Rick Smith Jr.
Lyndhurst, Ohio, United States
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Rick Smith Jr. went to the St. Clare School, where he studied until the 8th grade. He then got admission at the Charles F. Brush High School.
After graduating from Charles F. Brush High School, he got enrolled at the Cleveland State University. He studied business management and marketing at the university.
Professional Illusionist, Card Thrower
5 ft 10 in or 178 cm
78 kg or 172 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Rick Smith Jr. has dated –
- Tiffany G. Smith – Rick Smith Jr. is married to singer Tiffany G. Smith, who also runs Cleveland Entertainers. They first met at a place called Pickwick & Frolic/Hilarities 4th Street Theatre. Tiffany used to sing there at the time of their first meeting. Tiffany gave birth to their daughter Averie in January 2015. She gave birth to their 2nd daughter, Aubrey, in 2017.
Race / Ethnicity
- Blue eyes
- Square jawline
Rick Smith Jr. has appeared in the TV commercials for the following brands –
- Window Nation
- Mentor Kia
Best Known For
- Being one of the most popular illusionists in the United States.
- Having managed to break a number of world records for throwing the cards.
- His mild popularity on various social networking platforms such as YouTube on which he has more than 200k subscribers.
First TV Show
In 2002, Rick made his first TV show appearance as himself on the reality TV series, Ripley’s Believe It or Not!
Rick Smith Jr. Favorite Things
- Show Setting – Stage Magic
- Deck Of Cards For Throwing – Bicycle 808 Rider Backs
Source – Bicycle Cards
Rick Smith Jr. Facts
- He has collaborated with his wife to establish the local entertainment agency, Cleveland Entertainers.
- He developed an interest in magic tricks at a very young age and by the age of 7, he was putting up shows for his family and friends.
- While studying at the university, he used to play baseball for the NCAA team, CSU Vikings. He was their pitcher and had an ability to throw a decent 90-mile-per-hour fastball.
- He discovered his card throwing skills by mistake. One of his friends had riled him by throwing a sock at Rick and he responded by throwing a card with such startling speed and precision that it cut his friend on his arms.
- In 2002, he grabbed a place for himself in the Guinness Book of World Records by throwing a playing card for a distance of 216 feet 4 inches.
- In 2010, he auditioned for the season 5 of the TV show, America’s Got Talent. For his audition, he cut celery into 3 pieces by throwing cards from a few feet away. He was selected for the next round of the show. Rick failed to progress from the Vegas round as he wasn’t able to pop the 3rd of 3 balloons despite having taken multiple shots.
- In March 2015, he broke the world record in the highest playing card throw category. He had managed to throw a card 70 feet 3 inches high.
- Rick has established Magic Gives Back, which is a non-profit organization that aims to raise funds for the school system in the US. He organizes magic shows with other performers in collaboration with school districts, with the proceeds from the event going to the school.
- Visit his official website @ ricksmithjr.com.
- Follow him on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.
Featured Image by Rick Smith Jr. / Instagram