enjoyed the work and have no regrets, however,
when I do children's shows I really do stress just how important school is and how education is the key to success. In my
30 years of service I accomplished a lot of goals and made a positive impact on several lives, I was very involved with the
union and retired as first VP of the Superior Officers Association, my work in the union, political action, contract negotiations
was a lot of hard work but very rewarding , and fun as I was able to work hand in hand with my dear friend and President of
the union Bob Buckley. In 1992 I was promoted to the rank of SGT. and it became easier to do and accomplish a lot more , over
the years I received several commendations and awards but the most sacred I received at a ceremony on August 18, 2006 was
for my work and support in the aftermath of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, "Exceptional
Duty Award" .
I married my sweetheart in November 1985. She
is truly the most wonderful person I have ever met "Barbara" who is not only my darling wife, but my wonderful magic assistant
and, she's my best friend. Besides magic Barbara and I share many interests and hobbies, we ride custom motorcycles, like
playing and watching sports, and love animals, hence the reason we do not use any live animals in any of our performances.
Since retirement in May 2007, we live and breathe
magic, whether practicing new illusions, attending magic meetings or lectures, shopping for new magic, collecting vintage
magic, teaching magic or doing shows, we both love it.
We belong to and are members in good standing
of the following organizations, clubs, etc.
S.A.M. - The Society of American Magicians (National)
- SAMPA1 - Parent Assembly #1- N.Y.C. - Currently hold position of Host and Sgt. At Arms
S.A.M. - Assembly #77 - Long
I.B.M. - International Brotherhood of Magicians (National)
I.B.M. - Ring # 317 -
Ring of Illusion-
currently hold position of President
I.B.M. - Ring # 26 - Harry Roz-On Ring, N.Y.C.
L.I.M.A.C. - Long Island
Magic Club - currently hold position of Secretary
The Magic Castle - Academy of Magical Arts, Inc. - Hollywood, California
Magic Circle - London, England
M.A.E.S. - Magicians Alliance of Eastern States - Lifetime Member
I.M.S. - International
Magicians Society - Lifetime Member
Rogue Productions - (M.F.P.) Magic for the People - Lifetime Member
Night Magic - Charter Member
Houdini Museum - Scranton, Pennsylvania
Coney Island, U.S.A.
W.C.A. - World
C.O.A.I. - Clowns of America International
New York Clown Alley
Barbara and I have
done countless charity shows in nursing homes, hospitals, hospices, events for challenged and disabled children and have lots
of experience and many excellent references upon request.
Our shows range from mild to wild with the ability
to perform close-up, sleight of hand, walk around, stage shows, comedy magic, mind reading and so much more.
I also specialize in fire eating, fire blowing,
pyro technics and human block head.
We can perform for
any age group at reasonable pricing.