Justin Flom

Justin Flom (born April 29, 1986)[1] is an American magician. He is best known for his YouTube series and television show Wizard Wars in which he performs magic with ordinary objects.[2][3] Along with his video and television work, he performs live with either his own touring show or opening for music acts in large venues.[4]

Justin Flom
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Born
Justin Flom

(1986-04-29) April 29, 1986 (age 34)
Other namesJFlo
Years active2005-Present
AgentCAA
Known forCard Hit Wonder, Wizard Wars
Spouse(s)Jocelynn Flom
RelativesJosh Flom, Janelle Flom
Websitehttp://www.justinflom.com

Early lifeEdit

Born in Edina, Minnesota , Flom was raised in a family of magicians (his father and uncle were practicing magicians). He has two brothers and a sister. Flom started doing magic at an early age with his siblings. He was homeschooled.[5]

CareerEdit

Branson, Missouri, 2005-2009Edit

In 2005 Justin skipped college and instead took his show to The Branson Mall Music Theatre in Branson, Missouri[1] where he was the youngest headliner on the strip.[6] He built above the Majestic Steak House, The Imaginary Theatre and Magic Parlor, which opened July 1, 2006[1] In 2011, wanting to make more magic videos online, he began working on new tricks.[5]

YouTube 2012-2013Edit

Justin’s Magic Block Party, filmed in Eden Prairie summer of 2012, caught the eye of Ellen DeGeneres and she put him on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.[6][7] He then became a regular guest on her show.[8] Flom was named Best Up and Coming Entertainer of the Year by Las Vegas Weekly.[9]

 
Creators of Wizard Wars Rick Lax and Justin Flom with fellow Wizard Angela Funovitz on set.

2014Edit

In 2014, James Galea formed the Band of Magicians with Justin Flom, Justin Willman, and Nate Staniforth.[2][10]

In 2014, Syfy Television network filmed a new show, Wizard Wars, starring Justin Flom along with Penn and Teller and several other magicians competing to create magic out of ordinary objects on the spot.[3][11] Justin is also an associate producer of Wizard Wars[12] and the show is based on an idea of Rick Lax's from Justin's YouTube channel.[13] Justin is lead Wizard on the series. Over a million people watched the Wizard Wars series premiere.[14] The episode highlighted Canadian illusionists Chris Funk and Ekaterina, who ended up losing the "Wizard War" to Justin.

2015-2017Edit

Justin played a part in a WWE storyline on Smackdown showing magic to the superstars backstage and smashing an egg on the face of The Miz, further adding to the rift between him and Mizdow (also known as Damien Sandow). Justin was on promoting the new season of Wizard Wars which followed that January 29, 2015 episode of Smackdown.[15]

 
Justin Flom, the first magician to perform close up magic at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

In 2015, Justin opened for country music group Florida Georgia Line on their arena tour.[4]

Most of Flom's time is spent making YouTube and Snapchat videos while performing live magic around the United States. His wife, Jocelynn Flom, films all the videos while Justin personally edits the footage.[16] Justin has over 100,000 YouTube subscribers and BuzzFeed placed him in the top 10 Snapchatters to follow.[17]

2018Edit

2018 opened with Flom's online videos reaching new levels of share-ability with Sawing a Baby in Half, in which he performed the classic "sawing a lady in half" but with his 4-month-old daughter, and with various other magic effects all exceeding 100 million views.[18] Justin was a contestant on The World's Best where he advanced to the champion rounds.

Personal lifeEdit

Justin married Jocelynn Sharp in 2009. The couple then moved to Las Vegas to partner with top magic creators.[6][16]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Linking Ring Magazine Volume 87 Number 5 May 2007
  2. ^ a b "Theatre & Dance". Archived from the original on 14 July 2014. Retrieved 22 May 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Las Vegas Review-Journal". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved 22 May 2017.
  4. ^ a b LUSTIG, JAY. "Review: Florida Georgia Line at Madison Square Garden". Retrieved 22 May 2017.
  5. ^ a b "Presto! Eden Prairie magician Justin Flom has new SyFy series". Retrieved 22 May 2017.
  6. ^ a b c SWNewsMedia.com. "Eden Prairie News". SWNewsMedia.com. Retrieved 22 May 2017.
  7. ^ "The Ellen DeGeneres Show". Retrieved 22 May 2017.
  8. ^ Recapo, Ellen: Steve Carell Scares DJ Tony & Justin Flom Fire Magic Tricks, July 3, 2013
  9. ^ "Best Up-and-Coming Entertainer: Justin Flom". Retrieved 22 May 2017.
  10. ^ "Magic boy band a pure delight". Retrieved 22 May 2017.
  11. ^ "Syfy's Summer 2014 Programming Features Premieres of 'Dominion' & 'Wizard Wars' & New Seasons of 'Defiance' & 'Face Off'". 28 May 2014. Retrieved 22 May 2017.
  12. ^ "iTricks.com Magic News, Magic Videos and Podcasts » Blog Archive » Magic Meets Top Chef: Wizard Wars to Air on Syfy March 4th!". itricks.com. Retrieved 22 May 2017.
  13. ^ "iTricks.com Magic News, Magic Videos and Podcasts » Blog Archive » Awesome Living Room Staged Magic Version of Chopped". itricks.com. Retrieved 22 May 2017.
  14. ^ "Wizard Wars Conjures Up Over One Million Total Viewers". Archived from the original on 22 August 2014. Retrieved 22 May 2017.
  15. ^ "Superstars watch Justin Flom from "Wizard Wars" get tricking backstage: SmackDown, January 29, 2015 - Daily Wrestling News". dailywrestlingnews.com. Retrieved 22 May 2017.
  16. ^ a b editor@edenprairienews.com, Karla Wennerstrom. "Time for another magical experience in an Eden Prairie backyard". Retrieved 22 May 2017.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  17. ^ "15 Snapchat Enthusiasts That Will Inspire You To Take Better Snaps". Retrieved 22 May 2017.
  18. ^ "15 Magician 'Cutting' Baby in Half Makes the Internet Go Crazy". Retrieved 25 January 2018.

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