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, Royal Caribbean International, Princes Cruise lines, and has even been a featured lecturer at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.


Film

Make Believe - The Battle To Become The Worlds Best Teen Magician

Featured Star of the Documentary

Winner of the 2010 Los Angeles Film Festival for Best Documentary


Television

CW Network

Masters of Illusion - Recurring Star

ABC 7 Chicago

Windy City Live - Featured Performer

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

CW Network

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

Masters of Illusion - Recurring Star

SyFy Network

Star of the Wizard Wars Episode Fire & Mice

Cannale 5 - Italy

La Grande Magia - The Illusionist

(Guest Star on Italian Magic Television Show)

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

Mancow’s Morning Madhouse

Featured Performer on air

Travel Channel:

Featured in the Travel Channel show Extreme Conventions

Showtime, Telemundo, American Airlines In-Flight Entertainment

Star of Make Believe - Magic Documentary

Fox Business Network

Strange Inheritance - Expert on Howard Thurston


Live Touring

Masters of Illusion - Live Tour

Headliner of the National Tour

Las Vegas Magic Stars - Chinese Tour

Ensemble Member

Happy Valley Shanghai - China

Featured Performer

Magic Chicago

Featured performer, and recurring cast member


Private Clubs

World-Famous Hollywood Magic Castle

Performed in Every Showroom

Chicago Magic Lounge

Featured Headliner in the Blackstone Cabaret, and 654 Close-Up Club

Jeff McBride’s Wonderground

Featured Headliner at Las Vegas’s Longest Running Magic Nightclub

Friar’s Club NYC

House of Blues Foundation Room


Contests

Chicago Magic Competition

First Place Winner, People’s Choice recipient

International Battle of the Magicians

First Place Winner

World Magic Seminar Las Vegas

Three-Time Award-Winner, Second Place Runner-Up Teen Stage Contest, Second Place Runner-Up Close-Up Magic Competition, Awarded Lance Burton Award of Excellence

International Brotherhood of Magicians - Ring 43 Close-Up Competition

First Place Winner


Lecturer

Apple, Inc.

Northwestern - Feinberg School of Medicine

Loyola Academy

International Brotherhood of Magicians

Society of American Magicians

Royal Caribbean International

Princess Cruise Lines

MAES - Magic Alliance of the Eastern States


Featured

World Magic Seminar Featured Performer

Houdini Club of Wisconsin Featured Performer

Magic Magazine Feature Article