magician’s sacred code of silence is broken forever in the re-released season 0f MAGIC’S BIGGEST SECRETS FINALLY REVEALED
which began on March 2, 2009, with
all new episodes coming in April. The infamous world acclaimed Masked Magician stars in the hour-long
episodes airing Mondays at 9pm (ET/PT) on MyNetworkTV. He entertains and
enlightens fans of all ages by exposing the secrets behind magic’s most
mystifying illusions. The Masked Magician continues to defy his fellow
conjurers and disclose the tricks that have captivated audiences for
Over 120 of magic’s
most memorable illusions will be unveiled, including the MOTORCYCLE
VANISH, TRAIN LEVITATION, WATER ESCAPE, WALKING THROUGH SOLID GLASS,
WALKING ON WATER, MAGIC YOU CAN DO and much more.
Producer Val Valentino, The
Masked Magician, has starred in a multitude of international and national
TV specials. His four blockbuster FOX TV Network specials were among the
highest rated in the history of the network, and garnered better numbers
than the World Series. He has successfully performed more illusions on
Television in one year than any other magician in history.
WEEKLY wrote that The Masked Magician is “more spellbinding than David
Copperfield’s, Lance Burton’s and Siegfried & Roy’s entire bag of tricks
combined.” Valentino was also honored on EW’s prestigious IT LIST as one
of the “Top 100” most creative entertainers in show business.
What has The Masked
Magician been doing since his first FOX TV specials? He has been in high
demand worldwide, producing TV specials, “live” performances, product
endorsements, commercials, TV cameos, consulting on magic projects, etc.
He has been awarded the equivalent of an Academy Award in Latin America,
and received tremendous recognition throughout the Far East, United
Kingdom and virtually the world. The Masked Magician believes that magic
transcends all languages, and appeals to all ages.
Due to his
tremendous Television success, CBS wasted no time in signing Valentino to
a two-hour special episode of the DIAGNOSIS MURDER series starring Dick
Van Dyke. The producers were quoted as saying, “The Masked Magician killed
in the last ratings
sweep, so we figured we’d do what any self-respecting producers would do:
bring The Masked Magician to our side, and kill him off in a two-hour
special.” The NEW YORK POST’s review was glowing. “This is must see TV:
videotape this one; you’ll be glad you did.”
Magician’s “live” stage extravaganza has been touring to sold out arenas
globally and across the United States. He has mastered the most difficult
and death-defying illusions, and his future plans include attempting to be
“buried alive” six feet underground in a metal coffin for seven days.
Historical documents attest that the illustrious Houdini feared and never
attempted this stunt publicly.
“the magic” then proceeds to reveal the reality of the illusions before a
captivated television audience on his MyNetwork TV series, MAGIC’S BIGGEST
SECRETS FINALLY REVEALED. There are rumors that Producer Valentino my or
may-not be the man behind the mask in the New Series. After
all this is a new show about illusion where any thing could happen.
Who is behind the mask this time? We may never know!
has become so captivated with The Masked Magician that CEO Bruce Nash
decided to star him as the lead character in a graphic novel to be
produced by Virgin Comics. Nash hopes ultimately to use the novel as a
basis for a feature film, Television series, “live” stage production,
electronic games and mainstream merchandise.
The graphic novel
will revolve around the fictional magician, on the lam from the law. The
character dons a mask to protect himself. He begins using magic to solve
crimes—and attempts to redeem himself from the past he is trying to
escape. The book and movie will highlight how the real life Masked
Magician conjures up his illusions.
Valentino is a
consultant on the project, and is working closely with Bruce Nash, Robert
Kosberg, head of Nash’s feature film division, Andrew Jebb and Virgin
Val Valentino is an
amazing entertainer who fell in love with magic at the tender age of 5,
and knew that this was his destiny. His father gave him his first
illusion, THE BALL AND THE VASE TRICK, and by age 11, he was entertaining
professionally by performing magic for parties and at community functions.
He continued to
perfect his craft during his teen years, and performed in THE
INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL AWARENESS PROGRAM for over a million students
throughout the Unified School System. By his early 20’s he was touring
with major stars nationwide, and was a popular performer at the historic
Magic Castle in Hollywood, California.
In addition, he
starred in legendary musician Herb Alpert’s MAGIC MAN video. It had the
distinction of becoming one of the very first music videos.
His first national
TV break came with an appearance on THE MERV GRIFFIN SHOW. Merv was amazed
with Valentino’s performance and stated that “Valentino is a gifted
magician; an astounding performer with an unbelievable performance.” The
acclaim that Val Valentino had been receiving nationwide opened the door
for a stunning career in Las Vegas.
He became an
instant success and earned wonderful reviews. Hollywood’s Daily Variety
commended “his combination of irresistible sensuality and spellbinding
exoticism.” The Las Vegas Review Journal stated that “He ranks among the
top few in the city.”
headlined in some of the top theaters in Las Vegas, Atlantic City, Reno
NV, Biloxi Mississippi and Lake Tahoe. He has starred in the popular
production SPLASH at the Riviera Hotel, headlined for six years in the
world famous “Copa Room” theater at the Sands Hotel and performed
throughout Las Vegas at the Las Vegas Hilton, Caesars Palace, The Plaza
Hotel and Maxim Hotel. He also continued to tour his sold out stage shows
nationally and internationally.
The Fox TV Network
approached him while he was touring, and asked him to consider becoming a
magic consultant on its upcoming MAGIC SECRETS
He agreed to participate if the producers would reveal only the older
magical illusions. They did, and history was in the making.
Valentino knew that
his life long dream as a magician was in jeopardy due to the nature of the
TV show, but he felt that it was more important to have a magician working
closely with the staff then not. Valentino gallantly took the opportunity
for the better good of the Art of Magic, when all other magicians backed
away and feared possibly tainting their careers.
He worked closely
with Director Don Weiner to create a show that would dare to be unique,
challenging and exciting. The media and TV fans embraced The Masked
Magician, and a new star was born. There was an uproar in the magic
community, due to the fact that many magicians did not understand
Valentino’s motives and his lifelong dream of promoting his love of magic,
sharing his passion with his viewing audience and inspiring a new
generation of magic fans.
Valentino is currently creating a New Magic Society, THE MASKED MAGICIAN’S
ACADEMY OF MYSTICAL ARTS. Its purpose is to educate and encourage a New
Generation of Magicians, promote public interest in the Art of Magic and
preserve its history as an Art form, entertainment medium and hobby.
The Masked Magician
will continue his tradition of awe-inspiring entertainment on the Series of MAGIC’S BIGGEST SECRETS FINALLY REVEALED, Monday’s at 9pm
(ET/PT) and on MyNetwork TV
One thing is for
certain: this visionary magician “will not disappear” anytime soon. This
ancient art form created a very special kind of magic and named him Val
Valentino aka The Masked Magician.