The Magic of David Blaine
I often think we are so fortunate to be living in times of great performers and artistes like American-born David Blaine, a magician-illusionist and high-profile endurance artiste who has carved a name for himself in the history of magic. Born David, Blaine White on April 4th 1973 to a Russian / Jewish mother Patrice and father half Puerto Rican and half Italian descent, William Perez, a former Vietnam Veteran. David remembers seeing his first magician at age 4 in the Brooklyn subway that sparked his keen lifelong interest. He attended numerous schools in Brooklyn and remembers attending the Passaic Valley High School when they moved to New Jersey when his mother remarried when he was 10 years old. At age 17, David Blaine relocated and settled in Manhattan New York.