St Augustine Local Talent
Captain William "Mayhem" Mcrea
Pirate Magician of St. Augustine
From the Captain's website:
"William Mayhem, a.k.a. Bill McRea Has a 40 year history in the entertainment world, performing as a magician and comedian for well over 7000 appearances, performances and presentations around the world.
Over a dozen years of his career was while he traveled the world with the United States Air Force. His talents as a magician have been utilized in motivational speaking programs, television commercials, theater productions, corporate training videos, anti-gang/drug seminars and safety programs.
He has been the opening act for Jazz Great Dave Koz, and HBO comedian/TV personality D. L. Hughley. Comedy clubs, theater stages, classroom environments, corporate board rooms and the convention center floor, he has graced them all with his magic, wit and charm.
He has also shared the limelight with celebrities the likes of Trini Lopez, Lyle Waggoner, Rick Springfield, Beau Bridges, Tommy Smothers, James Hampton, David Carradine, Obba Babatunde, Richard Kind, John Byner, Arte Johnson, John O’Hurley and The Great Desmond Llewelyn, just to name a select few.
Relocating to his hometown of St Augustine Fl, in January 2007, he has taken his passion of magic and love of pirate lore and history and blended them together into William Mayhem THE Pirate Magician of St Augustine. He has worked with the community organizing and performing for charitable events to benefit the homeless, food banks, the Cancer Society, Make A Wish, Give Kids the World and Dreams Come True, various FL based Hospitals and Christmas Toy Drives. He has also taken his talents to the class room performing a magic based pirate history show for schools and libraries.
Mayhem was one of the key organizers in the original St Augustine Pirate Gathering of 2008 an event that still runs to this day."
It is only fitting that Captain William "Mayhem" Mcrea is also the Voice and Face of the St. Augustine Pirate and Treasure Museum.