I.B.M. Member Profile

Gene Urban

Distinctive Magic Maker

About Gene Urban

 Gene Urban has been performing magic full time for close to 40 years. He started as a bar magician working with JC Wagner and others. He moved on to trade shows and was taught the business by the legendary Eddie Tullock. He performed in this arena for the better part of 15 years. 

As with many trade show performers, Gene shared magic at hundreds of corporate events in most of the US, as well as Canada, Europe, Carribean, Mexico and most recently China and SE Asia. 

Gene is a member of the Academy of Magical Arts where he has been a member (on and off) for over 20 years. 

Today, Gene calls Santa Barbara home and performs in the Central Coast along with other trips across the country. He is best known for his close up mentalism and unique take on performance magic. You can see him on the Desert Brainstorm Series, wandering the halls of the Magic Castle or the new Magic Castle Cabaret in Santa Barbara.