For over a decade, Criss Angel has dominated the world of magic as the biggest name on the planet. His visionary approach to the art escapes the confines of tradition and has given birth to a new breed of modern mysticism.
For over a decade, Criss Angel has dominated the world of magic as the biggest name on the planet. His visionary approach to the art escapes the confines of tradition and has given birth to a new breed of modern mysticism. Oprah Winfrey hailed, "Criss is the best, the best, THE BEST!"
From his role as star, creator, Executive Producer and Director of his hugely successful A&E television series Criss Angel MINDFREAK, to his spectacular live show Criss Angel BeLIEve at the Luxor Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, and star of and creator of countless television specials, books, music CD's and more - Criss has redefined the term "artist" for the 21st century.
His acclaimed series MINDFREAK on A&E is the most successful magic show in television history, resulting in more hours of magic during prime time than any other magic show ever! It continues to be viewed regularly by more than 100 million viewers per season in over 90 countries. The broadcast of the live "Building Implosion" episode drew a crowd police estimated at 50,000 to the venue in Clearwater, Florida - the largest crowd for any magician, rivaling Houdini.
On January 29, 2013, it was announced that Criss would begin a new television series for Spike, who have ordered 11 one-hour episodes. "Spike is thrilled to be able to showcase the amazing talents of Criss Angel," said Sharon Levy, Executive Vice President, original series, Spike TV.Criss will reveal the creative process and some of his secret methods for the very first time, while showcasing revolutionary demonstrations for viewers this fall that he promises to be "bigger, badder and better than ever!"
Angel is also the most watched magician in Internet history — a YouTube sensation. His "Walk on Water" clip has generated over 46 million views alone, and all of his clips combined have generated more than 200 million views. He has recently launched live-streamed events on his Criss Angel YouTube channel, and posts exclusive content there frequently.
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Criss Angel believes in children. Helping kids is a driving factor in his desire to create magic. His continuing work children-based charities including the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, brings joy, hope and makes dreams a reality for children in need or battling terminal illness.
In December 2010, Criss visited the Las Vegas Boys & Girls Club to hand-deliver magic tricks & kits. "I’ve been blessed beyond my wildest dreams. My mission in life is to try to be a positive force and help others any way I can," stated Criss to reporters that day. More than $1 million in gifts were distributed to thousands of locations across the U.S. – all in time for Christmas.
Karen Iglesias, President & CEO, of the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Southern Nevada wrote expressing her gratitude, "He has taken our children by the hand and surrounded them with love and care...what Criss gives of himself each time he meets a wish child is the most special gift of all. Criss is our Angel." Read more (Link to full letter from MAW)
Criss was so moved by the children’s lives he touched, he was inspired to create a special foundation with a message - Believe Anything Is Possible.
BELIEVE Charitable Foundation
"We help children find their inner strength of mind, body, and spirit
to attain their dreams and achieve all that is possible"
BELIEVE was founded by Criss Angel and his brothers J.D. and Costa in 2007, as a tribute to the incredible strength, inspiration and life of their father, John Sarantakos, who passed away February 12, 1998. Also, in recognition of the love and affection the entire family has for children, especially those suffering from debilitating illnesses and diseases.
As an “operating” 501(c)3 charitable foundation, BELIEVE will be actively involved with the very children the Foundation is seeking to aid and assist. Since Criss Angel personally subsidizes any overhead expense, 100% of your donation goes to providing charitable outreach and opportunities to children who, because of illness, disease, or socio-economic barriers, find themselves unable to achieve their full and ultimate potential in life. BELIEVE seek to harness and promote that virtually untapped inner potential, the inner strength of mind, body, and spirit, to let these children see their dreams become a living reality.
"Spreading Magic. Changing Lives.”
"The BELIEVE Foundation provides financial help to kids who are underprivileged or terminally ill. Love can’t be bought; love is to be given. It is the gift with the power to transform lives forever. Together we can make a difference in a child’s life. Will you help make a difference and believe in the power of a dream?"
“Through all of the things I’ve been through, magic gave me hope for another day. I can still remember waking up, my mom at my side and looking at the T.V. I couldn’t believe my eyes. There you were being lit on fire, walking through the streets while all the people stared. After that moment, magic became my life! Words are unable to express my thanks, you’ve inspired me so much.”