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David Blaine is American, and he was born in Brooklyn, New York on April 4, 1973. As an illusionist, David Blaine is most known for feats of endurance and street magic.

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What nationality is David Blaine?
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David Blaine became interested in magic as child after seeing a street performer in a subway station. Blaine sent a performance tape to ABC who later gave him his first television special in 1997 titled David Blaine: Street Magic. Blaine has completed many high profile endurance stunts including freezing himself into a block of ice in 2000 and standing on a 100 foot pillar for 35 hours in 2002. Blaine frequently travels around the world to perform magic in children's hospitals and has performed privately for many celebrities and politicians.

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