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One of Metro Detroit’s leading magicians, Gordon Russ has an extensive list of credits dating back to his 1988 professional debut which saw him embark on an extended overseas tour. Traveling through Europe, Australia and China, Gordon brought his unique brand of illusion to thousands of people across the globe.
His national performances include Playland amusement park in Rye, New York, the Downers Grove Festival in Chicago, the Toledo Zoo as well as numerous other US venues. When working his magic, Gordon specializes in Schools, Libraries, Art Fairs, Festivals, and Corporate events; his special style of street magic never fails to draw a crowd.
While on his continuing travels around the Mid-West, Gordon has been seen at the Ann Arbor Art Fair, the East Lansing Art Fair, Grosse Pointe’s Art on the Pointe, and the Liberty Festival in Canton. He has entertained the fans at Joe Louis Arena for the Detroit Red Wings’ Skate with the Stars, and graced the stage at the Macomb Center for the Performing Arts. One of Gordon’s most memorable moments came when his magic was requested at a private performance for former world heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali.
Gordon’s introduction to the world of magic came early. He learned the art of illusion from his father, who made sure magic was an everyday part of growing up. Gordon currently resides in Michigan with his wife Cyndi and his two sons Gordon and Tanner.