Category Search - magician (A performer of magic tricks; an illusionist)

(16 found)

Criss Angel
magician, director, producer, composer, writer, musician, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Christopher Nicholas Sarantakos
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
52
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Magician on A&E channel TV show Criss Angel Mindfreak. Broadway show Mindfreak. Drummer.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7018 Hollywood Boulevard for live performance or theater, ceremony date: 20 July 2017

Harry Blackstone
magician

Real/Birth Name:
Henry Boughton
Also Known As:
Blackstone
Harry Bouton
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Son Harry Blackstone Jr. also a magician.

David Copperfield
magician

Real/Birth Name:
David Kotkin
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
64, 6 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV show The Magic of David Copperfield won Emmys. France awarded him the Chevalier of Arts and Letters.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard for live performance or theater, ceremony date: 25 April 1995

Paul Daniels
magician, tv

Real/Birth Name:
Newton Edward Daniels
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series The Paul Daniels Magic Show on channel BBC

Dunninger
magician, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Dunninger
Also Known As:
Master Joseph Dunninger, Child Magician
Joseph Dunninger
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Magician and mentalist. Wrote book Dunninger's Complete Encyclopedia of Magic

Neil Patrick Harris
actor, producer, director, writer, singer, magician, Broadway, Tony Award

Real/Birth Name:
Neil Patrick Harris
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
47
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV show Doogie Howser, M.D., How I Met Your Mother. Host of Tony award show. Movies A Million Ways to Die in the West, Gone Girl, Starship Troopers, Beastly, The Smurfs, The Smurfs 2. Tony Award for musical play Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway. Television movie The Christmas Blessing

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6243 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry, ceremony date: 15 September 2011

Harry Houdini
magician, stunts, producer, actor

Real/Birth Name:
Erik Weisz
Also Known As:
Ehrich Weiss
Harry Handcuff Houdini
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
52
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Famed for escape tricks. Silent films. Debunker of spiritualists. Died of peritonitis, with a ruptured appendix.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7001 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Ricky Jay
actor, magician, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Jay Potash
Also Known As:
Rickey Jay
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Sleight of hand artist, known for card tricks and card throwing. Consultant on illusions. Movies Tomorrow Never Dies, Boogie Nights, Magnolia. Birth date is not confirmed, possibly 1948.

Penn Jillette
magician, comedy, actor, writer, inventor, dancer

Real/Birth Name:
Penn Fraser Jillette
Also Known As:
Penn
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Penn of comedy-magic group Penn & Teller. Movies Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Hackers. TV series Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, Dancing with the Stars. Refer to his partner Teller. Unusual name for daughter Moxie with middle name "CrimeFighter."

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

A star at 7003 Hollywood Boulevard for live performance or theater, ceremony date: 5 April 2013 as a group member of Penn & Teller.

Georges Méliès
producer, director, actor, writer, photographer, magician, effects

Real/Birth Name:
Marie-Georges-Jean Méliès
Also Known As:
Georges Melies
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

French. Over 500 silent films, a pioneer in stop action, fades, etc. Movie Le Voyage dans la lune (1902) (Voyage to the Moon) was most famous. The first to use production sketches and storyboards. Created his own camera.

Jay Ose
actor, magician

Real/Birth Name:
Javen A. Ose
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
55, 1 day before his 56th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Started Magic Castle in Los Angeles. Movie The Flim-Flam Man

Roy
magician

Real/Birth Name:
Roy Uwe Ludwig Horn
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Roy of group Siegfried & Roy. Bitten by a tiger 3 October 2003 during his performance in Las Vegas. See Siegfried. Movie Vegas Vacation. Naturalized citizen. Death due to complications from COVID-19.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

A star at 7060 Hollywood Boulevard for live performance or theater, ceremony date: 23 September 1999 as a group member of Siegfried & Roy.
A star at Mirage Hotel, ceremony date: 3 October 2006 as a group member of Siegfried & Roy.

Siegfried
magician

Real/Birth Name:
Siegfried Fischbacher
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Siegfried of group Siegfried & Roy act with animals in Las Vegas. See Roy. Movie Vegas Vacation

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

A star at 7060 Hollywood Boulevard for live performance or theater, ceremony date: 23 September 1999 as a group member of Siegfried & Roy.
A star at Mirage Hotel, ceremony date: 3 October 2006 as a group member of Siegfried & Roy.

Teller
comedy, magician, educator, actor, writer, director

Real/Birth Name:
Raymond Joseph Teller
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Changed name officially to Teller, with no first name. Former Latin teacher. Movie The Fantasticks. Partner with Penn Jillette in duo Penn & Teller

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

A star at 7003 Hollywood Boulevard for live performance or theater, ceremony date: 5 April 2013 as a group member of Penn & Teller.

The Amazing Kreskin
magician

Real/Birth Name:
George Joseph Kresge Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Illusionist. Known for predictions. Name legally changed to The Amazing Kreskin.

Dai Vernon
magician

Real/Birth Name:
David Frederick Wingfield Verner
Nickname(s):
The Professor
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
98
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Great card tricks. Canadian.
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