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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?"
Neil Patrick Harris is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous 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 character in Doogie Howser, M.D.. He is also known for his role as the title character in Joss Whedon's musical Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog and a fictional version of himself in the Harold & Kumar film series. He appeared in the films Starship Troopers, Beastly, The Smurfs, The Smurfs 2 and Gone Girl. Harris was named as one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people in 2010, and was ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 44

Birthplace: Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America

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Penn Jillette is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male 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 capitalism. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 63

Birthplace: Greenfield, Massachusetts, United States of America

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Harry Houdini is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male 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 repertoire to include chains, ropes slung from skyscrapers, straitjackets under water, and having to escape from and hold his breath inside a sealed milk can. In 1904, thousands watched as he tried to escape from special handcuffs commissioned by London's Daily Mirror, keeping them in suspense for an hour. Another stunt saw him buried alive and only just able to claw himself to the surface, emerging ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 52 (1874-1926)

Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary

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Teller is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male 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 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 on Wikipedia

Age: 70

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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