r. Winnipeg, Canada.
In his audition for Britain's Got Talent, he massively impressed both the judges and the
audience, to the extent that Simon Cowell called Oake "without question the best
magician ever on Britain's Got Talent." His audition has been viewed over
67 million times on YouTube.
For his semi-final act, he performed a teleportation illusion. The act placed him in the top three, and after a split judges' vote, it was revealed he was second and sent to the final, making him the first ever magician to make the final of Britain's Got Talent.
His performance in the final was "Time of the Essence" where he was hung upside down within an open human bear trap. He escaped in 52 seconds, right before trap closed, which would have killed him. Oake came 5th overall (8.5%), the second closest a magician has come to winning Britain's Got Talent next to 2015 runner up Jamie Raven.
In December 2014, he had his own ITV show called Darcy Oake: Edge of Reality, which was hosted by Christine Bleakley.
O'Brien, Obie1932 r. Near Alexandra Bay, N.Y. Status: Married, wife - Anne Education: MA in math and education Taught math at a college in NY State until his retirement in Helped create and now runs 4F, the world celebrated
O'Dowd, Michael 1923 - 1997
Children and Grandchildren, Michele, Colm, Cathy, Brian - Desmond, Tanis, Ryan and Terry I.B.M. #24668, member Order of Merlin Lifetime Member I.B.M. Ring 17/Toronto,Ontario Childhood interest in magic. Even when he went to sea, continued interest in straitjacket escapes, and - In 1973 as a Marine Surveyor with Canadian Coast Guard, came across Stewart James in Courtright and - became friends. Michael initiated first Stewart James - Get-together. Michael became regular at FFFF. After retirement from Coast Guard, did magic shows - in Toronto area and taught magic in Mississauga, Ont. Ventriloquist/Magician/writer Ould, Johnny19-- Specializes in magic shows for children and families, Performing for more than 40 years
Oulette, Gary 1945 - 2002
d. June 7, 2002
Lawyer, Lobbyist, Worked for Canadian Government,
writer, consultant, composer, performer, director,
choreographer, graphic designer.
Gave up legal and political career to work with David
Copperfield. Producer of 'World's Greatest Magic' and most
magic television specials in the 1990's.
Co-founder Camirand Academy of Magic
(more to come)