Criss Angel

  • Birth Name: Christopher Nicholas Sarantakos
  • Birth Place: East Meadow, New York, United States
  • Profession: Illusionist, Magician, Actor

Fast Facts

  • Learned how to play drums in his youth.
  • Began performing magic and illusions at age 6.
  • Released a soundtrack album to his TV series in 2006.
  • Dedicated a 2007 stunt to Cameron Diaz, which sparked rumors that the two were romantically involved.
  • Penned Mindfreak: Secret Revelations, a memoir and how-to book, in 2007.
  • Named the Magician of the Century by the International Magicians Society in 2010.
  • Actively supports a number of children's charities, including the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, and his own Believe Foundation, which provides financial help to kids who are underprivileged or terminally ill.


  • Shaunyl Benson — Significant Other
  • J.D. Sarantakos — Brother
  • Joanne Sarantakos — Ex-wife
  • Johnny Crisstopher Sarantakos — Son
  • Sandra Gonzalez — Ex-fiancée
  • Costa Sarantakos — Brother
  • John Sarantakos — Father
  • Dimitra Sarantakos — Mother