Born June 12, 1961
Paterson, New Jersey
Magician, author, lecturer
Rocco Silano is an American magician, author, and lecturer.
Silano was born June 12, 1961, in Paterson, New Jersey. Early on in his career, Rocco studied with and was managed by sleight-of-hand expert and Tony Slydini protege Bill Wisch. Later, Rocco was introduced to Slydini by Bill and Rocco took lessons with Slydini as well. In 1988, he invented a gable-top milk carton that could be more easily collapsed for disposal by removing a tear strip at the bottom of the carton.
Most known for his sleeving techniques and skill, Silano is the recipient of the Merlin and Golden Lion Awards, a two-time winner of the coveted Manhattan Association of Cabarets Award, and has been nominated nine times as Magician of the Year by the Academy of Magical Arts in four different categories.
Silano is the only American to win awards at two FISM World Tournaments: in 1994 in Yokohama, Japan, and "Most Original Act" in 2006 in Stockholm, Sweden. Recently, he has been receiving attention for his D'Lite product, a small red light used for aiding magic tricks. Silano performed at the 2007 Austrian Magic Convention in Vienna, Austria, and is currently appearing in the new VH1 celebrity magic reality series, Celebracadabra, premiering April 20, 2008, as an advisor and guide for celebrity partner Hal Sparks.