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Roy Maloy

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Roy Maloy
Born Roy Timothy McPherson
(1975-10-27) 27 October 1975 (age 42)
Melbourne, Australia
Status Married with four children
Occupation Entertainer
Known for Stilt walking, circus stunts

Roy Maloy (born Roy Timothy McPherson, 27 October 1975 in Melbourne, Victoria), is an Australian stilt walker, fire breather, stunt performer, and the holder of several records.


Roy Maloy holds six world records.[clarification needed] A Victorian provincial newspaper described Maloy as "Australian Circus King."[1]

Stilt-walking records[edit]

In 2008, Maloy claimed a world record for the tallest stilts ever walked on: on 1 November, after 11 attempts, he took five independent steps on 17 m (56 ft) stilts each weighing almost 30 kg (66 lb).[2][3]

In June 2011, Maloy attempted to set a record by walking more than 5 km in under an hour on 91.4 cm wooden stilts weighing 3.5 kg.[4]

Honorary titles[edit]

On 16 March 2010, Maloy was King of the Parade at the Brimbank Festival in Sunshine, Victoria.[5]


  1. ^ Henderson, Fiona (18 March 2013). "World famous firebreather Roy Maloy to appear at school fair". Courier Newspaper Ballarat. Retrieved 19 March 2013. AUSTRALIAN Circus King Roy Maloy thinks of Ballarat as his second home 
  2. ^ "Man to Walk on 17 Meter Stilts". ABC News. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 15 March 2013. 
  3. ^ 17m stilt walker claims record ABC News. Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 2 November 2008. Retrieved July 2013.
  4. ^ Foster, Margot. "Roy Maloy starts his 2011 tour of regional Australia". The Bush Telegraph. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Archived from the original on 23 June 2011.  Archived 23 June 2011.
  5. ^ Maud, Paula (10 March 2010). "Throngs Line Brimbank Festival". The Brimbank Leader. Retrieved 13 March 2013. [dead link]

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