John Carlson has been performing for over twenty five years. He is a Magician, Ventriloquist and Family Entertainer. Every show is uniquely customized for the ages of the audience.
He has been flown around the world to perform for many different events including the private parties of many Hollywood Celebrities. John has appeared on NBC’s Conan O’Brien over a dozen times, has been on “The Housewives of NYC” and recently was invited to perform at the White House in Washington, D.C.
Follow the visual tour below to learn more about John Carlson and those who inspire him to do what he does.
John Carlson worked as a New York City Police Officer for 20 years. He started as a beat cop in Brooklyn, then worked in the SPECDA/DARE Program teaching school children about the dangers of drugs, and personal safety. He finished his career as an NYPD Officer in the Harbor Patrol shortly after 9/11.
In this picture, John appeared in 'Ripley's Believe it or Not' as a result of a civilian complaint for riding in his patrol car with a dummy on his lap.
John got interested in magic at 12 years of age. He got his first magic kit from his older brother. His mom always made sure he had the best birthday parties and she was his best audience member when he performed his first magic tricks.
Here is a picture of John's beautiful wife Gerette. They have been married for 25 years. Not only is she a home maker, but an avid runner and kickboxer. She placed 1st for the NYC Marathon for the borough of Staten Island. You can tell from the muscles that she's the boss!
Miriam is the oldest daughter of John and Gerette. She is married to Raymond Nieves and was the first magic assistant in the family. John made her appear magically on stage at Brooklyn College when she was 5 years old. She is also a serious student of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and has recently obtained a gold medal in a national competition. She works full-time as a cosmetologist for Macy's.
Kenneth is the first and only son of John and Gerette. He is currently serving as the Youth Pastor of Coastal Community Church, and is a private guitar instructor at Atlantic Music Academy. He is also the senior web developer and marketing manager for JohnsMagic.com. He will be getting married on November 20, 2010.
Carol Ann Carlson is the baby of the family. She is currently a student seeking a career in Dental Hygiene. Sheworks as a Macy’s store clerk and as John Carlson’s magical assistant.
Are you Looking For A Magician in The Orlando Area?
Look no more. You have found John Carlson who had been practicing his magic tricks since he is just a kid. The illusions and magical entertainment that he provides is for family audience of all ages. Whether you are looking for a child's birthday party magician or a stage illusionist for for a large event, John Carlson will provide a magic show that your guests will remember for a lifetime!
During each and every magic show there is comedy magic, audience participation, music, live bunny rabbit and more. Watch as John waves his magic wand and makes the magic happen right in front of your very eyes. Take a journey on a magical trip back in time when you were a child and you saw your very first magic show. Now you can become part of the magic show and become the magicians assistant and you can help make the magic happen!
Are you looking for a strolling magician in the Orlando, Florida area? Well John Carlson is also a sleight of hand artist who performs really cool close up magic with card tricks and coin tricks. He makes things magically appear and disappear. John is an award winning magician. He was voted magician of the year by his peers at the Magic Castle in Hollywood. John Carlson the magician travels all over the state of Florida but works mostly as a magician in Orlando. P.N.C Bank flies John around the country to perform his magic for all their grand openings. The Southern Fried Chicken Franchise flew John to the United Arab Emirates to help bring families into their restaurants while he performed his magic shows for several weeks.
After 911 John Carlson was made New Yorker of the Week by NY 1 Cable television network for bringing his magic shows into the schools to help release some of the tension that children were feeling after the terrorist attacks on the country. He helped bring some joy into the classrooms by teaching magic tricks to the kids in the public schools. Magic lessons for kids at that time helped them to forget about the chaos around them.
Growing up in Brooklyn, John performed his first magic show at the public Library on 18th Ave and 86 st. in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. It was a scary experience as John the magician performed in front of a large audience. It was stage fright for sure as he saw everyone looking at him as he performed his magical illusions. But, he got past that and went on to be the president of the local teen magic club. John said "I remember the first time feeling so nervous performing, I felt like I was going to vomit." Even with the loss of confidence he felt performing the magic, audience members were coming up to him after the magic show asking him for a business card. That is when he thought "Hey, maybe one day I can do this for a living."
John has been performing as a magician and ventriloquist for over twenty five years now, so if you are looking for a great magician in Orlando or Central Florida, call John 24 hours, 7 days a week at 1-800-269-1106. But remember, If you are in Tampa, Daytona, Jacksonville or the Florida Keys, John will travel anywhere to make your next event unforgettable!