McBrideMagic.tv Cast

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Jeff McBride
Host

Eugene Burger
Words from the Dean

Dr. Lawrence Hass
Cutting Through the Noise

Tobias Beckwith
Wizard's Ways

George Parker
Big Idea Little Idea

Bryce Kuhlman
Kick Ass Reviews

Jordan Wright
CineMagic

Georges-Robert
Hollywood Report

Abigail McBride
Co-Host

Tim Wise
Co-Host

Scott Steelfyre
Mix Master

Leo Diaz
Mix Master
 

Jeff McBride

Host

Widely acclaimed as the most innovative and exciting star of magic in our time. In addition to his work as a performer, McBride is in demand as a teacher and lecturer for magicians and lay audiences. With Eugene Burger he conducts regular intensive Master Class session in Las Vegas, and has lectured for groups as diverse as the Smithsonian and the International Brotherhood of Magicians.

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Eugene Burger

Words from the Dean

When the leading international trade journal MAGIC magazine compiled its list of the most influential magicians of the twentieth century, Eugene Burger was included for his ability to "arouse feelings of astonishment, as well as a host of other indescribable sensations." He has written sixteen best-selling books for magicians, starred in five critically acclaimed instructional video tapes, and lectured to magicians’ groups in over a dozen countries.

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Dr. Lawrence Hass

Cutting Through the Noise

Dr. Lawrence Hass is the Associate Dean of the McBride Magic & Mystery School and Professor of Humanities at Austin College (in north Texas). He has performed his thoughtful style of magic at leading nightclubs, theaters, and universities from coast-to-coast, with many engagements in Las Vegas and at the world-famous Magic Castle.

Larry is also recognized as a world-leading teacher of magicians and an award-winning writer about magic. He is the author of the best-selling magic book, Transformations: Creating Magic Out of Tricks (2007), and has published magic essays in leading magic magazines and journals throughout the world. He currently writes the monthly "Theory and Art of Magic" column for M-U-M magazine and he is the publisher of Theory and Art of Magic Press.

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Tobias Beckwith

Wizard's Ways

Trained in the performing arts first as an actor/ dancer at Temple University, then winning his Masters Degree in Directing and Design from the University of Pittsburgh, Tobias went on to teach various performance disciplines there for a several years. Moving to New York, Beckwith enjoyed a career on the production and management teams of some of the world's longest running shows: The Fantastiks (Sullivan Street Playhouse), Sweeney Todd (on Broadway and 1st National Tour), and Oh! Calcutta! (on Broadway and International Touring).

For the past 18 years he has worked exclusively in the world of magic, as manager and producer for Jeff McBride, Marco Tempest and other leading magical performers. Having been extensively trained in every aspect of live show production, Beckwith continues to be actively involved in the creation of magic with many prominent magical artists. He recently authored the book, Beyond Deception: The Theory & Practice of Creating Original Magic.

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George Parker

Big Idea Little Idea

George Parker is an internationally much asked for stand-up magician and corporate lecturer. As a modern Magician and corporate Alchemist he travels all over the world performing his theatrical one-man show ‘The 5th Element, a story about Life, Love and Magic told in illusions’, short stand-up shows and corporate Lecture-shows© about the creative process. He gives new meaning to the role of the magician and alchemist in present-day-life: as a trickster he turns the world and your thinking inside out and upside down using skilful and deceptive trickery and stand-up comedy; as a sorcerer he shows us how we create our own reality new and comments from that perspective on events in the world; as an oracle he helps you to look beneath the surface of everyday life; and as a wise man in development he knows that it’s easy to be smart but it’s a struggle to be wise.

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Bryce Kuhlman

Kick Ass Reviews

Bryce Kuhlman has been many things in his life: an entrepreneur, a professional magician, a software and web developer and a rocket scientist (no joke... he worked for Motorola's Government and Space Division on the Iridium and Teledesic projects). Bryce manages websites for some of the biggest names in magic, including Lance Burton, Mac King, Jeff McBride, Eugene Burger and Johnny Thopmson. He is the co-founder of MyLovelyAssistant, the internet's largest collection of magic product reviews and descriptions. He also holds a third degree black belt in Shaolin Kung Fu. Bryce currently spends his days as the co-founder and CTO of a marketing and development company that works with micro, small and mid-sized businesses around the world.

Jordan Wright

CineMagic

Jordan Wright is a professional Magician and Filmmaker. He specializes in producing creative and artistic content that ranges from video art to live performances. Each week Jordan shares a video that combines the art of magic with the magic of filmmaking to inspire the viewers to see possibilities beyond the traditional means of performance magic.

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Georges-Robert

Hollywood Report

Magician & Mentalist Georges-Robert, (Jorsch Roh-Baer), has been a magic enthusiast since he was a child and professionally found his calling while residing in Germany, where his reputation flourished and he became known as “Der Zauberer” (The Magician in German). He toured and performed throughout Europe and has since returned to his native Southern California.

The Hollywood Report is frequently broadcast from the World Famous Magic Castle, in Hollywood California; home of the Academy of Magical Arts.

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Abigail McBride

Co-Host

Abigail McBride is a musician and artist, based in Las Vegas. Her latest album, Fire of Creation is a collection of her original music. Abbi is also a lead singer and percussionist for Zingaia, and part of the Sweet Ride to Heaven Jubilation and Wonderment Band in Las Vegas. Her recent solo release, Fire of Creation, has won critical acclaim. She travels worldwide, performing magic, belly dancing, and teaching drumming, chanting, movement and awareness workshops. She spends her free time as a massage therapist, gardener, chef and practices the art of levitation as lead assistant to her husband, magician Jeff McBride.

Scott Steelfyre

Mix Master VJ

SteelFyre is a General Practitioner of Magic (stage, close-up, restaurant, bizarre magic, and now he’s working on learning mentalism) and a knife-throwing marksman. He started magic at the age of seven, and has learned everything he can about stagecraft to make a performance better. He loves performing to music and decades of practice has made him a master of mixing magic & music. He does video and audio production and editing.

He grew up believing that a magician had to know how to do everything: sound, lighting, video, and how to build and design your own props and illusions. He has been using computer 3D modeling programs to build illusions and props since they first hit the market in the 90s, along with graphic design. He does creative design, consult and construction of illusions, and many magicians have learned to ask his advice when stuck on an effect for a simple solution to their dilemma.

Originally from Ventura County, CA, he was the go to guy for any large event. He has been a member of the Magic Castle’s Juniors and SAM . He’s lived and performed in Santa Barbara and Los Angeles and now makes his home in Las Vegas. Currently, he is the Wonderground videographer and McBride video archivist, which he’s been doing for nearly three years.

Tim Wise

Co-Host

From the age of three when he saw his first magic show with Magician Roy Kissell at the Michigan State Fair, Tim was fascinated and hooked. He studied Magic’s greats and at the age of 12 performed his first public show in Howell, Michigan. Friendships with Hank Moorehouse and Franz Harary stimulated his passion for the art and at 16 Tim left high school to devote himself full time to the traveling show “Magic Capades” with Magician Dennis Loomis. At age 31 Tim traveled and performed the Game Show “ Blizzard of Bucks” on College Campuses across the country, a three-year junket that incorporated approximately 400 shows coast-to-coast. Tim developed a concept and pitched Game show legend Monty Hall and from 1998 to 2010 produced and hosted the traveling version of the T.V. game show “Let’s Make A Deal.” The show “Let’s Make a Deal LIVE” has been a huge success, performed for dozens of corporate audiences including the NBA, Coca-Cola, BASF, K-MART. 8/2010 Update. Taking 33 years of Magic and Game show experience, Tim’s passion is back where it started, in Magic. You will find him on the Streets of Las Vegas as "WISE the GOOD LUCK GENIE of Las Vegas" a magical character inspired from a conversation with friend and Master Magician Jeff McBride. Tim is also co-host, a regular cast member, and stage manager of the Las Vegas WONDERGROUND Players. Working with the best in the business, Tim has just completed a successful run as opening act for Steve Dacri at the Las Vegas Hilton.

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Leo Diaz

Mix Master

Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Leo Diaz A.k.a Master Diaz has been part of the entertainment industry for almost 20 years. His extensive amount of study in various forms of martial arts led him to claim the name "Master Diaz." DJ Leo Diaz offers many styles of performance, including Close Up, Strolling Magic, and Stage Magic for events such as weddings, birthday parties, private events, and corporate shows. He has performed in numerous Las Vegas casinos such as Caesar's Palace, Wynn Las Vegas, The Orleans, Palace Station Casino, Palms Hotel Casino, Paris casino, Mirage Hotel casino, Royal Resort and The Venetian Resort. DJ Leo Diaz's career began on the radio as a board operator for several major radio stations in Los Angeles. His live, on-air mixing has been heard on radio stations such as Groove radio 103.1; KZLA-Super Estrella; Comedy World Radio network; and KRLA Talk radio. He has mixed at major night clubs and events in Hollywood, and Las Vegas such as The Key Club, Dragon Fly, Zen Sushi Bar, The Arena in Hollywood, Hollywood Athletic Club, The Airliner, The Palladium, Mandalay bay , House of Blues, The foundation room, Rok New York New York, The Artisan, Dragon fly, Aruba night club, and The olive Hookah lounge. DJ Leo Diaz is known for his blend of house, breakbeat, and techno-trance music, along with adding the visual magic of color-changing records and high-class cd manipulations. In a field full of ordinary DJ's, he has created a style all his own.

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