My Start in Magic

I was born into magic.

I studied magic with my father, who learned from his Vaudevillian uncle. Dad began performing locally (in Kingston, NY) at nine years old, and by thirteen was invited to perform as a ventriloquist on television’s Radio City Music Hall based “Ted Mack” show.

My first experiences in magic were as my Dad’s assistant. He continued to perform throughout his life, teaching the art to all his children.

During the 1980’s the family performed as the revue: Magic Incorporated. While I continued to support the family’s seasonal shows, I also pursued a year-round solo career performing at private, service group and corporate parties throughout the Catskill mountains, as well as commercial and club shows.

That was many years ago. A few years ago, I moved to South Dakota, and Jim Perry Magic continues share wonders and smiles at shows near and far. What began as a family tradition has become the best full-time career I ever had.

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