However, like many well known magicians, early career achievements have always been a part of Scott’s life pattern. At age 7, he was given a magic set as a present. While mastering cards, coins, and cups and balls, he developed an intense interest in the art of illusion, and began performing publicly.
As time passed, Scott could be found honing his skills at private parties and gatherings throughout the greater Los Angeles area. At the young age of 13, Scott placed his first ad in the Yellow Pages. At age 16, Scott became a member of The Magic Castle’s Junior Program for advanced and promising young magicians. After four years of intense lectures and mentoring by some of the world’s finest magicians, Scott, at age 20, received the coveted Junior Achievement Award from the Castle’s Board of Directors. And, to this day, Scott is ranked as one of the youngest members ever to receive an award from The Magic Castle.
Over the years, Scott’s professional affiliations have grown to include membership in The Society of American Magicians (SAM), The International Brotherhood of Magicians (I.B.M.), The American Federation of Television and Radio Actors (AFTRA). As a member of London's prestigious Magic Circle, he has been honored with the highest degree in magic, "M.I.M.C. (Member of the Inner Magic Circle, with a Gold Star).
At the 1988 International Brotherhood of Magicians convention, Scott was invited to compete amongst fourteen other magicians from around the world. He was immediately recognized for his originality, technical expertise, and showmanship, and was granted the First Place Trophy for his Close-Up / Sleight of Hand Magic.
In 2011, at the 83rd I.B.M. International convention, Scott participated along side 20+ “Street Magic” performers in the Annual I.B.M. “Strolling Olympics”... And this time, by a popular vote by his peers, Scott was named as “Best Comedy Magician” of the competition!
In addition to his busy corporate and tradeshow performing schedule, Scott has devoted his special "magical" abilities to reducing children's anxiety during doctor's visits through the "Side-Fx" magic project. Today, Scott can be found performing and speaking at medical conferences and meetings around the globe under the direct sponsorship of pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers.
- Close Up
- Trade Show
- Strolling Walk Around