David Sandy
David Sandy

David Sandy took up magic as a hobby at the young age of 6. After entertaining his fellow first-graders with a simple card trick taught to him by his father, David was hooked. Trip after trip to the local library gave him his first look into hidden secrets of magic and entertaining.

As a youngster, he began entertaining at service organization banquets, scouting events, local meetings and schools. His reputation as a great entertainer even as a teenager took him to resorts, theaters and conventions where he was often the featured entertainer.

David Sandy & Faucett W. Ross

At the age of 14, he met Faucett W. Ross, a retired professional magician, who became David's close friend and mentor. Over the next 7-8 years, Mr. Ross taught David the real secrets of entertaining an audience. . . secrets which couldn't be found in any book.

David Sandy has been entertaining professionally throughout the heart of America and along both coasts since the 1970's, including regular appearances in Las Vegas and at the world-famous Magic Castle in Hollywood, Calif. He is considered to be one of the leading entertainers of the new generation and has received numerous awards for excellence in entertainment from his peers. David has been awarded the titles of "Stage Magician of the Year" (both in 1993 and 1998) and "Close-Up Magician of the Year" (both in 1996 and 1998) from Ring 129 of the International Brotherhood of Magicians. He is also a member of the National Speakers Association.

David Sandy at the Magic Castle Over the years, David's magical accomplishments include causing a brand new sportscar to vanish into thin air while in full view of an audience. David has also driven new cars through busy traffic while completely blindfolded with his eyes taped shut. In addition, he has escaped from strait jackets while suspended upside-down in mid-air, wooden packing crates, canvas mailbags, handcuffs, ropes and other restraint devices. Adding a magic touch to a promotional message, David also represented Nabisco Foods in their nationwide "Unlock the Magic of Oreo" promotion held in supermarkets throughout the United States. Recently, David caused a young lady to float in mid-air over the top of a 16-story building.

David Sandy at the Magic Castle
In addition, David was asked to perform and produce all of the magical entertainment for President George W. Bush's Inaugural Banquets in Washington, D.C. in January 2001. As a result, over 5,500 guests enjoyed the magic and comedy of some of the world's finest magicians.

David recently served as International President of the International Brotherhood of Magicians, the world's largest and most prestigious organization for magicians with nearly 14,000 members worldwide. He is also an Honorary Lifetime member of the Academy of Magical Arts (The Magic Castle) in Hollywood, Calif.

David has a unique ability to blend magic, comedy and illusion into an entertaining program or keynote speech that is suitable for almost any venue. Throughout the show, David involves many audience members in his illusions and even "teaches" one volunteer a few tricks of the trade. His warm personality immediately connects with his audience in order to create an instant magical rapport. David's audiences don't simply watch the show, they become part of it. It's both fun and inspirational!

David entertains regularly at company banquets, conventions, trade shows, expositions and corporate meetings. In addition, he has appeared on numerous television programs and radio broadcasts.