David Copperfield is a world-famous magician whose tricks include making the Statue of Liberty disappear and walking through the Great Wall of China. Born David Seth Kotkin on September 16, 1956, in Metuchen, Jersey, David Copperfield is one of the world's most famous magicians and wealthiest entertainers.
An only child, David was born on September 16, 1956 as David Kotkin in Metuchen, New Jersey. David Copperfield, born as David Seth Kotkin, is a world famous magician who has created 11 Guinness World Records so far. Credited to be the world’s most commercially successful magician, he began weaving his magic from a young age. A shy child, he found solace in creating illusions and performing magic tricks. He was just 12 years old when he was invited to join the Society of American Magicians, becoming the youngest ever to join the society. He had perfected the art of magic at such a young age that he was chosen to teach a class on magic at the New York University. A prolific performer, he could perform four live shows a day and over 500 shows in a year. He has the honour of being the only solo entertainer who has sold over 40 million tickets.
But after just a week he was cast as the lead in "The Magic Man", a new musical comedy created by the producers of Grease (1978), Allan Carr and Robert Stigwood, and written by mystery author Barbara Steketee with her husband Anthony D'Amato. So after three weeks David left Fordham to play in this show.
By age 16, he was teaching a course in magic at New York University and performing under the name David Copperfield, after the popular Charles Dickens novel. David appeared on television for the first time on May 26th, 1976, in Magic at the Roxy (1976), a TV special dedicated to magic and filmed at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, on October 9th, 1975, then he made an "official" debut on September 7th, 1977, as illusionist conductor of The Magic of ABC (1977). Thanks to this ABC variety TV special he achieved top ratings and shared his unique style of magic with millions of viewers. Immediately the producer Joseph Cates put David under contract for a series of yearly TV specials titled "The Magic of David Copperfield", broadcasted on CBS starting with The Magic of David Copperfield (1978), the first official Copperfield TV special. On television between 1976 and 2001 he has performed over 150 different illusions, covering practically all kinds of them.
Dreams and Nightmares
Copperfield is Jewish and likens his illusions to the Jewish spirit. He was grew up in an immigrant Jewish family, and despite his own penchant for conjuring miracles, he still believes in God’s ability to do the same.
He is silent on his political beliefs.
Society of American Magicians
Its favourite movies - the Citizen Kane (1941) and the Wizard of the country Oz (1939). In David Copperfield's Magic by III: A raising of Ferrari (1980), during "illusion" of the Prediction of the Musical album he tells audiences this is Dambo (1941)(1941)
Currently, he is in a relationship with French model Chloe Gosselin. He has one daughter with her.