Born and based in Halifax, NS, The Amazing Mr. J travels all across Canada, entertaining with magic and comedy shows for kids, adults, and corporate groups (He’s even been hired by numerous celebrities!) Having performed over 3500+ shows nationwide since 1999, from Newfoundland, to Toronto, even to Whitehorse, Yukon (at the 2016 Sourdough Festival along with Natalie MacMaster), Mr. J loves this beautiful country, and all the truly amazing people who live here.

You may have seen The Amazing Mr. J on television over the years, on CTV’s Mike Bullard Show, Live at Five, Breakfast Television, his own show on EastLink, or many other TV guest appearances. Mr. J even faced the Dragons on CBC TV’s Dragons’ Den, luckily scoring a deal with the famously (infamously?) money-loving Kevin O’Leary! You can read Mr. J’s first published story inside Dragons’ Den/Shark Tank star Kevin O’Leary’s newest #1 international bestseller (pages 123-133) “Cold Hard Truth on Family, Kids & Money”. (Thanks for publishing Mr. J, Mr. Wonderful!)

How did it begin? When Mr. J’s wonderful MOM & DAD bought him a magic kit for his 5th birthday, he became hooked, performing his first ‘shows’ right out of the box. When turning six, a little show for guests at his grandparents house in Saint John, New Brunswick sparked a lifelong love of performing. (So, parents, it’s always good to encourage that stuff in your children!) A few years later, those same perfect parents hired some magicians to perform at his house, forever expanding little Mr. J’s imagination. From then on, he hoped someday to give this same joy and excitement to others.

Whilst taking circus training and attending theatre school, Mr. J called Toronto home for a few years too. By day, Mr. J is a Magician, Landlord, Writer, and Bon Vivant. By night, he is also those things. That’s because he’s that good kind of workaholic: a goal-setting, practical dreamer. Mr. J speaks French, and loves Canada, nature, the outdoors, green living, exercising, hiking, poetry, film, the arts, CBC Radio, singing, skydiving, new ideas, traveling, board games, magic (of course), plus virtually all music and literature. Geeky confession: Mr. J built a giant ‘drive-in style’ theatre in his forest behind the house, and collects vintage arcade and pinball machines (for retro parties!)

Mr. J loves children, and is writing an original children’s book. A couple books for adults are also in the works. (Keep watching your local bookstore!)

Mr. J is cosmopolitan and urbane, and (let’s face it), rather silly too.

By the way, Mr. J never goes around talking about himself in the third person like this. That’s just an understood pretense when writing this kind of stuff. So, “I” would like to personally and publicly thank my family, friends, and magic inspirations: Mom and Dad, The Immortal Mike Robinson (my magic mentor), Drew and Angela (of DV8 Reality Magic), Fraggle Rock Muppeteer Terry Angus, Jeff Pinsky of Browser’s Den of Magic (Toronto), Leno and Letterman star Ian Stewart, Strange Adventures owner Calum Johnston, plus fellow magicians John Talbot, Al Bernard, Michael James, The Amazing Kreskin, Penn & Teller, Lance Burton, Marco Tempest, Jay Sankey and many others. Thanks for the imagination to Jim Henson, Charles Schulz, Stan Lee, Dr. Seuss, Owen McCarron, William Gaines, Michael Landon, and of course, Canada’s own Mr. Dressup!

The biggest thanks goes to YOU- for visiting this site, and for helping me to live the dream as a full-time magician/entertainer. It has been a sincere pleasure, and honour, to perform for you for nearly 20 years, and to share so many fun-filled times with new friends of all ages. Naturally, your thoughts and comments are always greatly appreciated. YOU are helping keep the magic alive!

Would love to hear from you! Feel free to send your questions, heckles, marriage proposals, or really good jokes to: misterjmagic@hotmail.com


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MORE March Break MAGIC! You're invited to a Friday Fun-for-All at Boston Pizza Lower Sackville (2:00 pm) and Oak Island Atlantica! (7:30pm) New tricks! New jokes! Same-azing Mr. J! Over 50 magic fans appeared at Thursday's New Minas show...get YOUR Friday seats early! :) ... See MoreSee Less

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How do YOU like your PIZZA? How about with some MAGIC!! :) The Amazing Mr. J performs at BOSTON PIZZA Yarmouth (March 14th), New Minas (March 15th), and Lower Sackville (March 16th). All shows 2-3pm...make your reservations, and bring the family! As company owner Jim Treliving told me on Dragons' Den: "You're gonna be big, you'll go far!" (Thinking the best way to thank him for that encouragement is to do a humdinger of a magic show for YOU, at his restaurants!) Fun guaranteed...see you there, magic friends! :) ... See MoreSee Less

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Looking to entertain the kids over March Break? Why not visit Oak Island for a huge all-ages Magic Show with The Amazing Mr. J! (Maybe together we can even track down the treasure!) :) ... See MoreSee Less

The Amazing Mr. J - Magician & Entertainer will be performing during March Break on Friday March 16th at 7:30pm!! 😲👏

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After performing a full hour magic show for a fantastic group, a little boy came up, saying: "Mr. J! Could you do the ENTIRE show AGAIN??" (!!) Y'know, this was the best- and funniest- compliment of the day, until receiving this wonderfully kind message from the birthday girl's Mom: "Thank you so very much!! Abby said it was 'the best day ever!' and a few kids were quite sad when you left. It was a perfect show and we so enjoyed it!! Thank you so, so much!!" -Lyndsay Graham, Beaverbank, NS ... See MoreSee Less

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While out front unloading the car for a magic show at Marriott Halifax Hotel today (while wearing full tuxedo), a man approached, then tried to hand me his car keys. "Here y'go!" he proclaimed happily. As I "ummmmmed" in confusion, he continued: "Oh! Aren't you the VALET?" (!!) ... See MoreSee Less

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