About Me

John Abrams about me

John Abrams has a rich history of performing nationwide in numerous venues as a magician, actor, and emcee.   As an actor and graduate of the Manhattan Theatre Academy of Dramatic Arts, John has been gracing the stages of Southern California for the past 30 years with a multitude of characters.  He’s played title roles in plays throughout So Cal.  From 1991 to 1998 he traveled the U.S. as a member of the “Jeff Parmer Magic Show”.

For three years John and his wife Shelley co-produced and  directed the raging 60’s revue “The Pastelles’ 60’s Rock N Roll Extravaganza” in  which John sang, danced, and performed stand-up as the wacky nerd Eugene.  For 3 years he was a performing member of “Keith and Margo’s Murder Mystery” and  “Mystery Event Theatre”, being stabbed, shot, and maimed on a nightly basis.

Throughout the 90’s, he starred in national and international commercials for  Virginia Slims, Independent Insurance, and many more.  His film and TV credits are too vast to list.  During that time John also created the illusions for San Pedro City Ballet’s Nutcracker and starred in the show as Drosselmeyer for 8 years.

John now  makes his living as a Full Time Professional Entertainer.  His love for both kids and animals  gave him the idea to combine the two with ANIMAL MAGIC, a show that educates,  inspires and entertains “children of all ages” with comedy, magic & live exotic  pets.  John’s recently performed for Daryl Hannah, Tommy Lee, Dr. Laura Schlessinger, and Natasha Henstridge, just to name a few.  His regular clients  include Ronald McDonald House, Mattel, Landmark Realty, Honda, Toyota, Boy  Scouts of America, LAUSD, Los Angeles & Orange County Library Systems, Office  Depot and many more.  John now performs about 500 (I know it sounds crazy, and  it is) shows a year and loves every minute of it.  His finest role  is as father to his two daughters, Juna and Lily.

If you’d like to read the rest of story, just click here.  It’s an article on how I created Animal Magic.