|Portrayed by:||Michael Weston [IMDb | Twitter | Instagram]|
|Family:||Cecilia Weiss (Mother), Unknown Father (deceased)|
|Episode Appearances:||1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10|
Houdini was born Eric Weiss and adopted the stage name much later in life. He lived in Budapest until he was four, and then immigrated to America with his parents. During his early life, Weiss was the victim of bigotry and had many negative experiences from within the American society. For example, when he was nine, he traveled to a vegetable store with his father. The shopkeeper didn’t want to serve “their kind” so Weiss, wanting to teach the storekeeper a lesson, tried to steal the vegetables since the shopkeeper wouldn’t let them pay. The shopkeeper called the cops and Houdini was arrested. As he tells Stratton, that was the first time he has ever had handcuffs placed on him. When he returned home, his Mother gave him advice saying "don't let anyone put you in chains". He says he took the advice, and nobody ever put him in chains ever since, only by his own choice. Later that evening Weiss threw a brick through the shopkeeper’s window and took all the vegetables he could carry.
|Facts:||First spoken words: "You are beautiful, Florrie."
Can pick almost any lock with the help of a paper clip and penny.
Can escape handcuffs easily.
Interested in Stratton's past life and continuously tries to find out more information.
|Brushes with death:||
Episode 1 - almost drowned after being tricked by Sister Grace.