His name is Gerry McCambridge, and he has been amazing audiences for over 30 years.
He is also the creative force and inspiration behind the hit TV show
''The Mentalist." From the age of 9 years old, Gerry was fascinated by magic. He started to study the art as a hobby. Years later he took his love for magic, and mixed it with the observational skills he learned from his father, a New York City Detective, to create the character of “The Mentalist.”
In the 1980’s Gerry was headlining as “The Mentalist” in Comedy Clubs across the country. He also specialized in entertaining at Fortune 500 corporate events and celebrity “A-List” parties. Gerry also appeared on countless radio and TV talk shows.
In 1999, the International Magicians Society presented Gerry with the “Merlin Award” for “Mentalist of the Decade”. Gerry was the first mentalist in history to receive the Merlin award for mentalism since the organizations inception in 1968.
In 2002 Gerry wrote his first TV show titled “The Mentalist” and took it out to Los Angeles to pitch it to the networks. Jeff Zucker, the president of NBC had witnessed Gerry’s live performances many times, and instantly bought the show for his network. Gerry became the creator, executive producer and star of the hit prime-time network television show "The Mentalist” which started airing to millions around the world in May 2004.
Later that summer in 2004 the Psychic Entertainers Association, an international organization of his peers, awarded Gerry for his “Outstanding Contributions to the Art of Mentalism.”
Also in the summer of 2004 Gerry performed his one man show “The Mentalist” to critical acclaim Off-Broadway in New York City and made his acting debut in the movie "Mattie Fresno and the Holofulx Universe."
In 2005 the Psychic Entertainers Association again awarded Gerry. This time he received the “Mentalist of the Year” award.
In June of 2005 Gerry moved his one man show “The Mentalist” from New York City to Las Vegas. The show was an instant success in Sin City.
In October 2007 Gerry starred in the reality television series “Phenomenon” with Criss Angel, Kim Kardashian and Holly Madison.
In 2008 CBS thought the concept of merging the skills of a mentalist with a detective was so interesting, they contacted Gerry and asked him to help with a weekly TV series based on that concept.
In August 2008, the International Magicians Society presented Gerry with the “Merlin Award” for “Mentalist of the Year.”
In 2009 he was voted one of the "Top 10 Absolutely Have To See" shows in Las Vegas by the Las Vegas Weekly Magazine.
In 2013 Gerry appeared on the Bravo TV show "Millionaire Matchmaker." The host Patty Stanger was trying to find Gerry the next love of his life.
In 2013 the Las Vegas Review Journal readers poll awarded Gerry the "Best Magic Show" in all of Las Vegas.