Marc Dunston, better known as Magic Marc, is an energetic, enterprising father of two - son Julian and daughter Chloe - and husband of Dr. Kyrin Dunston, a local physician. He has been enlightening Savannians with his signature magic for several years. A native Philadelphian, Magic Marc recalls his initial fascination with magic. "When I was 7 years old, I became interested in magic after seeing the movie "Houdini." I begged my parents for my own magic kit that very day. Needless to say, he got it.
Magic Marc practiced and practiced, mostly on his three brothers, his sister and his parents. As a teenager, he began spending most of his time at a hometown magic store, where he performed countless tricks on customers. In exchange for payment, the store's owners let Magic Marc select magic tricks from their store. As a high school student, Magic Marc won first prize in a talent contest and the rest is history.
Now, Magic Marc has performed as the opening act for Bill Cosby, Robert Klein, Grover Washington and many others. He also has done private magical parties for Spike Lee, Denzel Washington, Wesley Snipes and various members of the NFL and NBA.
Magic Marc is actively involved in Camp Sunshine, an annual gathering for children with cancer and with local schools and hospitals. "Bringing energy and happiness to kids means everything to me and I use every opportunity I have to volunteer my time to help out."
As much as Marc loves magic, his true devotion is children. Now Marc has taken his exceptional talent to television as the host and executive producer of "The Magic Marc Show," a family-oriented children's show on WTOC-TV.
Accompanied by his pets, Bingo, Showbiz, Wizard, Bubba and Fluffy, he focuses on "magication," Magic Marc's own word for combining magic and education for kids. "Each Saturday morning, I'm going to offer kids a safe place to get together, have fun and learn."
Each show will also feature the "Shining Star Award" which will be presented to an individual or group in the community that has demonstrated academic excellence, outstanding leadership, personal integrity and perseverance.
There's no stopping this show stopper. Don't blink, or you may miss Magic Marc's next trick.