At the tender age of 5 Thom’s parents suprised him with a trick deck of cards for Christmas. He then quickly began driving his entire family stark-raving-mad as he continually pestered them with his “performances”.
Being lucky enough to have two loving and devoted parents with tastes for the finer things, he was brought up on a steady diet of the Marx Brothers, Carol Burnett, Dick Van Dyke and loads of old time radio programs. On his own, Thom quickly developed a taste for the Addams Family, The Munsters, Universal and Hammer Horror, and all things creepy and spooky. Through that, he gained an insight into, and appreciation of special effects and horror make-up. Make-up luminaries like Dick Smith, Rick Baker and Lon Chaney taught Thom that there was more than one way to fool an audience.
Graduating from the University of Wisconsin with a degree in Organizational Communications, with an emphasis in Corporate Training and Development, Thom has gone on to become one of the most in-demand entertainers, for some of the nation’s largest corporations.
Companies like Boeing, Xerox, Bank One, 3M and Lockheed Martin regularly call on Thom to help make their next event a smash.
Thom is a member of London’s Magic Circle (A.I.M.C.), and a member of the British Magical Society. He is a regular performer at the world-famous Magic Castle in Hollywood. In fact, he’s one of the few performers to be authorized to perform in every showroom there.
When not performing, Thom is an avid lover of Japanese martial arts, the outdoors, art, good wine and spending time with his friends and family.
Thom and his wife Annabel currently make their home in England and California.
With the perfect blend of sophistication and fun, Thom Peterson will create a custom-tailored cabaret of mystery and fun for you and your guests.
With humour and magic designed around your guests and your wedding day, he will have the room laughing, amazed and really glad they came!
As you can see, Thom Peterson’s website is a bit different than that of other magician’s.
There’s no long laundry-list of “specialties.”
That’s because Thom concentrates on doing only a few things, and he works very hard to do those things better than anyone else.
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