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|Born||1962 (49 years old)
Ann Arbor, MI
|Known for||Magical Illusions|
Born and raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Harary’s fascination with magic began in his youth, as did his avid interest in the arts. While attending Eastern Michigan University on a classical voice scholarship, Harary convinced the director of the University of Michigan Marching Band to let him merge his passions during half-time shows. Harary made the trumpet section vanish from the 20-yard line and levitated people in center field. Since then, his magic continues to be featured at countless sporting events, including the Rose Bowl and Super Bowl.
In 1984, he sent a videotape of his illusions to Michael Jackson that Harary’s career skyrocketed. The material so impressed the singer that Harary quickly found himself designing all the illusions for Jackson’s now famous ’84 “Victory Tour”. Harary subsequently work for Usher, Styx, Alice Cooper, Bobby Brown, M.C. Hammer and Tina Turner. His illusions also can be seen in many of the world’s top amusement parks including Universal Studios, Six Flags Magic Mountain, Walt Disney World and Euro-Disney. Honda, Nissan and AT&T are among the industrial clients for which he has created unique illusions. Recently via satellite, Harary instantly teleported Chevrolet’s new Corvette and its CEO driver from the Detroit Auto Show to Los Angeles.
Harary says, “I believe magic, MAGIC by definition is anything outside the laws of science. As science progresses, magic’s evolution must remain just ahead of it. In a sense, surfing the wave of technology. Scientific discovery depends on mankind’s ability to dream. Magic rekindles that childlike ability, linked together in a perpetual dance. Magic and science are forever advancing one another; each one driving the other forward at the speed of wonder.”