John Carney (magician)

John Carney (born January 23, 1958, in Des Moines, Iowa) is a professional sleight-of-hand artist, author and comic actor. He won various awards from the Academy of Magical Arts, including "stage magician of the year", "close-up magician of the year", and "parlour magician of the year".[1] In 1988 and 1991, he won first and second place, respectively, in "micro magic" at the world Fédération Internationale des Sociétés Magiques championships.[2][3] Carney studied under sleight of hand magician Dai Vernon.[4][5]

John Carney
Born (1958-01-23) January 23, 1958 (age 66)
OccupationMagician
Years active1980s-present

Carney's performances include corporate speaking and entertainment for parties and other events, as well as his theatre show, Carney's Wonders. He has performed in casinos in Atlantic City, Lake Tahoe and Las Vegas.[5] He has also appeared on The Jerry Seinfeld HBO Special and CBS Magicians Favorite Magicians, David Letterman's Late Show, and has served as a spokesman for MasterCard, performing magic for their national television commercials.

Carney is also a teacher of magic, having lectured and conducted seminars around the world. He has written five books, Carney Knowledge (1983), Carneycopia (1991), The Book of Secrets (2002), Magic By Design (2009),[5] and Wizard Academy.

Carney currently resides in Los Angeles, California.

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  1. ^ "Hall of Fame - The Academy of Magical Arts". www.magiccastle.com. Retrieved 2023-02-25.
  2. ^ "FISM Winners 1980- 1989". fism.org. Retrieved 2023-02-25.
  3. ^ "FISM Winners 1990 - 1999". fism.org. Retrieved 2023-02-25.
  4. ^ March 2010 Cover: John Carney - Tops Magazine Archived 17 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ a b c Swiss, Jamy Ian. "Take Two #68: John Carney". www.magicana.com. Retrieved 2023-02-25.

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