Award Winning Magician Dave Cox performs a fast paced, high energy show filled with magic, comedy, puppets, mind boggling audience participation and, occasionally, a real live bunny rabbit.
Make your home and make your birthday child the star! Use Dave’s amazing magic to have your school full of kids laughing, cheering, and talking for weeks. Bring Dave to your Family Night performance to raise spirits and raise funds! Dave gets the credit for the miracles, but you get the credit for throwing such a magically amazing party.
We are based in Los Angeles, and are delighted to travel to Orange County, Pasadena, the San Fernando Valley, North Hollywood, Santa Barbara, or anywhere there are kids that need the best party of their lives. Call to make your party amazing today!
Dave has been performing his Mischievous Magical Mayhem professionally for 20 plus years, starting as a wee lad in a teeny tiny top hat, and going on to win multiple awards, direct other magicians’ shows, and perform all over this great country and abroad. When he was only 10 years old, he took out an ad in the local paper in Virden, Illinois: “Dave Cox: Boy Magician.” He charged $25 per show. He still remembers how worried his mother was when he decided to stop mowing so many lawns, and raised his price to a princely $30. She's relieved that it's all worked out just fine.
At 16, he was awarded the prestigious magician’s award, “Best in the Midwest” at the Midwest Magic Jubilee. He continued to perform through high school and into college, working corporate events, banquets, lodges, women’s groups, street fairs, comedy clubs, night clubs, renaissance fairs, theaters, and wherever else someone wanted to be amazed and delighted.
Eventually, Dave’s talents brought him to Los Angeles, and he became a proud member of the world famous Magic Castle in Hollywood, where he still performs regularly.In addition to doing multiple commercials, films, and extensive voice over work, Dave is a professional writer and a skilled improviser, having performed with the Groundlings, Improv Olympic, ComedySportz, bang!, The Second City, Opening Night: The Improvised Musical, The Spontaneous Shakespeare Company, Sound and Fury, The Liquid Radio Players, and ACME Comedy Theater. This training and experience is part of what infuses his show with his unique brand of spontaneous charm and wit.
Dave was awarded the Bass Ale Red Triangle Comedy Award in 2004. In 2005 Dave was honored to be a nominee for “Best Parlour Magician” at the world famous Magic Castle. A multiple nominee, Dave was awarded “Best Improv Performer” at ACME Comedy Theater in 2006, 2009 and 2010. Also in 2010, Dave was awarded the trophy for “Best Children’s Performer” for his work with kids around the country. Dave also has an Emmy. But he doesn’t think he earned it.
In 2005, Dave became the resident magician at Sea World San Diego.Continuing his aquatic adventures, in 2007, Dave set sail and traveled the world for Norwegian and Princess Cruise Lines, performing for over 70,000 people off the coasts of Alaska, Hawaii, Mexico, Jamaica, Italy, Greece, and Turkey. He is also a highly sought after performer at corporate events, amazing and delighting companies like IBM, Apple, AT&T, RJR Nabisco, and performing at private events for celebrities as varied as Pink, Dick VanPatten, Lucy Liu, and Tom Cruise.
On television, Dave has done major commercials and campaigns for companies such as Red Robin, Panasonic, Arby’s, Kitchenaid and many others. In 2010, he was hired as a writer for the popular children's show "1001 Nights" which is available in 21 countries worldwide. He hosted the popular show “Arena” on the G-4 Network. Dave has served as the hands for Full Tilt Poker, and as the hands of Dana Carvey in an award winning Lays chips commercial. Utilizing his experience in comedy, magic, and television, Dave served as a consultant on VH-1’s hit series “Celebracadabara” and has brought three of his original magical performances to “Masters of Illusion.”
Dave loves to bring magic into people lives. It’s about the jaw dropping, stomach clenching, amazing excitement that you get when the impossible happens, right there, right in front of you. That’s what it’s about. It’s about magic.