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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 ...more

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 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 ...more

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 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 ...more

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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#1 on The Greatest Famous Magicians

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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 ...more

Age: 67

Birthplace: USA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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

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

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#4 on The Greatest Famous Magicians

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