Fred Zimmerman | The Chicago Mentalist - Mentalist / Mind Reader - Chicago, Illinois

Fred Zimmerman | The Chicago Mentalist - Mentalist / Mind Reader | Chicago, Illinois

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(6 Reviews)5.0
Performs As: Cabaret Magician, Close-up Magician, Mentalist / Mind Reader, Comedy Cabaret Magician
Country: United States
Based In: Chicago, Illinois
Performs: Nationwide
From: $500
Fred Zimmerman | The Chicago Mentalist is a respected actor, and when he's not getting into the heads of his characters, he uses his acting skills to get into the heads of his audience. Fred's a fake ... but he'll make a believer out of you.
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Fred Zimmerman | The Chicago Mentalist is a respected Chicago actor who has appeared in National Broadway Touring Companies, Regional & Stock Companies, and in theaters across Chicagoland. ​
He can also be seen on several Hit NBC Series, including Chicago Fire and Chicago PD.
When he's not onstage getting into the heads of his characters, he's getting into the heads ... of his audience at corporate & private events.
Fred combines his actors' observation skills with sneaky psychology and little-known tools and tactics to create the experience of psychic phenomenon.
​It's fun, i ...

Reviews     (6 Reviews)

Fred Zimmerman | The Chicago Mentalist - Mentalist / Mind Reader - Chicago, Illinois Event Location: Restaurant, Northbrook, IL Event Type: Corporate Event 16th June 2019
Fred gave a highly engaging, entertaining, and professional performance for our group, and the feedback from attendees was universally positive. It was the perfect post-dinner entertainment for our ~20-person corporate event. Each of the different mentalist tricks were progressively more awe-inspiring, and the overall routine moved along at a good pace. Fred's witty comments and dialogue between and during tricks kept everyone engaged throughout. It was also a nice touch that he personalized the routine to our group and company. We've hired many different types of entertainment over the years but this was our first 'mentalist' - we would definitely engage Fred again and would highly recommend him to others.
Reviewed by: David James
Fred Zimmerman | The Chicago Mentalist - Mentalist / Mind Reader - Chicago, Illinois Event Location: Private Home - Highland Park, IL Event Type: Birthday Party 11th May 2019
Fred is expensive and worth the money; I guess you get what you pay for. At least one fourth of my guests have called me for Fred's contact number, and everyone thought he was great. By great- I mean, personable, talented, engaging, and kept everyone at ease; there are no awkward moments. Also Fred has a nice sense of humor. I would not hesitate to hire him again. And by the way, a friend of mine mentioned that Fred has a beautiful singing voice- she heard him elsewhere So a multitalented individual I highly recommend him.
Reviewed by: Amy P.
Fred Zimmerman | The Chicago Mentalist - Mentalist / Mind Reader - Chicago, Illinois Event Location: Private Home - Highland Park, IL Event Type: Birthday Party 11th May 2019
Fred is expensive and worth the money; I guess you get what you pay for. At least one fourth of my guests have called me for Fred's contact number, and everyone thought he was great. By great- I mean, personable, talented, engaging, and kept everyone at ease; there are no awkward moments. Also Fred has a nice sense of humor. I would not hesitate to hire him again. And by the way, a friend of mine mentioned that Fred has a beautiful singing voice- she heard him elsewhere So a multitalented individual I highly recommend him.
Reviewed by: Amy P.

Experience

Fred involves 100% of the audience 100% of the time onstage and in their seats. Fred's audience doesn't just watch the show ... they ARE the show.

Previous Clients

From home parties of 4 to banquets of 100s, Fred entertains them all.

Suitable for

Anniversary Party Awards Ceremony Bachelor / Stag Party Bachelorette / Hen Party Bar / Bat Mitzvah Birthday Party (Adult) Birthday Party (Teen) Casinos Charity / Fundraising Event Christmas Party Club Party Cocktail Party / Drinks Reception Community Event Conference / Meeting Corporate Event Cruise Ships Dinner Party Engagement Party Graduation Party Grand Opening Party Halloween Party Hanukkah Celebration High School Reunion Hotel Event Jewish Wedding New Year's Eve Party Nightclub Event Private Party Product Launch / Promotion Prom Night Quinceañera / Sweet 16 Party Retirement Party Social Club Theaters / Stage Trade Show / Exhibitions University / College Event Wedding Cocktail/Drinks Reception Wedding Reception

Acting Experience

Fred Zimmerman is a respected Chicago actor who has spent over 25 years acting in National Broadway Touring Companies, at Regional Theaters, Stock Companies, and in theaters across Chicagoland, including Goodman, Court, Northlight, Porchlight, the Lyric Opera, the Oriental (now named the Nederlander), 18 productions at the Chicago Marriott Theatre, as well as Chicago's famed Auditorium Theatre.
Career highlights include:
2 years with the Tony-Award-Winning National Touring Company of Hal Prince's Show Boat.
The Original Cast of Stephen Sondheim's "Bounce," including the original cast ...

Physical Characteristics

Height: 6'2"
Weight: 295
Chest: 58
Waist: 52
Eyes: brown
Hair: S&P
Shoe Size: 12W

Meet the Act

It's all about the client & the audience. When they're happy, the job is a success.
My primary job is to arrive on time and be charming. This may sound flip, but rest assured, it isn't. Cool tricks and being "deceptive" is the window dressing of what Magicians and Mentalists do, but ultimately, it's all about the client and the audience; if they aren't having a great time, you've failed.
It's that simple.

Additional Information

You can learn more about my career as Professional Business Writer for Tradeshows & Events by visiting www.zimmermanportfolio.com. I mention this because all of my time spent on the tradeshow floor has taught me how to focus on client needs and how to stay on message.

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