I.B.M. Member Profile

Magician Rick Morein

About Rick Morein

Today, I perform professionally at Corporate events, including Trade Shows, Hospitality Suites, Casinos, Grand Openings and Holiday Events, Hotels and Resorts, Rock Concerts (entertaining the talent backstage) and specialize in Platform Magic, Close-Up Magic, Strolling Magic and Stage Magic.

I was fortunate to grow up in St. louis, Missouri, home to some of the World's Greatest Magicians.

My mentor in Magic during my early years was the late Gene DeVoe, who taught me my first Magic Trick, Paul Curry's Out Of This World, which I still perform to this day

My friends and influencers in the St. Louis Magic scene included Harry Monti, Harold Russel, Bud Dietrich, John Mendoza, Dan Fleshman, Bro. John Hamman, and many more.

I started performing for Kid's birthday party shows at age 8 in 1956, making $25 a show, and doing 4 shows a weekend. It didn't take me long to realize that at age 8, making $400 a month back in 1956 was a pretty good deal!  My first television appearance was on the Corky the Clown Show on KSD-TV in St. Louis at age 13.

After starting a family and moving to Green Bay, Wisconsin in the late 80's, I was fortunate to become a member of The Houdini Club of Wisconsin, where I got to meet, hang out with, and become friends with a number of great Magicians from the upper Midwest.

One of those Magicians, the late Dick Oslund, became my best friend and Mentor for the second half of my life in Magic. Dick and I were very close and I, of course, was the recipient of Dick's tremendous storehouse of knowledge as America's top School-Assembly Magician.

When you make a living as Dick did, out on the road working 18-36 school assembly shows a week, week after week, for almost 40 years, you learn a thing or two about how to PERFORM and ENTERTAIN as a Magician!  As many may know, another of Dick's close friends was the late great Jay Marshall, and once Dick and I became closer, Jay Marshall and I became closer, as well.  This is how I received the honor of "inheriting" Jay's classic line..."One of the better cheaper acts"...with much thanks to Jay's son, Sandy Marshall and the Jay Marshall Estate.

In fact, it was Jay Marshall and Eugene Burger who sponsored my membership into the Academy of Magical Arts in Hollywood.