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Cyril Takayama - Biography
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Cyril Takayama (born 1973) is an American illusionist, born and raised in Hollywood, California, USA. He is perhaps best known for his street magic performances in Japan. His father is of Okinawan descent, while his mother is Moroccan-French, both of whom were beauticians. He was a member of the short-lived television series T.H.E.M. In 2007 he won first place in The Magic Woods Awards, Best Magician Category.

Cyril became interested in magic when he was 7 years old, when he went to a magic show in Las Vegas where he saw a guest magician levitate a woman and cut himself in half. The first time Cyril ever performed magic in front of people was during his school's talent show. At the age of 12, he entered the junior program at the Magic Castle in Hollywood.

Some of Cyril's signature tricks include the hamburger in the menu trick, having his head fall off his shoulders, and the card in the window trick. His most dramatic trick was above a Las Vegas hotel, where he bungee jumps into the hotel pool with a sword and spears the chosen card of his co host from a deck floating in the water.

Because of his large popularity in Japan, Cyril frequently goes out in a disguise, his most notable one being "Sero jisan" or Old Man Cyril.


Performances in Japan & Korea

cyril_takayama_004.jpgCyril has been very active in Japan. Since 2005, he appeared in

  • Three "Super Street Magic Magazine" episodes (broadcast on TV Tokyo)
  • Five "Magic Revolution" episodes (broadcast on FujiTV)
  • One 90 minute Korean magic special (October 2006, September 2007, February 2008)

Since 2005 Cyril has been steadily increasing in popularity in Japan as well as on the Internet, due to many of his magic shows being uploaded and viewed on the popular video-sharing site YouTube.

In his 2006 magic specials, Cyril visited Thailand to put on a show for orphans with HIV. He also did the same with orphans in Nepal.

Cyril appears on the new MTV series called Room 401 where magicians prank unsuspecting victims.

Totally Hidden Extreme Magic


Watch Free Videos: T.H.E.M

T.H.E.M.- Totally Hidden Extreme Magic — combines the voyeurism of a hidden-camera show with unbelievable illusions and unsuspecting victims. A gang of talented street magicians sets up various scenarios to lure unsuspecting targets. After the team has amazed viewers and bewildered their victims, they reveal themselves to the target as one of T.H.E.M.

WHO ARE T.H.E.M.? T.H.E.M. is the troupe Magic X, a gang of modern-day Merlins who combine illusion and manipulation with music and performance art. They are:

  • Cyril Takayama
  • Danny Cole
  • Enrico de la Vega
  • Lisa de la Vega
  • Chris Gongora
  • Michael Grasso
  • Thomas Meier
  • Jason Neistadt
  • Justin "Kredible" Willman


External Link:

Official Site
The Magic Woods
Cyril Myspace
Magic X
Magic Revolution Website
Metropolis Japan Interview


Comments (26)

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I like the way u talking when u r doing ur trick...it's funny and u look like very charming!i also like ur eyes(is it really can read people's mind?:-) and ur smile when you're pretending that you did something wrong!!!anyway...i watched almost all ur tricks,cant remember how many times but it's still very amazing!!!i just can say it's excellent and perfect!!!we want more more and more than that,Cyril!!!
Mr.Q , October 14, 2012
You're awesome, i love your magic, by the way you're charming and devastating!
Kelly CKY , July 07, 2012
About Cyril Takayama
smilies/shocked.gifCyril is a kind, humble, simply person. The first i know Cyril when he visiting Indonesia and be ass guest on Indonesian Idol 2012. The more I know about Cyril from his video, the more I'm fascinated by him. He is extraordinary celeb. Love you Cyril
Tri Wulan S , July 02, 2012
ur magic is very intresting..........
I like ur magic......really like........u r smart guy.......
D Nay Lynn , April 17, 2012
I think its all so beautifull what ever you do it is simply so great iam lost in words but yes you are superb and its the magica that flows enchanted by its myster i like the way you do it boy keep it up.
Rahela , May 30, 2011
luv u
m a big fan of urs. Happy new year 2011 from india. I luv ur show. If u r on facebook, then pls pls pls pls snd me friends request coz there r many fake ids of u. Pls snd me friend request.
amit kumar , January 01, 2011
the biggest fan ov u......
luv u n ur magic.......................smilies/kiss.gifsmilies/wink.gifsmilies/smiley.gifsmilies/grin.gifsmilies/cheesy.gifsmilies/kiss.gifsmilies/kiss.gifsmilies/kiss.gifsmilies/kiss.gifsmilies/kiss.gifsmilies/kiss.gifsmilies/kiss.gifsmilies/kiss.gifsmilies/kiss.gifsmilies/kiss.gifsmilies/kiss.gifsmilies/kiss.gifsmilies/kiss.gifsmilies/kiss.gifsmilies/kiss.gifsmilies/kiss.gifsmilies/kiss.gifsmilies/kiss.gifsmilies/kiss.gifsmilies/kiss.gifsmilies/kiss.gifsmilies/kiss.gifluvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu
afifa , December 31, 2010
if u r in facebook will u plz plz sen me requst
love yuwwwwwwwwww
simranshahan , December 29, 2010
heloooooooooo cyril im frm dubai.........im a big big big fan of u an ur magic.really awsome man.i came tu knew abot ur programme jus 2 week before and frm then wot i say cyril i became ur addict.............gud luck cyril waiting for ur great great perfomence.
simranshahan , December 29, 2010
you r a amzing magiciansmilies/grin.gif
Ayan , December 14, 2010
8) , October 06, 2010
Hye Cyril..im really like you first im saw u in AXN Chnl.
u R AMAZINGsmilies/kiss.gif ♥x
FeRra FeRnandez , September 19, 2010
I love u want to make magic. I like u very much . i wish we can be friends and pls came to malaysia again. i wish we can meetsmilies/smiley.gif
Nithya Devi Ganesan , September 10, 2010
luv u baby.....
hi cyril....i luv u...very much......smilies/wink.gifi want to be your fren.....
come to malaysia..please....smilies/cheesy.gifsmilies/smiley.gifi like your magic......everything..amazing.....wonderful.....
navitha , August 25, 2010
cyril:simply magic
i luv u cyril............!
yur magic are totally rock.
plz come india for a show,,,,,,,,,smilies/smiley.gifsmilies/smiley.gif
abhishek armani , August 07, 2010
amazing trick
hii..cyrill,i'm ur fan,i try to find u in facebook but didn't find,are have a facebook?i also watch ur tricks when you appeared on tv..well i like ur tricks,its awesome..i wish can see you in malaysia if you coming..bye n thanks..
diana , July 11, 2010
sawaddy jaa
sawaddy jaa im from thailand i was watch ur vid i mean magic video that was amazing.... that was great ................ i loves you sawaddy jaa take care ....smilies/smiley.gifsmilies/smiley.gifsmilies/smiley.gifsmilies/smiley.gif
mumun , June 08, 2010
hello cyril_i lurve u so muc
u are so cute n hensom man_i lurve u so mucsmilies/cheesy.gif
shuhada_kedah , May 25, 2010
you are indeed, sweet...
hi cyril... i really love your shows in AXN. and i love you too... smilies/wink.gif
great peformances... great magic.. great you.... great life...
jamshaker ;) , May 17, 2010
Greeting from Malaysia
Hey Cyril,

I watched you simply magis show on AXN yesterday, where you had a tour to KL,Malaysia.

I was amazing. How he does it?? was the big quesiton mark on my head..smilies/smiley.gif
But each time you approach someone i like the fact you always tell them to beleive it, and that's when i relaised this is how you do it, you beelive in it.

Well you are one of my inspiration, after watching your magic i had this confidence in myself to beleive in the things i do and also the things i want in life. But of course mine is not a magic.smilies/smiley.gif

Hopefully i could meet you somewhere, would like to experience your magic in real. Where is your next tour? Anyway i could find out, so maybe i could take a trip down and pay a visit.

Keep believing and take care,

sharmini , May 11, 2010
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