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

Shin Lim Shin Lim
Canadian, American

Jewel Aich Jewel Aich
Bangladeshi
Luis de Matos Luis de Matos
Portuguese

Penn JillettePenn Jillette
American

Derren BrownDerren Brown
British

James RandiJames Randi
American
John EdwardJohn Edward
American
Ricky JayRicky Jay
American

Paul DanielsPaul Daniels
British

Steve ValentineSteve Valentine
British

The Amazing JohnathanThe Amazing Johnathan
American
Debbie McGeeDebbie McGee
British

Val ValentinoVal Valentino
American
Michael CarbonaroMichael Carbonaro
American

Jon DorenbosJon Dorenbos
American

Ed AlonzoEd Alonzo
Mexican, American
Alessandro CagliostroAlessandro Cagliostro
Italian

Misty LeeMisty Lee
American
Chung Ling SooChung Ling Soo
American

KreskinKreskin
American

P. C. SorcarP. C. Sorcar
Indian
Carl BallantineCarl Ballantine
American
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Brian BrushwoodBrian Brushwood
American
Dai VernonDai Vernon
Canadian, American

Lance BurtonLance Burton
American

BanachekBanachek
American

Cy EndfieldCy Endfield
American
Cyril TakayamaCyril Takayama
American

Jean Eugène Robert-HoudinJean Eugène Robert-Houdin
French

Howard ThurstonHoward Thurston
American

Harry Blackstone Jr.Harry Blackstone Jr.
American

John Nevil MaskelyneJohn Nevil Maskelyne
British
Harry KellarHarry Kellar
American

TellerTeller
American
Sid FleischmanSid Fleischman
American

John Henry AndersonJohn Henry Anderson
Scottish

Harry Blackstone, Sr.Harry Blackstone, Sr.
American
Ali BongoAli Bongo
British

Johann Nepomuk HofzinserJohann Nepomuk Hofzinser
Austrian, Hungarian
Joseph PinettiJoseph Pinetti
Italian

Robert HellerRobert Heller
British