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Toby Travis

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Toby Travis
BornToby Adrian Travis
July 5 1960
Johnson City, New York

Notable worksAuthor of The Professional Amateur
Known forIllusion & Beyond Stage Production
AwardsCommended for Excellence by the American Theater Association

Toby Travis (born 1960, Johnson City, NY) began performing as a magician in 1974.


A member of SAM, IBM, The Magic Circle London, and the Fellowship of Christian Magicians.

Travis grew up in Montrose, Pennsylvania and was the protege of Robert Thrasher in the 1970's and 80's and then worked under the mentor-ship of Andre Kole in the late 1980's and early 1990's.

Travis produced a full-scale touring illusion show in the USA from 1987 to 2006, as well as solo performances throughout the USA, UK, Europe, Central America, South America, and South Asia.

He retired from the magic profession in 2007 and now serves as an international school administrator in Quito, Ecuador.[1]


  • Commended for Excellence by the American Theater Association - 1979
  • Best New Performer of the Year 1980 - Magician's Alliance of Eastern States
  • Awarded the Silver Star as an Associate of the Inner Magic Circle, London - 2000.


  • The Professional Amateur: Handbook for Variety Arts Performers (1996)