Riccardo Berdini

Mentalist, Hypnotist & Magician


Riccardo Berdini was born in the beautiful city of Trieste, Italy, on a magical snowy night of December, in the year 1983.Before falling in love with the art of magic, Riccardo’s passions were music and movies. At the age of 20, he wrote, produced, and directed his first musical, the Halogen Child, inspired by Tim Burton’s movies. The show was a huge success, and it led Riccardo to quit the University of Cinema and join the prestigious Bernstein School of Musical Theatre in Bologna, where he had the opportunity to master his performing skills (acting, singing, and dancing).

He then started a successful career in musical theatre that led him to write and produce his second musical, A Light in the Dark, and to win multiple awards as best musical theatre performer for roles such as Jean Valjean in Les Miserables and Dany Zuko in Grease. While performing in the most important theatres of his country, Riccardo cultivated a strong interest in mentalism and deepened his knowledge of the fascinating world of the magical arts. He also completed three years of studies as a stuntman, martial artist, and sword fighter at the Stunt Concept Academy in Rome.

Finally, in 2015, Riccardo found the courage to move to Los Angeles, where he quickly became one of the most successful mentalists and magicians in town. Riccardo was thrilled to become a member of the world-famous Magic Castle in Hollywood, which he considers home and where he now performs regularly for stars and celebrities. In 2017, Riccardo appeared in the fourth season of the TV show Penn and Tellers Fool Us on CW.

After becoming one of the most successful Mentalist and Hypnotist in Los Angeles, Riccardo has also become a successful motivational speaker, knowing that his personal story and his knowledge of the power of the mind can inspire and help people all around the world to find their purpose and live a better life. Riccardo is also a magic creator and consultant for some of the best magicians and mentalists. His products are sold all over the world and are used on worldwide television.

Riccardo is also an actor, director, and producer. He won several awards for directing and acting in his acclaimed shorts Awakening, The Order, and Tori. He recently created a film production company called Face Off Pictures. After producing his first movie, Stranger Minds, he’s currently working on the production of multiple features and tv shows.