Born Kevin James Lowery, in France, to Darrell and Mary Lou Lowery, his father was a USAF helicopter pilot stationed in Europe. His family later relocated to the small town of Jonesville, Michigan, where James grew up. There was no magic shop, no magic club, and no other magicians in Jonestown. He learned magic at the public library and from presenting porch illusions on Halloween with his dad.
Today, Kevin is a headliner in Las Vegas, NV. Kevin is also a magical inventor. Not only is his show original, he has created many things that have been performed in the shows of other famous magicians like Doug Henning, Mark Wilson and David Copperfield.
Inventions: The Floating Rose, Perrier With a Twist, Animated Card Thru Balloon of Death, Snow Animator (versions 1, 2 and 3), Bowl-A-Rama
Additional information: Magic Magazine article, September 1992, by Todd Karr; ShowBiz Weekly article, February 1994, by Penny Levin; Genii Article, August 1994, by Gary Buckley; Linking Ring article, June 1999, by Christopher Broughton
Wrote: James Without Limits (2003), Kevin James Lecture Notes #1 (1991).
Informative Web-sites: http://www.myspace.com/kevinjamesmagician ; http://www.kjmagic.com
Kevin got interested in the art of magic at a very early age. He remembers seeing his first magic performance and how it made that 10 year old feel. He decided early on that performing magic for the world was going to be his life's calling. He feels blessed everyday that he can do what he loves and gets to make people happy. It is a huge honor and responsibility to remind people how to feel the sense of wonder they had as a child. Becoming an adult, and the daily activities of the world, take that feeling away and Kevin tries to give it back.
Kevin's style of performance is anything but conventional. His unique comedy and magic has gained him a reputation as a world class visual artist. His fresh approach has allowed him to headline in some of the world's top showrooms and theatres. He has performed on television in 25 countries. In the US he has performed on all the major television networks and many cable channels. Some of his past performances include starring at the Crazy Horse in Paris, a Royal Command Performance for the Prince of Monaco, headlining in Jeff Kutash's Splash at the Riveria in Las Vegas, Caesar's Palace, Tropicana and Bally's just to name a few.
Kevin is also a very prolific magical inventor. Not only is his show original, he has created many things that have been performed in the shows of other famous magicians like Doug Henning, Mark Wilson and David Copperfield.
Kevin is like a modern P.T. Barnum. His art vision was to assemble the most unique artists on the planet, creating a very special show. He is now the star of his own wonderful comedy illusion show, boasting a cast of 30 performers. Kevin James is one of the surest rising stars on the magical horizion.