We had the good fortune of connecting with Robert John and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Robert, we’d love to hear about a book that’s had an impact on you.
The Unmasking of Robert – Houdin : By Harry Houdini : Annotated 1878 Press. “I’m a firm believer in understanding the origin of all things, let alone one’s Artistic Craft. Some things are not always what they seem to be and an expose’ of that is evident in this provocative read. Startling waves of what actually happened in the times of Harry Houdini’s Magic rein are annotated by Houdini himself. With a posh praise to Robert – Houdin, (to whom Houdini adopted his stage name,) immense study was embarked upon on the attainability of the inventions the Clock-Maker himself cteated. Secrecy is the heart and soul of true Magic, and the exposure of Robert – Houdin’s genius entails the resurface of material dating back to the late 1370’s, to which Robert – Houdin used in performance. For it to take the best Magician and entertainer in Show-Business to find out the actual truth of his life long idol & role model, speaks volumes on this particular predecessor. To this very day, Magician’s, Actors and Artist alike have studied or came across this specific area of expertise in the timeline of history and growth. ” – Robert John Magic
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Magic and Reality, Illusions and Deception, Performance and Connection. Lessons learned have been to with one’s own gut-instinct. I’m just an entertainer, a Sleight of hand Artist, a Mentalist, a Truth Seeker.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Nobu for Dinner! Hang out for drinks in Bishop Arts, Deep Ellum & Uptown! Visit Downtown Dallas Main Street District for latest exhibits. Squeeze in the Farmers Market and The Design District.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
The Campbell Agency. The Art’s Magnet of Dallas, The Actors Conservatory College, Austin Film Studios, Voyager-Cambium, Teatro Dallas, David Benn, Scott Davison & all of my brilliant Professors. Film Acting Coach Michele Condrey, photographer Steve Riley, All Theatre’s in DFW! The Ellusionist Team. My Magician buddies. Mom, Dad, my Sister and all my Family. Best friends Raymond Perrin & Quinton Byrd, The Museum of Illusions Dallas, Subhi & Mo, Deep Ellum, Hot 93.3fm Radio, Tannen’s Magic Shop, John, The Santa Monica Pier & 3rd Street Promenade, The Divine Creator.