List of famous magicians with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

Magicians are the entertainers who perform tricks and illusions for people. They amuse and thrill their audiences by performing optical illusions that seem too fantastic to be true and are fascinating to watch. There are several types of magic tricks and the magicians may also be referred to by names reflecting the type of magical effects they present, such as prestidigitators, conjurors, hypnotists, mentalists, or escapologists. Even though the art of entertaining people with magic tricks and illusions is an ancient one, for a long time magic was associated with witchcraft and thus stage magicians did not get the respect they deserved. However things began to change in the 18th century when belief in witchcrafts began waning and the art of performing magical tricks became increasingly respectable. One of the founding figures of modern entertainment magic was Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin, originally a French clockmaker, widely considered the father of the modern style of conjuring. John Henry Anderson was another pioneer who helped bring the art of magic from street performances into theatres. With the progress in technology, magic easily moved from theatrical venues to television specials, opening up newer venues for magicians to display their talents. This section provides you information about the life and works of various famous magicians from all over the world.

Criss Angel Criss Angel
American

Jewel Aich Jewel Aich
Bangladeshi

Luis de Matos Luis de Matos
Portuguese

Penn JillettePenn Jillette
American
Shin LimShin Lim
Canadian, American

James RandiJames Randi
American

Debbie McGeeDebbie McGee
British

Derren BrownDerren Brown
British
Paul DanielsPaul Daniels
British
Ricky JayRicky Jay
American

John EdwardJohn Edward
American

Michael CarbonaroMichael Carbonaro
American

The Amazing JohnathanThe Amazing Johnathan
American
Jon DorenbosJon Dorenbos
American

Steve ValentineSteve Valentine
British
Val ValentinoVal Valentino
American

Misty LeeMisty Lee
American

Chung Ling SooChung Ling Soo
American
Carl BallantineCarl Ballantine
American

KreskinKreskin
American
Ed AlonzoEd Alonzo
Mexican, American

P. C. SorcarP. C. Sorcar
Indian

Jean Eugène Robert-HoudinJean Eugène Robert-Houdin
French
Lance BurtonLance Burton
American
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Cy EndfieldCy Endfield
American
Dai VernonDai Vernon
Canadian, American

Brian BrushwoodBrian Brushwood
American

BanachekBanachek
American

Howard ThurstonHoward Thurston
American
John Nevil MaskelyneJohn Nevil Maskelyne
British

Cyril TakayamaCyril Takayama
American

Harry KellarHarry Kellar
American

Sid FleischmanSid Fleischman
American

TellerTeller
American
Harry Blackstone, Jr.Harry Blackstone, Jr.
American

Harry Blackstone, Sr.Harry Blackstone, Sr.
American