Famous Magicians

David Copperfield
David Copperfield (born David Seth Kotkin on September 16, 1956) is a Jewish American magician and illusionist best known for his combination of illusions and storytelling.



Born in Metuchen, New Jersey as David Seth Kotkin to Israeli parents, Hyman and Rivka, Copperfield began practicing magic at the age of 12, and became the youngest person ever admitted to the Society of American Magicians. By age 16, he was teaching a course in magic at New York University. At age 18, he enrolled at Fordham University, and was cast in the lead role of the Chicago-based musical The Magic Man (directed by Holland, MI's John Tammi) three weeks into his freshman year, adopting his new stage name "David Copperfield" from the Charles Dickens book of the same name. At age 19, he was headlining at the Pagoda Hotel in Honolulu, Hawaii.

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