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!

The Amazing
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Jolly Good Magic Fun...THANK YOU, SACKVILLE! Holy turnout, Batman! A SELLOUT capacity crowd, and very sorry for the 100+ we had to TURN AWAY- (lined up all the way out the door!)- but just for showing up you all still receive a FREE Amazing Mr. J Comic Book, and FREE Magic Wand by mail!) Funny story from the Magic Show for you: Asked a young boy "What's your name?", he replied "MAX!", so then asked him what he'd like to eat for lunch from all the items on 'Mr. J's Magic Menu.' Examining all his options, and taking time to think, he pointed and shouted "French Fries!" So, I made some REAL French Fries appear! Handed him his FREE prize choice, (which MAGICALLY appeared at his random request out of nowhere), and said: "Here ya go, MAX!" He looked amazed (which was the point), so I continued: "You look surprised! Betcha didn't think you'd see French Fries appear like that, huh, MAX?" (Now get this): He hilariously yelled back: "No, no, it's not the fries...HOW did you guess my NAME??!?" #Magic #Magician #AmazingMisterJ #ShortMemory ... See MoreSee Less

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"Hello! Is it a Valentine's Gift you're looking for??" If you are, LIONEL RICHIE's new fragrance 'HELLO' (for Women, and Men!) is a sweet smelling gift...the type of gift BOTH you AND your partner can enjoy! (Similar to my recent Magic Birthday Show, where the Father admitted afterward: "I wanted my child to enjoy a special birthday, though I wanted to see the Magic Show too!") As you know, you always receive when you give...whether it's a present for a lover, or your kind word to a stranger. Naturally, as a romantic, yours truly loves giving flowers, chocolates, a night of fine dining, and dancing...(plus, Valentines with really cheesy puns). You may opt for a heartfelt homemade gift, which always mean the most of all. Whatever love you put into life, you always receive 'Once...Twice...Three times the love in return! Case in point, even before LIONEL RICHIE received his balloon gift, his manager sent him a picture of the personalized caricature. Lionel himself replied: "I LOVE IT!!!! David is the Man!" (see attached picture! A compliment from a legend, that I will always cherish). Bottom line: Giving is living, and Love is Magic. Wishing you a wonderful Valentine's, hope you make your day one to celebrate ALL those you personally love in life. If you do, you'll be Dancing on the Ceiling. ❤️ #Magic #Love #Valentines #Magician #AmazingMisterJ #BalloonArt #LionelRichie #Hello #IsItMeYou'reLookingFor? ... See MoreSee Less

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Few feelings in life more truly, deeply wonderful, than performing Magic for seniors. (Their joyful reactions are often more childlike than at my children's shows!) "The world is full of Magic things, waiting for our senses to grow sharper." -W.B. Yeats #AmazingMisterJ #Magic #Love #GoldenYears ... See MoreSee Less

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The Amazing Mr. J - Magician & Entertainer

Thank you to Michelle plus all the staff and residents of Ivy Meadows Continuing Care for inviting yours truly to perform for you today...truly wonderful people all! :) ... See MoreSee Less

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If YOU LOVE inspiring, MAGICAL stories (because our wacky, way-out, wonderful world is SO much MORE than media's incessant impeachment info and corona craziness!), this yarn's for YOU!! My amazing MOM sent this terrifically touching tale of tintinnabulation, (attached): A retired Dutch couple have helped THOUSANDS of lonely, elderly, and terminally ill people through their 'Ambulance Wish Foundation'...get this, they travel around in an ambulance, offering these less fortunate folks their final dying wish! (These have included trips to childhood homes, seeing loved ones, experiencing museums or sporting events, and even transporting a couple of seniors to see SNOW for the last time!) Talk about awesome...these two score eleventeen out of ten on Mr. J's Cool-O-Meter. Now isn't that magical missive a darn sight better than any celeb gossip nonsense? Y'know, the better angels of our nature may not win front page of the news, but will always win YOUR HEART. Like this considerate couple, hope you personally continue to cultivate kindness...which is always the real 'front page news' of the day. May this also put a spring in your step, plus spark your soul, with hope and alacrity. Life is truly MAGIC! #love #kindness #magic #ambulancewishfoundation Article: www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7962053/Retired-Dutch-paramedic-helps-14-000-terminally-ill-pati... ... See MoreSee Less

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YOUR MAGICIAN to the STARS!

The Amazing Mr. J performs for celebrities at VIP events, and loves sharing stories! He’s faced the Dragons on Dragons’ Den, entertained for CBC’s Peter Mansbridge, Gerry Dee (Mr. D), Lionel Richie, Natalie MacMaster, NHL stars, Hulk Hogan, Stan Lee, and many more!

“HOW the heck did you do THAT? That… was… amazing!” – Stan Lee, Toronto, August 2010