ABOUT MATT JOHNSON
International Magician and Escape Artist Matt Johnson is originally from the UK and now resides in Vancouver, Canada. Matt has been performing Magic and Escapes for more than 30 years.
In that time he has literally traveled the globe as an International Magician! Matt has performed in exotic locations such as Japan, Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Panama, Italy and Australia.
Matt began his career as a Magician and Escapologist in his home town of Sheffield, England.
On his travels around the world his knowledge of Magic and Escapes grew, he picked up techniques and skills from the countries he visited and the people he met along the way. It’s this unique perspective that has allowed Matt to make his performances completely unique and utterly captivating.
Not your typical Magician, instead Matt has crafted a style know as Urban Deception, a refreshingly cool mix of magic and escapes combined with the comedic timing and slick stage presence of a seasoned corporate performer.
His performances incorporate magic, escapes, sleight of hand, mind reading, the power of suggestion, razor sharp comedy timing and audience participation into a performance that has been hailed as
“…Simply Brilliant!” by Simon Cowell
Matt also has countless TV credits to his name
Most recently in 2021 Matt made it to the LIVE Quarter Finals of America's Got Talent where he shocked the judges and America with his signature, dangerous escapes!
In 2019 Matt was chosen as one of the TOP 50 ACTS IN THE WORLD to appear on The World's Best on CBS which aired to 22 million viewers right after Super Bowl. That same week Matt appeared as a guest on the Late Late Show with James Corden.
In 2018 Matt appeared to millions on the Italian HIT TV show Tu Si Que Vales. He also made it all the way to the Live Semi-Finals of the HIT TV show Britain's Got Talent which to date has earned him over 500 Million views on YouTube.
In the summer of 2017 Matt filmed at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas for Penn & Teller Fool Us and in 2014 he starred on SyFy's Wizard Wars, a show that sees the world's top magicians battling head to head.
You can add to this appearances on the UK's Lorraine show, Breakfast Television, Global TV, CTV, City News, ITV & even his starring role in a US national TV commercial for Nationwide Insurance where he made a car vanish with hilarious results.