Born and raised in Los Angeles, California and now based in Tokyo, Japan, Cyril epitomizes the 21st century entertainer – straddling both the East and the West while connecting with audiences globally. Fascinated with magic from his youth, he became a junior member at the illustrious Magic Castle in Hollywood, at the age of 15.
Considered one of the early pioneers of street magic and known for his ability to be an effective story teller, Cyril has appeared in over 16 prime time television specials in Japan and two television series reaching audiences in over 26 countries. He has traveled extensively sharing his magic to various places from Brazil to India, to China and Indonesia, to Italy and Australia, among many other places.
In 2007, Cyril was recognized by his peers in the magic community at the “Academy Awards of Magic” as “Magician of the Year”, putting him in the company of past winners and icons such as David Copperfield and Siegfried & Roy.
Later that year, Cyril embarked on a 35 city tour throughout Japan performing his live shows to sold out audiences. In November 2009, in partnership with Sony Pictures Entertainment Networks Asia’s AXN channel, Cyril starred in a 3 part television special “Cyril, Simply Magic”. Following on the ratings success in Asia, Cyril and Fuji TV filmed his 16th Japanese primetime TV special which aired in Spring 2011.
In 2012, Cyril decided to star in a new TV series that featured a fun and innovative way of magic story telling. Cyril co-created and served as executive producer of the series along with Charis Entertainment. Together they partnered once again with Sony-owned AXN Asia and AXN Mystery Japan.
“Cyril’s Family Vacation” starred Cyril and his “family members” who all have magic in their DNA. Using movie-style prosthetics and showing his comedic timing and character acting, Cyril morphed into his grandma Magi, uncle Richard and cousin Tiny. During the vacation in Oahu, Hawaii, Cyril and his “family” created magical moments in front of unsuspecting tourists and locals alike. The series helped redefine how magic is presented on television.
In May 2014, Cyril premiered his new series “Magiculous Rio”, which was filmed entirely in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A little bit funny and a little bit ridiculous, Cyril goes local and tries his best to blend into everyday situations, often looking more hilarious than serious. Viewers will once again get to see Cyril’s fresh approach to magic storytelling
In July 2014, Japanese TV – CX broadcasted the TV special program “MAGIC New Century Cyril LIVE”, one of the TV contents (the new idea) was awarded for the Nikkei BP “Social TV Award 2015 Special Award”. The idea was to broadcast the specific magic gimmick on the internet while the magic routine aired on TV simultaneously. So TV viewers can choose to check the behind the magic secret online via PC or Smartphones.
CYRIL performed the long-awaited live performance “Magic New Century Cyril IMAGINATION” Toyko live show in December 2014.
From November 2015 to 2016, Cyril toured the “Cyril WORLD TOUR The SeCret/Up Close & Personal“ in Toyko, Macau, Osaka, Hong Kong and Bangkok. Continuously performed live magic show Toyko, “Cyril Magic UNPLUGGED” at Shinagawa Stellar Ball in November 2016.
In 2017, dinner shows in Japan has started, it’s been 6 years since the last dinner show in Japan. Cyril keeps challenging and pushes the envelope to create a new entertainment!
Stay tuned as he could be coming to a city near year you.
Keep the magic real!