Rick Lax

Rick Lax is an American author and entertainer.

Rick Lax
Rick Lax in the Wizard Wars Magic Shop.jpg
Lax in May 2014
Born (1982-04-17) April 17, 1982 (age 38)
Detroit, Michigan
Known forWizard Wars, Penn & Teller: Fool Us

Early life and education

Rick Lax’s interest in magic began at age 5, inspired by David Copperfield.[1] After attending Michigan State University and the University of Michigan, he earned a law degree from DePaul University.[1] In 2008, he published a book about law.


From 2011 to 2013, Lax worked as a behind-the-scenes consultant for David Copperfield and wrote two books about Las Vegas. He also created the TV show Wizard Wars,[2][3] which aired on the Syfy network in 2014.[4][5]

In 2015, Rick Lax competed on The CW's Penn & Teller: Fool Us. He performed an original card trick called Binary Code, and was the only contestant to fool Penn & Teller during the episode.[6]

Lax continues to work as a show producer and behind-the-scenes magic consultant.[2][7]

Lax also releases videos on Facebook, where they gain more than a billion views a month.[8]


  • Lawyer Boy: A Case Study on Growing Up. St. Martin's Press. 2008. ISBN 031237335X.
  • Fool Me Once: Hustlers, Hookers, Headliners, and How Not to Get Screwed in Vegas. ST. Martin's Griffin. 2011. ISBN 0312545703.
  • I Get Paid for This: Kicking Ass and Taking Notes in Vegas. Huntington Press. 2012. ISBN 1935396501.


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