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Topic: Celebrities who are also magicians
Message: Posted by: Ihop (Oct 31, 2014 11:56PM)
I thought this was interesting.
I found it on www.magictricks.com


Celebrities who are also magicians.
Steve Martin
Woody Allen
Jerry Lewis
Neil Patrick Harris
Dick Van Dyke
Andy Griffith
Bob Barker
Muhammad Ali
Adrien Brody
Jerry Lucas
Arsenio Hall
Peter Scolari
Jason Alexander
Prince Charles
Don Johnson
Gallagher
Norman Schwartzkopf
George W. Bush
Dick Cavett
Johnny Carson
Jackie Gleason
Cary Grant
Tyrone Power
Boris Karloff
Fred Astaire
Buster Keaton
Milton Berle
Jimmy Stewart
Orson Welles
Tallulah Bankhead
Barbara Stanwyck
Harold Lloyd
Fred Gwynne
Karl Malden
Bill Bixby
Dom DeLuise
John Denver
Carl Ballentine
Hugh O'Brien
Chester Morris
Lyle Talbot
Robert Lansing
Edmond O'Brien
Charles Dickens
Message: Posted by: Rocky (Dec 2, 2014 03:48PM)
Although he only performed once on the old "Circus of the Stars" television program, OJ Simpson did a pretty decent magic act.
Message: Posted by: Ihop (Dec 2, 2014 03:54PM)
[quote]On Dec 2, 2014, Rocky wrote:
Although he only performed once on the old "Circus of the Stars" television program, OJ Simpson did a pretty decent magic act. [/quote]

He's pretty good at getting out of impossible situations.
An escape artist. :handcuffs:
Message: Posted by: MagieLucas (Dec 6, 2014 05:08PM)
Very interesting, thank you for this. Neil Patrick Harris is known over here also but it is surprising that some of the others are also magicians.
Message: Posted by: MagieLucas (Dec 6, 2014 05:08PM)
I just read this again and is George W. Bush a magician????
Message: Posted by: Ihop (Dec 6, 2014 09:37PM)
I listened to a magic podcast the other day and the magician being interviewed also said that Bush was a hobbyist magician.
Message: Posted by: Mike Gilbert (Dec 25, 2014 07:29AM)
This is wild! I wouldn never have pegged 99.9% of these folks to be magicians of any sort! Thanks for this, as it really was a treat! :D
Message: Posted by: Ihop (Dec 25, 2014 07:49AM)
I've seen Steve Martin do a magic act on TV.
Funny!
Message: Posted by: Lothar (Dec 26, 2014 07:27PM)
Some magicians think NPH used to perform at Caeser's in Las Vegas and won multiple magician awards.
Message: Posted by: Ihop (Dec 26, 2014 11:11PM)
I believe NPH is the President of the Board of the Magic Castle..
Message: Posted by: noble1 (Dec 27, 2014 12:25AM)
He was until recently, now Erika Larsen is prez..
Message: Posted by: lynnef (Jan 22, 2015 09:52PM)
I saw Buddy Ebsen do a pretty good French Drop on the Andy Griffith show once, and also notice he was on the Bill Bixby (the Magician) show. Makes you wonder if he wasn't also into magic. George W Bush has hosted magicians several times; so it wouldn't be surprising for him to be a magic hobbyist. And since Charles Dickens is on the list, let's throw in Lewis Carrol who performed thimble (and other) magic. Lynn
Message: Posted by: danfreed (Feb 6, 2015 02:37PM)
Larry Wilmore from The Daily Show (now has his own show) is also a magician: http://blog.ellusionist.com/artist-interview-larry-wilmore/
Message: Posted by: markmiller (Feb 6, 2015 03:09PM)
Buddy Ebsen was a frequent vistor and member of the Magic Castle, and Larry Wilmore has worked the Close-up Gallery at the Castle..
Message: Posted by: REV BILL (Feb 18, 2015 10:41AM)
I saw Dean Martin do card fans and sleights on his show yrs ago.
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Jun 22, 2015 03:37AM)
Pamela Anderson. :ohyes:
Message: Posted by: Kabbalah (Jun 22, 2015 05:45PM)
Robert Lansing

"[i]One of the regulars on the show was Robert Lansing who, aside from being a great actor, was a regular at the Magic Castle in its early days and a particular friend of Dai Vernon. Lansing had cancer and knowing his time was limited Michael had written a special episode that would allow Robert to fulfill a lifelong dream. Bob wanted to perform Vernon's "Twisting The Aces" routine on camera. One of my jobs was to work with him and build up his confidence a little. I did this in my usual manner; which was to be half magician and half psychologist. Bob actually did the trick perfectly but felt very uneasy, as his hands seemed too dry for his comfort. I eventually had a plan to ease this problem; I had a small jar of Burt's Bees Honey Lip Balm in my case and I gave it to Bob and with a total lack of honesty informed him that it was the very same preparation that Vernon used on his hands before working with playing cards. Lansing was very impressed and immediately rubbed a small amount onto his hands.

Moments later he performed a perfect version of "Twisting" and there was no more talk of his hands being dry![/i]"

~ Nick Lewin

[url=http://remarkablemagic.com/2010/05/26/kung-fooled-or-hanging-out-with-david-carradine/]See Nick Lewin's Blog here...[/url]

Robert Lansing was also a friend of Michael Skinner. See the photo in [i]Classic Sampler[/i].
Message: Posted by: Ihop (Jun 22, 2015 08:21PM)
[quote]On Jun 22, 2015, Pakar Ilusi wrote:
Pamela Anderson. :ohyes: [/quote]
Really? Pam Anderson?
Are there any videos of her doing a trick?
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Jun 24, 2015 02:41AM)
[quote]On Jun 22, 2015, Ihop wrote:
[quote]On Jun 22, 2015, Pakar Ilusi wrote:
Pamela Anderson. :ohyes: [/quote]
Really? Pam Anderson?
Are there any videos of her doing a trick? [/quote]

Yup, just Google "Pamela Anderson Hans Klok Magic".
Message: Posted by: Tukaram (Jun 24, 2015 05:04AM)
I have seen a couple actors say they learn magic or juggling to relieve the boredom in between takes. A repetitive, semi-mindless task...
Message: Posted by: Ba Ba Booey (Jul 16, 2015 10:47PM)
Is Gallagher a celebrity?

I've met a few baseball players who do magic. Michael Cuddyer, for example, has performed magic in the clubhouse quite a few times.
Message: Posted by: joseph (Jul 17, 2015 02:43PM)
Steve Valentine..I never watched Crossing Jordan, but
man, he can do some nice magic. .. :) ...
Message: Posted by: motown (Aug 4, 2015 10:35PM)
Dave Madden from the Partridge Family use to be a regular at the Abbott's Conventions.
Message: Posted by: ULockJustice (Aug 20, 2015 12:26PM)
Larry Wilmore is an excellent magician. I sat down with him at the card table in The Magic Apple and he stunned me.
Message: Posted by: Charles Gaff (Dec 28, 2015 01:52AM)
Ali, yeah, he could make your conscience disappear. :napping:
Message: Posted by: lynnef (Jan 27, 2019 12:00PM)
[quote]On Aug 20, 2015, ULockJustice wrote:
Larry Wilmore is an excellent magician. I sat down with him at the card table in The Magic Apple and he stunned me. [/quote]

Speaking of Larry Wilmore, he's featured in Jan 2019 Genii magazine in the Magicana section with some pretty good card handling, including his own version of a card fold! Lynn
Message: Posted by: John C (Apr 16, 2019 05:43PM)
[quote]On Jul 17, 2015, joseph wrote:
Steve Valentine..I never watched Crossing Jordan, but
man, he can do some nice magic. .. :) ... [/quote]

Yea he's a real cardician.