Criss Angel


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  • Birth Name: Christopher Nicholas Sarantakos
  • Birth Place: East Meadow, NY
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 12/19/1967, Sagittarius
  • Profession: Illusionist; magician; actor
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The Tuesday Playlist: Super Agents and Superheroes, An Idol turned Loser

The periods are a giveaway. The more I watch ABC's lighter-than-helium super-spy romp Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., which was just picked up to no one's surprise for a full season, the more I feel thrust back to a different time, a simpler and brighter time when organizations like U.N.C.L.E. (as in, The Man From ...) held sway on TV, fighting its evil counterpart T.H.R.U.S.H. — or given the hokey jokiness of S.H.I.E.L.D., maybe a better parallel is Get Smart and KAOS (which I'm not sure used periods, though maybe should have). I'm not what you'd call a comics maven, so I can't help it that I giggled every time the word "Gravitonium" was uttered in last week's episode. Things get a tad more serious this week (Tuesday, 8/7c) when the team comes across a former S.H.I.E.L.D. agent who's apparently gone rogue — but as the episode's title ("Eye Spy") suggests, you can't always believe your (or someone else's) eyes.

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Mindfreak’s Criss Angel Engaged

Looks like Criss Angel found someone to tame his inner freak. The illusionist and star of A&E's Mindfreak is engaged to girlfriend Sandra Gonzalez, People reports.

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At Home With Criss Angel

For the sixth season of his tricks-and-treats series Mindfreak (Wednesday, 10/9c, A&E), illusionist Criss Angel throws open the doors of his new Las Vegas estate for a glimpse of life behind the magic curtain. "I bring a lot of my personal life into this season. The show takes place around my home," says Angel of the 22,000-square-foot spread he's dubbed "Serenity." "It's the first home I've ever owned, and it gives [Mindfreak] a whole different more


Teach a Trick: 3 Card Monte
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Magic Micah
A Personal Tribute

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Year Title Description
2013 Criss Angel BeLIEve TV Show Series, Executive Producer
2013 Criss Angel BeLIEve TV Show Series, Appearing
2010 Miss Universe Pageant TV Show Series, Judge
2007 Phenomenon TV Show Series, Appearing
2005 Criss Angel TV Show Series, Performer

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Criss Angel Previews His Tantalizing New Mindfreak

Never let it be said that Criss Angel thinks small After walking across a swimming pool in Season 2 of Criss Angel Mindfreak Wednesdays at 10 pmET AE the illusionist ups the ante on tonights fourth-season premiere by traipsing across Nevadas Lake Mead [Since] I walked on the pool nearly 20 million people have watched it on YouTube says Angel who rivals PT Barnum for self-promotion Its the most-watched magic clip in the history of the Internet Assuming he doesnt drown Angel has something even bigger planned for next weeks show a live escape from an imploding building Ill be on a balcony manacled he says That building is going to go whether Im in it or not Were betting he survives since his lavish Cirque du Soleil Las Vegas stage show Criss Angel Believe is slated to open in the fall I signed a deal for 4600 shows for the next 10 years he says But whos counting Joseph Hudak read more

Phenomenon's "Mentalist" Offers Paranormal Powers in Halloween Special

Last Wednesday night, NBC premiered Phenomenon, a series touted as a "live search for the next great mentalist." Based on a similar Israeli show featuring controversial mentalist Uri Geller, Phenomenon returns tonight with a two-hour Halloween special (8 pm/ET). recently spoke with Geller, who is a judge in the American version, along with magician/illusionist Criss Angel and a rotating slate of celebrity guests. Considering he still attests to having supernatural powers, we were also more than a little curious about how he’s survived years of being lambasted by critics. For people who don’t know, can you explain exactly what it means to be a mentalist?Uri Geller: My definition of a mentalist is someone who can play around with your mind psychologically. It’s different t read more

Daisies' Dog, Phenomenon, Virtual CSI: NY

I now have a new favorite TV character this season, and it’s of the four-legged variety. Of course I’m talking about Digby, the stalwart and silent and absolutely gorgeous canine companion of Pushing Daisies’ life-affirming hero, Ned. This golden retriever was the first dead object (run down on a highway) to be revived by Ned as a child, and their attachment was one of the first and most persistent nitpicky complaints I fielded from the show’s naysayers. "How could Ned and Digby not have touched at least once over the years?" they wondered. A little boy and a faithful dog, how is it possible they restrained themselves from the heavy petting that comes so naturally in youth? My answer (beyond the obvious explanation that Pushing Daisies is a fantasy and we should just sit back and respect the rules we’ve been presented): Digby understands what’s going on. He knows that to be touched by Ned is to be sent to doggie heaven. He doesn’t need to be told. ... read more


I want to make out with this show. I want chill with it, get to know it a little better, and then make like awkward eighth graders at summer camp. Seriously, what is it about this show that makes me laugh so much? Even my roommate, a fellow Reaper lover who sits self-shackled next to me on the couch every Tuesday night, throws me questioning stares because I chortle obnoxiously at the tube every 15 seconds. So yes, I'm a huge dork. And according to the CW's ratings breakdown, I'm also one of the total four women who watch this show. Yeah, take that... all other shows. Yeah.I think the show is really taking off. This time I found myself not so concerned for the vessel or what it would be, as much as how all the shenanigans were going to go down. Whereas I once watched with suspicion, I now watch for fun. And I think that says a lot about the leaps it's made. Sam is getting comfy with his hunting prowess, is accepting his fate, and is slowly growing a pair. That last one in particular... read more

NBC at TCA: Meet the New Guy

He dropped names as diverse as Norman Lear, Uri Geller, Isaiah Washington and Jerry Seinfeld. He teased an all-celebrity version of The Apprentice (with a half-joking promise to extend an invitation to Rosie O’Donnell). In describing his vision for NBC's immediate and long-term future, the network’s boyish new co-chair Ben Silverman showed his affinity for both packaging and programming TV in an enthusiastic debut performance in front of the nation’s TV critics on Monday morning.Though he took the stage alongside the relatively subdued co-chair Marc Graboff, whose expertise is on the business side, this was Silverman’s show all the way, and he wasted no time in announcing some surprising programming deals and a few aggressive scheduling changes, including turning Monday into an all-fantasy night and shifting Friday Night Lights an hour earlier on Fridays, so it’s now cozily hammocked between the strong franchises of a relocated Deal or No Deal and Las Vegas,... read more


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