(born April 28, 1962) is an award-winning French
-born American magician
, known for creating several unique magical effects, such as the "Floating Rose" which is performed by David Copperfield
He has also had longrunning performance runs at venues such as Crazy Horse
(Paris) and Caesars Palace
. He has won the "Parlour Magician of the Year" award from the Magic Castle
and also appeared on the CBS television special,"World's Greatest Magicians at the Magic Castle". In 2007, he was a contestant on the second season of the televised competition America's Got Talent
, where he proceeded as far as the semi-finals.
He was born as Kevin James Lowery
, to American parents Darrell and Mary Lou Lowery. His father was a USAF
helicopter pilot stationed in Europe, though later the family relocated to the small town of Jonesville, Michigan
, where James grew up. He attended Western Michigan University
, studying drama but dropped out in his third year and moved to Los Angeles
, where he supported himself with small "strolling" performances at various restaurants, working for tips and a meal.
It was in California that James joined local magician groups such as the "Long Beach Mystics" and the Magic Castle
Juniors, where he was allowed to watch the professional performers. He steadily improved his technique, and in the mid-1980s won the Grand Prix
award at the P.C.A.M.
competition. He also created a routine which... Read More