Spencer Horsman



Age (at audition) 26
Sex Male
Act Escape Artist
Seasons 7
Position Reached Quarterfinalist

Spencer Horsman was an escape artist act from Season 7 of America's Got Talent. He was eliminated in the Quarterfinals, but he returned for the Wild Card Show, where he was eliminated again.


Spencer Horsman was born in the entertainment business. Both of his parents, Ken & Mary Horsman, were both former Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus clowns as well as Ronald McDonald for 20 years. Spencer was introduced to magic when he was 4 years old when his father opened his magic shop.

While performing with dad, Spencer started learning ventriloquism at age 8 and at that point started traveling & performing nationwide. A child prodigy at 15, Spencer had already made feature appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman, The Jerry Springer Show, Talk Soup, The Statler Brothers Show as well as performing with David Copperfield & Lance Burton in Las Vegas.

Now, Spencer continues to entertain audiences all over the world with his extremely witty and engaging stage show including a tour of Japan. He has performed for high profile stars including Ray Lewis, Paris Hilton, Nicole Richie, Dan Aykroyd, Neil Patrick Harris, Jason Alexander, Chazz Palminteri, Kenny Ortega & Steve Forbes. 1


Spencer Horsman's audition in Episode 706 consisted of hanging upside down, in a straitjacket, from a metal contraption suspended by ropes, the ropes being set on fire, and then freeing himself from the straitjacket before the mouth-like contraption closed on him. Howard Stern, Sharon Osbourne, and Howie Mandel all voted "Yes," sending Spencer to the Vegas Round.

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Spencer Horsman, 26, St. Louis Auditions ~ America's Got Talent 2012

Vegas Round

Spencer Horsman was one of the Judges' Favorites in the Vegas Round. He was sorted into the "Magic Acts" category. His performance in Episode 712 consisted of escaping from a small water tank in 85 seconds despite being heavily chained to "Diabolic Clockwork". His audition was strong enough for the judges to send him to the Quarterfinals along with Eric Dittelman.

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Taylor Reed - Vegas Round - America's Got Talent 2012

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Spencer Horsman's Quarterfinals performance in Episode 718 consisted of escaping from a steel straitjacket while locked inside a security bag, while being suspended from a box 15 feet above some spikes in less than 45 seconds. He did not receive enough votes to finish in at least fifth place in America's Vote, eliminating him from the competition in Episode 719.

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Spencer Horsman, Q3 ~ America's Got Talent 2012


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Wild Card

Spencer Horsman was brought back by Howard Stern for the Wild Card Show. Spencer's performance in Episode 724 consisted of freeing himself from eight padlocks in less than 90 seconds inside of a tank slowly being filled with 150 gallons of wet cement. Spencer did not receive enough votes to finish in at least fifth place in America's Vote, eliminating him from the competition in Episode 725 along with Cristin Sandu, instead of Todd Oliver.

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Spencer Horsman, Wild Card ~ America's Got Talent 2012

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After the Show

Spencer competed on Season 9 of La France a un incroyable talent, where he was eliminated in the Semifinals after receiving two buzzers.

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