Named Close Up Magician of the Year, Jon Armstrong's amazing close-up skills and comedy have brought him numerous awards and nominations throughout his career.
Jon Armstrong has performed for some of the most prestigious audiences in over 30 countries worldwide. Growing up in Orlando, Florida, Jon became fascinated by the magic he saw in the theme parks around him and dreamed of having his own show. This dream came true when Disney asked him to bring his act to Epcot and he became the resident magician at Walt Disney World. He was only 20.
After spending 5 years doing his show at Disney World, Vegas called and Jon answered, becoming a recurring headliner at Caesar's Magical Empire. It was between these runs in Vegas that Jon started doing his tours all over the world as both a performer and lecturer, teaching others how to add humor and entertainment to their magic.
Jon has also worked on many films and television shows such as "The Mentalist" and "Spiderman 3" as a magic consultant and designer, and is co-creator of the IDW comic series Smoke and Mirrors.
Jon now lives in Los Angeles and is a frequent performer at the world famous Magic Castle. His TV appearances as a talk show guest, featured performer or actor, include shows like NBC's "The Today Show", "Magic Castle After Dark" on A&E, USA's "Ready For The Weekend", Fox's "Masters of Illusion" and ABC's "Bachelorette" He has been featured in trade publications like Magic, The Linking Ring, MUM and other magic journals worldwide. Stories have been done on him in The New York Times, LA Magazine and Harpers, just to name a few.
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