Willman at WonderCon 2015
|Born||July 11, 1980|
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
|Other names||Justin Kredible|
|Alma mater||Emerson College|
|Occupation||Magician, entertainer, television personality, actor, comedian|
Jillian Sipkins (m. 2015)
Justin Willman (born July 11, 1980) is an American magician, actor, entertainer, comedian, and television personality. He hosts the shows Cupcake Wars and King of Cones on the Food Network and Win, Lose or Draw on Disney Channel.
Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Justin Willman began entertaining at the age of 12, after breaking both of his arms. 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 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.
From 2009 to 2013, Willman hosted Cupcake Wars on Food Network. He also hosted Halloween Wars and Last Cake Standing on Food Network, and the variety show Hubworld and the game show Scrabble Showdown on the Hub Network.
In 2014, Willman began hosting Win, Lose or Draw on Disney Channel, a revival of the teen version of the Burt Reynolds and Bert Convy classic game show. The series debuted on March 3, 2014. In July, Comedy Central ordered a pilot for Sleight of Mouth, a weekly magic-based variety show hosted by Willman. The show was not picked up, but Comedy Central aired the pilot in April 2015 as a special.
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