the madness behind the magic
Will Roberts is an award-winning actor, film and television weapons expert, cowboy, author, reporter, dancer, and holder of two Guinness World Records.
Most recently Will can be seen in Christopher Nolans Oppenheimer as General George C Marshall.
A member of SAG-AFTRA (Fi-core) for almost four decades. will also stars in the second season of the Emmy award-winning drama series Studio City, streaming on Amazon Prime, Roberts's other notable film credits include The Redeemer, A Soldier's Revenge, iBot, The West and the Ruthless, North of Neon, The Killer, Signal, and Turner and Hooch. Roberts's television credits include principal roles on the pop-phenomenon Netflix hit Lucifer, True Terror-Robert Englund, Wave Rider, Mann & Wife, and Last Man Standing. and is infamous for his appearance on The Ellen Show as "The Dancing Dad."
Roberts has appeared in various national commercials for companies such as Total Wines, Applebee's, Geico, Verizon, Audi, Nike, Nissan, Levi's, Chrysler, One Plus with Robert Downey, Jr., and a Super Bowl ad for Jack In The Box. Roberts appeared for three years at the Aria Hotel on the Las Vegas strip in Cirque du Soleil's Viva Elvis. His other theater credits include Will Rogers' Follies: The Life and Times of Will Rogers, Show Boat, Bye Bye Birdie, A Chorus Line, Beyond Therapy, Chicago, Oklahoma, Cabaret, Godspell, Annie Get Your Gun, West Side Story, Show Boat and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.
Roberts received the Best Dramatic Actor Award at the X World Short Film Festival at the Action on Film Festival in Las Vegas and the Best Actor Award – Short at the Golden Gate Film Festival, both for the film Signal in 2018. He holds the Guinness World Record for "Gun Spinning" and "Most People Inside a Spinning Lasso." He is a professional clown and magician and is a member of Magic Castle in Hollywood and the Magic Circle in the UK, a trick roper, gun spinner and coach, and a balloon artist. He is widely recognized for his stage combat expertise as a stunt performer. Additionally, he is a professional mechanical bull rider and coach. He is classically trained in ballet, jazz, tap, and hip-hop.
Chris Herren as Faust has been featured at prestigious venues alongside famous magicians across the world. Headlining at the World-Famous Magic Castle in Hollywood, Chicago Magic Lounge, Jeff McBride's Wonderground in Las Vegas, the Celebrities of Magic Show, and a regular performer on Asian Culture Television. Faust has enchanted audiences across the globe.
Recently honored with the 2022 Eugene Burger Legacy Award he represented the United States at the North American FISM Championships. He is a magician member of the prestigious Magic Circle in London, UK and currently resides in Benicia, CA (San Francisco Bay Area).
a bit of history...
Zucchini's served as the lynchpin of cannery row from the edgewater packing company providing magic and novelties for the millions of tourists that visit Monterey each year.
in 2000 the owner of edgewater packing company, dick o'kane passed away and the landmark destination was sold.
in 1979 bryan whitehead opened zucchini's tricks n' things on the 3rd floor of the edgewater packing company on cannery row. the edgewater packing company had everything! A carousel. a shooting gallery. an ice cream parlor. it even had a tic-tac-toe playing chicken! zucchini's was a perfect fit!
That didn't deter bryan and zucchini's one bit. in a matter of days of the sale, zucchini's moved 100 yards away to its current location, the monterey canning company. located on the ground floor in suite h with a convenient entrance off the bike/walking path as well as from cannery row itself and on prescott ave.
46 years later Will is extremely honored to take up the mantle where bryan left off...making magic happen in monterey on cannery row!