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On the warm spring morning of March 26, 1992 Darlene and Michael L DePiro became the proud parents of their lovely son Michael A DePiro. From the moment little Michael opened his eyes his parents and family knew that he was bound to do great things in life. Michael was brought into the world of entertainment and performance very early, being the nephew of the American Dance Machine Frank DeSal, Michael quickly fell in love with the world of performing arts. By the time Michael was three years old he would be dancing around the house, and would bring smiles to all of the adult’s faces. Michael had no idea that his life would change forever come that winter. Christmas of 1995 Michael rushed downstairs to all of the lovely wrapped gifts under the tree, under the tree stood one really large square shaped box wrapped with beautiful red and green paper. Little did Michael know that from that big box he would be able to create the person he is today. Michael quickly tore the paper off of the box to find a HUGE Magic kit. This Magic kit would soon help kick off Michael’s career in performing arts. By age four Michael had already started to master his Magic Tricks. With the help from his mother Darlene, and his father Michael Sr. he would quickly learn how to make small cans and objects disappear.
Although Michael did not become a Master over night, he would start his shows off by performing for his Aunt Mary Jane and Uncle Bill on the couch. Over the next few years, as Michael continued to grow he would invite his aunt and uncle over to watch him do these magic tricks. His sister, Jolene DePiro would be his assistant to his show. As he performed she would help him by removing magic tricks from the table, and bring the new out. When Michael added Jolene to his performance, he knew he wanted to make it bigger. Early summer of 1998 Michael wanted to bring his new found talent to everyone he knew.
Michael started knocking on doors, and putting up fliers around the neighborhood, and gathered his neighbors in his back yard and put on a magic show for them. Michael would start by dancing, and singing in his shows, as well as perform small but “amazing” magic tricks. Michael’s friends and neighbors would cheer him on… even though his shows at the time were nothing amazing or special, to young Michael they built him up to continue on with his life in performing. In 2003 Michael started to expand, and reach out to the community. With the continued support of his family and friends, Michael was able to reach out to the local library and was able to put on shows there for the younger kids. Michael would put on these shows to help bring more people into the library, and help encourage kids to continue to read, and continue to imagine and believe in themselves. For as young as Michael was he was a role model to his peers. Michael quickly built up his crew. Soon it was not only his sister who was helping him, but his sister’s friends Harley Pfahler and Courtney Proctor, and Michael’s friends Dylan and Logan Hoskinson, Aren Jordan and Emily Van Clief. Were all members of Michael’s newly found crew. Together they would put on hundreds of shows around Pennsylvania, and give back to the community. Michael and his crew continued to perform at the local library, filling every seat in that small theatre.
In 2006 Michael and his crew performed their last show at the library, and from then on started to become more involved in the community. In July of 2006 Michael was duly elected into the International Brotherhood of Magicians, and would claim his professional title as one of Americas Youngest Professionals. In 2007 Michael started to perform for the “American Cancer Society” Michael and his crew would travel around Pennsylvania and put on shows for the Relay For Life foundation and the Second Mile foundation. Both groups worked with the youth, Michael’s shows helped enrich the lives of these children and brought smiles to a sea of faces. Michael being highly involved with his performance, and work soon started to explore new ways and options to grow in the industry. In 2007 Michael also joined the Future Business Leaders of America club, and would take home the first prize in the Public Speaking division. Michael grew more confident in his work, and in what he wanted to do for the rest of his life. In 2008 Michael’s crew broke up. The only girl who was left was Harley Pfahler. Harley stood by Michael’s side, and continued to perform shows around the East coast. Michael and Harley would soon be embarking on a ride to give back to the children, and the future of our youth.
In 2009 Michael took a break from his Magic shows, and kept local to work on finishing High School, and do local shows at the local community theatre, and in his High School. Michael has been in the number of musicals, and plays to fill that knowledge pocket even more in the entertainment industry. But sitting around, and studying was not enough for the six-teen year old. Michael wanted to give back to his Co-Actors and Actresses. He wanted to share knowledge, and make it easy for them to get help in the entertainment industry. In October of 2009 Michael put his vision and plan into action. Michael developed the internet sensation website for performers to get hands on help. Actorshelper.com QUICKLY took off. In October of ’09 Michael’s newly found site Actorshelper.com had over 200,000 hits in the first day it was live. Michael’s website was popular because it gave performers a resource that was missing, and that was help. Michael developed Actorshelper.com to be a site where performers can go and ask questions, get casting calls, read up on the industry, and more FOR FREE. Michael’s goal was not to make money, but to help others fulfill their hopes and dreams. Michael offered services like Resume building and website building to actors and other types of performers all on his site. His site services were the cheapest around, and the struggling perform did not pass it up. Michael’s site “Actorshelper.com” has helped cast people into TV shows like CSI, Blue Bloods, and many others. It has helped people find Broadway auditions, and has casted thousands into movies. Actorshelper.com today is the number one source for actors to get casting calls, and hands on help. Michael continues to grow his famed site, and is working on new methods every day to make it better for the viewer. As Michael grew success with Actorshelper.com, he realized that he himself was missing the stage and the open road. In 2010 Michael and Harley came together once again for a whole new tour. This time it was for the kids. In September of 2010 Michael and Harley left Pennsylvania and headed for Memphis TN.
Once in Memphis Michael and Harley made an appearance at the St. Judes Children’s Hospital, they were a hit! Michael and Harley brought smiles to the faces of children, and their families. Michael and Harley drove 892 miles to put on a thirty minute show for these kids, at Michael and Harley’s expense. For them it’s not about the money, or fame. For them it’s more of making someone smile, and see hope and joy in the world. After their show they continued to work with kids. Michael and Harley worked with groups like The Children’s Miracle Network, and other types of foundations. The thing that Michael is known for the most is not taking, but giving, and never expecting anything in return. When Michael leaves a building after a show, all he needs to see is a room full of smiles. In 2010 Michael graduated from Altoona Area High School, he proceeded to College, and is working to obtain his degree in Business and Entertainment. In 2011 Michael started yet another business to help more people. DePiro Entertainment was founded in January of 2011. DePiro Entertainment is a company designed to help small businesses grow, and develop a name in the online world. Michael’s company “DePiro Entertainment” helps small businesses build and launch websites. As well as develop their Social Media Marketing Plans. What makes Michael’s company most unique is there is no middle man, and there is no high cost. His company stands for everything he believes in, and that is giving back. Michael will help you one on one build and design your online website, and social networks.
Never again will you have to pay $7000.00 to have a site; never again will you pay month to month. Michael only offers affordable methods. Michael has helped start the sites of singers, actors, dancers, doctors, therapists, authors, and more. Michael continues to grow his company, and continues to help others grow and build in our world. DePiro Entertainment is a Representation and Promotions Firm that will help you no matter how big or small your business is. They only offer the best a company has ever offered. Today in 2012 Michael continues to grow his name, and his work. On March 26, 2012 Michael turned twenty years old, and is not done growing yet, in business or in his life. The best is yet to come for Michael, he will continue to grow, and will continue to bring new and exciting ideas to the table to give back to people. Michael plans to bring a whole new world tour that will help promote the rights and wrongs in life. “It’s not about the money, it’s not about the fame, it’s about the people in our world, and what I can do to give back to them.” – Michael DePiro.
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