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

The list you're viewing has a variety of people in it, like Georges Méliès and Doug Henning.

While this isn't a list of all male illusionists, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male illusionists?" and "Who are the best male illusionists?"
Penn Jillette is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Illusionists
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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

Age: 63

Birthplace: Greenfield, Massachusetts, United States of America

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#4 on The Greatest Famous Magicians

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Teller is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Illusionists
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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 Showtime television series Bullshit!. Teller does not have a last name; his name is simply "Teller". Teller has legally changed his original polynym, Raymond Joseph Teller, to the mononym "Teller" and possesses a United States passport issued in that single name. ...more

Age: 70

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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#3 on The Greatest Famous Magicians

#87 on The Best Celebrity Partners to Have on a Game Show

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David Blaine is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Illusionists
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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

Age: 44

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

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#5 on The Greatest Famous Magicians

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Doug Henning is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Illusionists
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Douglas James Henning was a Canadian magician, illusionist, escape artist and politician. ...more

Age: Died at 53 (1947-2000)

Birthplace: Winnipeg, Canada

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#6 on The Greatest Famous Magicians

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