Monday, June 27, 2011

Daryl (The Magician's Magician)

Daryl (born August 13 1955) A.K.A Daryl Martinez or Daryl Easton, an American magician based in Las Vegas. For common people he is just nobody but for Magicians he is known as “The Magician's Magician." Daryl usually goes by his forename only. He specializes in card tricks, close-up and parlor magic.

Two of his most famous contributions to magic are the "Hot Shot Cut", a knuckle-busting sleight where the spectator's chosen card spins like a boomerang out of the deck, and the "Ultimate Ambition" trick which allows a card to be inserted fairly into the middle of a deck and yet appear back on top.

Daryl begin practicing magic at the age of seven when his friend gave him a deck of card which allows him to perform several tricks using that card, he then began thinking what are the other possibility he could do with this card, at first he only shows his talent to his family and friends but later he then perform on the street and night clubs.

 Daryl Martinez

At the age of 18 he perform in an exhibition held by the Kaiser Aluminum company, it was well received by audience and he began to travel with the company to perform at their exhibition. In 1999 and 2000 Daryl and his magician wife, Alison, toured the world with Daryl's "New Millennium World Tour Lecture". They lectured and performed in over 250 cities in 25 different countries.

He also performed in the 2001 inauguration celebration of President George W. Bush. He performed and held numerous magic lectures in Japan, including in February 1882, March 1983, 1985, September 1990, 2000 and November 2005. Daryl performed as a headline act at Caesars Magical Empire, Caesars Palace, Las Vegas for 7 years before deciding in 2003 to move, along with his young family, to the Sierra Foothills of northern California. There he continues to write, invent and perform magic for both lay people and the magical community.

Daryl won the gold medal at FISM - the World Congress of Magic (the "Olympics" of Magic), in Lausanne, Switzerland in 1982, with a routine that included his now famous Ambitious Card Routine using the Ultimate Ambition. He has been awarded 6 Academy Awards from the world famous Magic Castle in Hollywood, California (no one has earned more). Twice, his peers voted him Close-Up Magician of the Year (1980 and 1981), twice as Parlour Magician of the Year (1986 and 1987), and twice as Lecturer of the Year (1988 and 1992). The list goes on and on with victories in every major competition he has entered. More recently he was voted one of the 100 most influential magicians of the 20th century by Magic Magazine.

He is well known to magicians as the presenter of many teach-in video series for L&L Publishing, including Daryl's Card Revelations, Encyclopedia of Card Sleights, FoolerDoolers, and Daryl's Ambitious Card Video. In addition to lecturing around the world, he also teaches individual and group lessons at his home. His wife, Alison Easton, was the first woman to be inducted into The Magic Circle.

Achievements in Magic

1978 IBM San Diego Tournament Winner
1980 Magic Castle: Best Magician of the Year Award
1981 Magic Castle: Best Magician of the Year Award
1982 FISM Swiss Rosanne Tournament: Close-up Category, Gold Metal (first place)
1985 Las Vegas: Desert Magic Seminar Winner
1986 Magic Castle: Best Parlor Magician of the Year Award
1987 Magic Castle: Best Parlor Magician of the Year Award
1988 Magic Castle: Lecturer of the Year Award
1992 Magic Castle: Lecturer of the Year Award

If I had to choose only one card effect that I could perform for the rest of my life, I would unhesitatingly select “The Ambitious Card”. This effect has it all. - Daryl

After watching Daryl’s ACR performance, a question came to my senses “What If I would only have to perform one trick in my entire life what would it be and why?”

I guess my answer would be the same as Daryl Answer. The ACR (Ambitious Card Routine).

Ambitious Card Routine consist of endless phases and uses different sleight of hand and most of all, it is impromptu and requires no set up, just a regular deck of card and self confidence and you’re ready to go.

For me.... as one who also practice magic, I can say that Daryl is simply one of the best Magician ever live.

Visit his website foolerdoolers.

Thank you for reading.

Keep the Magic Alive.


  1. ang hilig hilig mo talaga ng magic.. di ako makarelate.. haha! ang alam ko lang na magician ay si alakim ng 2010 PGT, c rico the magician PGT this season at si david blaine..

  2. sa susunod chongs sali ka sa PGT.. hehehe

  3. sumakit ang ulo ko sa kakaisip papano niya ginagawa yan ang galing naman.


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