John Carney (magician)
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John Carney (born January 23, 1958 in Des Moines, Iowa) is a professional sleight-of-hand artist, author and comic actor. He has won Hollywood’s Magic Castle award for Magician of the Year seven times. In 1988 and 1991, he was an award winner at the world FISM magic championships. Carney studied under Dai Vernon.
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. 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, Carneycopia, Magic By Design, The Book of Secrets and Wizard Academy.