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 and visiting 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 39th Annual Academy of Magical Arts Awards, also known as the "Academy Awards of Magic." That year, Cyril was voted "Magician of the Year", putting him in the company of past winners and icons such as David Copperfield and Seigfreid & 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 English language television special titled "Cyril, Simply Magic”. It was a ratings success in the region, and won Cyril new fans throughout Southeast Asia and India. 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 venture out of the traditional street magic genre and 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 exciting and magical moments in front of unsuspecting tourists and locals alike.
The series helped redefine how magic is presented on television.
In May 2014, Cyril will premiere 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.
Cyril continues to create new magic and new ways of wowing his fans while pushing the boundaries of magic on television and on the live stage. Cyril is currently busy preparing his first live worldwide tour which will kick off at the end of 2014. Next season of Magiculous is already in pre-production and Cyril hopes to announce the city of his next magical TV adventure soon. Stay tuned as he could be coming to a city near year you. Keep the magic real!