Career Highlights

August 6, 2013  Anthony plummets out of an airplane at 14,500 feet, handcuffed and chained in a box locked with a "keyless" lock to promote his new book, Escape or Die: An Escape Artist Unlocks the Secret to Cheating Death (Genesis Publishing Group).

The aerial escape, featured live on Fox News Channel, garnered worldwide attention--including interviews on GMA and the BBC, and coverage on news sources such as ABC, CBS, USA Today, Washington Post, Huffington Post, and TIME--and was the #1 most downloaded AP story of the day.   >>>link>>>  


July 1, 2013  Anthony's new book "Escape or Die an Escape Artist unlocks the secret to cheating death" is published by Genesis Publishing.   >>>link>>>  

December 16, 2011  Anthony does an impromptu escape from jail cell "D2" at the county courthouse in Wautoma, Wisconsin following a successful "Dare" Anti-Drug presentation for their local Sheriff's Department.

September 13, 2011  Anthony is featured in the Ripley's Believe It Or Not 2012 Annual.

August 22, 2011  Anthony returns to the Waushara County Jail 25 years to the day to duplicate his escape of 1986. He is strapped to a ladder in a strait jacket and locked behind 4 steel doors. He escapes in 2 minutes and 50 seconds, having again defeated the jail that held Edward Gein, America's Most Bizarre Murderer.  >>>link>>>  

July 12, 2011  Anthony films the first point of view video of an aerial handcuff escape while plummeting to the earth from 13,500 feet.  >>>Video>>>  

November 2, 2010  Anthony is handcuffed and locked in a steel safe by Missouri locksmith Ives Bradley. He shows them in the Show Me State by escaping in 3 minutes and 14 seconds.

July 13, 2010  Anthony is heavily manacled before leaping from an airplane at 13,500 feet. He escapes in freefall and deploys his parachute successfully in under 60 seconds. >>Video>>

June 13, 2009  Anthony is searched and handcuffed in a chain configuration of 12 handcuffs that includes a 20lb. ball and chain. He is then locked in a cell at the Porter County Jail. He appears free in 8 minutes and 13 seconds having defeated the handcuffs and three locked jail doors to reach freedom.

October 4, 2008  Anthony is searched and bound in an unaltered Posey strait jacket. All straps of the restraint were utilized including the side and belly loops. He was then locked in Cell No. 3 of the Vernon County Jail. He escaped in 3 Minutes, 10 seconds.

March 4, 2006  Anthony is searched and laced inside a full length punishment suit. He is then dragged into a cell at the Ozaukee County Jail and locked inside. He escapes in 4 minutes, 7 seconds.  >>>link>>>  

June 21, 2000  The Snake River Canyon, untested since Evel Knievel's attempt to tame it in 1974 is the location for Anthony's latest aerial "Dance with Death".  Wearing handcuffs supplied by the Jerome County Commissioner's office, Anthony leaps from an airplane at 11,000 feet over the perilous gorge.  He escapes in freefall, deploying his parachute, and landing on the North rim having conquered the canyon.  >>>Video>>>

  January 20, 1996  Anthony is featured in his first network television special.  ABC airs "Secrets of the World's Greatest Escape Artist," which telecast the escapists successful attempts to duplicate three of his most daring feats.  the show concluded with Anthony's dramatic escape from beneath 2000 pounds of sand at the Las Vegas Hilton in Las Vegas, Nevada.

February 26, 1990  Anthony's hands are chained and he is locked within a metal cage with locks removed on the spot from their factory packaging.  The cage was then lowered through a hole chainsawed in the ice of a water-filled quarry.  He escapes his watery tomb in 1 minute 45 seconds becoming the first person in the world to perform an escape under the ice.>>>link>>>   >>Video>>

February 14, 1990  Escapes from the Racine City Jail despite three pairs of handcuffs and three jail doors in seven minutes.  A jailer, as is required by law, remained in the locked cellblock and confirms Anthony received no outside aid in his escape. >>>link>>>

August 28, 1988  Anthony is searched, handcuffed with two pairs of handcuffs, each covered in a black box and padlocked with locks sealed in their original packages (a black box is a device designed to cover and prevent tampering with the handcuff keyholes).  He was then led to a freight box in which he was secured and chained to the interior, equipped with only a parachute.  The box, having been designed with a jail cell lock, was itself locked and loaded aboard a large cargo plane.  Shoved out of the cargo bay at 13,500 feet and traveling at a terminal velocity of 130 miles per hour, Anthony escaped at approximately 6,500 feet. He parachuted safely to the ground and into the record books, having completed the Greatest Escape of All Time >>>link>>>>>>Video>>>

August 22, 1986  Earns the title of "King of Escapists" in "Ripley's Believe It or Not" after releasing himself from six sets of handcuffs and penetrating six prison doors at the Waushara County Jail in 4 minutes, 45 seconds.  This is the same jail that housed Edward Gein "America's Most Bizarre Murderer".  The Gein case provided the basis for Alfred Hitchcock's movie "Psycho" and the films "Deranged" and "Texas Chainsaw Massacre". >>>link>>>

September 24, 1984  Escapes after being bound in 20 pounds of chains secured with six padlocks, ranging from Master to Yale to Slaymaker and nailed inside a coffin.  The coffin was tied twice at both ends with heavy rope, weighted at four points with burlap bags containing 500 pounds of rocks, and submerged in over six feet of water in the Sheboygan River, Sheboygan, Wisconsin

June 16, 1980  Escapes from police belly chain, straightjacket, and maximum-security jail cell while appearing on nationally syndicated television program "P.M. Magazine".

December 1978  Becomes the youngest person in the world to escape from a regulation police straightjacket.

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