Rick Smith Jr.

Rick Smith Jr.

Rick Smith Jr - Corporate Magician

Cleveland/Akron, Ohio Area

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Rick Smith Jr.'s Summary

Rick Smith Jr. is a world class entertainer specializing in Illusions, stage magic, close up magic, and card throwing. Known by many as the world record holder for longest card throw of 216 feet 4 inches, Rick has been a guest on major television shows such as the Ellen Degeneres Show, Ripley's Believe it or Not, Time Warp, Shark Tank, America's Got Talent and most recently The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. He performs at corporate events, and trade shows across the US and can design productions to meet any clientele needs.

To book a corporate event with Rick Smith Jr. or to inquire about availability and pricing please visit his website at http://www.ricksmithjr.com or call 440-821-9549

Specialties: Close-up Magic, Stage Magic, Comedy, Illusions, Emcee, InfoTainer, Marketing,Business strategies, Product Development, branding and identity, planning, production

Rick Smith Jr.'s Experience

Magician / Entertainer

Rick Smith Jr - Magician

Public Company; 1-10 employees; Entertainment industry

January 1999Present (15 years 10 months) cleveland, oh

Rick Smith Jr. gained international notoriety when he broke the Guinness World Record for distance playing card throwing on March 21, 2002. His record-breaking throw was an amazing 216 feet 4 inches, which topped the previous record by over 15 feet! The throw was performed at the Cleveland State University Convocation Center in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, USA, and can be seen on youtube.

Besides throwing cards amazing distances, Rick is known for amazing accuracy, speed, and power. In his numerous television appearances, Rick can been seen slicing bananas, carrots, celery, and other objects in half with ease. Rick is even capable of throwing a card through the rind of a watermelon, that's one powerful throw!

Rick Smith Jr. incorporates card throwing, flicking, and manipulation into his personal and business magic performances. There is even a DVD that teaches the art of card throwing, which is available for purchase on www.ricksmithjr.com

Rick's Card Throwing abilities have been showcased on the following television programs:

-The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
-Stan Lee's Superhumans - H2
•The Ellen Degeneres Show - NBC
-Red or Black - ITV - UK
•Ripley's Believe it or Not - TBS
•America's Got Talent - NBC
•Time Warp - Discovery Channel
•Master of Champions - ABC
•I've Got a Secret - GSN
•Last Call with Carson Daly - NBC
•Steve Harvey's Big Time - The WB
•The Wayne Brady Show - CBS
•Attack of the Show - G4TV
•Minute to Win It - NBC
•Sport Science - FSN
•Head Rush - Discovery
•Guinness World Records Show - Italy
-Shark Tank - ABC

Privately Held; 501-1000 employees; Fund-Raising industry

January 2006Present (8 years 10 months)

Currently working for Great American Opportunities, traveling to more than 400 schools a year offering kids a full production magic show as a prize for selling and raising money for their schools.

President / Owner

Cleveland Entertainers

January 2003Present (11 years 10 months) broadview heights, ohio

Cleveland Entertainers is a privately owned Ohio limited partnership, started by internationally accomplished magician and Cleveland native, Rick Smith, Jr., who holds the Guiness World Record for throwing an ordinary playing card a record-breaking distance of 216 feet, 4 inches; and business partner Tom Sullivan, who focuses on business strategy, operations, and IT. American Idol semi-finalist Tiffany Marchak takes the lead on customer relations, marketing, and worfkorce management.

Cleveland Entertainers continually strives for unmatched service quality, operational excellence, and positive relationship-building. We leverage technology to reduce operational costs, and we partner only with best-in-class entertainers and professionals who have proven their drive and talent by becoming independently successful. The result? Excellent service that you can rely on - at an attractive pricepoint. Cleveland Entertainers - just point, click, and party!

Rick Smith Jr.'s Skills & Expertise

  1. Motivational speaking/demonstrations
  2. Corporate Training
  3. Team Building
  4. Business Strategy
  5. Corporate Events
  6. Production
  7. Comedy
  8. Emcee
  9. Product Development
  10. Planning
  11. Parties
  12. Stage
  13. Entertainment
  14. Public Speaking
  15. Promotions
  16. Event Planning
  17. Television
  18. Film
  19. Marketing Strategy
  20. Festivals
  21. Fundraising
  22. Weddings
  23. Motivational Speaking
  24. Event Management
  25. Trade Shows
  26. Project Planning
  27. Acting
  28. Magicians
  29. Talent Booking
  30. Performing Arts
  31. Management
  32. Birthdays
  33. Public Relations
  34. Marketing
  35. Sales
  36. Live Events
  37. Press Releases
  38. Social Networking
  39. Music Industry
  40. Social Media Marketing
  41. Video
  42. Advertising
  43. Commercials
  44. Private Events
  45. Music

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Rick Smith Jr.'s Education

Cleveland State University

business / marketing, Business Marketing


Activities and Societies: NCAA Baseball AMA

Charles F. Brush High School

Business Marketing


St. Clare

Rick Smith Jr.'s Additional Information


Magic, Basball, Snowboarding, Traveling, etc.

Groups and Associations:


Honors and Awards:

Guinness World Record Holder for throwing a playing card 216 ft 4 inches

Appeared on:
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
Ripley's Believe it or Not - TBS
The Ellen Degeneres Show - NBC
America's Got Talent season 5 - NBC
Time Warp - Discovery
Sport Science - FSN
Last Call with Carson Daly
Master of Champions - ABC
I've Got a Secret - GSN
Attack of the SHow - G4
The Wayne Brady Show - CBS
Minute to Win it - NBC
Steve Harvey's Big Time - CW
Guinness World Records - Italy
Extreme Makeover Home Edition
Head Rush - Discovery
Shark Tank - ABC
Red or Black - ITV London

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  • new ventures
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  • expertise requests
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