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List of Famous Magicians

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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)
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    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: 42
    • 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 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

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    • Age: 60
    • 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 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: 67
    • 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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    Criss Angel is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Magicians
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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

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    • Age: 48
    • Birthplace: Town of Hempstead, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Television director, Stunt Performer, Television producer, Musician, Screenwriter, + more
    • Credits: Criss Angel Believe, Criss Angel Mindfreak, Phenomenon, The 2010 Miss Universe Pageant
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    David Copperfield is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Magicians
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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

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    • 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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    Rick Moranis is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Magicians
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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

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    • Age: 62
    • Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
    • Profession: Comedian, Television producer, Musician, Screenwriter, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Ghostbusters^!Honey^! I Shrunk the Kids^!Spaceballs^!Strange Brew
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    David Blaine is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Magicians
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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

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    • Age: 42
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Stunt Performer, Film Producer, Illusionist, Actor, Magician, + more
    • Credits: The Great Buck Howard, Mister Lonely, David Blaine: Fearless, David Blaine: Vertigo, David Blaine: Dive of Death, + more
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