Jim Karol is featured as a contestant in the NBC network’s competitive reality television series Phenomenon. He originally hails from his hometown of Allentown, PA, and presently resides in upstate New York. Karol’s original occupation was as a steel worker, though he eventually turned to performing stage magic. Twenty years ago, he had a dream of all the winning numbers in the state lottery of Pennsylvania. He would later give out the numbers during his shows, and they turned out to be right. Karol has quickly risen to fame because of his performances, as well as in turn being responsible for a number of lottery winners.
He presently occupies himself with regular shows on college campuses, and has also made a splash on national television. Among the productions he has appeared in are the NBC network’s talk show The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, as well as Ellen.
He has even been a consultant on the shock film series Jackass, and was featured during a portion of the movie Jackass 2.
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