Greg Frewin - Arts and Culture Wall of Fame
Greg Frewin was born in Hamilton in 1967. He is currently ranked as "The International Grand Champion of Magic," having won every major award offered within the magic community. He has placed first in numerous magic competitions including the International Brotherhood of Magicians, the Society of American Magicians, the Canadian Association of Magicians and the Federation Internationale Society of Magique-widely regarded as the Olympics of magic. His winning streak recently culminated with his 2009 win of the "Magician of the Year" award at the World Magic awards, effectively ranking him as the world's top illusionist.
In his fifteen-year professional career Frewin has performed live all over the world, from Japan to Monte
Carlo, cruise ships on the high seas to the Vegas Strip. He currently performs shows at the Greg Frewin
Theatre in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Frewin has also appeared on over 35 television programs including NBC's "World's Greatest Magic," ABC's "Champions of Magic" and his own CBC special "Magic Man: Home for the Holidays."
Frewin's love of magic began as a teenager in Hamilton, Ontario. At an early age he began joining local magic clubs and organizations, learning as many principles of the magical arts as possible. With the help of a mentor named Doug Basham, Frewin began to hone his skills. He attended college to study woodshop and machining, learning skills that would prove useful as a performer and as the primary carpenter behind 90% of his own props.
In 2005, after years of performing around the world, Frewin settled in the Niagara area and opened the Greg Frewin Theatre in Niagara Falls, Ontario.