About

The Story of Spencer

“Yeah, apparently they like the fact that I’m willing to almost kill and mangle myself every round”

Spencer Horsman was born in the entertainment business. Both of his parents, Ken & Mary Horsman, were both former Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus clowns as well as Ronald McDonald for 20 years. Spencer was introduced to magic when he was 4 years old when his father opened his magic shop.

While performing with dad, Spencer started learning ventriloquism at age 8 and at that point started traveling & performing nationwide. A child prodigy at 15, Spencer had already made feature appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman, The Jerry Springer Show, Talk Soup, The Statler Brothers Show as well as performing with David Copperfield & Lance Burton in Las Vegas.

Now at 27, Spencer continues to entertain audiences all over the world with his extremely witty and engaging stage show including a tour of Japan. He has performed for high profile stars including Ray Lewis, Paris Hilton, Nicole Richie, Dan Aykroyd, Neal Patrick Harris, Jason Alexander, Chazz Palminteri, Kenny Ortega & Steve Forbes.

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LOCATION

Illusions Bar and Theater
1025 S. Charles Street Baltimore, MD 21230
Friday – Saturday
5pm-1am
Please call for reservations: 410-727-5811

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 #ThrowbackThursday Two shots of me filming The Jaws of Death & Aquaphobia escapes last year in Cali for "Masters of Illusion". The show just started airing 3 weeks ago on The CW Network & features some of the top magicians from around the world up through the end of Sep. Be sure to go to www.cwtv.com to catch the first episode featuring the Jaws. I'll be appearing again on Sep 19th, 8:30pm (EST).  " Don't practice till you get it right. Practice till you don't get out wrong" and then I say keep practicing, improvong, evolving. There's always room for improvement. Sundays. One of my few, sometimes only, day to relax and spend time in my head. Activities of choice: walking around the city/ park & practicing my craft.  Thanks to my dad, I myself am now fairly enthusiastic about #shopping at @CostCo myself. Most of this will be eaten in a week. Nom nom. Not pictured: case of unsweetened almond milk & 10lb box of oats. Haha. Mmm. #cleaneating #eatclean #shredded #veggies #fruit #food #foodporn #colorful #fitness #nom  Many thanks to the "Throwers" working for @Delta airlines coming out of Atlanta to LAX. Only the 2nd trip for this new suitcase. I appreciate the complimentary trash bag. Maybe I can use it for a new magic trick.  Bringing my Steel Straitjacket out of retirement from America's Got Talent. Figured I would have to have it resized some. It appears I will have to have the whole thing re-made. It won't even close but hey, least I know I can be proud of my back and shoulders! #EscapeArtistProblems #SilverLining  Happy #FathersDay to all the fathers out there that have supported & sacrificed for their children. I couldn't ask for a more supportive father (heck, sometimes he could tone it back some. Haha). Even through this past year dealing w/ cancer, you still did everything you could. Love you dad! Thank you! (This is one of my fav pics of him from his days as a #clown in Ringling Bros #Circus circa 1980).  Late night bulb change in front of #illusionsmagicbar. Course I can't do it safely when it's light out (but then I can't tell which bulbs are out). #businessowner  Last dinner ever at @MrRainsFunHouse at @TheAVAM. One of the most unique & best restaurants in Baltimore. Amazing food (dinner & brunch) and craft cocktails. You will be missed! Congrats on the 5 year run!  New Banner/ Promo photo to promote my show & residency here at illusions: magic bar & theater. It's almost life size (I know, not a difficult task to accomplish).  In recognition of Happy Weird Egg Bunny Day, here's a photo to fit. Apparently I was channeling George Burns dressed as a giant rabbit from hat for a magic show with my father at McDonalds (during his Ronald McDonald show days). Circa '95ish.  #selfiesunday "Fitness is not about being better than someone else... It's about being better than you used to be." 1st pic summer 2012. Last time I was on AGT. Decided I've been too skinny my whole life so started going to the gym, but only 2 days a week. Summer 2013 started going 5-6 days a week. 2nd pic: Feb, 20154. 3rd pic: today. #progress #fitness #weighttraining #bodybuilding #health #muscle #shredded #eatclean #ectomorph #hardwork #gym @musclemeds #carnivor #protein  #ThrowBackThursday Yes, that's me with @JerrySpringer Yes, I was on the Jerry Springer Show (before the fights) when I was 10 years old. Segment was called 'Kids with Unusual Talents.' I was there as a ventriloquist along w an Elvis impersonator, stunt kid, magician, duck caller and, wait for it... a teenage girl that claimed she has been reincarnated over 1,000 times. @SpringerTV  "Be confident. Too many days are wasted comparing ourselves to others & wishing to be something we aren't. Everybody has their own strengths & weaknesses. And it is only when you accept everything you are - and aren't - that you will truly succeed." (Apologies I don't know who/ what this quote is from). #selfiesunday #selfie  At @RinglingBros #Circus tonight with Dad. Our yearly tradition since I could remember (well usually we go to opening night but we were busy this year as well at visit the train the night before and watch them unload everything at 3am). For those of you still unaware, both of my parents were Ringling Circus Clowns ('77-'81.  Many thanks to Baltimore Ravens' cornerback Lardarius Webb for coming to my first show back at Illusions last night! Great meeting you & Nice surprise after being in Las Vegas for 2 months! @L_Webb21  With my fellow cast members last night before my final show @rivieralasvegas #illusion. I had a great time! Thank you to all those that came to support the show! Hope to be back again soon!  Finally did the whole tourist thing & ventured over to the Pawn Stars' Pawn Shop. No, no one from the show was there. Not even the "old man." Next time!  Hey everyone, Visit www.SpencerHorsman.com to win a pair of tickets to my performance in Vegas at The Riviera Hotel & Casino. Hope to see you there! Also, thanks to my design & marketing team @joinRONIN. #Vegas #Rivierahotel #lasvegas  Great seeing & meeting the hilarious @davidspade & @imkevinfarley the other night at @venetianvegas #epic show!  Fun time last night at @DivasLasVegas at The Quad. Been coming to Vegas for years & first time attending, Fun times! Talk about a show full of "illusions" (sorry, couldn't resist)! Many thanks to cast member @AndrewRyanDiva for getting me in.  After a week of shows under my belt, I guess it's no longer a secret: I'm currently headlining at The Riviera in Las Vegas till Feb 24th! And a stage illusion show at that! Dancers & all! Haha. Nightly 7pm show. Sat-Thurs. Come on by!  "Head, shoulders, knees & toes." Gashes, bruises & cuts all around on all limbs from these last few days of rehearsals for a surprise show I'll be involved for the next 2 months here in #LasVegas . Ill clue everyone in tomorrow. #selfiesunday #magicianproblems  Baby's First #show (not MY #baby mind you)! Parent's asked if they could bring little Emma to my show at #Illusions. 6 months old. To a bar. On a #Saturday night for a #magicshow. Course! Great idea! She was actually very well behaved & yes I called out her mom & dad during the show and said "what kind of parents are you?!" Haha.  Well, That was hands down one of the best #magic shows I've had the pleasure of seeing in person. I don't even care that I made the trip up from #Baltimore & back alone to see it! If you are in #NYC or somewhere near, run to catch this show! Hats off to #DerekDelguadio & @instahelder (and @instagranph for directing)! #nothingtohide  #TBT Final performance in @palazzolasvegas last year for #AmericasGotTalent #AGTLive show. #throwbackthursday  Last night at 7:20pm, Sunday, Nov. 10th, 2013: My grandmother, Mildred Jean Horsman, passed away at 84 years old. All of the family spent the past week by her side every day & night. We all left the room for a short moment & she passed peacefully while being held by my grandfather with whom she was married to 68 years. We all love & miss you greatly. "It's so much darker when a light goes out than it would have been if it had never shone." -John Steinbeck-  #ThrowbackThursday Grand Opening event at #illusionsmagicbar in #Baltimore 2007. We blocked off the street & with roughly 10,000 spectators I escaped from 2 Straitjackets while hanging upside-down 50ft above the street. Talk about a unique view.  #WisdomWednesday "You're going to meet many people with domineering personalities: the loud, the obnoxious, those that noisily stake their claims in your territory and everywhere else they set foot on. This is the blueprint of a predator. Predators prey on gentleness, peace, calmness, sweetness and any positivity that they sniff out as weakness. Anything that is happy and at peace they mistake for weakness. It's not your job to change these people, but it's your job to show them that your peace and gentleness do not equate to weakness. I have always appeared to be fragile and delicate but the thing is, I am not fragile and I am not delicate. I am very gentle but I can show you that the gentle also possess a poison."  #HappyHalloween Everyone! I present to you undead James Dean! Sadly, due to this being a crazy busy season & touring, I didn't have any time to prep anything for my favorite holiday so this is a #throwbackthursday from last year while I was working in #LasVegas.  About to depart #Minnesota & head back to #Baltimore. Was a pleasure working with my fellow magicians over the past few days with the #MastersOfIllusion tour! Both shows sold out (3,600 seats in total) to enthusiastic & warm audiences here. Thanks again for having us!

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