David Seth Kotkin

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

David Seth Kotkin was born in Metuchen, New Jersey back in 1956 to Hyman and Rebecca.  He graduated from Metuchen High School in 1974.  During his childhood he attended Camp Harmony, a day camp in nearby Warren, New Jersey.  One of the exercises was to find a guide who’d been kidnapped by Indians. Of course, it was just a game but he was living it.

He began practicing magic as a child and was the youngest person admitted to the Society of American Magicians at the age of 12.  By the time he was 16, he was teaching a course in magic at New York University.

He enrolled in Fordham University but left after three weeks to play the lead role in the musical The Magic Man, it was the longest-running musical in Chicago’s history.  He had his own TV specials on CBS between 1978-2001.

While you may not recognize David Seth Kotkin surely, you’ll know his stage name, if you haven’t already done so; David Copperfield?

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Comments (21)

Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, James... of course, I know of David Copperfield but had no clue about his original name. However, I do know Metuchen, Warren, and NY University well!

Mar 16, 2021 04:27 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. The magic question of the morning is why I recognized the name right away? Maybe it came up in my trivia research. I have no clue. Enjoy your day.

Mar 16, 2021 04:36 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, James, for sharing this story.

Take care, be safe and have a great day.

Mar 16, 2021 04:40 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Good morning, James...

Mar 16, 2021 05:04 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

That is certainly a big name in the magic industry!  I love seeing magicians seemingly do the impossible.

Mar 16, 2021 05:34 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

I do remember how wildly popular David Copperfield was @James Dray but I had no idea as to what his real name was or what ever happened to him.

Mar 16, 2021 05:42 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning James - thanks for the information.  I didn't know that .

Mar 16, 2021 06:17 AM
faye schubert
Branson, MO
Living the Branson Lake Life

What a gift he has for magic and discovered his love of it as a child.

Mar 16, 2021 06:47 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I did not know who you were talking about.  The man has magic and a beautiful island in the Bahamas.  A

Mar 16, 2021 10:11 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi James- I loved watching David Copperfield and am fascinated by magic. 

Mar 16, 2021 10:45 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

I have seen him in Vegas. He truly does some amazing magic. Great show.

Mar 16, 2021 12:02 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi James, 

Another one I figured out fast.  (this is very rare though! LOL) I still remember him making the Statue of Liberty "disappear".

Mar 16, 2021 02:04 PM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Hello James, an interesting biography of David Seth Kotkin aka David Copperfield.

Mar 16, 2021 02:50 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

David Copperfield is a household name when it comes to magicians. Thank you James 🙂

Mar 16, 2021 03:07 PM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Hello there James! Thank you for posting your blog today. Many comments were stuck in the quagmire of the AR servers today. But I heard today that Copperfield is starting to book return dates to Vegas.

Mar 16, 2021 06:48 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I thought I had figured it out part way through, and I was right. He's amazing!!

Mar 16, 2021 08:45 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

I guess I am getting old when I know who you are writing about that happens to be born in the 1950's:)Endre

Mar 16, 2021 11:31 PM
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

James, a wonderful, wonderful story.  I want to thank you for the manner and content of your posts.  James, when we join you, we journey throughut history and peoples and land worldwide. I love magic and the supernatural and mystical -- so you can imagine I just loved this post.  Have a wonderful day, my good friend   

Mar 18, 2021 11:53 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

People remember you what you do not what you know. Thanks about writing David C.

Apr 03, 2021 07:17 AM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

David Copperfield is still alive and still performing his magic. You can see him now in Las Vegas.

Sep 08, 2021 08:31 PM