Actor and magician Dennis Watkins was born to play Harry Houdini

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Dennis Watkins and Justin Kaufmann

Magician and actor Dennis Watkins joins Justin to talk about his role playing Harry Houdini in the House Theatre of Chicago’s production of “Death & Harry Houdini.” Dennis also talks about his relationship to Harry Houdini, what keeps him coming back to the role, how he became interested in magic, when he realized he could be a professional magician, his career working as a third generation magician in Chicago, how he built his skills, the way pop culture influences how we see magic and the challenge to keep evolving as both an actor and a magician.

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