David Blaine is an accomplished performer and stunt man. Blaine is known worldwide for his performance and stunts in film and television productions. Blaine has over 35 years experience in stunt work, both professional and student. Throughout this long career, Blaine has earned many awards for his work as a stuntman, including many honors from the International Academy of Performance and Agility, the International Academy of Sportsculpture, and has been an inductee on the American Sportsman History Society of America. He is also a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Academy of Sportsculpture. On the international stage, Blaine holds the distinction of being one of only three men to have ever won a World Championship match in Judo and has accomplished over 90 successful world Judo matches. In 2007, Blaine was honored as one of the “Top 8 Heroes in Sports” in the Daily Mail Magazine, and in 2012, he earned the “Top 10 Heroes” in the same publication. Blaine also holds the distinction of being one of only two people to have ever competed in the Olympics in Judo.
Blaine’s most impressive talents at the professional level include being a skilled stunt performer. A former stuntman and athlete, Blaine also has extensive experience in gymnastics, wrestling, acrobatics, and stunt doubles on television shows, documentaries, and feature films for various film and television projects. In addition to his years of extensive stunt work, Blaine has also performed internationally for over twenty different organizations, including the BBC, the National Geographic Channel, Discovery Channel, the American Institute of Aeronautics for Research, the International Federation of High Altitude Rescue Organizations, the US Army Special Forces, and the UK’s Royal Navy. In 2004, Blaine also won a major award for best stunt and performance from the Sports and Fitness Industry Association (SFI) for his performance on the show “Actors Anonymous” as the “Ultimate Athlete”. In 2009, he was granted a National Film Registry Award for his work on the PBS documentary “My Story”. In 2011, Blaine also was recognized as one of the “Top 10 Heroes” in the Daily Mail Magazine in 2012 for his “Sportsmanship, Selfless Excellence.” In 2012, Blaine received the prestigious “Lifetime Achievement Award” from the International Academy of Sportsculpture for his contributions to the sport “of stunt” in the United Kingdom. In 2013, Blaine was awarded “Top 10 Heroes” in the Daily Mail Magazine again.