About

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

THANKS!

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Happy 235th Shelburne! (Probably the oldest birthday I've performed! At least since their 234th last year...) Always fun to entertain there; love this province, and its people. Nova Scotia ROCKS! :) ... See MoreSee Less

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Always amazes me how parents go all-out to make their child's birthday special! Honoured to perform amidst a giant balloon archway, custom invitations and even bunny-eared cupcakes. Happy Birthday Hunter! Parents love for their children is truly magical. :) ... See MoreSee Less

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1 week ago

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CHUCK NORRIS loved his balloon! He took a step back upon seeing it, saying a long "Woooow. That's...amazing." (Afterwards, I realized: "How many people can say they've made Chuck Norris actually back up??") The superkicking star proved fantastically friendly, with a hearty handshake and warm nature. Briefly putting my arm on his shoulder, I told the legend: "Chuck, you could take Bruce Lee, no problem!" He genuinely laughed, closing his eyes and leaning his head back when he did! This wonderful experience aside, honestly the day's most fulfilling personal joy arrived afterwards, when presenting the balloon as a gift to a couple little excited kids. Saw them happily swinging it around, and using it for pretend roundhouse kicks with each other! Martial arts, magic, and happy kids...a perfect day. :) ... See MoreSee Less

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2 weeks ago

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In memory of STEVE DITKO, creator of Dr. Strange, and co-creator of Spider-Man (with Stan Lee!). Steve was the consummate reclusive genius...very rarely seen (you can count on one hand the photos of him that even exist!), yet was one of the most original, influential artists of our time. (Naturally, as a magician, Dr. Strange has long been a much-loved personal favourite!) Lesser known, (though totally awesome!), is one of Steve's final creations, the happy-go-lucky Squirrel Girl! RIP to an absolute GIANT in the history of comics, and art. Hope you get to check out his work at your local comics store...Steve Ditko was a *true* magician! www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/steve-ditko-dead-spider-man-creator-was-90-1125489 ... See MoreSee Less

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Imagine how much courage (and Magic skill) you'd need to try and fool Penn & Teller...and then actually DOING it! Congrats to my Toronto Magic Friends, Mysterion & Steffi Kay, aka 'The Sentimentalists!' They are everything right about the Magic Arts today: 1) A woman and man as EQUAL on-stage performers! 2) Wonderful personalities and stage characters, and 3) An elegant unique STYLE, in the form of their vintage 1930s look. Love these two, and hope you will too! :) www.youtube.com/watch?v=QiHgdwNY1gU ... See MoreSee Less

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