|Born||David Alan Williamson|
February 17, 1961
David Williamson (b. 1961), is a professional magician.
Williamson has been featured on ABC's, Champions of Magic, where he appeared with Princess Stephanie as he performed at different locations in and around Monaco. He has also co-starred in several top-rated prime-time network specials including CBS' Magicians' Favorite Magicians, NBC's Houdini: Unlocking His Mysteries, and NBC's World's Greatest Magic III. David appeared on Masters Of Illusion and PAX TV's World Magic Awards special where he was awarded comedy magician of the year.
He was the host of the United Kingdom's television series The Magic Comedy Strip. He has created illusions for and performed in several commercials and has developed TV shows for Walt Disney Productions and ABC, as well as consulting for illusionists David Copperfield's and David Blaine's TV specials.
His best-selling magic book, "Williamson's Wonders", has been translated into three languages. His instructional DVDs "Sleight Of Dave", "Dave 2" and "Magic Farm" are bestsellers worldwide.
David is scheduled to be a featured performer in the World Tour of The Illusionists Live touring Australia and Europe. He can also be seen on Disney Cruise Lines.
In 1981 David won first place in the International Brotherhood of Magicians' sleight of hand competition. That year he also became the first ever recipient of the prestigious Gold Cups Award of Excellence in close-up magic. David was voted "Sleight of Hand Magician of the Year" two years in a row at Hollywood's Magic Castle. He was also twice awarded the "Magic Castle Lecturer of the Year" and the "Magic Castle Parlor Magician of the Year". David was voted "Most Wanted Magician" at the 2003 FISM convention in Den Haag.
He was honored with the Performance Fellowship by the Academy of Magical Arts and Sciences at the Magic Castle.
- Sleight of Dave
- Dave 2
- Card Farm
- Magic Farm
- Ridiculous (to be released in 2013 by Essential Magic Collection)
Instant downloads (www.dananddave.com)
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- Cover, Magische Welt, Vol. 33, No. 3, Juli/Sept. 1984, Interview with David Williamson, page 178
- Genii Magazine, Vol. 51, No. 10, April 1988, Magic Masters
David Williamson, page 587
- Magic, Vol. 1, September 1991, page 78