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David Blaine Biography
David Blaine born (David Blaine White) is an American magician, illusionist, and endurance artist. He is well known for his high-profile feats of endurance, and also having has set and broken several world records.
He came up with the way magic is shown on television by focusing on spectator reactions. His idea was to turn the camera around on the people watching instead of the performer, to make the audience watch the audience.
David Blaine Age
Blaine was born on April 4th, 1973, in Brooklyn, New York City, U.S. He is 45years old as of 2018.
David Blaine Family
He was born to Patrice Maureen White his mother a school teacher, and William Perez his father a veteran of the Vietnam War. His father was of half Puerto Rican and half Italian descent, and his mother was of Russian Jewish ancestry. When he was 10 years old, his mother got married John Bukalo and they moved to Little Falls, New Jersey. His mother passed away due to cancer in 1994.
David Blaine Wife
He has been in numerous relationships, including Lonneke Engel in 2006, Mallory Snyder in 2004, Manon von Gerken in 2002, Daryl Hannah in 2002, Josie Maran in 2000 and Madonna and Fiona Apple. He then dated a French Model Alizee Guinochet for long period. however, on 4th of April 2009, the two got engaged. They later divorced in 2009.
David Blaine Kids
The pair has a daughter named Dessa with her.
David Blaine Education
He attended many schools in Brooklyn. He got interested in magic when he saw a magician performing in a subway. At the while, he was 10 years old, After having moved to Little Falls, New Jersey where he got enrolled at Passaic Valley Regional High School. He then decided to pursue a career in magic which his mother had also supported but unfortunately.
David Blaine Career
He started off as a street magician in the beginning but his success as a street magician was called upon to launch a show ‘David Blaine on NBC. ‘Street Magic’ which aired as from on 19th of May 1997.
His show was a big success and he was known to the world as a magician. He has as well been called upon as the ‘hottest name in the magic right now’ by the USA Today. He performed his first endurance stunt submerging himself in a 3-ton water-filled tank for seven days and has outdone his hero Harry Houdini on 5th April of 1999. BBC News has also published news regarding his stunt.
He went on performing performed a stunt being frozen in the block of ice for 63 hours 42 minutes and 15 seconds being removed by the chainsaws. His performance was published in The New York Times entitled as the ‘Magician Emerges from Icy Stunt’. Over the years his stunts and trick have been more dangerous and hard to digest.
In New York, He performed a stunt where he was lifted up onto a 30m high and 0.56m wide pillar being remained in the pillar for 35 hours without being harnessed. The more the time passes, the more death-defying his stunts would be like ‘Being Drown Alive, ‘Dive of Death’, Electrified: One Million Volts Always On’, and much more.
He also performed privately to the numerous celebrities and world leader including Michael Jackson. Besides his magical career, Blaine has also authored and launched a magical book ‘
David Blaine Tour
In 2014 he embarked on his first-ever Live tour. David Blaine waited 10 years for this tour. He Placed everything he worked for into one show. With a death-defying stunt and series of jaw-dropping magic tricks, illusionist. He marked his Middle East debut with a show at Abu Dhabi’s Emirates Palace.
He then embarked on his first-ever North American tour. The 40-city tour launched on May 30th in San Diego, CA and included shows throughout North America. The unforgettable interactive experience that both shocked and amused.
An experiment in and of itself, the tour evolved as it moved across the country as he continued to push the limits and attempted new feats for the first time live in front of his audiences.
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David Blaine Levitation
He isn’t the first magician to master the art of levitation. For him he does What he’s doing is something called Balducci levitation, which is an optical illusion.
The reason behind his steps 10 feet away from his audience is, when he rises up on the toes of one foot, it will appear like he’s floating because of the angle the audience is viewing him from. Having put on long pants further obstructs the view of the magician’s feet which heightens the optical illusion.
David Blaine Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of is $18 million.
David Blaine Height
He stands at a height of 5 feet 11 inches. His weight is 81 kg. He has brown eyes with dark brown hair.
David Blaine Shows
He has appeared on Jimmy Kimmel, The Ellen Show, Jimmy Fallon, and Oprah. David’s TED talk became one of Bill Gates’ personal favorites and is widely considered as the most revealing testimony Blaine has ever given on the topic of his remarkable career.
David Blaine Ice
He began one of the most difficult endurance challenges of his career on 27th of November 2000, David. Encased in a massive block of ice in times square for 63 hours, 42 minutes, and 15 seconds, he battled severe sleep deprivation and freezing cold temperatures before being removed with chainsaws.
David Blaine Death
Donald Trump and Blaine announced his latest feat, The Upside Down Man, in which he planned to hang upside down without a safety net for 60 hours on 18th of September 2008.
He began his stunt Dive of Death, hanging over Wollman Rink in Central Park and interacting with fans by lowering himself upside down. He then pulled himself up to drink fluid and restore normal circulation. Reportedly, Blaine risked blindness and other maladies in the stunt.
He was widely[POV? – discuss] criticized when, only hours into the endurance challenge, he was seen standing on a waiting crane platform, not upside down as expected. During the stunt, he came down once an hour for a medical check and to use the bathroom.
David Blaine Religion
Some have speculated that he is Jewish as his mother was of Russian Jewish ancestry. He has a giant tattoo of what appears to be Jesus on the cross. But we cannot be sure of his religious views since he has not exposed them.