Famous magician, Celebrity Birthdays

  • Collins Key

    Collins Key gained fame as the Fan Favourite and Finalist on the eighth season of ˜America's Got Talent' reality show, where he finished in the 5th place. In fact, he is the first magician to make it to the final round of the show. His performance was acknowledged by his acceptance into the world renowned Hollywood Magic Castle Junior Program. He took magic to a new level and is rightly referred to as ˜Magic's First Pop Star'. Not only are his tricks mesmerising, his handsome looks, with light blue eyes and enchanting smile, make him the darling of all his fans. He was one of the pioneers to upload short films of himself performing magic on to the You Tube, which enabled him to have a worldwide following. He has done a lot of work on You Tube with his younger brother, Devan, and together they have a massive following on social media. Collins certainly has a lot of potential to revolutionise show business and make it big in Hollywood.

    Collins Key

  • Harry Houdini

    Harry Houdini, born as Erik Weisz, was the world's most celebrated magician who enthralled audiences through his daring and unbelievable escape feats. This Hungarian-born American escape artist knew how to draw attention, by claiming to release himself from any kind of prison, leg-iron, steel lock, and chain. Fascinated by the French magician Jean Robert-Houdin, Harry Houdini, not only stepped into the latter's shoes, but also adopted his surname in embarking a flourishing, money-making career. This master of illusion became an international sensation for his ability to extricate himself from assorted locked containers, right from prison cells to milk cans to airtight coffins. His fantastic stunts added to his great illusion career, with his underwater box escape being considered as one of his most remarkable tricks ever performed. His other prominent acts included Daily Mirror challenge, milk can escape, Chinese water torture cell, and buried alive stunt. Besides his near-death escapes and heart-pumping acts, he gave acting and directing a try, but wasn't able to achieve much success in it. What's more, as a passionate aviator, he bought his own aircraft and became the first person to fly a plane in Australia. In fact, he desired to be remembered as an aviation pioneer more than a legendary escapologist.

    Harry Houdini

  • Criss Angel

    Criss Angel is an award-wining American magician and illusionist best known for his live performance illusion show ˜Criss Angel Believe' in collaboration with Cirque du Soleil at the Luxor casino in Las Vegas. He also hosts some very popular stage and television shows, and has been on primetime television for more hours than any other magician in history. One of the most successful magicians in the world in the contemporary era, he is also a singer who once served as the frontman for the heavy metal band Angel and collaborated with industrial rock musician Klay Scott for Angeldust. Growing up in New York, he developed an early interest in magic and performed his first show when he was 12. He continued performing throughout high school and became quite popular within the local community. As a teenager, he was greatly inspired by the legendary magician Harry Houdini. He decided to pursue a career as a magician straight out of high school instead of going to college as his parents wished. He began performing at restaurants and took to touring with other magicians. Destiny led him to Las Vegas where he found resounding success. He soon started appearing on television which further increased his popularity. One of the best known magicians today, he also holds multiple world-records made during his magic performances.

    Criss Angel

  • Mat Franco

    Season 9 champion of America's Got Talent who became the first magician to win the competition show. He is known for his combination of humor and shocking magic. 

    Mat Franco

  • Steven Frayne

    English magician who works under the stage name Dynamo, he starred in Dynamo: Magician Impossible. The show won the Virgin Media TV Show of the Year Award.

    Steven Frayne

  • David Blaine

    David Blaine is an American magician and illusionist, counted among the most popular magicians in modern times. Very famous as a performer of street and close-up magic, he is best known for his endurance stunts, such as living in a glass box for days. His street illusion of defying gravity to levitate himself in front of baffled onlookers is equally well known. An internationally renowned star in the field of magic, David has performed numerous successful shows all over the world. He became interested in magic as a four year old when he first saw a magician performing a live show. The little boy was hooked and started practicing magic with tarot cards given to him by his grandmother who was a gypsy. He demonstrated a trick to his neighbour who was awestricken with wonder and his neighbour's genuine reaction motivated him to pursue magic as a career. As a teenager he also developed an interest in acting and attended drama school. By the time he was 20, he had blossomed into a skilled illusionist and a charismatic performer. After establishing himself as a popular street magician, he ventured into television with the NBC special ˜David Blaine: Street Magic'. From there it did not take him long to charm the world with his innovative tricks and illusions and soon he became one of the world's most famous magicians.

    David Blaine

  • David Copperfield

    David Copperfield, born as David Seth Kotkin, is a world famous magician who has created 11 Guinness World Records so far. Credited to be the world's most commercially successful magician, he began weaving his magic from a young age. A shy child, he found solace in creating illusions and performing magic tricks. He was just 12 years old when he was invited to join the Society of American Magicians, becoming the youngest ever to join the society. He had perfected the art of magic at such a young age that he was chosen to teach a class on magic at the New York University. He first tasted success when he was cast in the musical, ˜The Magic Man'. The teenager's performance was critically appreciated and the show went on to become the longest running musical in Chicago's history. He got his first television break when his talent was spotted by the producer, Joseph Cates, and he was offered the opportunity to work in one of his productions, ˜The Magic of ABC'. A prolific performer, he could perform four live shows a day and over 500 shows in a year. He has the honour of being the only solo entertainer who has sold over 40 million tickets.

    David Copperfield

  • Gay Blackstone

    Magician and former President of the Academy of Magical Arts. She was also the international ambassador of the International Brotherhood of Magicians.

    Gay Blackstone

  • Colin Cloud

    Scottish stage mentalist who is best known for his mind reading and illusion performances. He has showed off his unique talents on talent competition shows such as Britain's Got Talent and America's Got Talent. 

    Colin Cloud

  • Julius Dein

    Internet sensation and magician known for his close-up magic routines and pranks. He has performed at various celebrity birthday parties, corporate events, and award ceremonies gifting suites, including the Academy Awards. He's also been a member of the exclusive Magic Circle society. 

    Julius Dein

  • Piff the Magic Dragon

    Born John van der Put and known by his stage name Piff the Magic Dragon, he is a magician and comedian whose routine as Piff consists of deadpan humor. He performs the act with a chihuahua named Mr. Piffles, which he dresses in a dragon costume.

    Piff the Magic Dragon

  • Penn Jillette

    Talkative magician who became a part of the clever illusionist duo Penn & Teller alongside <a title='Raymond Joseph Teller' href='/famous/joseph-teller.htm'>Raymond Joseph Teller</a>.

    Penn Jillette

  • Kadan Rockett

    Perhaps best known for his deep run as a magician and illusionist on the 11th season of America's Got Talent, he is also a working actor who starred in the 2013 film Dark Skies and the 2013 film The Fortune Theory. He is also skilled as a ventriloquist.

    Kadan Rockett

  • Daniel Fernandez

    Named by the New York Daily News "Hollywood's most beloved party guest," he is a magician and actor who can be seen on every taxi screen in Las Vegas and on various television shows performing magic.

    Daniel Fernandez

  • Darcy Oake

    Illusionist who captivated audiences during his performances on Britain's Got Talent in 2014. He is known for his ability to make people and objects appear and disappear and predict people's thoughts.

    Darcy Oake

  • Rich Ferguson

    American magician and entertainer who became recognized for his performances under his stage name The Ice Breaker. He has been a consultant and guest on such popular programs as The Today Show, Good Morning America, Ellen, and The Tonight Show.

    Rich Ferguson

  • Val Valentino

    Better known as the Masked Magician, he is an illusionist who exposed magicians' secrets on the Fox Network.

    Val Valentino

  • Richard Jones

    Rose to fame as the series 10 champion of the reality competition show Britain's Got Talent. He competed as a magician, known for his skills as a hypnotist and mind reader.

    Richard Jones

  • Dominic Wood

    Also known as Dom, he is an English TV presenter and magician with the Dick and Dom duo.

    Dominic Wood

  • Demian Aditya

    Indonesian magician and escape artist who is known for several popular performances such as House of Demian and Gara-Gara Magic. In 2017 he competed on the televised talent show competition America's Got Talent. 

    Demian Aditya

  • Tommy Cooper

    One of the best loved British comedians of all time, Tommy Cooper was a legend in himself. Born as Thomas Frederick Cooper, the lanky lad always had an affinity for magic. At the time of his birth his parents were told that he might not survive infancy; not only did he survive, but he also grew up to be a giant of a young man, towering at 6 4 inches. A magic set gifted by his aunt when he was a kid laid the foundation for his future career. He was employed as a magician on a boat when he was just 16. However his first performance was a failure and people started to laugh. Though hurt at that time, he realized that he could develop a unique style of entertainment if he could combine magic with comedy, and that is what he did. He had to serve in the army during the World War II and during a performance at Cairo he could not find his regular hat and in an impromptu move grabbed a red fez”a traditional hat”and placed it on his head. The audience started laughing so hard at this gesture that the fez became a trademark of the comedian.

    Tommy Cooper

  • Derren Brown

    English magician and illusionist who became known for his series on BBC Trick of the Mind and Trick or Treat.

    Derren Brown

  • Murray Sawchuck

    A magician and illusionist who is based in Las Vegas and whose act involves much wit and comedy.

    Murray Sawchuck

  • Rick Smith Jr

    Illusionist who became known to a national audience through his appearances on shows like Shark Tank, America's Got Talent, and Ripley's Believe It or Not. He is also famous for his popular self-titled YouTube channel, where he demonstrates his signature card-throwing techniques. 

    Rick Smith Jr