John Carlson has been performing for over twenty five years. He is a Magician, Ventriloquist and Family Entertainer. Every show is uniquely customized for the ages of the audience.
He has been flown around the world to perform for many different events including the private parties of many Hollywood Celebrities. John has appeared on NBC’s Conan O’Brien over a dozen times, has been on “The Housewives of NYC” and recently was invited to perform at the White House in Washington, D.C.
Follow the visual tour below to learn more about John Carlson and those who inspire him to do what he does.
John Carlson worked as a New York City Police Officer for 20 years. He started as a beat cop in Brooklyn, then worked in the SPECDA/DARE Program teaching school children about the dangers of drugs, and personal safety. He finished his career as an NYPD Officer in the Harbor Patrol shortly after 9/11.
In this picture, John appeared in ‘Ripley’s Believe it or Not’ as a result of a civilian complaint for riding in his patrol car with a dummy on his lap.
John got interested in magic at 11 years of age. He got his first magic kit from his older brother Willie. His mom always made sure he had the best birthday parties and she was his best audience member when he performed his first magic tricks.
Here is a picture of John’s beautiful wife Gerette. They have been married for 25 years. Not only is she a home maker, but an avid runner and kickboxer. She placed 1st for the NYC Marathon for the borough of Staten Island. You can tell from the muscles that she’s the boss!
Miriam is the oldest daughter of John and Gerette. She is married to Raymond Nieves and they have the cutest Son E.J. Miriam was the first magic assistant in the family. John made her appear magically on stage at Brooklyn College when she was 5 years old. She is also a serious student of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and has recently obtained a gold medal in a national competition. She also is a a make up artist.
Kenneth is the first and only son of John and Gerette. He is currently serving as the Assistant Pastor of Bayside Chapel Church in Barnegat, NJ, He is also the senior web developer and marketing manager for JohnsMagic.com. He is married to Laura Carlson and they have two beautiful daughters Olivia and Elizabeth.
Carol Ann Carlson is the baby of the family. She is currently a student at Liberty University and works part time at Rainforest Cafe in Downtown Disney and once in a while as John Carlson’s magical assistant. She has a beautiful daughter Sophia.