Magic Show Magicians

Magicians: Greatest of all Time and their Short Biographies

Written by Peter L. Bass

The magicians that are about to mention are famous for their outstanding performance with their magic tricks, stunning illusions, and breathtaking magic shows. The world of magic is a complex and artistic place, it is surrounded by mystery and secrets.

Note: This may not be the complete list of all magicians, but from the long list of the known magicians to the uncharted magicians, they are arguably the best for their style of magic.

Harry Houdini

A well-known American stunt performer and illusionist, which is remembered for his sensational escape acts. Houdini introduced his original escape act, the buried alive stunt, suspended straitjacket escape, Chinese water torture cell, overboard box escape, and the Milk Can Escape.

David Copperfield

A famous American magician, who was recognized by Forbes as the most commercially successful magician in history. He was remembered for his illusion tricks backed up with his storytelling. He is proposed to have new illusions that involve straightening the Leaning Tower of Pisa, making the moon invisible, and putting a face of a woman on Mount Rushmore.

David Blaine

A reputable American illusionist, endurance artist, and magician. He is well-known for his high-profile stunts of endurance that has broken and set world records. His special performances and stunts were Street Magic and Magic Men, Buried Alive, Frozen in Time, Vertigo, Mysterious Stranger, Above the Below, Drowned Alive, Revolution, Guinness World Records, Dive of Death, What is Magic?, Electrified: One Million Volts Always On, Real or Magic, and Beyond Magic.


He is best recognized as the partner of Penn of the magic duo Penn & Teller. He is a well-known American illusionist, magician, writer, painter, actor, and a film director.

Penn Jillette

He is known to be the partner of Teller of the magic duo Penn & Teller. He is a reputable American illusionist, magician, comedian, juggler, inventor, filmmaker, actor, author, and television personality.


Carrying the real name of Steven Frayne, Dynamo is an award-winning English magician. He delivers close-up magic to people on the streets, including swallowing a jewelry and pulling it out of his stomach.

Criss Angel

He is a well-known musician, magician, and illusionist. He holds several world records, which includes the fastest time to escape from a straitjacket, the longest time submerged under water, the longest body suspension, and the fastest time to perform the illusion Metamorphosis.

Harry Blackstone, Sr.

In the 20th Century, Blackstone is known for being a stage illusionist and magician. He was recognized as The Great Blackstone, his illusions include sawing a woman to half.

Jerry Sadowitz

He is one of the best close-up magician, who blends his tricks with sick humor that made his audience unable to focus on his magic, however, it made him controversial.

The Great Lafayette

He is known to be the highest-paid entertainer, he died during his signature performance, The Lion’s bride illusion. During his illusion, he swapped places with a live lion when his show was about to end a stage lamp fell on him and set the stage on fire.

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