Ed Alonzo

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Edward Alonzo
Ed Alonzo holding Bob the Duck while performing at Kings Island
Ed Alonzo holding "Bob the Duck" while performing at Kings Island on October 27th, 2013.
Born (1968-07-26) July 26, 1968 (age 47)
California
Nationality American
Occupation Magician, Comedian, Actor

Ed Alonzo (born July 26, 1968)[1] is a Mexican American comedian, actor, and professional magician.

Acting career[edit]

Alonzo had roles on Saved by the Bell (20 episodes between 1989–1990), Head of the Class and Totally Hidden Video. He also had guest starring roles on Full House, Murphy Brown and Xuxa. Alonzo performed a special daily show incorporating his comedy and magic at California's Great America in California. Alonzo recently performed for Valleyfair in Minnesota and Worlds of Fun in Missouri, and appeared on one episode of Cycle 11's America's Next Top Model. In 2009 he worked with Britney Spears to create illusions for her 2009 The Circus Starring Britney Spears tour[2] He also had a role in "How I Met Your Mother" as a security guard.

Alonzo was one of the magicians working on Michael Jackson's This Is It concerts as part of Jackson's crew in the rehearsal which took place the night before Jackson's death on June 25, 2009.[3] He has also worked with Britney Spears, Katy Perry, and fellow magician David Blaine.[4]

He also has a show at Knotts Halloween Haunt called Ed Alonzo's Psycho Circus of Magic and Mayhem. At Kings Island in Mason, Ohio, he performed his show Ed Alonzo's Psycho Circus of Magic and Mayhem both summers of 2012 and 2013.

Personal life[edit]

On the 25 November 2008 episode of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, actor Neil Patrick Harris referenced Alonzo as his "best friend".

During his senior year of High School in Bakersfield, California, Ed was asked by the school principal to perform a magic show for the entire student body. Ed crafted a 55-minute show that ran for one class period of a day and included 8 major illusions (one of which centered on the levitation of the school secretary). As the class period ended, the finale was still in progress. In spite of being late to their next classes, the entire captive audience stayed to watch the big finish.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ All About Magicians.com http://www.all-about-magicians.com/ed-alonzo.html. Retrieved 5 January 2016.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ Britney Spears to Get Sawed in Half! E! Online, February 25, 2009
  3. ^ Inside Michael Jackson's last show: The magic was back USA Today, June 30, 2009
  4. ^ "About Ed Alonzo Comedy Magician". Ed Alonzo—The Misfit of Magic. Retrieved 5 January 2016. 

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