Famous Male Illusionists

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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.

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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 (born March 5, 1955) is an American magician, actor, musician, inventor, television personality, and best-selling author best known for his work with fellow magician Teller as half of the team Penn & Teller. The duo have been featured in numerous stage and television shows such as Penn & Teller: Fool Us, and Penn & Teller: Bullshit!, and are currently headlining in Las Vegas at The Rio. Jillette serves as the act's orator and raconteur. He has published eight books, including the New York Times Bestseller, God, No!: Signs You May Already Be an Atheist and Other Magical Tales. He is also known for his advocacy of atheism, scientific skepticism, the First Amendment, ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 63

Birthplace: USA, Massachusetts, Greenfield

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Teller is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Illusionists
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Teller (born Raymond Joseph Teller on February 14, 1948) is an American magician, illusionist, writer, actor, painter, and film director. He is half of the comedy magic duo Penn & Teller, along with Penn Jillette. Teller usually does not speak during performances. He is an atheist, debunker, skeptic, and a fellow of the Cato Institute (a free market libertarian think tank that also lists Jillette as a fellow), an organization which is featured prominently in the duo's Showtime series Bullshit!. Teller legally changed his name from "Raymond Joseph Teller" to the mononym "Teller". ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 71

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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David Blaine is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Illusionists
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David Blaine White (born April 4, 1973) is an American illusionist, endurance artist and extreme performer. He is best known for his high-profile feats of endurance, and has set and broken several world records. Blaine innovated the way magic is shown on television by focusing on spectator reactions. His idea was to turn the camera around on the people watching instead of the performer, to make the audience watch the audience. The New York Times noted that "he's taken a craft that's been around for hundreds of years and done something unique and fresh with it." According to the New York Daily News, "Blaine can lay claim to his own brand of wizardry. The magic he offers operates on an ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 45

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

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Doug Henning is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Illusionists
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Doug Henning

Douglas James Henning (May 3, 1947 – February 7, 2000) was a Canadian magician, illusionist, escape artist and politician. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 53 (1947-2000)

Birthplace: Winnipeg, Canada