Gerry McCambridge has been amazing audiences for over 30 years. He took his love for magic, and mixed it with the observational skills he learned from his father, a New York City Detective, to create the character of “The Mentalist.”
Gerry took that character and became the creator, executive producer and star of the hit prime-time network television show "The Mentalist."
It all started in the 1980’s when Gerry was a headliner in comedy clubs across the country. He also specialized in entertaining at Fortune 500 corporate events and celebrity “A-List” parties.
Gerry has appeared on countless radio and TV talk shows including "Late Night with David Letterman," "The Today Show," “The Vegas Show,” “Soap Talk,” “Real Life” and "The Best Damn Sports Show Period."
In 2004, the Psychic Entertainers Association awarded Gerry for his “Outstanding Contributions to the Art of Mentalism.”
In the summer of 2004, Gerry performed his one man show to critical aclaim Off-Broadway in New York City.
In 2005, the Psychic Entertainers Association again awarded Gerry. This time he received “Mentalist of the Year.”
In June of 2005, Gerry moved his one man show to Las Vegas and signed a 3 week Las Vegas contract to perform at the Rampart Casino. The Las Vegas Review Journal readers poll voted Gerry’s show “Best Lounge Show” in all of Las Vegas.
Due to overwhelming ticket demand, Gerry continued to perform his show at the Rampart for over 47 sold out weeks before moving his show to the legendary Stardust Casino. Gerry headlined there until the Stardust closed for implosion.
In June 2007, Gerry signed a 1 year, 1 million dollar deal to move his show to the brand new Hooters Casino Hotel. There the Las Vegas Review Journal readers poll nominated him “Best Magician” in all Las Vegas, beating David Copperfield and Penn and Teller.
In October 2007, Gerry starred in the reality television series “Phenomenon” with Criss Angel and Uri Geller.
In June 2008, the Chief Operating Officer of Hooters Casino Hotel presented Gerry with a Gold Presidential Rolex containing 900 diamonds and 16 rubies commerating his 1 year anniversary at Hooters. It was also Gerry's 500th Las Vegas performance. Hooters announced Gerry's deal was extended another year keeping him performing at Hooters Casino until May 2009.
On August 25th 2008, the International Magicians Society presented Gerry with the “Merlin Award” for “Mentalist of the Year.” Gerry was the first mentalist in history to receive the Merlin award since the organizations inception in 1968.
In May 2009, Gerry moved his show to the prestigious "V" Theater at the Planet Hollywood casino. There he was voted one of the "Top 10 Absolutely Have To See" shows in Las Vegas by Las Vegas Weekly Magazine.
Since he started headlining in Las Vegas in June 2005, Gerry has performed over 1,200 shows in Sin City making him the longest running Mentalist show in Las Vegas history!