Eran Raven

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Eran Raven
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Eran Raven in Seoul, South Korea, on April 4, 2013
Born Eran Feigenbaum
(1974-03-03) March 3, 1974 (age 42)
Highland Park, New Jersey, New Jersey, USA
Occupation Mentalist and Security Expert

Eran Raven (born on March 3, 1974) is a mentalist and security expert. He is best known in the US for his death defying performances on NBC’s Phenomenon.

Early life[edit]

Eran Raven was born Eran Feigenbaum on March 3, 1974[1] in Highland Park, New Jersey. His mother was a high school principal and his father was a rocket scientist. He became interested in mentalism after he realizing the way he asked questions could influence the person's response or willingness to respond to the request. Raven became fascinated by, and make much use of, this nonverbal communication.


In October and November 2007, Raven was one of ten mentalist contestants on the primetime NBC series Phenomenon, which was hosted by Tim Vincent and judged by Criss Angel and Uri Geller.[2] He finished as runner-up on the series, after performing dangerous demonstrations of mentalism involving razor blades, snakes, scorpions, and nail guns.[3]

A demonstration with Holly Madison went wrong when Raven was bitten by a snake on live TV[4] and had to have his hand bandaged, but decided to continue.

During rehearsals for another demonstration Raven was injured which resulted in multiple ruptured disks in his back. He used a wheelchair for a period and a cane for a period thereafter. He has commented that he will reattempt this demonstration [5]

Security career[edit]

Raven as Eran Feigenbaum works at Google.[6] He leads Security for Google Apps.[7] He has written security whitepapers with ex-Google CIO Douglas Merrill.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Raven has been linked to Heather Sweet (AKA Dita Von Teese) when they went to University High School together and Glamor Model Carmen Electra whom they met after his Nail Gun demonstration.[9]


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  2. ^ [1][dead link]
  3. ^ "Mind-Bending 'Phenomenon' Contestant Hopes Viewers Are Ravin' About Raven". 2007-10-31. Retrieved 2010-06-28. 
  4. ^ "Phenomenon: A Snake Bite, Drinking Acid & A Burned Leg « Crushable". 2007-11-08. Retrieved 2010-06-28. 
  5. ^ Death Drop.
  6. ^ Wright, Jennifer (2010-01-10). "Working it out". Retrieved 2010-06-28. 
  7. ^ "Google Security Chief by Day, TV Magician 'Eran Raven' by Night". 2010-01-04. Retrieved 2010-06-28. 
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  9. ^ "RealiTV: October 2007 Archives". Retrieved 2010-06-28. 

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