Chris Capehart

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Chris Capehart

Cover of Genii December 2008
BornFebruary 2, 1950
New York

Chris Capehart (b.1950) has performed at Monday Night Magic in New York City and the Magic Castle in Hollywood.

Biography

At the age of twenty while working as a mail clerk for a law firm in Harlem, New York, he passed by a traveling circus. Instead of working, he went in and watched a magician performing. The magician was Earl "Presto" Johnson and he went to meet him after the show. Presto started teaching Capehart tricks and by 1979, Capehart was performing as a street magician in Manhattan. He would frequent Tannen's magic shop and hang out at the New York Magic Table, meeting such magician as David Roth, Slydini and Dai Vernon.

In 1981, Capehart developed his own Chinese Linking Rings act called "The 3 Ring Routine," which was published in the "Stars of Magic, vol 13."

He has performed in Atlantic City, Las Vegas, New York, Philadelphia, Hollywood, Chicago, Denver and has also travelled to England to perform at The Blackpool Magicians Convention.

Capehart also enjoys building robots and exhibits them in his shows.[1]

Awards and honors

  • "Senator Crandall Award for Comedy."

References

  1. http://www.all-about-magicians.com/chris.html




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