HE CLAIMS to be the antithesis of the conventional magician.
"Anti-Conjuror" Dan Sperry sports heavy goth-punk make-up and clothing, numerous body piercings and tattoos.
More than a passing resemblance to fellow magician Criss Angel or shock rocker Marilyn Manson, perhaps?
The 28-year-old US illusionist, a semi-finalist on the fifth season of reality talent series America's Got Talent in 2010, told The New Paper over the phone from New York: "Absolutely not!
"My image embodies a very raw form of horror, not like Manson or Criss."