For more than a decade, Criss Angel has dominated the world of magic as the biggest name on the planet. From his role as star, creator, executive producer and director of the most successful magic television series of all time, “Criss Angel Mindfreak” on A&E Network, to his #1 best-selling Las Vegas stage show “Criss Angel Mindfreak LIVE!” (in partnership with “Cirque du Soleil®” and MGM Resorts) – hailed by the Las Vegas Sun as “The #1 magic show of all time!”, to countless critically acclaimed television specials and series, best-selling books, top-grossing retail products, music CDs and more, Angel is the most influential and imitated magician of the modern era. Hailing spectacular reviews from outlets such as Bloomberg Businessweek, who called him “the biggest name in Las Vegas magic,” Angel proves time and time again that he is a true force to be reckoned with.
His hit series “Criss Angel Mindfreak” on A&E is the most successful magic show in television history, resulting in more hours of magic during primetime than any other magic show ever. The series continues to be viewed regularly by more than 100 million viewers in over 90 countries. According to police in Clearwater, Florida, the live broadcast of the show’s “Building Implosion” episode drew approximately 50,000 people to the venue, resulting in the largest crowd for any magician, rivaling Houdini. “Criss is the Best, THE BEST,” said Oprah Winfrey. Angel’s most recent series, “Criss Angel BeLIEve,” premiered on Spike as the network’s most-watched original series premiere in more than 18 months. Following its US airing, Endemol, the world’s largest independent production and distribution company, announced that it had acquired the international television distribution rights (outside of North America) to the series, and the show is now seen in over 100 countries worldwide.
Angel is also the most watched magician in Internet history — a YouTube sensation. His “Walk on Water” clip has generated over 60 million views alone, and all of his clips combined have generated more than 300 million views. Criss also has the largest social media following of any illusionist, with six million followers.
In June of 2016 Angel was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Theater/Live Performance, proving once again that he is at the top of his craft. Additionally, he has received numerous awards throughout his career. He has been named “Magician of the Year” an unprecedented six times, including from The Magic Castle — far more than any other magician. He was the youngest magician inducted into the International Magicians Society Hall of Fame. Criss was also presented with a lifetime achievement award, The World Magic Legacy Award “A Living Legend,” at The World of Magic Seminar in Las Vegas. Additionally, Angel was recently named the first recipient of “Magician of the Decade,” as well as “Magician of the Century” and “Innovator of the Decade.” Angel received an International Magic Lifetime Achievement Award and was unanimously selected as the recipient of the 22nd Louie Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Art of Magic.