A C T O R  There’s simply no other entertainer like Rob Zabrecky. Through a wide range of artistic work that spans acting, magic, and music, Rob Zabrecky has established himself globally as an original entertainer.  In film, he’s best known for his roles in A Ghost Story, Lost River, and Decay. In television he’s appeared in guest and co-star roles in Lady Dynamite, GLOW, Comedy Bang! Bang! and many others. Currently, he’s a reoccurring co-star on the CBS biopic series, Strange Angel, based on the life of rocket scientist Jack Parsons.  As a magician, he has invented a magical world through a series of strange and beautiful effects which he combines with remarkable timing and sensational theatrical edifice. His absurdist and deadpan humor have delighted audiences from Tokyo to New York City. Recognized for his efforts, he has received six awards by the Academy of Magical Arts at the Magic Castle.  Zabrecky's career began as a musician while being the singer- songwriter and bassist for the Los Angeles group Possum Dixon, who released three albums on Interscope Records during the 1990s.

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There’s simply no other entertainer like Rob Zabrecky. Through a wide range of artistic work that spans acting, magic, and music, Rob Zabrecky has established himself globally as an original entertainer.

In film, he’s best known for his roles in A Ghost Story, Lost River, and Decay. In television he’s appeared in guest and co-star roles in Lady Dynamite, GLOW, Comedy Bang! Bang! and many others. Currently, he’s a reoccurring co-star on the CBS biopic series, Strange Angel, based on the life of rocket scientist Jack Parsons.

As a magician, he has invented a magical world through a series of strange and beautiful effects which he combines with remarkable timing and sensational theatrical edifice. His absurdist and deadpan humor have delighted audiences from Tokyo to New York City. Recognized for his efforts, he has received six awards by the Academy of Magical Arts at the Magic Castle.

Zabrecky's career began as a musician while being the singer- songwriter and bassist for the Los Angeles group Possum Dixon, who released three albums on Interscope Records during the 1990s.

M A G I C  "Rob Zabrecky - the name means 'Abracadabra,' sideways" - LA Weekly  In live performances, he invents a magical world through a series of strange and beautiful effects which he combines with remarkable timing and sensational theatrical edifice. Like film director David Lynch, Zabrecky sets the stage for everyday life, then sets it on fire. Recognized for his efforts, he has received six awards by the Academy of Magical Arts at the Magic Castle.

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"Rob Zabrecky - the name means 'Abracadabra,' sideways" - LA Weekly

In live performances, he invents a magical world through a series of strange and beautiful effects which he combines with remarkable timing and sensational theatrical edifice. Like film director David Lynch, Zabrecky sets the stage for everyday life, then sets it on fire. Recognized for his efforts, he has received six awards by the Academy of Magical Arts at the Magic Castle.

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Strange Cures is a turbulent, against-all-odds memoir of self-discovery, success, failure, and reinvention, told by one of LA’s most interesting natives. With an unflinching gaze, musician/magician/actor Zabrecky recounts his bizarre coming-of-age tale and his quest to find a place in the arts—and the world. The author reveals a young life filled with both physical miracles and subversive role models, including an uncle who impersonated an FBI agent and, in a drunken delusion, shot and nearly killed him. He takes readers on a roller coaster ride through the nascent days of Silver Lake’s music and art community, as seen through the lens of his critically acclaimed band, Possum Dixon. We explore the left-of-center landscape of Jabberjaw, LA’s independent coffeehouse which featured the early talents of Nirvana and Beck; Zabrecky’s own struggles with drug addiction, love, and recovery; and finally, his re-emergence as a magician venturing into the sacred world of Hollywood’s Magic Castle.

Strange Cures is a trip through the thrilling and hazardous landscape of Southern California at the close of last century. His story is a revelatory look inside the Los Angeles underground music world of the early 90s—as seen through the alleys and doorways from a key insider.