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Dai Vernon

Dai Vernon (pronounced alternatively as DIE or as DAY as in David), aka The Professor, was a Canadian magician.

His expert sleight-of-hand technique and extensive knowledge garnered him respect among fellow magicians. His influence was considerable in the magic world, and he was a mentor to numerous famous magicians. He lived out his last years at the Magic Castle.

Watch the Roast for Dai Vernon – New York Magic Symposium (July 1987).

Learn more about Dai Vernon by visiting his official Wikipedia page.

Johnny Thompson

When John Thompson was 8 years old, he saw a riverboat gambler in a movie and decided he wanted to be a card cheat. His ...


Fantasio Magic Act

Few people know that Ricardo Fantasio was the highest-paid magician to ever appear on "The Ed Sullivan Show," or that he worked on the same ...

Derek Dingle

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Derek Dingle was a renowned English close-up magician. Like many magicians before him, Dingle became interested in magic after receiving a box of magic tricks ...

Tommy Wonder

Tommy Wonder Magic Performance

Tommy Wonder developed an interest in conjuring at an early age. He studied acting, dancing and singing for three years at the Academie voor Podiumvorming ...

Ed Marlo

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Ed Marlo was one of the most notable names in card magic. Marlo himself coined the term cardician, a term which has since been used ...

Jay Ose

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This was a promotional short for The Cincinnati Kid (1965) showcasing the card handling skills of gambler and magician Jay Ose. And yes, that's Joan ...

Rene Lavand

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Rene Lavand is a magician from Argentina specialising in close-up performance. He has appeared in Ed Sullivan's and Johnny Carson's television shows as well as ...

Charlie Miller

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Charles Miller was a magician, author and renowned expert in pure sleight of hand magic. He became obsessed with sleight of hand magic and by ...

John Cornelius

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John Cornelius is one of the most creative magicians in the world and the first American to win a F.I.S.M. World Championship of Magic competition ...

Cyril Takayama

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Cyril Takayama became interested in magic when he was seven years old after seeing a magic show in Las Vegas. He watched a guest magician ...

Martin Nash

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Martin Nash was born in Parksville, British Columbia. He performs as "The Charming Cheat" and has long presented outstanding gambling themed shows that are both ...

Jerry Andrus

Jerry Andrus magic

Jerry Andrus was many things - poet, philosopher, inventor, humanist, agnostic, magician; all these things and more. Jerry was mostly recognized as a magician and ...

Lennart Green


An international lecturer and FISM's 1991 World Close Up Champion of The World, Lennart Green is based in Gothenburg, Sweden. Lennart might have won FISM ...

Penn & Teller

penn & teller

For over 30 years, Penn & Teller have been performing together. The Las Vegas headliners specialize in gory magic, exposing frauds and are clever pranksters. ...

Suzy Wandas


Suzy Wandas (1896 - July 12, 1986) was born Jean Van Dyk in Belgium to magicians Charles and Elizabeth Van Dyk. She became part of ...

Paul Newman

the sting gambling

Paul Leonard Newman (January 26, 1925 – September 26, 2008), was an American actor, film director, entrepreneur, humanitarian, and auto racing enthusiast. Newman was a ...

Larry Jennings


Born in 1933 in Detroit, Michigan Larry Jennings became one of the most influential magicians of the 21st century. Larry had seen magic and learnt ...

Ricky Jay

While Ricky Jay has long been considered one of the world's great sleight-of-hand artists, his career is further distinguished by the remarkable variety of his ...

John Scarne

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John Scarne began practicing sleight of hand with the goal of becoming a card shark, but his Roman Catholic mother dissuaded her son from gambling ...

Guy Hollingworth

Guy Hollingworth magic performance

Guy Hollingworth, born 1974, is an English barrister, conjuror, author and lecturer. Hollingworth first became interested in magic at the age of 13 when he ...

Jimmy Grippo

Jimmy Grippo magic performance

Jimmy Grippo was born in Italy and moved to America with his parents at the age of 12. He was the house magician at Caesar's ...

Marc Paul

Marc Paul mentalist

Marc Paul is a mind-reader, psychological entertainer and corporate conference speaker who has entertained and amazed audiences both in the UK and worldwide with his ...

Curiosidades Show

Curiosidades magic performances

Feel the thrill of being face to face with the improbable, communicating through a universal language, and amazed by artists who carry you to a ...