sacred code of silence is broken forever in the upcoming second season’s
MAGIC’S BIGGEST SECRETS FINALLY REVEALED premiering March 2, 2009. The
infamous world acclaimed Masked Magician stars in the hour-long episodes
airing Mondays at 9pm (ET/PT) on MyNetworkTV. He entertains and
enlightens fans of all ages by exposing the secrets behind magic’s most
mystifying illusions. The Masked Magician continues to defy his fellow
conjurers and disclose the tricks that have captivated audiences for
Over 120 of
magic’s most memorable illusions will be unveiled, including the
MOTORCYCLE VANISH, TRAIN LEVITATION, WATER ESCAPE, WALKING THROUGH SOLID
GLASS, WALKING ON WATER, MAGIC YOU CAN DO and much more.
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.
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. The producers were quoted as saying, “The Masked Magician
killed us in the last ratings sweep, so we figured we’d do what any
self-respecting producers would do: bring The Masked Magician to our
side, and kill him off in a two-hour special.” The NEW YORK POST’s
review was glowing. “This is must see TV: videotape this one; you’ll be
glad you did.”
Masked Magician’s “live” stage extravaganza has been touring to sold out
arenas globally and across the United States. He has mastered the most
difficult and death-defying illusions, and his future plans include
attempting to be “buried alive” six feet underground in a metal coffin
for seven days. Historical documents attest that the illustrious Houdini
feared and never attempted this stunt publicly.
“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
has become so captivated with The Masked Magician that CEO Bruce Nash
decided to star him as the lead character in a graphic novel to be
produced by Virgin Comics. Nash hopes ultimately to use the novel as a
basis for a feature film, Television series, “live” stage production,
electronic games and mainstream merchandise.
The graphic novel
will revolve around the fictional magician, on the lam from the law. The
character dons a mask to protect himself. He begins using magic to solve
crimes—and attempts to redeem himself from the past he is trying to
escape. The book and movie will highlight how the real life Masked
Magician conjures up his illusions.
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
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
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.”
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.
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. Its purpose is to educate and encourage a New Generation
of Magicians, promote public interest in the Art of Magic and preserve
its history as an Art form, entertainment medium and hobby.
Magician will continue his tradition of awe-inspiring entertainment on
the second season of MAGIC’S BIGGEST SECRETS FINALLY REVEALED, Monday’s
at 9pm (ET/PT) on MyNetwork TV beginning March 2, 2009.
One thing is for
certain: this visionary magician “will not disappear” anytime soon. This
ancient artform created a very special kind of magic and named him Val
Valentino aka The Masked Magician.
information go to www.themaskedmagician.com