Since age 7, when Curtis Lovell II's father magically pulled a coin from his ear, Curtis has immersed himself in the world of magic and the history of Harry Houdini.
His uncompromising work ethic—combined with astonishing talent, skill, vision and daring escapes—prompted CBS News, NewsAsia, Washington Times, Los Angeles Times, About.com, NBC News and many other media outlets to hail Lovell as "The Houdini of our time."
Curtis has been buried alive twice—on Halloween 2008 and 2012—an escape that Houdini said he would only do once because of its inherent level of danger.
He also has been shackled and dropped into the Singapore River, cut celebrity Paris Hilton in half, read the mind of personality Nicole Richie and was challenged by members of the U.S. Military to escape from a straitjacket.
He was an opening act for both legendary movie actor Tony Curtis and talk show host Larry King during award ceremonies in 2009 and 2012.
Some of Lovell's television guest appearances have included the shows "MANswers," "The Simple Life with Paris Hilton," "Living in LA LA Land" and "Gene Simmons Family Jewels."
At an early age, Curtis mastered the art of close up magic. He then went on to learning and honing his skills in the art of escapology. Since than, Curtis has performed several death defying escape acts.
In the "Death Trap," created for a nightlife/entertainment complex in Singapore, Curtis attracted thousands of spectators and media on 18 subsequent nights when he was chained up and lowered into the Singapore River.
He has performed Houdini's "Cube of Death" trick hundreds of times, including 29 times at a shopping entertainment complex in the Philippines, as well as for radio and Televesion Publicity for USA Network and News Radio.
Curtis was buried alive during a performance on Halloween night 2008 and 2012.
The stunt attracted over 2000 spectators, as well as CBS and KCAL9 News stations, local newspapers, and radio shows including Casey Kasem's Top 20.