Jul 27, 2018
Spencer Horsman, the Buffed Escape Artist
He learned performing at an early age from his parents, both circus clowns. Kenneth Horsman (1958-2016) performed as Ken-Zo the Clown for the Barnum and Bailey Circus, and as Ronald McDonald. Later he opened the Illusions Magic Bar and Theater in Baltimore.
Spencer began touring as a ventriloquist and comedian at age 8. By age 15, he had appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman, The Jerry Springer Show, and the Statler Brothers Show on tv, and with David Copperfield in Las Vegas.
It's very important for escape artists to display their physiques. The audience wants to see muscles straining against the chains.
In 2015, Spencer almost drowned while rehearsing an escape from a water-torture cell, suspended in the air, chained with padlocks, while water poured over him. He was briefly hospitalized, but recovered and now performs the perfected stunt.
I can't find any documentation on his Facebook or Twitter accounts, but I assume that Spencer is gay.