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Believe it or not, Bill started magic at the young age of three when his father sent a dime in for a magic catalog that they thought would never arrive! A couple of years later the Jackson's were invited to a party where they met magician Delbert Lutin. He saw Bill's interest in magic and taught him many of the "tricks of the trade." He also introduced Bill to many renowned magicians. He introduced the family to "the Magic Capital of the World," in Colon Michigan, where once a year magicians from around the world gather to share their tricks with each other. Driving down the street you might see someone levitating right in the center of the road or breathing fire along the side-walk. Everywhere was filled with magic. The week ended each year with a grand competition of fabulous shows.

Bill was Born in Illinois but moved to California in 70s where he continued his magic. As a teen he performed at numerous fairs, schools and clubs, usually with his brother John (who is said to have never worried when he tried to stick arrows in him and when he was told to disappear-- he knew just what to do).

In the 80's Bill began helping the disabled using magic as therapy. He was the only magician in northern California involved in "Project Magic," a program started by illusionist David Copperfield. Bill worked with an occupational therapist at Oroville hospital. He developed simple tricks that the patient would enjoy practicing that would also be therapeutic to the injured portion of their body.

Bill is a credentialed teacher with a degree in English and Theatre. As a school teacher for both High school and grade school he often surprises the kids by really taking a "bag of tricks" to work. He frequently helps other illusionsists such as his good friend Victor Kent. and has performed in such places as Las Vegas and Palm Springs. Bill is constantly innovating with his magic to create something new.

See me in the 70's



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