Bruce Cervon loves magic! He has been a student of this ancient art since he was 7 years old, and in 1965, began his professional magic career. As a child growing up in Akron, Ohio, he gave neighborhood shows that friends and family eagerly awaited. His livelihood has been derived from performing for nearly four decades.
His act is fast-paced and humorous with much audience participation. When working close-up he almost does his whole act in the audience! He has a wealth of close-up magic and sleight of hand tricks that will make anyone say, I couldnt have seen what I just saw and it was right before my eyes! The close-up act runs anywhere from 15 to 60 minutes, or longer depending on the circumstances. His stand-up show, with his unusual sense of humor, is an excellent 25 to 35 minutes for any size audience.
He is a member of The Academy of Magical Arts (The Magic Castle) and has served since 1976 on the Board of Directors of that world renowned organization. He has twice won the award for "Best Close-Up Performer" (and has been nominated seven times.) Additionally, the Academy has nominated him no less than four times for the coveted "Magician of the Year" award. He has also won the award for "Best Lecturer" and is now numbered among the very few select performers who have been retired from eligibility in the awards competition. In 2000, he was honored with the Performing Fellowship, the highest Academy of Magical Arts award a performer can receive.
He is a court appointed expert witness on gambling of the California Superior Court and served as an expert consultant in the famous Los Angeles Chinatown Bribery Case.
Bruce is a member of Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, and American Guild of Variety Artists. He has appeared on both the big and little screens. He has functioned as performer and technical advisor in many commercials such as those produced by Bank of America, Continental Airlines, Pepsi-Cola, Shell Oil, Pontiac and Rolfs Wallets (a prize winner for most creative commercial of the year). Other credits include, The Mike Douglas Show, The Merv Griffin Show, Thats Incredible!, The Jeffersons, Family Ties, and For Love and Honor. And his list of private show clients reads like a Whos Who of show business!
In addition to performing, Bruce also writes and produces high quality books and video tapes for magicians. The Real Work, Card Secrets of Bruce Cervon; The Cervon File; The Cervon Monte (poker-sized and giant-sized versions); Cervons Black & White Trick; and Ultra Cervon have been in print for years. The four volume set of his Dai Vernon Chronicles is complete, and his latest is Cervons Hardboiled Mysteries. He also owns one of the finest collections of sleight of hand and gambling books in the world consisting of over 1,000 antique and modern volumes.