|Jack Dagger “The King of Fling” is a world renowned knife throwing comedian. He has been inducted into the International Knife Throwers Hall of Fame, won several World Championships, and has invented the first new knife throwing stunt in almost a hundred years: The Jack Knife – Cucumber Slice(as Seen on The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien).The King of Fling was recognized by People magazine in 2008 as one of the Sexiest Men Alive (in Sexiest A-Z, as “K for Knife Thrower”). He worked on You Don’t Mess with the Zohan with Adam Sandler, “Monk” with Tony Shaloub, and “BONES” with David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel. He was featured on History channel’s “More Extreme Marksmen” as the world’s most accurate marksman and expert in the field of knife throwing, and TOP SHOT Seasons 1 and 2 teaching the competitors how to handle the primitive weapons and providing color commentary.
Jack has also appeared in Vogue Italia with supermodel Karen Elson, on the MTV Movie Awards, in the Britney Spears “Circus” music video, on Good Day LA, The Learning Channel, and has been featured on both Japanese and Greek television.
In a recent interview, Michael J. Bainton (the executive director of the International Knife Throwers Hall of Fame) said, “I am continuously amazed by his precision marksmanship and his ability to entertain an audience. He is the most accurate knife thrower in the world at this time, and constantly raises the standards by which other knife throwers are measured in the entertainment field.
“Although Jack Dagger has retired from competition, he continues to support the expansion of knife throwing as a fun, safe, confidence-building exercise for the general public. He continues to join me and my students at the Alamo to help raise funds for its preservation. Throughout the day he keeps the crowds in stitches with his quick wit and attention to detail. We could use more people like Jack Dagger.”
Jack continues to perform in TV/Film, corporate/trade show environments, Renaissance Faires, Street (Busker) Festivals, and Fringe Festivals all around the world.
Originally from Louisiana, Jack now lives in Los Angeles with his beautiful wife Amy, and their son Jack Arthur.