Tom Ogden Original Photograph
Tom Ogden Pennsylvania native, Tom Ogden developed an interest in magic at an early age. Tom learned early that if he wanted to be successful in magic, he would have to devote himself to years of endless practice, and that he did. Tom has become one of the top, if not the best slight-of-hand and close-up artist working today. For two years in a row (1983-1984), Tom was selected as the "Parlour Magician of the Year" by the world famous Magic Castle.
After Tom Finished college in the early 70s, he began his professional career, performing illusions as a center ring attraction on Circus Kirk, a small Pennsylvania based circus operated by college geography professor Doctor Charles W. "Doc" Boas.
After several seasons with Circus Kirk, Tom was asked to join the much larger Clyde Beatty Cole Bros. Circus. His experience with the circuses gave Tom the opportunity to experiment with new ideas, props and different approaches towards audiences.
Tom has appeared on many television specials such as "Desperate Acts of Magic", "The Great Magic of Las Vegas" (TV Mini-Series), "The World's Greatest Magic 2" and as a reoccurring character on the soap opera "The Days of Our Lives".
In 1992, Tom was invited to perform for former President Ronald Reagan at his 81st birthday party. The president was thoroughly amazed Stating "You are a great magician. I just wish I could make things disappear like you do. I could have used that trick on a few people in Washington."
Tom continues to perform today at corporate events, trade shows cruise ship, resorts and hotels.
Bio. from Tom's website
Twice voted "Parlour Magician of the Year" by the world-famous Magic Castle in Hollywood, Tom Ogden brings more than thirty years of comedy and magic experience to the stage.
Having Tom at your event guarantees the audience will laugh, feel happier—and thank YOU for being the hero of the day!
It's no wonder President Ronald Reagan invited Tom to perform at his 81st birthday party. Afterward, President Reagan wrote Tom a personal note: "You are a great magician. I just wish I could make things disappear like you do. I could have used that trick on a few people in Washington."
Tom Ogden has opened for such headliners as Robin Williams, Billy Crystal, and The Osmonds, and he's performed for celebrities from David Boreanaz to Johnny Depp. Tom has appeared in Las Vegas, Atlantic City, and Lake Tahoe, and his national TV work includes "The World's Greatest Magic II" (NBC), "The Great Magic of Las Vegas" (FOX)," and even "Days of Our Lives" (NBC).
Hundreds of the top businesses and organizations such as Disney, Sears, The American Heart Association, Pepsi, KFC, and Xerox have booked Tom Ogden time and again to entertain and inspire their people.
But you don't have to be a celebrity or a Fortune 500 company to enjoy Tom Ogden's magic. Tom is available for all types of events, from private parties and receptions to corporate hospitality rooms and banquet functions.
In addition to his hilarious stage act, Tom also offers close-up, strolling sleight-of-hand magic as the perfect icebreaker for any get-together.
Tom Ogden's clean, family-friendly comedy is hysterically funny, and his magic will truly amaze you. He's a master of audience involvement and always customizes his performance for your special occasion.
Make the impossible possible and the humdrum hilarious by scheduling the magic and comedy of Tom Ogden for your next event!
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