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Vinny Grosso was a comedy magician act from Season 12 of America's Got Talent. He was eliminated before the Judge Cuts.


As entertainer of audiences at the world-renowned Catskills in New York, former President of The Society of American Magicians, and graduate from Villanova University with a degree in Engineering where he learned to create his own original illusions, Vinny has spent his life in the pursuit of amazement, wonder, and the making of memories. He has worked with the Pentagon- having travelled overseas on two separate occasions to entertain the troops and their families, has performed corporate entertainment in both Europe and Asia, and regularly performs for some of the world’s largest companies while at home in the United States.

Vinny currently lives in Las Vegas, Nevada where his book and show embraces his message of being, "exposed & FEARLESS". While not performing, Vinny can be found managing the tours of fellow entertainers all over the world. [1]

Vinny Grosso was a contestant on Penn & Teller: Fool Us in 2016, on which he successfully fooled the duo.


Vinny Grosso's audition in Episode 1205 consisted of first having Howie Mandel pick a random card from a deck. Next, to avoid the possibility of wearing hidden wires or hiding signaling devices, he took all of his clothes off. Next, he taped his eyes shut. Finally, he stuck his tongue out while Howie tapped the card on his tongue; Vinny subsequently identified the card. Howie, Mel B, Heidi Klum, and Simon Cowell all voted "Yes", sending Vinny to the Judge Cuts.

Judge Cuts

Vinny Grosso did not perform in the Judge Cuts round, meaning he either withdrew or was cut by the judges before this stage of the competition.

After the Show

Later in 2017, Vinny appeared on the fourth season of the Italian competition series Tu Si Que Vales [2]

Vinny Grosso returned to compete again on Season 5 of Penn & Teller: Fool Us, in a special episode where four former "foolers" try to fool the duo again. Vinny was one of two magicians who successfully managed to fool the duo for a second time.

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