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Famous Male Magicians

List of famous male magicians, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male magicians list contains the most prominent and top males known for being magicians. There are thousand of males working as magicians in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic magicians have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a magician then the people below should give you inspiration.

Everything from Theodore Annemann to Jasper Maskelyne is included on this list.

While this isn't a list of all male magicians, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male magicians?" and "Who are the best male magicians?"

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    Neil Patrick Harris is an American actor, writer, producer, director, comedian, magician, singer, and television host. He is known for playing Barney Stinson in the television comedy series How I Met Your Mother, for which he was nominated for four Emmy Awards, and for his teenage role as the title ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 42
    • Birthplace: Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America
    • Profession: Television director, Television producer, Musician, Film Producer, Actor + 7 more
    • Credits: How I Met Your Mother, Starship Troopers, The Smurfs, The Muppets, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs + 65 more
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    Penn Fraser Jillette is an American magician, juggler, comedian, musician, inventor, actor, and best-selling author known for his work with fellow magician Teller in the team Penn & Teller. He is also known for his advocacy of atheism, scientific skepticism, libertarianism and free-market capitalism. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 60
    • Birthplace: Greenfield, Massachusetts, United States of America
    • Profession: Comedian, Television producer, Musician, Screenwriter, Illusionist + 5 more
    • Credits: Toy Story, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Hackers, Hollywood Squares, Dancing with the Stars + 30 more
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    Harry Houdini was a Hungarian-American illusionist and stunt performer, noted for his sensational escape acts. He first attracted notice in vaudeville in the US and then as "Harry Handcuff Houdini" on a tour of Europe, where he challenged police forces to keep him locked up. Soon he extended his ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 52 (1874-1926)
    • Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
    • Profession: Pilot, Stunt Performer, Historian, Film Producer, Actor + 2 more
    • Credits: The Grim Game, Haldane of the Secret Service, The Man from Beyond, Terror Island, The Golden Twenties
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    Teller is an American magician, illusionist, actor, comedian, writer, director and usually silent half of the comedy magic duo Penn & Teller, along with Penn Jillette. Teller is an atheist, debunker, skeptic, and a fellow of the Cato Institute, an organization which featured prominently in the duo's ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 67
    • Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    • Profession: Painter, Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter + 6 more
    • Credits: Fantasia 2000, Penn & Teller: Bullshit!, Car 54, Where Are You?, Tim's Vermeer + 14 more
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    Christopher Nicholas Sarantakos, better known by the stage name Criss Angel, is an American magician and illusionist. Angel began his career in New York City, before moving his base of operations to Las Vegas. He is known for starring in the television and stage show Criss Angel Mindfreak and his live ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 48
    • Birthplace: Town of Hempstead, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Television director, Stunt Performer, Television producer, Musician, Screenwriter + 3 more
    • Credits: Criss Angel Mindfreak, E!'s Pam: Girl on the Loose!, Phenomenon, Criss Angel Believe
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    David Copperfield is an American illusionist, and has been described by Forbes as the most commercially successful magician in history. Copperfield's television specials have won 21 Emmy Awards of a total 38 nominations. Best known for his combination of storytelling and illusion, Copperfield’s career ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 59
    • Birthplace: Metuchen, New Jersey, United States of America
    • Profession: Actor, Magician
    • Credits: Terror Train, The Magic Of David Copperfield XVI: Unexplained Forces, David Copperfield: Illusion
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    Frederick Allan "Rick" Moranis is a Canadian actor, comedian and a two-time Grammy nominated musician. Moranis came to prominence around 1980 in the sketch comedy show Second City Television and later appeared in several Hollywood films, including Strange Brew, Ghostbusters, Spaceballs, Little Shop of ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 62
    • Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
    • Profession: Comedian, Television producer, Musician, Screenwriter, Actor + 2 more
    • Credits: Ghostbusters, Spaceballs, Ghostbusters II, Little Shop of Horrors, Honey + 34 more
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    David Blaine is an American magician, illusionist and endurance artist. He is best known for his high-profile feats of endurance, and has made his name as a performer of street and close-up magic. He has performed all over the world and has set and broken several world records. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 42
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Stunt Performer, Film Producer, Illusionist, Actor, Magician + 1 more
    • Credits: The Great Buck Howard, Mister Lonely, David Blaine: Fearless, David Blaine: Vertigo, David Blaine: Dive of Death + 2 more
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    Derren Brown is an English illusionist, mentalist, trickster, hypnotist, painter, writer, and sceptic. He is known for his appearances in television specials, stage productions, and British television series such as Trick of the Mind and Trick or Treat. Since the first broadcast of his show Derren ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 44
    • Birthplace: Purley, London, London, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Painter, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Hypnotist + 5 more
    • Credits: The Big Fat Quiz of the Year, Medium Rare, Derren Brown: Miracles for Sale, Derren Brown The Specials, Messiah + 13 more
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    Harry Laverne Anderson is an American actor, writer, director and magician. He is best known for the role of Judge Harry Stone on the 1984-1992 television series Night Court. In addition to eight appearances on Saturday Night Live between 1981 and 1985, Anderson had a recurring guest role as con man ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 63
    • Birthplace: Newport, Rhode Island, United States of America
    • Profession: Television director, Businessperson, Screenwriter, Actor, Magician
    • Credits: It, Night Court, She's Having a Baby, The Escape Artist, Mother Goose Rock 'n' Rhyme + 8 more
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    Alan Moore is an English writer primarily known for his work in comic books including Watchmen, V for Vendetta, and From Hell. Frequently described as the best graphic novel writer in history, he has been called "one of the most important British writers of the last fifty years". He has occasionally ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 62
    • Birthplace: Northampton, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Musician, Novelist, Screenwriter, Cartoonist, Author + 3 more
    • Credits: Watchmen, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, From Hell, The Mindscape of Alan Moore, Tales of the Black Freighter + 4 more
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    Thomas Frederick "Tommy" Cooper was a British prop comedian and magician. Cooper was a member of the Magic Circle, and respected by traditional magicians. He was famed for his red fez, and his appearance was large and lumbering, at 6 feet 4 inches and more than 15 stone in weight. On 15 April 1984, ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 63 (1921-1984)
    • Birthplace: Caerphilly, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Comedian, Actor, Magician
    • Credits: The Plank, It's Tommy Cooper, The Cool Mikado, It's Your Move, And the Same to You + 8 more
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    Douglas James Henning was a Canadian magician, illusionist, escape artist and politician. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 53 (1947-2000)
    • Birthplace: Winnipeg, Canada
    • Profession: Politician, Illusionist, Actor, Magician
    • Credits: Doug Henning's World of Magic
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    Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa von Nettesheim was a German magician, occult writer, theologian, astrologer, and alchemist. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 49 (1486-1535)
    • Birthplace: Cologne, Germany
    • Profession: Alchemist, Soldier, Physician, Astrologer, Magician
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    Josh Dolgin, better known by his stage name Socalled, is a Canadian rapper and record producer, known for his eclectic mix of hip hop, klezmer, and other styles such as drum & bass and folk music. A pianist and accordion player, he has taught the latter at Klezfest London, where he has also run ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Birthplace: Ottawa, Canada
    • Profession: Record producer, Journalist, Pianist, Musician, Cinematographer + 7 more
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    Johannes Franciscus Catharinus "Hans" Klok is a Dutch illusionist and actor. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 46
    • Birthplace: Purmerend, Kingdom of the Netherlands
    • Profession: Actor, Magician
    • Credits: Hans Klok, See you in Vegas
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    Roy Horn is a magician. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 71
    • Birthplace: Nordenham, Germany
    • Profession: Illusionist, Actor, Animal training, Magician
    • Credits: Ocean's Eleven, Vegas Vacation
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    Richard Jay Potash, better known by the stage name Ricky Jay, is an American stage magician, actor, and writer. He is a sleight-of-hand expert and is notable for his card tricks, card throwing, memory feats, and stage patter. As an actor, he is known for his roles in the films Heist, Boogie Nights, and ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 67
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Screenwriter, Author, Actor, Voice acting, Writer + 2 more
    • Credits: Boogie Nights, The Prestige, Deadwood, Magnolia, The Illusionist + 19 more
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    Herbert Lawrence Becker is a former magician who also wrote a computer program described by him as "broadcasting analog signals over the internet in real time" in 2000. He is also the author of several books, an actor, and the creator/director of the Masked Magician TV specials for Fox TV. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 59
    • Birthplace: Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Businessperson, Stunt Performer, Historian, Author, Actor + 2 more
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    Steven Frayne, commonly known by his stage name "Dynamo", is an English magician, best known for his show Dynamo: Magician Impossible. Dynamo was born in Bradford, England. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 33
    • Birthplace: Bradford, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Actor, Magician
    • Credits: The Grind, Dynamo: Magician Impossible
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