About Magic Bob Weiss

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Marketing Background

In addition to being a full-time performer, Magic Bob Weiss is a professional marketer.

Marketing Education:

BBA (Bachelor of Business Arts) degree from the University of Miami.
This degree includes both Marketing Studies and Advertising.

Professional Marketing Positions:

Before making Magic his main career, Bob did sales and marketing in print and television: selling ad space, then writing and producing advertising copy. For print this included mock-up, type specification, design and layout. For TV this included scripting, storyboarding, and directing 30 second spots.


Magic Background

Magic Bob started doing magic on his 5th birthday when his grandparents gave him his first magic kit. In 7th grade Bob received his first "professional" booking — performing at a Boy Scout dinner.

His professional magic training includes Louis Tannen's Magic Camp in New York, top magic conventions, and training with several of the world's greatest magicians.

Later he became the official Burger King character, performing magic at several Florida-area restaurants.

Bob is an active member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians (the original IBM) since 1982, serving as President, Treasurer, Secretary, and more for his local chapter, "Ring 21." He has authored many an article for and served as editor of the Ring's newsletter.

For years magicians from all over the world came to Los Angeles to attend the Day of Magic — an annual event that Bob either produced or played a major role in for many years, booking lecturers, setting up and arranging the physical trade show, and even producing large production stage shows.

Bob is also member of the Academy of Magic Arts, better known as the Magic Castle™.


Magic Experience

Bob has performed for over 3,000 private residence parties, as well as at a multitude of corporate clients. He also teaches and consults.

Partial Corporate Client List:

Disney Studios, ABC-TV, CBS-TV, Showtime Network/Time Warner, The Family Channel, UPN-TV, AT&T, Hilton Hotels, Apple Computer, Los Angeles Convention Center, Kodak, Farmers Insurance, Los Angeles Magazine Best of LA, Holiday Inn, American Airlines, American Express Travel On Sites, Bank of America, Bel-Aire Bay Club, Boy Scouts of America, Budget Rent A Car, Cabrillo Beach Yacht Club, California Headwear, California Museum of Science & Industry, Chi Omega, City of Burbank, Cosworth Racing, Inc., Double Tree Hotels, Edgemont Hospital, MatheMagic - FunSmart Institute, Globecast, GMAC, City of Huntington Park, Los Angeles Times, Occidental College, Oxford Palace Hotel & Galleria, Pizza Hut, Rolling Hills Country Club, Stephen Wise Temple, The Improv, UCLA, Westchester Elk Lodge, Westwood Shrine Club, Wizardz at Universal Studios City Walk to name but a few!

Film and Television Appearances

In addition to performing live, Bob has done some television and film work.

  • He has twice appeared on Extra (the television show), as well as on Inside Edition, performing and discussing the future of magic and issues concerning magicians.

  • He has performed on Blind Date and ABC-TV's America's Funniest People.

  • He has also had several small "acting" parts, such as playing Dracula in Norman Mailer's movie, The Time of Her Time. On MTV's popular TailDaters, Bob was hired to perform on two separate episodes.

In Print

  • When Discovery magazine wanted an image of the quintessential magician, it was Bob's image they chose as you see at the top of this page.

  • You'll also recognize Magic Bob in Twix candy bars' new world-wide advertising campaign — both posters and double-page ads.

Theatrical Consulting & Instruction

  • Provided magic technical help to Tom Cruise for his movie, Collateral
    (Tom & Bob both graced the cover of Discovery magazine, so Tom autographed a copy for Bob.)
  • Taught Will Smith and Michael Mann magic for the 2001 film, Ali.

  • Magic consultant to the ABC-TV show "Philly" working with Kim Delaney and other stars.

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