Mentalist, Speaker, Actor, Grandpa, Cool Dad & Above-Average Husband
My mom always said that I should introduce myself properly. So to avoid getting in trouble with mom, I created this page!
My name is Curtis Waltermire and I have been involved in entertainment, public speaking, and other businesses and industries since the late 1980’s.
Actually, it all started in the late seventies, when I was about 8 years old and I was working very hard at being an amazing superhero.
Who’s Fault Is All of This?
Many people blame my Uncle Charlie for ever getting me involved in the magical arts. Had he not kept harassing me with coin tricks at every family reunion when I was just a toddler, you wouldn’t be reading this! And he wasn’t even a magician!
Consequently, I fell in love with the magical arts very early, and by the time I was in my teens, my wild imagination for all things amazing (and a careful study of magic and mindreading books found at a local library) had me performing professional magic shows for various children’s and family groups, charity organizations, and more. I went on to study Theatre, Acting, and Public Speaking in college to help enhance my individual performing style.
So I’m an Adult Now?
During my college years, I also served some time in the U.S. Army, juggled performing both as an actor and magician, and found the perfect woman and snatched her up before she got away. Here she is trying to escape on our wedding day at Fort Lee, Virginia, in 1991.
I whisked her away to Alaska where we had two daughters; one who is now a licensed cosmetologist, a former U.S. Marine, and a devoted wife and mother of our first grandson–the other a professional photographer making her way in the world. We are very proud of both of our girls!
Movies, TV Commercials, and other Stuff
In addition to the mystery arts, acting and theater are real passions of mine, and occasionally I work professionally in film, TV commercials,and print advertisements. I also consult with theatres and venues about producing live special effects for their plays and programs.
I have had the privilege over the years of working with and entertaining some great people in the entertainment business, to include actor Dean Cain, Sarah Jane Morris (NCIS), and Indy 500 legend Bobby Unser to name a few.
I recently had the thrill last December of sharing the stage with two comedy legends from my youth, the hilarious and very talented juggler Michael Davis, and award-winning comedy magician Michael Finney.
In the year 2000, I started and built a highly-successful, multi-million dollar contracting company near Seattle, WA, with a few close friends and partners. Just prior to this, because of my fascination with psychology and religion, I also earned a Minister of Religion degree in 1997 and was a speaker and teacher in a private Seminary near Tacoma, WA, for a few years. Today I combine my business, public speaking, teaching and entertainment talents together to provide highly-engaging keynote presentations for companies and organizations on such topics as leadership, effective communication, and improving memory.
Over the years, I have appeared on numerous TV and radio programs, promoting my local shows and various fundraising organizations. I really enjoy using my talents to help worthy charities and those in need. I also appear occasionally in newspapers and local magazines.
“Curtis SURPASSED our expectations!”Terri Rice, Cox Business Solutions
“That is the DAMNEDEST thing I’ve ever seen in my LIFE!”Bobby Unser, 3-Time Indy 500 Racing Champion
“Don’t hesitate to book his act if you have a chance!”Kaylin S., Koch Industries
I’m so glad you’ve taken some time out today to stop here and learn more about me. I consider it a priviledge and an honor to be living my life’s dream, and the most wonderful thing about it is travelling and meeting such wonderful and extraordinary people along the way.
My wife and I have lived all over the country, but currently call Wichita, Kansas home; smack dab in the center of America’s Heartland. While we’ve lived here for the last 12 years, who knows where travels will find us next!