Tim with David Copperfield
Tim was born in Western Pennsylvania and began performing magic at the age of six.
Immediately fascinated by the art of magic, Tim would video tape and study all the magic
specials that appeared on television. At the 3rd grade talent show, Tim was chained, padlocked,
and placed into the coat closet, from which he escaped. By age 12, he was performing for
churches, lodges, and birthday parties. It was by doing as many of shows as possible at a young
age that Tim honed his sleight-of-hand and showmanship skills.
At 16, Tim saw an ad for the Magi-fest magic convention held in Ohio. Accompanied by
his family, Tim competed in his first competition and would meet some of the nationís top
magicians. By meeting these elite magicians, Tim began to learn from the best and compete in
national and international competitions. Before too long he would gain recognition from the
multiple awards he won. Highlighted awards include:
- Top 40 YouTube Finalist, NBC’S America’s Got Talent; 2010
- Silver Medal, Stage Champion, Magi-fest; 2006
- Gold Medal, Stage Champion, International Battle of Magicians; 2004
- Gold Medal, Stage Magic, Magicians Alliance of the Eastern States; 2001
Tim had the honor of performing consecutive nights in front of 1,500 at the Historic Palace
Theatre in Ohio as part of the International Battle of Magicians headliner show. Two years later,
Tim was invited to perform at the Riviera Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Tim was 1
of 10 selected throughout the world to perform at the World Magic Seminar held in Las Vegas,
Nevada, which is sponsored by world famous magicians Lance Burton, and Siegfried and Roy.
During the week long Seminar, Tim had the opportunity to train with Lance Burton, and other
world class illusionists.
While in college earning his Masterís Degree, Tim continued to hone his showmanship skills.
He took acting classes as well as martial arts to help with his hand-eye coordination and body
movement, which is useful in movement and stage blocking techniques.
In 2007 Tim traveled to Canada to study and train with the World Champion of Magic; Greg
Frewin. This was a great honor for Tim because Greg is one of the top illusionists in the world,
and has appeared on many NBC and ABC magic television specials. While studying in Canada,
Tim focused intensely on designing a stunning show with never before seen illusions. He also
used this time to train and develop a one of a kind bird act unlike any other in the world.
In 2010, Tim was selected as a Top 40 Finalist on NBCíS Americaís Got YouTube Competition.
This was a great honor for Tim as he was 1 of 40 finalists selected by NBC Television Producers
from thousands of submissions across the nation.
Tim continues to develop new and exciting magic for his audiences while staying active as a
member of the following organizations for illusionists:
•The International Brotherhood of Magicians
•The Society of American Magicians
•The Magicians Alliance of the Eastern States