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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A Magic Meal 🍗🥦🍅🌽 with your Kitchen Magician, The Amazing Mr. J (and Angus!)😀🎩❤ If lockdown makes you loopy, at least you're not dealing with a dummy. 😋 Enjoy your day, Friends!👍#cooking #kitchen #magic #magician #amazingmisterj #davidjolly #dummy #fussyeater #whatcanyoudo www.misterj.ca www.amazingmisterj.ca www.halifaxmagician.ca ... See MoreSee Less
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When covid keeps you IN, let YOUR Inner Child OUT!😉❤ Call a friend or sibling, and talk Silly talk. Dust off an old board game...one you deeply loved as a child. Embrace Your Wonder. Embrace Your Playtime. We all need creative outlets...see the world as Your 'Adult Playground.' "It takes a very long time to become young." -Pablo Picasso. "There is no such thing as an 'adult'. An adult is a COSTUME. It's a mask and mannerism that a kid puts on, in order to make it through LIFE!" - Dick Van Dyke. Times are tough, but SO ARE YOU.❤ Wishing you personally a weekend of joy, alacrity, and MAGIC.😀🎩👍 #Love #Magic #Wonder #Magician #AmazingMisterJ #DavidJolly #RudyTheRedNosedRabbit #BirthdayParty #InnerChild #AdultPlayground #EmbraceYourSilly www.misterj.ca www.amazingmisterj.ca www.halifaxmagician.ca ... See MoreSee Less
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To YOU- my wonderful treasured Friends who are also Moms, and to my own Amazing Mother, Carol...I LOVE YOU. ❤ Thank you for being LIFETIME Frontline Workers. You are Heroes. And though Mr. J performs Magic for parties, YOU are the TRUE Magicians. All year round. As a gesture of thanks, Mr. J has cooked you dinner! This little video is dedicated to YOU, with Love. From both Mr. J & Angus: "HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!" 😀🎩❤🤱👍 #HappyMothersDay #Magic #Magician #AmazingMisterJ #DavidJolly #BirthdayParty #Mothers #Heroes #Grateful #Love #ThankYou www.misterj.ca www.amazingmisterj.ca www.halifaxmagician.ca ... See MoreSee Less
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YOUR MAGIC Life Lesson! As you "stay the blazes home', never let your Magic Rabbit provide your lockdown groceries! 😋🎩Still, hope you continue to count your blessings, know you are Loved, and let's keep Life's MAGIC alive.❤👍#DavidJolly #AmazingMisterJ #Magician #Magic #BirthdayParties #RudyTheRedNosedRabbit #MagicRabbit #BadBunny #StayTheBlazesHome #Groceries #WhyMe #NeedACanOpener www misterj.ca www.amazingmisterj.ca www.halifaxmagician.ca ... See MoreSee Less
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May the 4th Be With YOU! Hilariously, when introducing my Magic Rabbit to Chewbacca, she continually clambered and climbed out of her Magic Hat, excitedly trying to meet her new furry friend! (Jedi instincts??) Whether we are all bound by The Force, the Mystery of Magic, or just being Nova Scotia Strong, the Covid Empire doesn't stand a chance...we will win...keep the faith, and let's all keep shining as bright as lightsabres, fellow Rebel Heroes! #maythe4thbewithyou #StarWars #magic #magician #davidjolly #theamazingmisterj #jedi #beingquarantinedathomeislikebeingondagobah www.misterj.ca www.amazingmisterj.ca www.halifaxmagician.ca ... 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