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James Zachary

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James Zachary
BornJames Edward Zachary
February 26, 1933
Hartford, Connecticut
DiedMarch 14, 2017 (age 84)

James "Zee" E. Zachary (1933-2017) was a performer, inventor, manufacturer, producer, dealer, author, collector, and mentor. He enjoyed performing and was known for his dice stacking routines.


A cabinet maker by profession, he developed skill in working with plexiglass and turned it into a magic manufacturing business, The Magic Workshop. He expanded into metal machining and produced a line of Okito boxes and related items including the Jim Zee slot box. He eventually opened The Magic Workshop as a magic store as well.

Zachary was also a founding partner of Studio of Magic, which succeeded The Magic Workshop store.

He was a founding member of the Round Robin Magic Club and for many years was, along with his wife Joyce, the official late night host for Tannen’s Jubilee, sponsoring a hospitality room.

Zachary was the longtime dealer chairman for the SAM National Conventions and was president of the SAM in 1980-81. He was also a member of the IBM, a member of the Inner Magic Circle, and a founding member of the Move Masters.[1]



  • Zack Stacks (1979)