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Criss Angel

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Criss Angel was born on December 19, 1967 and raised in East Meadow, New York. He grew up loving music, playing the drums and always having an interest in magic. Two of his biggest magic influences are Harry Houdini and Richiardi Jr.. His father was also a big influence on him, especially after a long battle with cancer until his death in 1998. As a teenager, he performed as a magician at birthday parties, night clubs and private events. He got his pyrotechnics license at age 18. He also has a 7th degree black belt and a background in dance and gymnastics. Criss played in a band called "AngelDust" with friend Klay Scott, who produced and helped arranged his CD's and music for Criss' Mindfreak show. He performed in "World Of Illusion" at Madison Square Garden in 1998. Criss then scored a show on Broadway titled "Mindfreak", which ran up until Jan. 6, 2003 with almost 600 performances. He has had many television appearances and specials such as The Science of Magic, The Science of Magic II, the ABC Family special Criss Angel Mindfreak, and the Sci-Fi channel's Criss Angel Supernatural. He became a household name with the A&E channel Criss Angel Mindfreak television series airing every Wednesday night. Seasons 1 & 2 were filmed at the Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas with season 3 filmed at the Luxor Hotel in Las Vegas.Angel is the only magician to have won the Merlin Magician of the Year award twice: in 2001 and 2004. He holds the world records for longest time submerged underwater (24 hours), the longest body suspension (5 hours, 42 minutes), fastest time to perform the "Metamorphosis" illusion (under a second) and the fastest straight-jacket escape (2 minutes & 30 seconds). One of his favorite musicians is Korn and he is now a personal friend of Jonathan Davis, who has appeared on his television series.  See full bio on IMDb »

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Criss Angel -- Ex-Fiancee Sues ... You Screwed Me Over the Engagement Ring

Criss Angel
Ex-Fiancee Sues You Screwed Me Over the Ring

Criss Angel must be feeling like his ex-fiancee is a real life bad penny, because now she's suing to get the value of her engagement ring. Sandra Gonzalez snagged a 5 carat, $300k sparkler… READ MORE >

Criss Angel -- 1,095 Is Magic Number in My Son's Cancer Fight (VIDEO)

Criss Angel
1,095 Is Magic Number ... For My Son's Cancer Fight

Criss Angel's trying to pull off something more impressive than any of his tricks -- he's on a $1 million mission, inspired by his toddler's battle with cancer.  Angel is using his fame to… READ MORE >

- 260 days ago
Criss Angel -- My Ex Was a Girlfriend, NOT a Wife

Criss Angel
My Ex Was a Girlfriend, NOT a Wife

Criss Angel is aggressively going after his ex-girlfriend, saying she's trying to shake him down for a ton of money by claiming they essentially lived together as husband and wife.  Criss was… READ MORE >

- 262 days ago
Criss Angel -- Secretly Married ... and a Father!!!

Criss Angel
Secretly Married!!! ... And a Father

Criss Angel wants you to believe he's single, but it's just an illusion because he's been married for nearly a year ... TMZ has learned.  According to a marriage certificate, Criss tied the… READ MORE >

- 304 days ago
Criss Angel -- Is a Kardashian?

Criss Angel
Is a Kardashian?

Here's lovely Vegas magician Criss Angel at some event this weekend (left) -- and Kardashian mastermind Kris Jenner back in March (right).The resemblance is unbeweaveable.We're just sayin'. READ MORE >

- 1383 days ago
Slash + Angel -- Barbarians?

Slash & Criss Angel
The 'Barbarians'?

Former Guns N' Roses member Slash and Vegas magician Criss Angel appear to be the douchey style inspirations of "Conan the Barbarian" remake star Jason Momoa.The cheesy accessories don't lie.We're… READ MORE >

- 1833 days ago
Carrot Top vs. Criss Angel: Who'd You Rather?

Carrot Top vs. Criss Angel
Who'd You Rather?

Super buff clown-haired comedian Carrot Top, 45, and gothtastic magician Criss Angel both wowed each other with their awesomeness at the same event in Vegas on Monday.Question is ... READ MORE >

- 2075 days ago
Criss Angel: Now Even Greasier

Criss Angel: Now Even Greasier

There is actually someone with more ridiculous hair, a faker tan and tackier man-jewelery than magician Criss Angel ... his wax sculpture.The 41-year-old flat-ironed his weave and put on his best… READ MORE >

- 2651 days ago
Criss Angel -- The Tail of the Missing Cat

Criss Angel -- The Tail of the Missing Cat

Criss Angel is in the middle of a serious hostage situation -- and the hostage is a cute little kitty cat.The Vegas magician is accused of taking a fluffy lil' feline belonging to fellow Vegas… READ MORE >

- 2660 days ago
Hugh Hefner Hates Criss Angel Too

Hugh Hefner Hates Criss Angel Too

You won't see Hugh Hefner around if his ex Holly marries that magical d-bag Criss Angel, cause outside One Sunset Hef declared he wants nothing to do with those people. Remember, you're never too… READ MORE >

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