Tommy Wind

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Tommy Wind
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Tommy Wind in 2016
Born (1990-05-05) May 5, 1990 (age 30)
Staten Island
OccupationIllusionist
Known forYoungest magician to perform in Las Vegas
Spouse(s)Stacy Wind

Tommy Wind is a magician from Staten Island in New York City. He has performed in many of his own original shows, combining illusion with rock and roll music, in New York City, Atlantic City, New Jersey, and Las Vegas, Nevada.

Tommy began his career when he was only 7 after his grandfather introduced him to magic by showing him the disappearing hanky trick. [1] He has appeared in TV shows including Criss Angel's "Mindfreak" and NBC's "I Do!", [1] and also performed in the Masters of Illusion Live show at Bally’s Hotel and Casino, and in 25 episodes of the TV counterpart. [2] [3]

In 2009, Wind received an award for Best Teen Magician from the World Magic Awards. [4] [2] In 2016, Wind won the Merlin Award for Best Family Friendly Magic Show in the World. [5]

As of 2019, Wind is performing at the Oyo Hotel & Casino near the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada. [6]

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References

  1. 1 2 "Tommy Wind Master Illusionist". Archived from the original on September 23, 2009. Retrieved November 25, 2009.
  2. 1 2 Groves, Alex (December 31, 2019). "3 magic shows to see at Southern California casinos in January". The Press-Enterprise.
  3. Garcia, Tony (May 19, 2016). "Tommy Wind featured as 'Master of Illusion' returns to CW". KSNV .
  4. "The World Magic Awards 2009". Magic Unlimited. October 13, 2009. Tommy Wind - Teen Magician of the Year
  5. VegasNews.com (June 21, 2016). "Magician Tommy Wind's Family Magic Show Wins Merlin Award". VegasNews.com.
  6. Katsilometes, John (August 30, 2019). "Magician Tommy Wind returns to Las Vegas with Hooters residency". Las Vegas Review-Journal .