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Magician

The Masked Magician
 
Background

Employment History

  • Masked Magician

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Founder
    New Magic Society
54 Total References
Web References
Biography
www.themaskedmagician.com, 12 Feb 2011 [cached]
Producer Val Valentino, The Masked Magician, has starred in a multitude of international and national TV specials. His four blockbuster FOX TV Network specials were among the highest rated in the history of the network, and garnered better numbers than the World Series. He has successfully performed more illusions on Television in one year than any other magician in history.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY wrote that The Masked Magician is "more spellbinding than David Copperfield's, Lance Burton's and Siegfried & Roy's entire bag of tricks combined. Valentino was also honored on EW's prestigious IT LIST as one of the "Top 100" most creative entertainers in show business.
What has The Masked Magician been doing since his first FOX TV specials? He has been in high demand worldwide, producing TV specials, "live" performances, product endorsements, commercials, TV cameos, consulting on magic projects, etc. He has been awarded the equivalent of an Academy Award in Latin America, and received tremendous recognition throughout the Far East, United Kingdom and virtually the world. The Masked Magician believes that magic transcends all languages, and appeals to all ages.
Due to his tremendous Television success, CBS wasted no time in signing Valentino to a two-hour special episode of the DIAGNOSIS MURDER series starring Dick Van Dyke.
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Valentino creates "the magic" then proceeds to reveal the reality of the illusions before a captivated television audience on his MyNetwork TV series, MAGIC'S BIGGEST SECRETS FINALLY REVEALED. There are rumors that Producer Valentino my or may-not be the man behind the mask in the New Series.
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Valentino is a consultant on the project, and is working closely with Bruce Nash, Robert Kosberg, head of Nash's feature film division, Andrew Jebb and Virgin comics.
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Val Valentino is an amazing entertainer who fell in love with magic at the tender age of 5, and knew that this was his destiny. His father gave him his first illusion, THE BALL AND THE VASE TRICK, and by age 11, he was entertaining professionally by performing magic for parties and at community functions.
He continued to perfect his craft during his teen years, and performed in THE INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL AWARENESS PROGRAM for over a million students throughout the Unified School System. By his early 20's he was touring with major stars nationwide, and was a popular performer at the historic Magic Castle in Hollywood, California.
In addition, he starred in legendary musician Herb Alpert's MAGIC MAN video. It had the distinction of becoming one of the very first music videos.
His first national TV break came with an appearance on THE MERV GRIFFIN SHOW. Merv was amazed with Valentino's performance and stated that "Valentino is a gifted magician; an astounding performer with an unbelievable performance. The acclaim that Val Valentino had been receiving nationwide opened the door for a stunning career in Las Vegas.
He became an instant success and earned wonderful reviews. Hollywood's Daily Variety commended "his combination of irresistible sensuality and spellbinding exoticism. The Las Vegas Review Journal stated that "He ranks among the top few in the city."
Valentino has headlined in some of the top theaters in Las Vegas, Atlantic City, Reno NV, Biloxi Mississippi and Lake Tahoe. He has starred in the popular production SPLASH at the Riviera Hotel, headlined for six years in the world famous "Copa Room" theater at the Sands Hotel and performed throughout Las Vegas at the Las Vegas Hilton, Caesars Palace, The Plaza Hotel and Maxim Hotel. He also continued to tour his sold out stage shows nationally and internationally.
The Fox TV Network approached him while he was touring, and asked him to consider becoming a magic consultant on its upcoming MAGIC SECRETS
REVEALED special. He agreed to participate if the producers would reveal only the older magical illusions. They did, and history was in the making.
Valentino knew that his life long dream as a magician was in jeopardy due to the nature of the TV show, but he felt that it was more important to have a magician working closely with the staff then not. Valentino gallantly took the opportunity for the better good of the Art of Magic, when all other magicians backed away and feared possibly tainting their careers.
He worked closely with Director Don Weiner to create a show that would dare to be unique, challenging and exciting. The media and TV fans embraced The Masked Magician, and a new star was born. There was an uproar in the magic community, due to the fact that many magicians did not understand Valentino's motives and his lifelong dream of promoting his love of magic, sharing his passion with his viewing audience and inspiring a new generation of magic fans.
Val Valentino is currently creating a New Magic Society, THE MASKED MAGICIAN'S ACADEMY OF MYSTICAL ARTS.
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vegastalkradio.com, 7 Dec 2013 [cached]
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Val Valentino
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Val Valentino Val Valentino (TheMaskedMagician.com), The Masked Magician, has starred in a multitude of international and national TV specials. His four blockbuster FOX TV Network specials were among the highest rated in the history of the network, and garnered better numbers than the World Series. He has successfully performed more illusions on Television in one year than any other magician in history.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY wrote that The Masked Magician is "more spellbinding than David Copperfield's, Lance Burton's and Siegfried & Roy's entire bag of tricks combined. Valentino was also honored on EW's prestigious IT LIST as one of the "Top 100 most creative entertainers in show business.
I.B.M. Ring 185- Hawaii | Hawaii Magicians Society
www.hawaiimagicclub.com, 11 Jan 2010 [cached]
It is unknown if VAL VALENTINO (Who was "outed" by colleagues as the most recent Masked Magician in the series circa 1990s) will still return under the mask. ... Valentino has said he is a "Consultant" to the series but will not acknowledge wether he takes part or just produces.
KLVX SAT-Chats: Magic-Chat
www.klvx.org, 26 Feb 2002 [cached]
But during this event, we introduce students to Val Valentino, "The Masked Magician," who tells , and shows , all about how mirrors, geometry and more are used to dazzle the eyes of his delighted audiences.
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VAL VALENTINO, the MASKED MAGICIAN, creates, writes, directs and develops his own unique work.His four blockbuster specials with FOX-TV are the highest rated shows in the history of the network, and his performances can be seen worldwide on stations from Brazil to Japan.Val's interest in the art of magic began when his father gave him the "Ball and Vase trick" at age 5.By age 11 he was performing magic professionally for parties and community functions.But it was at Garfield High School (Los Angeles) where he honed his performing skills, performing for over a million students in the LA Unified School System's International Cultural Awareness Program.By his early twenties, Val was touring with stars around the county, and headlining in Las Vegas production shows including Splash at the Riviera.By revealing the art and science of magic, Val aspires to introduce a new generation of students to the excitement of illusion, and to encourage magicians everywhere to create new tricks and concepts that move the world of magic forward.
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www.vegascommunityonline.com, 29 Mar 2009 [cached]
Masked Magician | Val Valentino Masked Magician
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Val Valentino
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Val Valentino, The Masked Magician, has starred in a multitude of international and national TV specials. His four blockbuster FOX TV Network specials were among the highest rated in the history of the network, and garnered better numbers than the World Series. He has successfully performed more illusions on Television in one year than any other magician in history.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY wrote that The Masked Magician is "more spellbinding than David Copperfield's, Lance Burton's and Siegfried & Roy's entire bag of tricks combined. Valentino was also honored on EW's prestigious IT LIST as one of the "Top 100" most creative entertainers in show business.
What has The Masked Magician been doing since his first FOX TV specials? He has been in high demand worldwide, producing TV specials, "live" performances, product endorsements, commercials, TV cameos, consulting on magic projects, etc. He has been awarded the equivalent of an Academy Award in Latin America, and received tremendous recognition throughout the Far East, United Kingdom and virtually the world. The Masked Magician believes that magic transcends all languages, and appeals to all ages.
Due to his tremendous Television success, CBS wasted no time in signing Valentino to a two-hour special episode of the DIAGNOSIS MURDER series starring Dick Van Dyke.
...
Valentino creates "the magic" then proceeds to reveal the reality of the illusions before a captivated television audience on his MyNetwork TVseries, MAGIC'S BIGGEST SECRETS FINALLY REVEALED. He is the consummate performance-artist who creates, writes, directs and develops his own work.
...
Valentino is a consultant on the project, and is working closely with Bruce Nash, Robert Kosberg, head of Nash's feature film division, Andrew Jebb and Virgin comics.
...
Val Valentino is an amazing entertainer who fell in love with magic at the tender age of 5, and knew that this was his destiny. His father gave him his first illusion, THE BALL AND THE VASE TRICK, and by age 11, he was entertaining professionally by performing magic for parties and at community functions.
He continued to perfect his craft during his teen years, and performed in THE INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL AWARENESS PROGRAM for over a million students throughout the Unified School System. By his early 20's he was touring with major stars nationwide, and was a popular performer at the historic Magic Castle in Hollywood, California.
In addition, he starred in legendary musician Herb Alpert's MAGIC MAN video. It had the distinction of becoming one of the very first music videos.
His first national TV break came with an appearance on THE MERV GRIFFIN SHOW. Merv was amazed with Valentino's performance and stated that "Valentino is a gifted magician; an astounding performer with an unbelievable performance. The acclaim that Val Valentino had been receiving nationwide opened the door for a stunning career in Las Vegas.
He became an instant success and earned wonderful reviews. Hollywood's Daily Variety commended "his combination of irresistible sensuality and spellbinding exoticism. The Las Vegas Review Journal stated that "He ranks among the top few in the city."
Valentino has headlined in some of the top theaters in Las Vegas, Atlantic City, Reno NV, Biloxi Mississippi and Lake Tahoe. He has starred in the popular production SPLASH at the Riviera Hotel, headlined for six years in the world famous "Copa Room" theater at the Sands Hotel and performed throughout Las Vegas at the Las Vegas Hilton, Caesars Palace, The Plaza Hotel and Maxim Hotel. He also continued to tour his sold out stage shows nationally and internationally.
The Fox TV Network approached him while he was touring, and asked him to consider becoming a magic consultant on its upcoming MAGIC SECRETS REVEALED special. He agreed to participate if the producers would reveal only the older magical illusions. They did, and history was in the making.
Valentino knew that his life long dream as a magician was in jeopardy due to the nature of the TV show, but he felt that it was more important to have a magician working closely with the staff then not. Valentino gallantly took the opportunity for the better good of the Art of Magic, when all other magicians backed away and feared possibly tainting their careers.
He worked closely with Director Don Weiner to create a show that would dare to be unique, challenging and exciting. The media and TV fans embraced The Masked Magician, and a new star was born. There was an uproar in the magic community, due to the fact that many magicians did not understand Valentino's motives and his lifelong dream of promoting his love of magic, sharing his passion with his viewing audience and inspiring a new generation of magic fans.
Val Valentino is currently creating a New Magic Society, THE MASKED MAGICIAN'S ACADEMY OF MYSTICAL ARTS.
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