TV host by day, Magician by night. http://www.justinwillman.com/
July 11, 1980
St. Louis, Missouri
|Other names||Justin Kredible|
|Alma mater||Emerson College|
|Occupation||Magician, Actor, Entertainer, TV Host|
Justin Willman (born July 11, 1980) is an American magician, actor, comedian, and TV personality. The Guardian dubbed him as “some kind of variety Voltron with a comic flair that marks him out as the leader of the pack”. He’s a regular guest on The Tonight Show and Ellen, and he hosts the shows Cupcake Wars on the Food Network and Win, Lose or Draw on the Disney Channel. He also tours regularly with a magic/comedy live show that Time Out says, “has to be seen to be disbelieved.”
Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Justin Willman began entertaining at the age of 12, after breaking both of his arms trying to ride a bicycle while wearing rollerblades. His orthopedic surgeon recommended he learn card tricks as an alternative to physical therapy and to get the dexterity back in his hands. Soon he was performing for friends and family then eventually at birthday parties under the stage name "Justin Kredible" a name given to him by his mother. He has since dropped the stage name, using his given name Justin Willman in all of his professional work.
Willman graduated from Ladue Horton Watkins High School in St. Louis then graduated from Emerson College in Boston where he majored in Broadcast Journalism.
Willman's career has included hosting duties, as well as acting and magic performed around the country on his own national tours and as a performer for others. His list of credits can be found below.
Willman has performed at the World Famous Magic Castle in Los Angeles, California several times. He performs magic at Meltdown Comics and tours throughout the county with his current "Tricked Out Tour". He has also toured with Musician Jason Mraz performing magic during Mraz's Music, Magic & Make Peace Tour. He appeared in the documentary Make Believe as Justin Kredible Willman. In 2007 he performed his tricks on "Turning Tricks" and gave viewers a behind the magic demonstration so that they too might be able to master the tricks of his trade. In 2004 he appeared as one of the Magicians on T.H.E.M. (Totally Hidden Extreme Magic) which was a hidden camera show that used magic to surprise and amaze people in public. He made a big name for himself touring colleges and stadiums earning him several “Entertainer of the Year” wins from Campus Magazine.
Recently Willman has performed his magic on "Magic Meltdown" on YouTube, which became a webseries for the Nerdist Channel and incorporated some of the tricks from his magic tours. In Magic Meltdown Justin performed tricks based on a chosen topic such as technology, children, and food.
Willman also serves as host for several game shows/competition series on a variety of networks. On Food Network he hosts Cupcake Wars  which just started season 9 after moving to Saturday nights and also Halloween Wars which premiers season 3 in October 2013.
Disney's Win, Lose, or Draw, a revival of the teen version of the Burt Reynolds and Bert Convy classic game show to air on Disney Channel, has already filmed. The series debut was on March 3, 2014. In addition Willman hosted the variety show Hubworld and the game show Scrabble Showdown on the Hub Network.
|SHOW||YEAR'S RUNNING||TYPE OF SHOW||NETWORK|
|Win, Lose, or Draw||2014-present||Competition/Game Show||Disney Channel|
|Cupcake Wars||2010-2013||Competition/Game Show||Food Network|
|Halloween Wars||2011-2013||Competition/Game Show||Food Network|
|Scrabble Showdown||2011||Competition/Game Show||Disney Channel|
|Las Cake Standing||2011||Competition/Game Show||Food Network|
|Hubworld||2010-2011||Variety Show||Hub Network|
|YEAR||SHOW NAME||CHARACTER (Credit)||SERIES TYPE|
|2012||A Taste Of Magic||Carter||Short|
|2010||The Defenders||Colin Pettigrew||TV Series|
|2009||The Suite Life On Deck||Armando The Great||TV Series|
|2009||My Long Distance Relationship||Magician||TV Series|
|2007||Room 401||Magician||TV Series|
|2004||T.H.E.M. (Totally Hidden Extreme Magic)||Justin Kredible||TV Series|
|2003||Gilmore Girls||T.A.||TV Series|
|2002||30 Seconds to Fame||Justin Kredible||TV Series|
Willman has appeared on numerous talk shows including daily news, and daytime talk shows  as well as late night talk shows to promote his various projects and his magic. Most notably The Ellen Degeneres show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (where he performed magic with Hugh Jackman and Kristin Chenoweth) and numerous times on the Rachel Ray show.
Talk show appearances
|2013||Home and Family|
|2013||Big Morning Buzz live with Carrie Keagan|
|2013||Good Day L.A.|
|2013||Kris (The Kris Jenner Show)|
|2013 & 2012||The Ellen DeGeneres Show|
|2013 & 2012||Tonight Show with Jay Leno|
|2012||Hollywood Uncensored with Sam Rubin|
|2009-2006||The Rachel Ray Show|
|2002||30 Seconds to Fame|
Willman has participated in the following podcasts, many of which can be found for free on iTunes.
|PODCAST NAME||EPISODE NAME||LENGTH|
|Tood Glass Show||Justin Willman||2:37:42|
|The Melting Pot||Justin Willman – Oct. 29, 2013|
|The Nerdist Podcast||Justin Willman||1:10:49|
|The Mutant Season||Justin Willman||45:20|
|Celebrity Access Interviews||Justin Willman||10:00|
|Go Bayside!||Ep 030- Screech’s Birthday with Justin Willman||51:58|
|What’s Trending||Week 24-10/25/11||49:08|
|The Mutant Season||Justin Willman Returns!||36:01|
|Stream, Lose or Draw||Justin Willman from Cupcake Wars||20:08|
|Flavor HD||Flavor HD On the Front Lines Halloween Wars||8:21|
|Matthew Aaron Show (2/10/12)||Justin Willman||2:24:00|
|Jefferson Graham||Justin Willman on USA Today’s Talking Your Tech||16:51|
|Behind the Mic Radio||Justin Willman – May 22, 2013||27:00|
- Early start as a magician helped by Dr, www.all-about-magicians.com, retrieved 2013-09-27
- Entertainer of the year – Campus Activities Magazine, www.laughfestgr.org, retrieved 2013-09-27
- LA times article – Magic Meltdown show, www.latimes.com, retrieved 2013-09-27
- Magic Meltdown webseries for Nerdist, www.nerdist.com, retrieved 2013-09-27
- Performance at the White House, www.daytondailynews.com, retrieved 2013-09-27
- Food Network Bio, www.foodnetwork.com, retrieved 2013-09-27
- Cupcake Wars Show Page, www.foodnetwork.com, retrieved 2013-09-27
- Halloween Wars Show Page, www.foodnetwork.com, retrieved 2013-09-27
- Disney Channel brings back games show Win, Lose or Draw, www.huffingtonpost.com, retrieved 2013-09-27
- Hubworld Article, www2.variety.com, retrieved 2013-09-27
- Behind the Scenes Suite Life Deets, www.m-magazine.com, retrieved 2013-09-27
- KTLA reporter freaks over Magic Trick, www.huffingtonpost.com, retrieved 2013-09-27
- Justin on Ellen, www.ellentv.com, retrieved 2013-09-27
- Justin on the Tonight Show, www.nbc.com, retrieved 2013-09-27
- Justin on Rachel Ray, http://clubfood.org, retrieved 2013-09-27