Keith Barry Profile

Keith Barry is the world’s leading TV Hypnotist, Mentalist and Brain Hacker. As a world- renowned performer, Keith has toured for many years showcasing his mind-blowing skills in every corner of the globe. Keith has starred in over 40 international TV shows, his most recent being a huge hit in the UK with primetime ITV1 show “You’re Back in the Room”. He has appeared many times on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”, “The Jimmy Kimmel” show, The Conan O’Brien Show and of course his own US TV series “Deception with Keith Barry” for the Discovery Channel.

The 1st Season of Keith’s hit TV show “You’re Back in the Room” aired on Channel 9 in Australia in April ’16 to huge ratings and Season 2 of the show for ITV1 in the UK aired in Mar/Apr ‘16 also to great ratings. The US version of the series, also starring Keith, shoots in July 2016 for Fox TV in the USA. His TV series for The Discovery Channel in the USA “Deception with Keith Barry” is now being shown worldwide in over 110 countries along with his successful 2014 TV studio based series “Brain Hacker”.

Keith also returned as Chief Magic and Mentalist Consultant for the Lionsgate blockbuster “Now You See Me – The Second Act” which is a sequel to the huge box office hit “Now You See Me” . Keith worked on the sequel for nearly a year which was filmed in London and Macau and premiers in June 2016. The original movie shot in New Orleans and Paris, had Keith as Chief Mentalist and Hypnotist Consultant. The Summit Entertainment action heist movie grossed over $360m and like the sequel stars Woody Harrelson, Morgan Freeman, Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo and Michael Caine. Keith worked extensively with Woody Harrelson for both movies, in which Woody plays a mentalist. The third movie in the franchise has just been green lit by Lionsgate and Keith rejoins the franchise as a Producer this time around.

In his new TV gameshow “You’re Back in the Room” five strangers are given simple challenges or dares to win money but the challenges prove tougher than they first appear after each contestant is hypnotized by Keith. This is the first hypnosis format gameshow ever and is built around Keith’s particular skill-set.

Keith has also been awarded both the prestigious Merlin Award for “Mentalist of the Year 2009” and “Best Magician in Las Vegas 2009” as voted for by the Las Vegas Review Journal. Keith’s TED Talk has been in the Top 20 TED Talks since 2008 and it currently has over 11m views.

Over the last 14 years Keith has also performed live in his own shows to over 1,000,000 people in such places as Las Vegas and the US, Australia and New Zealand, Canada, Spain, South Africa, Ireland and the UK.

Also in the US, Keith had his own special on CBS “Keith Barry – Extraordinary”. This was CBS’s first magic special in years and followed on from the success of Keith’s 1st US TV show, “Brainwashed” which aired on MTV in 2004.

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As Arthur C. Clarke told us, "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." So think of Keith Barry as a technologist, an elite software engineer of the human brain. Witty and direct, he celebrates human cleverness even while he's hacking it.

Barry's repertoire ranges from outrageous stunts -- driving a car at full speed blindfolded -- to mind control, including hypnosis and mindreading. The Irish magician's relaxed style has made him an audience favorite worldwide, both in live shows and on his European television series, Close Encounters with Keith Barry, which aired in 28 countries. He's had specials on MTV and CBS, and tried his hand at acting as a murder suspect on CSI: Miami.

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"Mr. Barry is not content merely to perform sleights of hand; he wants his audiences to know how deeply he embraces risk, how very life-affirming careering toward the canyon of eternity can be." — New York Times

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