The award-winning, highly sought-after John George is a master entertainer who deftly engages audiences with hilarious jokes and friendly banter while dazzling them with his dexterity and technical skill in illusions and sleight-of-hand magic. The result is a funny, entertaining and unforgettable experience that explains why he’s so beloved by magic fans everywhere. John George travels the world starring in his own action-packed performances at corporate /private and public events, and at exclusive venues such as the world-famous The Magic Castle in Los Angeles. John George also performs as part of the two-man team The Magical Misfits.
At a John George show, expect to be challenged — and to not always trust your eyes!
A-listers who have been to a John George show include Sir Paul McCartney, Francis Ford Coppola, Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep, Jane Fonda, Jason Alexander, Cameron Diaz, Kirsten Dunst and Drew Barrymore. Also, John George counts major corporations such as Nike, ESPN, Absolut, Hilton, Toyota, Pepsi, Mattel and X-Games among his top-tier-only clientele.
John George can turn a stuffed toy lion into a living, breathing animal and make a table float across the stage purely on the power of his command. The world-class magician, an expert in sleight of hand—the most difficult magic to learn—is recognized by his peers as one of the top and most talented in the industry. Among the coveted awards John George has won are first place in the International Brotherhood of Magicians’ Gold Cups Competition and the Society of Magicians’ Gold Medal Competition, and he was awarded Most Innovative by the Pacific Coast Association of Magicians.
John George fell in love with magic as a child, and learned his first trick from his father, a hobbyist magician who worked at Disneyland in California. On one of John George’s frequent trips to Disneyland, he met the park’s longtime magician, Dana Daniels, his idol.
John George also was an apprentice of famous prop builder Carl Williams, best known for his exquisite props for famous magicians David Copperfield, Lance Burton and Doug Henning. Under Williams, John George learned the valuable skill of how to build unique pieces — an element that sets him apart from other magicians and shows.
Years later, as he was learning the tricks of the trade, he landed his first dream job: as a magician at Disneyland. For a few years, he was one of only two official magicians—the other was John George’s mentor and world champion Johnny Ace Palmer—at the park.
Today, John George takes his show around the globe, dazzling audiences everywhere in the United States from San Diego and Orange County to such far-flung locales as Ireland and Jamaica.
John George is also a speedcuber—the name given to those who can quickly solve a Rubik’s Cube—with a regular personal best of under 20 seconds. He often uses the Rubik’s cube in his performances. Along with Tyson Mao, a former world-record winner for solving the cube blindfolded and “Beauty and the Geek” TV show star, John George produced a DVD called “You Solve The Cube” that has been sold at Barnes and Noble and Toys R Us.
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Below are a few of the awards he has been given from his peers.
1st Place at the International Brotherhood of Magicians “Gold Cups Competition”
1st Place at the Society of Magicians “Gold Medal Competition”
1st Place at the Pacific Coast Association of Magicians close-up competition
People’s Choice Award from the Society of American Magicians
Most Innovative Award from the Pacific Coast Association of Magicians
Silver Medal of Merit from the Society of American Magicians that has only been awarded a handful of times