Born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts and raised in a rural area, Charlie Fass (Mister Illusion) developed many hobbies while still in high school. A magic kit ignited the spark at Christmas at the age of 8, and an ongoing interest continued throughout his high school years.
He read many magic books, watched his favorite magician Mark Wilson on television, and made many trips to New York City to purchase magic from the Tannen Brothers. He performed at parties and other social events.
After graduating from Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York with a B.S. degree, he entered the United States Army as a Private soldier. Three years later he returned from Vietnam as a First Lieutenant. He
then initiated a career in the printing industry. Years later he was employed in the telecommunications industry.
Today, Charlie Fass is a full time professional magician performing at churches, Sunday school classes, service clubs, retirement facilities, schools, businesses, company picnics, day care centers, theaters, and many private parties. He has appeared on Cable Television, and has had feature articles written about him.
He is active in the International Brotherhood of Magicians and the Society of American Magicians. He has won magic performance awards from these organizations, but he says that the greatest reward or award of all is when he hears the comment “You made my day” following one of his performances….and he hears that quite often too.
Charlie resides in Roseville, California and is married to Barb whom he met in college. Barb adds much to the performances as assistant and choreographer. He has two daughters, Wendy and Julie, who are married and also live in California. Both his daughters have also appeared with him as part of his stage illusions to include being levitated in thin air.