Aron Houdini has performed all over the United States and Canada including his famous escape from the United States Marshal’s service making him the ONLY magician/escape artist to escape the nations oldest Law Enforcement agency. Aron Houdini is a 3-Time Entertainer of the Year and World Champion of the Straight Jacket Escape. Including a Guinness World Record for the most regulation Straight Jacket escapes in 1 hour (30) , and the fastest regulation Straight Jacket escape. (11 seconds)
Aron Houdini has performed and been seen on NBC, ABC, CBS, SyFy, Fox, ESPN, and many more major television network stations.
Aron Houdini following in his uncles footsteps is also a professional Paranormal Investigator. Working closely with the Discovery channel’s Ghost Lab, also known as Everyday Paranormal. Aron Houdini has investigated some of the most haunted locations in the United States with more than 400 investigation behind him.
I've never heard of Aron Houdini, but I'm pretty sure there is no way his last name could really be Houdini. Houdini had no kids and, apart from Hardeen, the rest of the family kept the name Weiss (I think some of the kids became "White"). But I'm not saying he isn't related. I just don't know anything about him.
Anyone have the skinny on Aron Houdini?
UPDATE: I've just exchanged emails with Aron himself who explains:
"My grandmother is Iris F. Culver, born near Appleton Wisconsin. Her mom's name was Agnes Sanderson, maiden name Fozzard. Agnes, (my great grandmother) was sister too Elsie Fozzard. If you go back too Genealogy you will see Houdini's brother Theodore married, Elsie Fozzard, my Great Aunt!!! Making Harry Houdini, (Ehrich Weiz) my distant Great Uncle.
Growing up in my family at the family reunions they always talked about Houdini. It was 5 years after I started doing magic when I was 12 years old when I saw a show on tv about my "great uncle" Harry Houdini. It was at that point I realized I was going to be the new Houdini. THE DAY I turned 18, I went to the court house, filed the paper work, and the Judge legally added HOUDINI to my last name. Making me, Aron Sullivan Houdini. I've been Aron Houdini for the past 14 years."
Pretty cool. Thank you, Aron...HOUDINI!