Doug McKenzie is an award-winning magician who has performed professionally since the age of 16. Today he is a renowned entertainer, traveling across the globe to perform at trade shows, conventions, charity fundraisers, dinner banquets, and private parties. Whether he is stealing watches from Paris Hilton and former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani's wrists unnoticed or making Trudie Styler appear from thin air, Doug's mix of sophisticated magic and witty humor will bring delight to anyone.
An accomplished and elegant sleight of hand entertainer, Doug has performed on the same bill with the likes of Liza Minelli, Cher, Prince, Dave Matthews, Billy Joel, James Taylor, and David Blaine. He is fluent in English, German and Arabic and can be sure to charm any audience to feel the surreal.
Along with his live performances, Doug is recognized by his fellow magicians for his creative contributions to the art of magic. In September 2000, Doug was selected to work with David Copperfield to develop magic for his Tornado of Fire television special, an opportunity afforded to only a handful of magicians. Using this experience as a guide, Doug was then selected to consult and produce two seasons of Marco Tempest's The Virtual Magician television series, a reality magic show that continues to air in over 50 countries. In addition to working on his own television production, Doug recently produced David Blaine's 5th prime-time television special, David Blaine: Dive of Death, which aired on ABC in September 2008.
Originally from Scotland, Doug has lived all over the world including Oman, Saudi Arabia, Germany, and the United Kingdom. He is currently based in New York City and holds a B.S in finance and international business from New York University's Stern School of Business.