Of the many illusions Lake has performed in his career, none has been more amazing than his seemingly effortless climb to the top of his field. Make no mistake: Hard work went into being proclaimed “Top Illusionist in the World” by Caesars Entertainment. The Norman native has performed on network TV, in Times Square, in Las Vegas and at sold-out venues around the world. He’s also entertained U.S. troops overseas. More recently, Lake created a benefit to help animals left homeless by the tornadoes that swept through the state in May 2013. “Providing an escape, and a brief moment of wonder and enchantment where anything can happen, is an awesome thing,” he says.