BIOGRAPHY

The Charming Trickster, himself

Richard E. Darshwood is a highly charismatic performer who has perplexed and amazed many notable celebrities such as film-maker Martin Scorsese, Grammy Winner Miranda Lambert, Super Bowl Champion Clay Matthews of the Green Bay Packers and many more with his delightfully animated personality, witty antics and clever tricks.

His natural ability to fully captivate every audience he encounters has earned him two consecutive People’s Choice Awards from the International Brotherhood of Magicians and is precisely why he is affectionately known as “The Charming Trickster, himself.”

A recent graduate of The McBride School of Magic and Mystery in Las Vegas – where he also received training from several of the world’s leading stage hypnotists – he is now certified by the American Alliance of Hypnotists and is currently focusing on the study of social engineering with The Art of Charm Academy in Los Angeles, CA.

He has appeared on several network-affiliated television programs, performed in venues across the country (including Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas) and served as an honorary representative for The United States at the international magic festival, “IndiaJaal“, which was sponsored by Asia’s very first Academy of Magical Sciences in 2011.

In addition to performing as a strolling and stage entertainer, Darshwood is also well known for his thrilling key notes and lectures, motivational talks and developmental workshops for professionals who are eager to learn the magician’s secrets to attract, engage and influence ANYONE.

ADP

ADP

"You are the best! So amazing!"

Dr. Robert Escher

Dr. Robert Escher

Former President / International Brotherhood of Magicians

"Great show!"

Churchill Downs

Churchill Downs

"Thanks so much for entertaining our guests! I heard rave reviews about your performance and your wonderful personality. We will definitely be working together again soon."

Jerry Crawford

Jerry Crawford

Chairman of the Board / Breeders' Cup

"We just had to have him back!"

Matthew Landan

Matthew Landan

Proprietor / Haymarket Whiskey Bar

"Darshwood can walk into any room and within minutes have everyone in the palm of his hand. I know of no other magician who mixes business and pleasure with such natural ease."

Dennis Alm

Dennis Alm

Creator of Showbiz Warrior / Dennis Alm Productions

"When you need an act that hits on all cylinders, Darshwood is the man! Incredible magic, intelligent humor, and creative thinking plots him above all the rest. A fantastic entertainer!"

Sara Havens

Sara Havens

Culture Editor / Insider Louisville

"I was enthralled with Darshwood's skills from beginning to end.

General Electric

General Electric

"Incredible entertainment! It was so much fun watching Darshwood engage the crowd!"