|Born||Robert Michael Friedhoffer|
Professor Bob Friedhoffer (b. 1945, "The Madman of Magic", is the author of over thirty children's books on magic and science. Friedhoffer uses his exciting and unique shows to astound, mystify, edify, and entertain, bringing magic and science together.
Friedhoffer earned his BA in accounting from the University of Miami in Florida in 1970 and worked as an accountant for several years before going into magic full-time. Eventually Friedhoffer's interest in science led him to pursue graduate studies, completing his MA in the history and philosophy of science from the City University of New York in 1993.