|Died||September 11, 2012 (age 55) |
Tom Gallo (c.1956-2012) performed throughout the Northwest and Canada, combining magic, mentalism, and escapes. Because of his weight, 400 pounds, he was known as the "World’s Largest Escape Artist."
Gallo held I.B.M. membership number 65330, was a member of the Society of American Magicians, and Circus Fans of America. His mother worked for a local television station in Tacoma, where he met a mentor, Bill McClean, who taught him magic.
For the last sixteen years of his life, he was part of the comedy team, "The Rowdy Referees," with his friend Patrick Slusher.