Famous Magicians - List of Famous Magicians

Magicians are the entertainers who perform tricks and illusions for people. They amuse and thrill their audiences by performing optical illusions that seem too fantastic to be true and are fascinating to watch. There are several types of magic tricks and the magicians may also be referred to by names reflecting the type of magical effects they present, such as prestidigitators, conjurors, hypnotists, mentalists, or escapologists. Even though the art of entertaining people with magic tricks and illusions is an ancient one, for a long time magic was associated with witchcraft and thus stage magicians did not get the respect they deserved. However things began to change in the 18th century when belief in witchcrafts began waning and the art of performing magical tricks became increasingly respectable. One of the founding figures of modern entertainment magic was Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin, originally a French clockmaker, widely considered the father of the modern style of conjuring. John Henry Anderson was another pioneer who helped bring the art of magic from street performances into theatres. With the progress in technology, magic easily moved from theatrical venues to television specials, opening up newer venues for magicians to display their talents. This section provides you information about the life and works of various famous magicians from all over the world.

The Most Famous Magicians

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
David CopperfieldSeptember 16, 1956AmericanDavid Copperfield is a world famous magician who features among the highest paid celebrities of the world
Criss AngelDecember 19, 1967AmericanCriss Angel is an award-wining American magician and illusionist
David BlaineApril 4, 1973AmericanDavid Blaine is an American magician and illusionist, counted among the most popular magicians in modern times
Harry HoudiniMarch 24, 1874HungarianHungarian-born Harry Houdini was a legendary magician, famous for his exceptional escape stunts
Uri GellerDecember 20, 1946IsraeliThe famous psychic-entertainer, TV personality and author Uri Geller is popularly known for his spoon-bending antics
Doug HenningMay 3, 1947CanadianDoug Henning was a Canadian magician and illusionist
Harry AndersonOctober 14, 1952AmericanHarry Anderson was an American actor and magician, best known for playing Judge Harry Stone in the famous TV series, ‘Night Court.’
Luis de MatosAugust 23, 1970PortugueseLuis de Matos is considered among one of the most influential magicians in recent times
J C SumDecember 5, 1976SingaporeanJ.C Sum is a Singaporean magician and illusion designer
Jewel AichApril 10, 1950BangladeshiJewel Aich is a renowned Bangladeshi magician and a Bansuri player
David Blaine

David Blaine

David Blaine is an American magician and illusionist, counted among the most popular magicians in modern times

AmericanApril 4, 1973298 views

Doug Henning

Doug Henning was a Canadian magician and illusionist

CanadianMay 3, 1947156 views

Criss Angel

Criss Angel is an award-wining American magician and illusionist

AmericanDecember 19, 1967455 views

Jewel Aich

Jewel Aich is a renowned Bangladeshi magician and a Bansuri player

BangladeshiApril 10, 1950122 views

J C Sum

J.C Sum is a Singaporean magician and illusion designer

Harry Houdini

Hungarian-born Harry Houdini was a legendary magician, famous for his exceptional escape stunts

HungarianMarch 24, 1874198 views

Luis de Matos

Luis de Matos is considered among one of the most influential magicians in recent times

PortugueseAugust 23, 1970141 views

Uri Geller

The famous psychic-entertainer, TV personality and author Uri Geller is popularly known for his spoon-bending antics

IsraeliDecember 20, 1946183 views

Harry Anderson

Harry Anderson was an American actor and magician, best known for playing Judge Harry Stone in the famous TV series, ‘Night Court.’

AmericanOctober 14, 1952144 views

David Copperfield

David Copperfield is a world famous magician who features among the highest paid celebrities of the world

AmericanSeptember 16, 1956495 views