Steve Marshall is an award-winning Magician, and for the last 14 years has been performing his own elaborate Magic show throughout Japan entertaining people in both Japanese and English.
Some of Steve’s performance credits around the world include The White House in Washington, D.C., The Diamond Horseshoe Revue at both Walt Disney World and Tokyo Disneyland where he was brought over specially for Tokyo Disneyland’s 15 the anniversary celebration to be the first foreign magician to do the featured magic spot. Steve was also invited three years in a row to perform at the American Embassy’s Fourth of July celebration in Tokyo, Japan.
Steve’s magic performances consist of anything from Close-up sleight of hand magic to Big Stage Illusions to a Straight Jacket Escape and even Fire Eating!
One of Steve’s most unusual jobs was a long tour with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus as a professional clown. Steve’s home for four years was the circus train.
Steve has also been asked to write material and help produce shows for other entertainers as well and he even wrote the theme song for a television show pilot. Steve is a monthly columnist for “MUM” the magazine of the Society of American Magicians, which is the oldest, and one of the largest magic organizations in the world. Recently, Steve was profiled in a feature article in MUM Magazine about his life and work.
In 2006 Steve was honored to be the first foreign magician to receive the Tokyo Magic Circle’s Fellowship Award for his contributions promoting the magic of Asia to other countries through his writings and performances.
Steve is happy to know that he has amazed and amused so many people throughout the world and has been able to bring some magic and laughter into their lives. He looks forward to doing this for many more years to come.
Nic Beery – FilmmakerA former Ringling Bros. circus clown, Nic now prefers to be behind the camera. His films have been in over 50 festivals from Cannes to New York City, and have won numerous awards, including a recent Emmy nomination and the 2009 Indie Arts award winner for the North Carolina publication, The Independent. Nic is the owner of BeeryMedia.com, a boutique video production company in Carrboro, North Carolina, and founder of the Carrboro Film Festival. Films can be seen HERE and Corporate work HERE.
Billy Scadlock was the driver and incredible tour manager for our trip. Billy has entertained millions of people all around the world with his many faces and many talents.
Billy’s early interest in the art of magic motivated him to entertain as a teen-aged magician in his hometown of Key West, Florida. After high school, He attended Ringling Brother’s and Barnum and Bailey Clown College. This earned him a position at Ringling Brother’s and Barnum and Bailey Circus World, a theme park, where he performed in a live circus show, and other shows and events. He held the titles of performing clown, producing clown, and boss clown during his three year tenure.
Billy’s next performing job was at SeaWorld of Florida, where he entertained as a mime in the Sea Lion and Otter Show. When the Texas SeaWorld park opened, Billy was recruited to train the mime staff there, and to premiere the new Sea Lion and Otter show there.
One of Billy’s goals was to develop a Charlie Chaplin character, and work for Universal Studios. He realized this ambition in 1990, when he was employed at the Universal Studios theme park in Orlando. Here, he has also played the role of Harpo Marx, and other look-alike characters. His role as Chaplin took him to major cities all over America, and to many different countries, such as Canada, England, Germany, the Bahamas, and Japan. He helped to open Japan’s Universal theme park and worked there for a year.
Billy’s freelance work defines him as a variety entertainer in the truest sense of the word. He has worked all over the world as a clown, mime, actor, magician, juggler, unicyclist, stilt walker, and jester. He also currently portrays Sony Bono, and Rod Stewart, in addition to his Charlie Chaplin and Harpo Marx look-alike characters.
Billy has had many wonderful experiences in his career, and has met thousands of people. A highlight in his career occurred when he met Charlie Chaplin’s daughters, Jane and Geraldine Chaplin.
Visit Billy HERE.