From the age of 9 years old, Gerry McCambridge was fascinated by magic. He started to study the art as a hobby. He soon realized he wanted to be a full time entertainer. Years later 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.”
In the 1980’s Gerry started performing as “The Mentalist” in Comedy Clubs, Fortune 500 corporate events, and ultra exclusive “A-List” celebrity parties.
In 2002 Gerry wrote his first TV show titled “The Mentalist.” The show aired in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, the U.K., South Korea, Canada, Africa, Thailand, India, the Netherlands and the Middle East.
In the summer of 2004 Gerry performed his one man show “The Mentalist” to critical acclaim Off-Broadway in New York City.
Later that year Gerry made his acting debut in the movie “Mattie Fresno and the Holofulx Universe.”
In 2005 Gerry opened his one-man show in Las Vegas. The Las Vegas Review Journal readers poll voted Gerry’s show the “Best Magic Show” in all of Las Vegas.
In October 2007 Gerry starred in the reality television series “Phenomenon” with Criss Angel, Kim Kardashian, Carmen Electra and Holly Madison.
In 2013 the Bravo TV show “Millionaire Matchmaker” tried (unsuccessfully) to find Gerry the love of his life.
(season 7, episode 15)
Gerry also made a cameo appearance on the hit TV show “Pawn Stars.”
For the past 18 years, Gerry has been headlining nightly in Las Vegas. He is currently at the V Theater in the Planet Hollywood casino. His goal is to reach 5,000 Las Vegas performances!
The Mentalist will perform his 5,000th show in Las Vegas!!