Matthew King Magic

Wedding Magician

(5 Reviews)5.0
Also Performs As: Mentalist / Mind Reader, Comedy Cabaret Magician, Stage Illusionist, Close-up Magician, Cabaret Magician
Country: United States
Based In: San Diego, California
Performs: Worldwide
From: $1500
Award-winning magician Matthew King is San Diego's three-time "Performer of the Year"! A Member of The Magic Castle in Hollywood and former Junior Society member as a teen, he's been performing stage magic, comedy magic, mind reading, close-up, and strolling since 1994.
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Description

STAGE/CABARET MAGIC SHOWS:
Matthew's magic shows are customized to the event, venue, audience size, etc. They involve amazing mentalism and mind reading, unforgettable magic props, and many hilarious and magic surprises! Depending on the venue/event, show typically include the set-up of a mini-theater, including pipe and drape theater curtains, banners, a Bose P.A. system with wireless mic., and all necessary tables and supplies. All shows include audience participation and create long-lasting memories for your guests!
STROLLING MAGIC:
Strolling Magic, AKA "Mingle Magic", "Roaming Magic ...

Biography

I was amazed by a magic effect at age 7, and it intrigued me that it was possible to create a different aspect of reality for people. I received my first magic kit at age 7 and started saving my errand money, mowed lawns, and I worked hard to invest in my magic knowledge and illusions at a young age. My first paid performance was at age 12 and, by age 17, I had put together a stellar act with grand illusions, assistants, doves, and visual magic. I took this act and auditioned for the Academy of Magical Arts' Junior Society (a.k.a. The Magic Castle), and I was accepted as a member. After workin ...

Reviews     (5 Reviews)

Matthew King Magic - Mentalist / Mind Reader - San Diego, California Event Location: Encinitas, CA Event Type: Corporate Event 19th December 2021
Booked Matt for a corporate retreat. Great mix of mentalism, humor, and "how did he do that?" magic tricks! He did an intimate show for us, where every single one of the 13 folks in attendance was involved in the show somehow. Highly recommend him.
Reviewed by: Jeff C.
Matthew King Magic - Cabaret Magician - San Diego, California Event Location: San Diego, CA Event Type: Corporate Event 18th September 2021
Matt is one of the best magicians I have ever met, and I've hired many! His outstanding commitment to his craft really stands out through his professional presentation and showmanship. His backdrop and sound system brings an enhanced experience for hundreds of audience members. He truly deserves to have his own show in Vegas. I will continue to prioritize hiring him whenever possible. His reliability, communication and level of skill are all top notch. My clients are always happy with his performances, and ask for him again by name. Whether he is doing strolling, close-up magic or full stage shows; he leaves audiences amazed, thrilled, and wanting more. I couldn't recommend anyone more.
Reviewed by: Nathaniel A.
Matthew King Magic - Cabaret Magician - San Diego, California Event Location: Oceanside, CA Event Type: New Years Eve Party 31st December 2019
Matthew King provided entertainment for our New Years Eve party. He did his walk around/up-close magic and amazed everyone. He then did more of a formal show where he set up a dedicated area. Matt is extremely professional. He arrived early to set up, he dressed formally, he used clean language, and made sure everyone at every age group was able to participate. I would definitely recommend Matt to anyone looking to have magic/mentalism entertainment at their event.
Reviewed by: Al M.

Experience

-Member of the prestigious Magic Castle, and former member of their Junior Society as a teen in 2000
-Strolling Magician and Stage Manager at the amusement park "Playland" in Rye, New York (2001)
-Winner of the 2020, 2021 & 2022 "Performer of the Year" as voted by the International Brotherhood of Magicians in San Diego
-Member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians and standing Secretary of Ring 76 in San Diego
-Member of the Society of American Magicians and also their Paranormal Investigation Committee

Previous Clients

Hard Rock Hotel, Unilever, Morgan Stanley, Harrah's Resort, Pala Casino, Sycuan Casino, Barona Casino, Casino Pauma, House of Blues, TaylorMade Golf, AstraZeneca, Wells Fargo, Vons, Stone Brewing Co., Red Robin, Macy's, USMC, US Navy, Army and Navy Academy, State Farm Insurance, 7-Eleven and countless others have enjoyed the magic, mind reading, and comedy of Matthew King.

Suitable for

Anniversary Party Awards Ceremony Bachelor / Stag Party Bachelorette / Hen Party Bar / Bat Mitzvah Birthday Party (Adult) Birthday Party (Teen) Bridal Shower Casinos Charity / Fundraising Event Christmas Party Club Party Cocktail Party / Drinks Reception Community Event Concerts / Tours Conference / Meeting Corporate Event Cruise Ships Dinner Party Engagement Party Festival / Outdoor Event Graduation Party Grand Opening Party Halloween Party High School Reunion Holiday / Theme Parks Hotel Event New Year's Eve Party Nightclub Event Private Party Product Launch / Promotion Restaurant / Bar / Pub Event Retirement Party Social Club Theaters / Stage Trade Show / Exhibitions University / College Event Virtual Event Wedding Cocktail/Drinks Reception Wedding Reception

Acting Experience

Matthew's interest in acting was sparked when was cast as an Extra in the 2005 film "Coach Carter" starring Samuel L. Jackson. He was later cast as an actor in a 2007 infomercial for "The Wizard", a wireless cell phone battery charging device, but the product did not make it to market. This interest in acting was reignited by his 2024 appearance on the hit CBS TV show "Let's Make a Deal", where he impressed Host Wayne Brady, and the live audience, by making a "Zonk" (known as an undesirable prize) disappear.

Physical Characteristics

Height: 6 ft
Weight: 200
Chest: 44
Waist: 36
Eyes: Hazel
Hair: Black
Shoe Size: 12
Inseam: 32

Meet the Act

Matthew King is an American magician, actor, and producer. He was born among the agricultural landscapes of California's Central Valley, in the town of Hanford, California, to Elizabeth (Morris) and Timothy King, a grocery manager. He has an older brother, Jason, a younger brother, Kevin, and a daughter, Ava.
Matthew's first professional magic performance was at the age of 12. By age 17, in the year 2000, Matthew was accepted into the "Junior Society" of "The Academy of Magical Arts" in Hollywood, CA (also referred to as "The Magic Castle") after he auditioned with a magic act that involve ...


Virtual Services Offer

Online Magic Shows

Streaming top-notch virtual magic shows from a miniature theater. Interactive magic including mind reading, comedy magic, and sleight-of-hand. Experience the award-winning magic of Matthew King from the comfort of your home!

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