Mat Plendl is a Los Angeles-based storyteller, entertainer and performance artist. Mat began appearing onstage in plays and musicals at age 11, was the US National Hula Hoop Champion at age 13, earned an undergraduate degree in theatre, and subsequently began a career appearing in circuses and variety shows around the globe. He made his professional debut on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson at age 24, followed by several more appearances on that show and others including Merv Griffin, The New Mickey Mouse Club, Donny and Marie, Comic Strip Live, For Our Children The Concert, The Dolly Parton Show, The Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon, and many others, plus 15 years touring as an NBA half-time attraction, opening act, numerous trade shows and corporate events. Since 2002 he has been one of the stars of the long-running hit Teatro ZinZanni in Seattle and San Francisco. In 2012 he joined the cast of the Fabulous Palm Springs Follies, and in 2014 was one of the featured acts in Zircus! in Australia. Mat is currently at work on a one-man show, and can sometimes be seen at the venerable Hollywood Magic Castle as the creator and star of The Mr. Dead Show. He is also an accomplished thereminist.