Producer Val Valentino, The Masked Magician, has starred in a multitude of international and national TV specials.
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.
wrote that The Masked Magician
is "more spellbinding than David Copperfield's, Lance Burton's and Siegfried & Roy's entire bag of tricks combined.
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?
has been in high demand worldwide, producing TV specials, "live" performances, product endorsements, commercials, TV cameos, consulting on magic projects, etc.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
has headlined in some of the top theaters in Las Vegas, Atlantic City
, Reno NV, Biloxi Mississippi and Lake Tahoe
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.
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
agreed to participate if the producers would reveal only the older magical illusions.
They did, and history was in the making.
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.
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.
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.