The Great Throwdini

  • Performance
    World record Knife Thrower

The Great Throwdini — ‘The Word’s Fastest and Most Accurate Knife Thrower’ performs MAXIMUM RISK – The Impalement Arts with a Touch of Magic and Comedy
Appears in Guinness World Records Super Humans

Professional Knife Thrower (Impalement Artist),
World Champion, and Multiple World Record Holder


The only Knife Thrower to ever Perform The Veiled Double Wheel of Death (2 assistants behind a paper veil)


Recipient of Magic’s Highest Honor, The Merlin Award (International Magicians Society) for the Impalement Arts


40 World Records Set or Broken, Including ‘One of the Top 100 Guinness World Records of All Time’


Cartooned by Ripley’s Believe it or Not! for catching a bullet, an arrow, and a knife (accomplished by no other)


Past President of Parent Assembly #1, Society of American Magicians (2013/14)


Performs in major variety art and magic venues worldwide featuring one-of-a-kind stunts performed my no other artist

“He is widely regarded as being perhaps the greatest knife thrower who has ever lived.”

  • The World’s FASTEST
    Knife Thrower
  • Professional Impalement Artist World Champion
  • Guiness World Record Holder
    6 World + 1 Russian Record

A quote from Girl on the Bridge says it all…

Adele: Have you ever felt great fear and pleasure both at once?
Gabor: Yes, tonight.
Adele: Did it feel good?
Gabor: Naturally

  • World Champion
  • Professional Impalement Artist
  • Inductee International Knife Throwers Hall of Fame for
    Outstanding Achievement in the Impalement Arts
  • “The Most Accomplished Knife Thrower in History”

Officially recognized as The World’s FASTEST Knife Thrower

Guiness World Record ™:

  • Most knives thrown around an assistant in one minute (2006)
    Record Holders Republic / Book of Alternative Records
  • Most knives around a human target in one minute: 144 (3 at a time)
  • Most knives around a human target in one minute: 75 (1 at a time)
  • Most knives in one minute: 84
    (1 at a time)
  • Most knives in one second: 3
    (1 at a time)
  • Double Ladder of Death
    (performed with Harry Munroe):
    16 knives in 6.5 seconds
  • Association of Russian Records (ARR), Moscow:
  • First American to hold Russian Record
  • ‘Throwdini Thrower’ on display in the Museum of ARR
  • Record holder for INTERSTRONG (Russian partner of Guinness)

“Guinness World Records recognizes him as the World’s Fastest Knife Thrower!” History’s Modern Marvels

Throwdini’s knives are on display at both the Guinness World Record Museum in Niagra Falls, Canada, and the Russian World Record Federation Museum in Moscow, Russia.
40 World Records Set/Broken (recognized by Guinness World Records and Record Holders Republic)

Holder of ‘One of the Top 100 Guinness World Records of All Time’ (NBC), Most knives thrown around a human target in 1 min.

Selected World Records:

Most knives thrown around a human target in 1 min: 144

Fastest time to throw 3 knives… 1 second
Fastest time to throw 10 knives… 3.73 seconds

Fastest time to throw 10 knives around a human target: 4.29 sec

Most 14” knives caught in 1 min: 25
Longest distance into a 12 inch round: 101 feet

Most accurate: snuffed cigarette in assistants mouth

Most difficult: veiled double wheel of death (two assistants behind a paper veil spinning at 1.17/revolution, 10 knives thrown, 2/revolution

Triple Crown: Only person to perform the bullet, arrow, and knife catch (cartooned by Ripley’s Believe it or Not!)

Greatest distance: 101 feet into a 12 inch round


  • Produced and starred in the off-Broadway sensation ‘MAXIMUM RISK — World Champions on the Edge’
  • Star of the cabaret act ‘MAXIMUM RISK — Impalement Arts with a
    Touch of Magic and Comedy’
  • Starred as Throwdini in the play
    ‘Big Top’
  • Performed in NY’s longest running
    off-Broadway magic show
    ‘Monday Night Magic’
  • Guest performer with ‘Sideshow Saturday Night with Todd Robbins
    and Friends’
  • Coney Island Sideshow by the Seashore
  • New York and Boston’s
    ‘Tatoo Convention’
  • The Aces of Magic II


  • The Late Show with David Letterman
  • GSN’s ‘I’ve Got a Secret’
  • Good Morning America
  • ESPN ‘Cold Pizza’
  • Blind Date
  • Travel Channel’s ‘Magic Road Trip’
  • Brini Maxwell Show
  • Fox News ‘212’
  • Jo Soares Show (Brazil)
  • NTV Russia
  • Fuji TV Japan
  • Voom HD TV ‘Sideshow’
  • Telemundo
  • Univision’s ‘Control’
  • Leonard Lopate Show
  • Joey Reynolds Show
  • Mind of Mencia (Moscow Report)
  • Today in NY (WNBC)


  • Stars of The World Famous Moscow State Circus
  • Festival de Circo do Brazil
  • The Nuevo Variety Circus and
    Wild West Show


  • A Day On Broadway (co author)
  • SPECTACLE Circus Magazine (author)
  • Ripley’s Expect the Unexpected, 2006
  • Bizarre Magazine (UK)
  • American Sideshow by Marc Hartzman
  • The Daredevil’s Manual by Ben Ikenson
  • Book of Russian Records (future edition)
  • Internet Super Hero ‘Instant Throwdini’
  • Columbia Magazine
  • FHM Magazine
  • The Book of Alternative Records by Gould and Laue (future edition)
  • Treatise on the Art and Science of Knife Throwing (author)

Specs (requirements for him to be able to perform at your event)

Minimum stage dimensions 12 feet wide by 6 feet deep
A minimum stage of 12 x 6 is for a “straight board” (4’ wide by 6’ high)
1/2 spin knife performance. A full spin knife, tomahawk or axe performance and/or the addition of The Wheel of Death require additional space.

Loading dock, elevator, lighting, sound, load-in time, parking, etc. are items
that need prior discussion.

Jakarta, Indonesia, straight-board and wheel
Performance of the act requires the thrower, the assistant, the board,
and knives. Client supplied items may not be adequate. Advance
shipping may be necessary. A knife board is a piece of equipment made
of specific wood and may not be available for local fabrication.