|Born||Anthony Wayne Eng|
May of 1946
|Died||May 4, 2008 (age 61) |
Tony Eng (1946-2008), a self-taught conjurer, toured across the United States and Canada for over forty years.
His father, an emigrant from China, would start a family restaurant in Sidney, British Columbia. After getting a set of cups and balls on his eighteenth birthday, we would do tricks at his family's Beacon Cafe. He was a stage performer, a close-up magician and the proprietor of a magic emporium in downtown Victoria in Canada. Later, his work as a bartender allowed him to perfect his close-up magic.
In 1980, he started performing at the Japanese Village Restaurant on Broughton Street in Victoria during Sunday dinner service, a gig that lasted 20 years.
He purchased of a novelties store and renamed it "Tony's Trick and Joke Shop". He sold the shop in 2005, but continued to perform.
Eng served as president of the Pacific Coast Association of Magicians in 2006 when the conferences was held in Victoria.
His daughter Julie Eng, a Toronto magician, carries on the magic tradition.