Steve Spill has spent his entire life performing magic, producing magic shows around the globe in places such as the French Riviera’s Cannes Film Festival, Universal Studios Hollywood, Harrah’s Tahoe, and Toronto’s Massey Hall.
Among the projects on which Spill has provided expertise are the CBS TV special “The World Greatest Magicians,” and the FX TV series “Penn & Teller’s Sin City Spectacular.”
Spill grew up at the Magic Castle, a private club for magicians in Hollywood where his father, Sandy Spillman, was a manager in the 1960’s and the young aspiring magician was tutored by industry icons such as Dai Vernon, Charlie Miller and Francis Carlyle.
At 21, he started working as a magic bartender at the Jolly Jester saloon in Aspen, Colorado, where he perfected and became known among magicians, for his interpretations of a number classic and original sleight-of-hand tricks.
From 1980 to 1985, Spill teamed up with Bob Sheets in Washington D.C. for the long-running show, “Magicomedy Cabaret,” which Lloyd Grove of the Washington Post called “…hard to resist.”
Over the next decade Steve maintained a busy schedule of live solo appearances -performing his unique brand of magic at comedy clubs, casinos, and corporate events across America, in Europe, Africa, and the Caribbean.
In 1998 Spill opened Magicopolis in Santa Monica, which is the permanent home of “Escape Reality,” the show he stars in with his wife, actress Bozena Wrobel.