Daniel Roy pays tribute to card cheats and con-men of times past in his debut performance at the world-famous Magic Castle in Hollywood, LA.
In this performance, Daniel Roy is just 22 years old. But he has been obsessed with sleight of hand with cards since the age of 10. His specialty is the most difficult branch of card manipulation, the techniques used by professional card cheats.
Already a seasoned performer, Daniel is a regular at the Smoke and Mirrors Magic Theater in Philadelphia and has appeared at the Chicago Magic Lounge and the world-famous Magic Castle in Hollywood, Los Angeles. This September, he will be receiving the Melbourne Christopher award for Close-Up Magician of the Year.
Yet he still finds time to be a full-time student at the University of Pennsylvania where he studies molecular biology and where he has also lectured on the history of card magic and card cheating.
None of this would have been possible without the achievements, inventions, and adventures of Canada Bill Jones, George Devol, S.W. Erdnase, Dai Vernon, and Walter Irving Scott.
Huge thanks to Joe Pon, Michael Vincent, Jason England, Simon Aronson, Jason Ladanye, and Darwin Ortiz for their mentorship and guidance. Inspired by the works of Ricky Jay, Richard Turner, Jack Carpenter, Ed Marlo, Juan Tamariz, Pepe Carroll, Steve Forte, and all those listed above.
If we have seen further, it is only by standing on the shoulders of giants.
Videography by Dru Morgan.