A little about Richie Magic...
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
S.A.M. - SAMPA1 - Parent Assembly #1- N.Y.C. - Currently hold
position of President
I.B.M. - International Brotherhood of Magicians (National)
I.B.M. - Ring # 317 -
Ring of Illusion - Past President
The Magic Castle - Academy of Magical Arts, Inc. - Hollywood,
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
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