Jim grew up in Cincinnati and started out his career performing magic at birthday parties and schools after he won the "Best Senior Trick" in high school. He continued perfecting his skills in college and won first place at the Bowling Green State University Family Weekend Talent Show in Bowling Green, OH. With normal jobs boring Jim, he started performing at amusement parks, including Cedar Point and Kings Island. In 2007, he got his pyrotechnics assistant license and started working for Rozzi Fireworks in Cincinnati.
Adding to his different and interesting jobs, Jim has toured for 12 years as Illusion Manager for an illusionist based out of Detroit and Las Vegas. He has also worked as Stage Manager, Camera Operator and Audio Engineer for the touring production of Masters of Illusion Live!. This amazing opportunity meant working with, in no particular order, Gay Blackstone, Greg Gleason, Farrel Dillon, Titou the French Magician, Rick Thomas, Jonathan Pendragon, Tom Burgoon, Michael Finney, Aaron Radatz, Michael Grandinetti, and lots of other true magic pros in theaters and arenas all around the United States.
Taking everything he learned from these amazing experiences, Jim created JMagic Productions to bring his creative magic to events all over Ohio. Now living in Cleveland, Jim is available to make your next event a magical success!
Having a birthday party?
Let the Magical Mr. J entertain your audience with a 30 minute magic show that includes the acrobatic Super Frog's favorite trick, a coloring book that doesn't need crayons, a drawing that comes to life, 2 Pringles cans that multiply into 12, a queen of hearts that goes to pieces and a finale that will turn the birthday child into a magician to make lots of candy appear for the party! Lots of audience participation and G-rated comedy makes this show perfect for birthday parties!
Add balloon twisting to the party!
After the show, Magical Mr. J can twist balloon animals, flowers, swords and hats for everyone, including a special large hat for the birthday child!
Having a family get together?
Let the Magical Mr. J entertain your audience with a 45 minute magic show that includes shrinking his own head, making a drawing come to life, multiplying 2 Pringles cans into 12, creating snow from his bare hands, an escape from chains and even a trick using an audience member's shoe! This show is interactive and involves everyone in the audience. With music, comedy and lots of magic, this show makes any party extra magical!
Need strolling magic?
Magical Mr. J can entertain with amazing magic table to table with every day items like rubber bands, cards and even your guests' hands!