These goos are from the Illusions category, people famous for stage magic, feats of endurance and escape, and other tricks of the eye. Browse another way.

Chris Jones

This hypnotist has talent, but don't be surprised if you're shaking hands with him despite being a germaphobe. Go »

Criss Angel

I believe his stage show is designed to freak your mind. Go »

David Blaine

This would-be modern Houdini risks life and limb (or seems to) with remarkable feats of endurance. Go »

David Copperfield

This magician, who has no relation to a Dickens character, is known for making his relationship with a supermodel appear and disappear. Go »

Dorothy Dietrich

She may be an accomplished escapologist in her own right, performing a bullet catch and a suspended straitjacket escape, but she won't escape the legacy of Houdini before her: Holding seances in his tradition, performing at his museum, debunking frauds as he did, maintaining his grave site, restoring his lost film, and even designing a board game about him. Go »

Lulu Hurst

This illusionist from a southern U.S. state had a brief but wonderful career demonstrating feats of strength on stage. Go »

Penn Jillette

This magician's license plates are ATHEIST, NOGOD, and GODLESS. Go »

Penn Jillette

He conducts his magic act like a business: With a silent partner. Go »

Ricky Jay

He wasn't just a practitioner of magic until his 2018 death. He was a historian of the art. Go »

Shin Lim

This Singaporean illusionist rarely speaks in his up-close Magik act, where he manipulates cards with the manual dexterity he learned from his training as a pianist. Go »

Teller

This magician, half of a famous duo, will never tell you the secrets of his magic show, or tell you anything else while he's on stage. Go »

The Amazing Johnathan

This magician will use every trick in the book to get you to laugh. Go »