David David Copperfield born David Seth Kotkin original name, on 16 September 1956 in New Jersey. Her mother is an employee insurance and her father was a merchant who owns a clothing store for men. Speed in absorbing the lessons and magic tricks that he learned himself, his very memb Antu in building a career first. At age 12, David was able to start and have their own solo show. The name "David Copperfield" is drawn from a fictional character named David Copperfield appearing in the same novel, David Copperfield by Charles Dickens.
At that time many are admitted, if the kid has great talent and his game is so brilliant, no less of a magician who was already more mature. Four years of a single show, and continued to practice his skills in magic, talent and doings David attract Society of American Magician (Society of American Magicians). He then pulled to get into the circle of those art lovers illusion and manipulation.
In addition, when he was 16 years old, David has taught courses in magic at New York University. This made him the youngest person ever to teach at the university. Teaching and fun show not only made him interested in the other arts. The man who took the stage name of David Copperfield after being inspired from the classic novel by Charles Dickens, written in 1850, was interested when offered to appear in a musical called The Magic Man.
However, he faces a problem. After it expires musical slot, he unemployed. She had no money and was forced to rely on submissions from his father to make a living. Lucky, bad luck changed after a year did not have a clear purpose in life. "When the show was over, I had to starve for a year in New York. My father sent money so I can pay her rent. Every day I sat in my apartment, learn and improve skills while sulapku find the right music for the show.
I knocked on many doors and send video footage sulapku.Sampai one day, I got a call and was asked to host a television show. At that time I was 19 years old. I could not believe what I was hearing it, "said David. Showtelevisi first brought David to fly to Honolulu, Hawaii, when he became host magic shows at the Pagoda Hotel. The event was a success with the concept of merging music with sulap.Musiknya worked Gershwin.
While on stage, David was inspired by the duo of Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire. "At that time I felt very cool. I wear a large necklace, shiny coat, and a bad haircut, "David said, laughing. The show was a huge success. David realized that he must keep the rating by giving performances and special tricks to the audience and loyal fans. "So, I put on a jacket and keep it shiny haircut
My bad, then I lose an aircraft, "he explained.
Copperfield was once engaged to supermodel Claudia Schiffer. After dealing for the past 6 years, they split up in 1999. Copperfield's father named Hyman Kotkin aka Hy died in February 2006 in San Diego, California. During his life, Hy often accompany their children while touring the world. Copperfield has a website in memory of his father Hy Remember. In April 2006, Copperfield and two female assistants to be victims of an armed robbery in West Palm Beach, Florida. At that time, they had just finished performing when the robbers robbed a young age. Both assistants handed over all the money, passport and mobile phone owned. However, according to a statement given to the police, Copperfield did not give anything to the robber. Copperfield claimed he magicians use sleight of hand to hide his possessions.
Most of the performances Copperfield television specials and events such as guest star in television shows. On the big screen, as Ken Copperfield played the magician in a horror film Terror Train in 1980 production. Additionally, Copperfield has appeared as an extra in the film Prêt-à-Porter (1984), but his name was not included in the list of players. In 1982, Copperfield founded Project Magic Foundation
To assist in the rehabilitation of patients with paralyzed hands to teach magic motion as a method of physical therapy. The method developed accredited by the American Occupational Therapy Association, and is used in more than 1,100 hospitals in 30 countries worldwide. In 1996, Copperfield write fiction anthology titled David Copperfield's Tales of the Impossible taking background world of magic and illusion. In writing the book in collaboration Copperfield Dean Koontz, Joyce Carol Oates, Ray Bradbury, and other team members. In the following year published a second volume, David Copperfield's Beyond Imagination (1997).
Copperfield has the International Museum and Library of Art Magic in Las Vegas, Nevada. The museum was founded in an effort to preserve the history Copperfield magic art, and a collection of antique magic tools, books, and objects related to the art of magic. Forbes magazine reported David Copperfield has a revenue of 57 million U.S. dollars in 2003. That number makes it ranks 10th most expensive celebrity-paid in the world. In 2004, his income was estimated at U.S. $ 57 million (ranked 35th), while fixed income in 2005 totaled $ 57 million, but fell to No. 41 in the list of world's top celebrities. Each year, David Copperfield performed more than 550 shows around the world.
David Copperfield television special event
* The Magic of ABC Starring David Copperfield (1977)
* The Magic of David Copperfield (1978)
* The Magic of David Copperfield II (1979)
* The Magic of David Copperfield III: levitating Ferrari (1980)
* The Magic of David Copperfield IV: The Vanishing Airplane (1981)
* The Magic of David Copperfield V: Vanishing the Statue of Liberty (1983)
* The Magic of David Copperfield VI: Floating Over the Grand Canyon (1984)
* The Magic of David Copperfield VII: Familiares (1985)
* The Magic of David Copperfield VIII: Walking Through the Great Wall of China (1986)
* The Magic of David Copperfield IX: Escape From Alcatraz (1987)
* The Magic of David Copperfield X: The Bermuda Triangle (1988)
* The Magic of David Copperfield XI: Explosive Encounter (1989)
* The Magic of David Copperfield XII: The Niagara Falls Challenge (1990)
* The Magic of David Copperfield XIII: Mystery On The Orient Express (1991)
* The Magic of David Copperfield XIV: Flying - Live The Dream (1992)
* The Magic of David Copperfield XV: Fires Of Passion (1993)
* David Copperfield: 15 Years of Magic (1994)
* The David Copperfield: The Great Escapes
* The Magic of David Copperfield XVII: Tornado Of Fire (2001) - locations in the Mid-South Coliseum, Memphis, Tennessee
* The Magic of David Copperfield XVII: Tornado of Fire (2001) - European Edition