Thomas Meseroll


Magus: Master of Martial Magic

The Magic


Magical Biography

Tom joined the Society of American Magicians in 1975 and attended his first magic convention in Boston the same year. He attended the SAM conventions in Chicago ‘76, and in Philadelphia ’77 and in 1976 he performed a full stage show at Rider University Theater for about 300 people (for this effort he borrowed Teller’s Selbit Sawing in half and worked with Teller himself on the presentation).

Tom was the lead in a Periwig production of “The Spider” in Princeton New Jersey. He portrayed Chartrand, the magician for the play, and performed Robert Houdin’s second sight as well as a number of large stage illusions in a vaudeville like setting (not only did he need to learn and memorize all of the code for Houdin’s second sight but he had over 5,000 lines in the play).

He is an active magician member of the Academy of Magical Arts (The Magic Castle, in Hollywood) and a member of the international Brotherhood of Magicians as well.

In his twenties, Tom combined his martial arts with his magic and took on the name “The Magus: Master of Martial Magic” (Pronounced: Ma-gos). He has performed in large venues including the Hughes Space and Communications, and Boeing Satellite Systems as well as children’s shows and local school performances. He has invented a variety of martial magic tricks including dancing samurai swords, and a sightless vision (complete with play-do over his eyes etc, where he slices a watermelon in half on a audience member’s stomach with a samurai sword completely blindfolded). He also performs shows at local hospitals children’s cancer wards. He is an avid bibliophile of magic books, rare and not.

Magic with Friends

With Annette Cascone and Eugene Burger

With Lance Burton at the Magic Castle

With Teller (from Penn & Teller)

With Mark Wilson

Performing for close friend Rudy Tomjanovich

With Diane Bray and the Great Max Howard

Teaching a Martial Arts and Magic Class with Jeff McBride

With Johnny Ace Palmer at S.A.M.

With John Born and Allan Hayden

With Jordon Wright and Jeff McBride

With Jill Meseroll, Jeff McBride, and Abbi Spinner

With Richard Turner

With Master Paybe and Suzanne

Larry Hass, George Parker, Larry Darbonne, Eugene Burger, Tom Meseroll, and Bryce Kuhlman

Mike Caveney, Tom and Jill Meseroll, Bert Sperber, Roger Dreyer, Irene and Erica Larsen, John Gaughan, and Max Maven

With Ed Thomas at S.A.M.

Friend's Websites

That was Then


When Thomas Meseroll first moved to Los Angeles, he was a bartender at the Verdi Ristorante Di Musica.


Before moving to Los Angeles, Tom studied acting at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Threatre in New York under the tutelage of Sanford Meisner and William Alderson. After moving to Los Angeles to pursue his dream as an actor, he studied at The William Alderson Acting Studio.

"Now You See It"

"Chatrand The Spider"

The Early Years

Tom attended Lawrenceville Prepatory school in Lawrenceville, New Jersey and went on to attend Bucknell University.