About

Matt Vizio as a childMatt's interest in magic started out at the family poker table many years ago when he was just a little boy where after the family Christmas dinner was over, playing cards and poker chips would come out. Even when he was too young to play, Matt would just walk around the table watching everyone holding their cards, reminiscing about the past, and playing poker well into the night. After several years of playing at the family table, he was able to develop his skill at handling, shuffling, and dealing cards in a calm and professional manner.

 

Matt Vizio performingIt was several years later when in high school where Matt visited the local magic shop to purchase playing cards when fate intervened. After walking inside, the employee behind the counter performed one card trick for Matt as a demonstration, but that one card trick changed everything. He felt just like a little kid again walking around the poker table wanting in on the action and wanting to know how everything was done. Matt drove home absolutely baffled at what he had just witnessed - and could not get enough of it. The very next day, he went back to the same magic shop as before, but this time with money to buy his first book on card magic to learn everything that he could. All of the daily practicing eventually paid off leading him to audition for junior membership to the world famous Magic Castle in Hollywood, CA. Matt auditioned in the Parlour of Prestidigitation where afterwards was granted junior membership to the club.

 

Matt Vizio Early Show PosterAfter graduating from high school, Matt went onto study at the University of Redlands where he attended school during the day and continue his sleight-of-hand training and performing at night. He would perform anywhere he was needed whether it was a dormitory, sorority or fraternity house, or local city function. During those formidable years, Matt developed his own style of performing, gained experience handling many different types of venues and people, as well as making several friends and fans along the way. After four years of school and magic, he graduated with a double B.A. in Business as well as French.

 

Matt Vizio walking down PasadenaToday, Matt resides in Pasadena, California where he still hones his craft and performs wherever there is work while also still maintaining his membership to The Magic Castle - now as an adult. If you are looking for some unique entertainment for your next social function, fundraiser, or any other special event, feel free to contact Matt Vizio so he can show you how he can make your next event that much more special. Honest.