Who is Portland Magician Hart Keene?
Hart’s interest in magic began 23 years ago when his high school Spanish teacher showed him a card trick as a reward for good behavior.
This sparked a deep love for close-up magic and Hart began studying everything he could get his hands on. His first gigs consisted of “strolling” magic at parties, restaurants, and social events through his late teens and early twenties.
In college, Hart studied Psychology and Theatre Arts. This opened the door to him studying mentalism, a genre of magic that focuses more on the mind, cold reading, and psychological illusions. His study of theatre helped him develop and hone his comedy and stage persona.
After a few stints in the professional world, including insurance and boat sales, Hart decided to live his dream and went into performing full time. Over the past 10 years, this decision has taken Hart all over the country, performing everywhere from company boardrooms, to casinos and college campuses. He has also appeared on numerous television programs including NBC’s “America’s Got Talent!”, The CW Network’s “Penn & Teller: Fool Us”, and TNT’s “The Librarians.”
Hart currently resides in Oregon, and still considers his Spanish teacher a close friend.