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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3 days ago

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Magic turns seniors into kids again! So much laughter today at Annapolis Royal Nursing Home. A lady kindly said: "You brought so much sunshine to my day", and one gentleman (in his 90s) even asked me: "Can you make The Rockettes appear?" (!!) ... See MoreSee Less

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2 weeks ago

The Amazing Mr. J - Magician & Entertainer

You'll be pleased to know MICHAEL J. FOX is very friendly, and funny, in person! (He asked if I was going to pull a rabbit out of my hat, and also said that he loves magic) Who are YOUR Greatest Canadian Heroes? We have so many here: artists, athletes, and activists, among our unsung (yet equally awesome) everyday heroes. But what makes a hero? A common trait, from Terry Fox, to Clara Hughes, to Rick Hansen, seems to be overcoming some form of adversity, and also giving back. As you know, our Back to the Future star didn't fold when Parkinson's filled his future. Instead, he started the Fox Foundation, wrote amazing books (all recommended!), and became an advocate. Seeing him live, he said he actually got more JOY from bringing hope to those dealing with Parkinson's then he ever got from all his acting! Amazing. His supportive wife of 30 years (!), Tracy Pollan, is equally a hero- showing that we all need others, and no one does anything alone. What an inspiration to rise above challenges; to stir your own inner hero. As Doc Brown said in the movie: "The Future is whatever you make it! So make it a good one!" An honour to meet a lifelong inspiration, and wishing you personally a day filled with your own world-changing heroism! Heroes are MAGIC! :) ... See MoreSee Less

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3 weeks ago

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Performing magic in Springfield today! 😄 ... See MoreSee Less

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4 weeks ago

The Amazing Mr. J - Magician & Entertainer

What's your best day ever? Sometimes the smallest words can give it to you, like after this show, when a six year old child ran up asking how he could learn to do magic himself. After telling him that yes, he could do it by reading lots of books, and practicing every day, he joyfully beamed: "Oh yeah! I'm gonna do it!!" (So great. Can't wait to watch his show someday). Not sure if my words had any influence on him, but his youthful excitement certainly encouraged me. A reminder that we all have the gift of giving encouragement. This day was complete after coming home to this kind e-mail: "Thank you for your show at The Beaver Bank Kinsac Community Center today. Our son Zachary (pictured with the black hat on) was enthralled from start to finish, as were all of the children. I wouldn’t have thought that many kids could make as much noise as they did! They loved every minute!" -Jen Saunders, Beaver Bank, NS (Wow. Personal best day ever?) :) ... See MoreSee Less

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4 weeks ago

The Amazing Mr. J - Magician & Entertainer

Y'know, most folks enjoy receiving a 'Mr. J balloon tribute'...though this time it got me a giant choke from WWE's 7 foot tall 'BIG SHOW!' Luckily, I survived to give it to a super surprised, happy little kid afterwards. #TheBigShow #magic #balloonart #happychildren ... See MoreSee Less

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