David Blaine

Magician, Actor
Dubbed a modern day Houdini, David Blaine defied not only death, but easy categorization, as he moved from performing amazing acts of street magic in front of awestruck crowds, to breaking several world records with his ... Read more »
Born: 04/04/1973 in Brooklyn, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (11)

David Blaine: Real or Magic 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Performer

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

David Blaine: Dive of Death 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Ellen's Bigger Longer and Wider Show 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

The Great Buck Howard 2009 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Mister Lonely 2008 (Movie)

Priest 2 (Actor)

David Blaine: Drowned Alive 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

David Blaine: Frozen in Time 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Super Bowl XXXIV 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

David Blaine: Magic Man 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

David Blaine: Street Magic 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor
Writer (1)

David Blaine: Real or Magic 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Writer
Producer (1)

David Blaine: Real or Magic 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Biography

Dubbed a modern day Houdini, David Blaine defied not only death, but easy categorization, as he moved from performing amazing acts of street magic in front of awestruck crowds, to breaking several world records with his unbelievable feats of endurance. Emerging from the hard-scrabble boroughs of New York City and the celebrity party circuit, Blaine's reputation as an unconventional prestidigitator earned him his first TV special "David Blaine: Street Magic" (ABC, 1997). An instant media sensation, he quickly followed with "David Blaine: Magic Man" (ABC, 1999), which followed him as he astonished bystanders in far-flung locales like Venezuela and Haiti. He took things to a new level with endurance stunts that saw him buried alive under New York's Trump Place in 1999 and later encased in a block of ice in Times Square for the televised special "David Blaine: Frozen in Time" (ABC, 2000). Future endeavors, recorded for posterity on such specials as "David Blaine: Vertigo" (ABC, 2002), "David Blaine: Drowned Alive" (ABC, 2006) and "David Blaine: Dive of Death" (ABC, 2008), began to prompt more questions of "why does he do it?" than of "how does he do it?" Undeterred by skeptics or critics, Blaine continued to push the boundaries of human endurance and the laws of physics, much to the delight of fans who wondered what the illusionist-daredevil would do next.

Relationships

Michael

Half-Brother
born in Jerseyville, NJ

Fiona Apple

Companion
briefly dated in 1999 (date approximate)

Fiona Apple Actor

Companion
Dated in mid-1990s

John Bukalo

Step-Father
married 1983 (date approx)

Gina Gershon Actor

Companion

Daryl Hannah Actor

Companion
Briefly dated 2002

Josie Maran Actor

Companion
dated for two years in 2002 no longer together

Patrie White

Mother
died of cancer 1994

Milestones

2003

Went 44 days without food and was suspended in a plexiglass box next to the Thames

2002

Starred in his fourth television special "David Blaine: Vertigo"

2001

Released "Showman" his second video/DVD to the United Kingdom

2000

Released "Mystifier" on video/DVD which was compilation of his previous television specials to the United Kingdom

2000

Starred in his third television special "David Blaine: Frozen In Time"

1999

Buried himself alive without food and water for seven days

1998

Directed and starred in his second ABC special "David Blaine: Magic Man"

1997

Filmed first television special "David Blaine: Street Magic" for ABC

Practiced first card trick at the age four

Life story optioned by Robert Deniro's production company for a big screen treatment called "Trick Monkey"

Bonus Trivia

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Grandmother and mother were both gypsies

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