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David Blaine White, commonly known as David Blaine, is a famous American film producer and director, actor, magician, stunt performer, as well as an illusionist. David Blaine rose to fame in the 1990s, when he aired on a television special called “David Blaine: Street Magic”, during which he performed various tricks. Blaine brought street magic to a brand new level by employing bystanders to participate in his show. By filming his tricks, David Blaine managed to attract a large audience, while his “Street Magic” special became regarded as one of the best specials on television. Blaine managed to maintain the public’s interest in him by performing more dangerous and extraordinary tricks each time. He secured himself media coverage by informing various media outlets about his magic stunts before he set out to perform them. One of Blaine’s earliest stunts was performed in 1999, when he placed himself in a coffin and was buried under a tank of water. During his performance, Blaine managed to survive seven days in a plastic coffin. In addition to getting a lot of public exposure and media coverage, Blaine’s stunt attracted approximately 75,000 people, who came to witness the event themselves. After his performance, Blaine was deemed to have outdone the famous magician Harry Houdini, who passed away prior to performing the stunt. David Blaine has succeeded at maintaining public interest over the years, as he has continued performing more and more outstanding stunts over the years.

David Blaine Net Worth $12 Million

A well-known illusionist and magician, how rich is David Blaine? Sources state that Blaine’s net worth is estimated to be $12 million, most of this wealth coming from his performances.

David Blaine was born in 1973, New York, United States, then moved with his family to New Jersey when he was a teenager, where he studied at the Passaic Valley Regional High School. Inspired by a magician performing tricks in the subway, Blaine decided to pursue a career as a magician. After the success of his “Street Magic” special and the “Buried Alive” stunt, Blaine decided to shock the public once again, when in 2000 he performed a stunt called “Frozen in Time”. During the stunt, Blaine placed himself in a block of ice, where he stayed for 63 hours. The stunt was performed in Times Square, and attracted thousands of onlookers. Among some of Blaine’s most popular stunts are “Vertigo”, during which he stands on a 100 foot tall pole, “Above the Below”, where he is placed in a box above River Thames, and “Drowned Alive”, during which he intends to survive under water for more than eight minutes.

More recently, in 2013 Blaine aired another television special called “David Blaine: Real or Magic”, during which he performed tricks for such famous people as Katy Perry, Kanye West, Aaron Paul, Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith and many others. David Blaine has also taken part in numerous charity events and performed magic for children from the “Hole in the Wall Gang Camp” organization.

A famous magician, David Blaine has an estimated net worth of $12 million.

Quick Facts

Birth date: April 4, 1973
Birth place: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States
Height:6 ft (1.83 m)
Profession:Illusionist, Magician, Stunt Performer, Film Producer, Film director, Actor
Nationality:United States of America
Children:Dessa Blaine
Parents:William Perez, Patrice Maureen White
Movies:David Blaine: Fearless, Mr. Lonely
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Set a new world record on April 30, 2008 when he held his breath underwater for 17 minutes 4 seconds.
2His father was a Vietnam War veteran of half Puerto Rican and half Italian descent, and his mother a school teacher of Russian Jewish ancestry.
3Voted the 'Biggest Loser' of 2003 in a British poll for spending 44 days in a box suspended over the River Thames in London, without any food.


Trademarks

#Trademark
1Deep, monotone voice
2Performs potentially life threatening acts of endurance for the public to witness.


Quotes

#Quote
1When I was about 19, I shot a tape of me doing magic just to people on the streets, and I would edit together all the reactions and I kept pushing this idea, and then ABC came on board and made my first show.
2Whether you're shuffling a deck of cards or holding your breath, magic is pretty simple: It comes down to training, practice, and experimentation, followed up by ridiculous pursuit and relentless perseverance.
3I think magic, whether I'm holding my breath or shuffling a deck of cards, is pretty simple. It's practice, it's training, and it's - It's practice, it's training and experimenting, while pushing through the pain to be the best that I can be.
4It was just like a digital fixation with cards and math and science and then I started to look at images of great magicians from Houdini down the line.
5As a kid I used to hold my breath longer than anybody else, and then I heard stories about people accidentally underwater for 45 minutes - how do you recover from that? It's not a miracle. Something allows us to survive.
6I don't think you can say something is or isn't magic. That's what was cool about Houdini, because he was a magician who had a magic show, but he was also an escape artist, and they kind of, over time, blended together. They both kind of enhance each other, I think.
7I remember my mother had this deck of cards that her mother had given her and that she passed on to me. It was a gypsy tarot deck that I used to carry everywhere.
8If I asked you to stand in one spot for 35 hours or a certain length of time, you could do it.
9My mother was a teacher, and when she wanted to show me art and literature and science, she'd take me to museums, parks and free exhibitions.
10We are all capable of infinitely more than we believe.
11Well, I also love magic, which is, you know, different than showmanship. Magic's an art where you use slight of hand or illusion to create wonder.
12I remember finding a Houdini book at the library and seeing an image of him chained on the side of a building. He looked so intense and scary, and I couldn't get that image out of my head. That started building up my love of magic.
13I think that when Evel Knievel crashed over the fountain at Caesar's, it kind of gave you a credibility and then anticipation for everything he did.
14I thought instead of burying myself under dirt, I'd bury myself under water so everybody could see that you're there.
15I'd go to Coney Island to hang out, and I saw a magician doing a rope trick on the boardwalk. I was fascinated. I guess that's how it started.
16I'd like to bring magic back to the place it used to be 100 years ago.
17I've always liked artists like Chris Burden, who would take performances, put them in galleries, and then do things that were on the edge.
18I hope people remember me as a guy who brought magic to the people. You know, pushed the boundaries of wonder.
19I think anybody can do any of these if they train. I don't recommend it, but anybody could do it if there was a need.
20I think everything I do is normal, not paranormal but normal. It's using the power of the mind to achieve whatever we can endure.
21I think great whites are the most beautiful and perfect creatures I've ever seen.
22I think that ,when you die, you go back to where you came from before you were born. So I don't think death is a bad thing.
23Basically, I was a kid growing up with a single mother in Brooklyn.
24I believe that fear of life brings a greater fear of death.
25I consider myself a showman, and I love magic, and I love art, and I love performance, and they're all separate.
26I do a lot of research on what people have done in the past.
27I have not had time to reflect on my own truths in many years.
28I was obsessed with the idea of fasting and isolation.
29I'd always wanted to do these types of things - pieces of magic I could put out not as illusions, but really doing it.
30My only fear is the unknown.
31People haven't even begun to tap into the potential of what the mind is possible of doing. We only use a certain percentage of our brains.
32As a kid, I always was obsessed with Houdini.
33Magic's an art where you use slight of hand or illusion to create wonder. And I was just intrigued with that idea.
34I just believe that the feeling of wonder is amazing. I am pushing myself as far as I can humanly push myself... I can only hope for the best and expect the worse.
35My mother encouraged it so much. She was so supportive. Even if as a kid, I would do the dumbest trick, which now that I look back on some things, she would love it, she would say that's amazing, or if I'd make the ugliest drawing, she would hang it up. She was amazing.
36In truth, the only restrictions on our capacity to astonish ourselves and each other are imposed by our own minds.
37But as they say about sharks, it's not the ones you see that you have to worry about, it's the ones you don't see.


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Filmography

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
David Blaine: Real or Magic2013TV Movie executive producer
David Blaine: Beautiful Struggle2010TV Movie documentary executive producer
David Blaine: Dive of Death2008TV Movie documentary executive producer
David Blaine: Vertigo2002TV Movie executive producer
David Blaine: Frozen in Time2000TV Special executive producer
David Blaine: Magic Man1998TV Movie documentary executive producer
David Blaine: Street Magic1996TV Movie documentary executive producer

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Horace and Pete2016TV Mini-SeriesMagician At Bar
The Great Buck Howard2008David Blaine
Mister Lonely2007Priest 2
Celebrity1998Spectator (uncredited)

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
David Blaine: What Is Magic?2010TV Movie
David Blaine: Vertigo2002TV Movie uncredited
David Blaine: Street Magic1996TV Movie documentary uncredited

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
David Blaine: Real or Magic2013TV Movie written by
David Blaine: Vertigo2002TV Movie uncredited

Assistant Director

Assistant Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
David Blaine: Frozen in Time2000TV Special field director

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Heroes of Magic2000TV Special documentary archive material courtesy of

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Good Morning America2016TV SeriesHimself - Magician
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2016TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2016TV SeriesHimself - Magician
Skavlan2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Modern Family2016TV SeriesHimself
Park Bench with Steve Buscemi2015TV SeriesHimself
Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards 20142014TV SpecialHimself
David Blaine: Real or Magic2013TV MovieHimself
Live with Kelly and Michael2012-2013TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present2012DocumentaryHimself
David Blaine: Beautiful Struggle2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
David Blaine: What Is Magic?2010TV MovieHimself
TEDTalks2010TV SeriesHimself
Ellen's Bigger, Longer & Wider Show2009TV MovieHimself
Mestres do Ilusionismo2008TV MovieHimself
David Blaine: Dive of Death2008TV Movie documentary
The Miley and Mandy Show2008TV SeriesHimself
The Oprah Winfrey Show2008TV SeriesHimself
Sink Faze2008DocumentaryAthlete
David Blaine: Drowned Alive2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
Howard Stern on Demand2006TV SeriesHimself
The Work of Director Mark Romanek2005Video documentaryHimself (segment "Criminal")
Before, During and 'After the Sunset'2005Video documentaryHimself, at the premiere
The Luvvies: The Awards the Stars Don't Want2004TV SpecialHimself
David Blaine: Above the Below2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
Louis, Martin & Michael2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
David Blaine: Fearless2002TV MovieHimself
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross2001-2002TV SeriesHimself
Howard Stern2000-2002TV SeriesHimself
David Blaine: Vertigo2002TV MovieHimself
Last Call with Carson Daly2002TV SeriesHimself - Guest
GMTV2001TV SeriesHimself
The Howard Stern Radio Show2000TV SeriesHimself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1999-2000TV SeriesHimself
David Blaine: Frozen in Time2000TV SpecialHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1997-2000TV SeriesHimself / Herself
ABC 2000: The Millennium1999TV Movie documentary
David Blaine: Magic Man1998TV Movie documentaryHimself
So Graham Norton1998TV Series
David Blaine: Street Magic1996TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Great Magic of Las Vegas1995TV Mini-SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
When Magic Goes Horribly Wrong2016TV Movie documentaryHimself - Magician
The Magic Show Story2015TV Movie documentaryHimself
Ancient Aliens2013TV Series documentaryHimself
Moonwalking: The True Story of Michael Jackson - Uncensored2009Video documentaryHimself
Rome Is Burning2008TV SeriesHimself
I Love the New Millennium2008TV Mini-SeriesHimself
The Story of Light Entertainment2006TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Richard & Judy2005TV SeriesHimself
The Friday Night Project2005TV SeriesHimself
Magic2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
101 Biggest Celebrity Oops2004TV Special documentaryHimself - #31: David Blaine's London Stunt Reality Check
50 Greatest Magic Tricks2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
Heroes of Magic2000TV Special documentaryHimself

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