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List of famous magicians, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top magicians in the world? This includes the most prominent magicians, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable magicians is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic magicians were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned magicians.

List people include Neil Patrick Harris, Penn Jillette and many additional people as well.

From reputable, prominent, and well known magicians to the lesser known magicians of today, these are some of the best professionals in the magician field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous magicians ever?" and "What are the names of famous magicians?" then you're in the right place. (299 items)
Neil Patrick Harris is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous 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

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Age: 43

Birthplace: Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America

Profession: Television director, Television producer, Musician, Film Producer, Actor, + more

Credits: How I Met Your Mother, Starship Troopers, The Smurfs, The Muppets, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, + more

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Penn Jillette is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Magicians
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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 ...more

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Age: 62

Birthplace: Greenfield, Massachusetts, United States of America

Profession: Comedian, Television producer, Musician, Screenwriter, Illusionist, + more

Credits: Penn & Teller: Bullshit!, Tim's Vermeer, Fantasia/2000, An Honest Liar

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Harry Houdini is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Magicians
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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

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Age: Died at 52 (1874-1926)

Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary

Profession: Pilot, Stunt Performer, Historian, Film Producer, Actor, + more

Credits: Haldane of the Secret Service, The Man from Beyond, The Grim Game, Terror Island

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Teller is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Magicians
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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

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Age: 69

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Profession: Painter, Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, + more

Credits: Fantasia 2000, Penn & Teller: Bullshit!, Car 54, Where Are You?, Tim's Vermeer, + more

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#4 on The Greatest Famous Magicians

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