Bio

Bill at the Magic Castle

Three-time award winner at the prestigious World Magic Seminar in Las Vegas, Bill Cook has been hailed by his peers as the Young Master of Magic.

Bill has been featured nationally and internationally on every major television network, including ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, Showtime, SyFy, The Movie Channel, Telemundo, and Italy’s Cannale 5. He has appeared on NBC's The Today Show, Wizard Wars, Penn & Teller's Fool Us, and on Extra with Mario Lopez.  Bill is also one of the featured stars of Make Believe--the 2010 Los Angeles Film Festival Winner for Best Documentary.  Currently, Bill is one of the stars of the CW Network's Masters of Illusion television series.

Combining music with mind-blowing magic, Bill Cook’s high-energy show features comedy, drama, and interactive audience participation. His ability to entertain both young and old alike, make him one of the most versatile performers working today. Bill brings a new, fresh, and exciting dimension of entertainment to fit your every need.

Bill has performed and headlined on some of the worlds largest stages across North America, Europe, Asia, the Caribbean, and Central America.  He has been a featured performer at some of the most exclusive clubs in the United States, including the Friar’s Club in New York City, the House of Blues in Chicago and the World Famous Magic Castle in Hollywood, California.

Bill has studied and trained at the world-famous Second City Comedy school, and is a guest faculty member of the McBride Magic and Mystery School, the world’s most prestigious magic school based in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Corporate clients for Bill include: Apple Computers, Allstate Insurance, Chicago Bears, Bulls, Chrysler, Ford, GM, Motorola, Discover Card, McDonalds, Prudential, and has even been a featured lecturer at the Northwestern University Medical School.


Awards and Accomplishments

2017

Masters of Illusion - Live Tour

Headliner of the National Tour

CW Network

Masters of Illusion - Recurring Star

ABC 7 Chicago

Windy City Live - Featured Performer

 

2016

CW Network

Masters of Illusion - Recurring Star

 

NBC National Network

The Today Show - Featured Performer

 

WPIX (NYC), Fox 45 (Baltimore), CW18/WKCF (Orlando), KDKA (Pittsburgh)

Featured on the press tour for Masters of Illusion

 

Apple, Inc.

Featured Performer and Lecturer

 

Performed at the World Famous Hollywood Magic Castle

W.C. Fields Bar & Close-Up Gallery

 

2015

CW Network

Star of the Penn & Teller Fool Us Episode 5 - Mission ImpossiBall

 

Featured Article in Magic Magazine

 

Performed at the World Famous Hollywood Magic Castle

Parlor of Prestidigitation

 

SyFy Network

Star of the Wizard Wars Episode Fire & Mice

 

2014

International Brotherhood of Magicians Ring 43

Winner of their annual Close-Up Competition

 

Performed at the World Famous Hollywood Magic Castle

Close-Up Gallery

 

2013

International Battle of the Magicians

First Place Winner

 

Happy Valley Shanghai - China

Featured Performer

 

Performed at the World Famous Hollywood Magic Castle

Close-Up Gallery

 

2012

La Grande Magia - The Illusionist

Guest Star on Italian Magic Television Show

 

Houdini Convention - Oconomowoc, Wisconsin

Featured Performer

 

2011

World Magic Seminar

Master of Ceremonies - Teen Preliminary Competition

Featured Performer at the Opening Night Gala Party

 

CBS 2 Chicago - Harry Porterfield

“Someone You Should Know”

 

ABC 7 Chicago

Featured Guest

 

ABC World News Now

Interviewed alongside Master Magician Lance Burton

 

Last Call with Carson Daly

Featured on Last Call about Make Believe

 

Extra! With Mario Lopez

Featured on Extra!

 

Featured guest on the Opie and Anthony Radio Talkshow       

Featured with Cast of Make Believe

 

Friar’s Club in New York City

Featured Performer

 

Headlined at the World Famous Magic Castle in Hollywood, California

Palace of Mystery

 

Magic Chicago

Now a regular performing Cast Member

 

2010

World Magic Seminar

Master of Ceremonies - Teen Preliminary Competition

 

Make Believe Film:

One of Six featured magicians in the Make Believe Documentary Film.  Premiered at the 2010 LA Film Festival

-Won Best Documentary

 

2009

World Magic Seminar:

Second Place in the World (Teen Stage Competition)

Awarded Lance Burton Award of Excellence

 

Travel Channel:

Featured in the Travel Channel show Extreme Conventions

 

2008

Chicago Magic Competition

First Place

-People’s Choice Award

$1000 Navy Pier Performance Contract

 

World Magic Seminar:

Second Place in the World (Close-up Magic)

Awarded Lance Burton Award of Excellence

Finalist in Teen Stage Competition

 

2007

World Magic Seminar

Awarded Lance Burton Award of Excellence

$1000 Scholarship Recipient to the

 Sorcerers Safari Magic Camp

 

Chicago Magic Competition

Second Place