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BornRocco Carmen Silano
June 12, 1959
Paterson, New Jersey

Rocco Silano (b. 1959) is an American magician, author, and lecturer.


Early on in his career, Rocco studied with and was managed by sleight-of-hand expert, and Tony Slydini protege, Bill Wisch. Later, Rocco was introduced to Slydini by Bill and Rocco took lessons with Slydini as well. In 1988, he invented a gable-top milk carton that could be more easily collapsed for disposal by removing a tear strip at the bottom of the carton.[1] Most known for his Sleeving techniques and skill, Rocco is the recipient of the Merlin and Golden Lion Awards, a two-time winner of the coveted Manhattan Association of Cabarets Award, and has been nominated nine times as Magician of the Year by the Academy of Magical Arts in four different categories.

Rocco appeared in the new VH1 celebrity magic reality series, Celebracadabra, in 2008, as an adviser and guide for celebrity partner Hal Sparks.


  • Merlin and Golden Lion Awards
  • A two-time winner of the Manhattan Association of Cabarets Award
  • Nominated nine times as Magician of the Year by the Academy of Magical Arts in four different categories.
  • First American to win awards at two FISM World Tournaments: in 1994 in Yokohama, Japan, and "Most Original Act" in 2006 in Stockholm, Sweden.


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  • Cover, Genii Magazine, Vol. 70. No. 7, July 2007, Rocco, Introduction by Jamy Ian Swiss, Interview by Richard Kaufman, page 48
  • Cover, The Linking Ring, Vol. 93, No. 4, April 2013, OUR COVER, ROCCO SILANO, by Joan Cesar, page 22

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