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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. (300 items)
Neil Patrick Harris is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Magicians
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 ...more
Penn Jillette is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Magicians
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. ...more
Harry Houdini is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Magicians
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 ...more
Teller is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Magicians
Teller
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, ...more
Criss Angel is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Magicians
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 ...more
David Copperfield is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Magicians
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 ...more
Rick Moranis is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Magicians
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 ...more
David Blaine is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Magicians
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 ...more
Derren Brown is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Magicians
Derren Brown is an English illusionist, mentalist, trickster, hypnotist, painter, writer, and sceptic. He is known for his appearances in television specials, stage productions, and British ...more
Harry Anderson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Magicians
Harry Laverne Anderson is an American actor, writer, director and magician. He is best known for the role of Judge Harry Stone on the 1984-1992 television series Night Court. In addition to ...more
Alan Moore is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Magicians
Alan Moore is an English writer primarily known for his work in comic books including Watchmen, V for Vendetta, and From Hell. Frequently described as the best graphic novel writer in history, ...more
Tommy Cooper is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Magicians
Thomas Frederick "Tommy" Cooper was a British prop comedian and magician. Cooper was a member of the Magic Circle, and respected by traditional magicians. He was famed for his red fez, ...more
Doug Henning is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Magicians
Douglas James Henning was a Canadian magician, illusionist, escape artist and politician.
Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Magicians
Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa von Nettesheim was a German magician, occult writer, theologian, astrologer, and alchemist.
Josh Dolgin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Magicians
Josh Dolgin, better known by his stage name Socalled, is a Canadian rapper and record producer, known for his eclectic mix of hip hop, klezmer, and other styles such as drum & bass and folk ...more
Hans Klok is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Magicians
Johannes Franciscus Catharinus "Hans" Klok is a Dutch illusionist and actor.
Roy Horn is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Magicians
Roy Horn is a magician.
Ricky Jay is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Magicians
Richard Jay Potash (June 26, 1946 - November 24, 2018), known professionally as Ricky Jay, was an American stage magician, actor, bibliophile, and writer. In a profile for The New Yorker, Mark ...more
Herbert L. Becker is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Magicians
Herbert Lawrence Becker is a former magician who also wrote a computer program described by him as "broadcasting analog signals over the internet in real time" in 2000. He is also the ...more
Dynamo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Magicians
Steven Frayne, commonly known by his stage name "Dynamo", is an English magician, best known for his show Dynamo: Magician Impossible. Dynamo was born in Bradford, England.
The Amazing Johnathan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Magicians
John Edward Szeles, better known by the stage name The Amazing Johnathan, is an American stand-up comedian/magician. His act is mostly composed of hijinks, interaction with one specific audience ...more
Lance Burton is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Magicians
William Lance Burton is an American stage magician. He performed more than 5,000 shows in Las Vegas for over 5,000,000 people. In 2010 he ended his 31-year career.
John Scarne is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Magicians
John Scarne was an American magician and book author who was particularly adept at playing card manipulation. He became known as an expert on cards and other games, and authored a number of ...more
Siegfried Fischbacher is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Magicians
Siegfried Fischbacher is a magician.
John Nevil Maskelyne is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Magicians
John Nevil Maskelyne was an English stage magician and inventor of the pay toilet, along with many other Victorian-era devices. Working with magicians George Alfred Cooke and David Devant, many ...more