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Net Worth$100 million
Date Of BirthMarch 10, 1960
FactIs good friends with world famous Illusionist Criss Angel.

Lance Burton (born March 10, 1960) is an American professional magician. He performed more than 5,000 shows in Las Vegas over a period of 14 years. He has been awarded the title of “Magician of the Year” and “Best Magician” by the Academy of Magical Arts.

Burton was born in Louisville, Kentucky. His father was a truck driver and his mother was a homemaker. He has two older sisters. Burton began practicing magic at the age of 10. He was inspired by his older sister’s boyfriend, who was a professional magician. Burton began performing magic shows at local schools and churches.

Burton attended the University of Louisville on a drama scholarship. He dropped out of college after one semester to pursue a career in magic. He moved to Las Vegas in 1982 and began performing at various hotels and casinos. Burton became a headliner at the Tropicana Las Vegas in 1985. He performed there for 14 years.

Burton has won numerous awards for his magic performances. He has been featured on television shows such as The Tonight Show, The Today Show, and 60 Minutes. He has also been featured in magazines such as Time, Newsweek, and People. Burton has written two books on magic, Lance Burton: Master Magician and Lance Burton: Secrets of Magic Revealed.

Burton retired from performing in 2010. He currently resides in Las Vegas with his wife and two children. His net worth is estimated to be $40 million.

General Info

Full NameLance Burton
Net Worth$100 million
Date Of BirthMarch 10, 1960
Height1.86 m


MoviesMake Believe, Mysteries of Magic: Vol. 1, How to Juggle & Other Cheap Tricks with Marty Pollio

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1Resides in Las Vegas, Nevada, and headlines at the Lance Burton Theatre (which he helped design) in the Monte Carlo Casino-Hotel. [December 2001]
2Is good friends with world famous Illusionist Criss Angel.
3Uses classical music extensively in his stage shows, and is a financial supporter of the Las Vegas listener supported radio station, KNPR, the only classical music station in Southern Nevada.
4Nearly died when an escape trick he was performing for the taping of a television show went awry. He was tied to the tracks of the Desperado rollercoaster at Buffalo Bill's Casino-Resort in Primm, Nevada, with an unoccupied rollercoaster riding on the tracks, when he discovered he couldn't free himself from his bonds. He escaped, quite literally, at the last possible moment (he later commented, "That was STUPID!"). He frequently opens his stage shows by showing that clip on a projection screen.
5Performed before the Queen of England.
6Likes to read Anne Rice.
7His favorite car is the Corvette. He drives a fake white one in his show in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.



Guard Dog2015Judge
Billy Topit2015Billy Topit
Knight Rider1986TV SeriesAustin Templeton


Magicians: Life in the Impossible2016Documentary executive producer
Guard Dog2015executive producer
Quincy's Room2013Short executive producer


Oz the Great and Powerful2013consultant: magic
New Legends2002Video Game programmer
Heroes of Magic2000TV Special documentary archive material courtesy of


Billy Topit2015


Penn & Teller: Bullshit!2005TV Series documentary special thanks - 1 episode
Bogus1996special thanks
The Magic of David Copperfield IX: The Escape from Alcatraz1987TV Special special thanks


The Magic History of Cinema2015DocumentaryHimself
The Magic Life2012DocumentaryHimself
Lawrence Leung's Unbelievable2011TV SeriesHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2007-2011TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
American Restoration2010TV SeriesHimself
Make Believe2010DocumentaryHimself
The 2009 World Magic Awards2009TV SpecialHimself
Head Case2009TV SeriesHimself
The 2008 World Magic Awards2008TV SpecialHimself
How to Juggle and Other Cheap Tricks2008VideoHimself
Living Lohan2008TV SeriesHimself - magician
The View2008TV SeriesHimself
Women in Boxes2008DocumentaryHimself
Late Show with David Letterman2008TV SeriesHimself - Master Magician
The 2007 World Magic Awards2007TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Ellen's Really Big Show2007TV MovieHimself
Dinner: Impossible2007TV SeriesHimself - Magician
Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon2007TV SeriesHimself
Criss Angel Mindfreak2005-2006TV SeriesHimself
Dirty Jobs2006TV SeriesHimself
117th Annual Tournament of Roses Parade2006TV MovieHimself
Las Vegas2005TV SeriesHimself
Houdini: Unlocking the Mystery2005TV Movie documentaryHimself - Host
50 Hottest Vegas Moments2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Party @ the Palms2005TV SeriesHimself
The Casino2004TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1997-2004TV SeriesHimself
Hollywood Squares2003-2004TV SeriesHimself
The Art and Soul of Magic2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Guerilla Magic2003TV MovieHimself - Host
50 Greatest Magic Tricks2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
Sin City Spectacular1999TV SeriesHimself
E! Mysteries & Scandals1998TV Series documentaryHimself
The Art of Magic1998TV Special documentaryHimself
Mysteries of Magic1997TV Series documentaryHimself
The Mystics: A 50 Year Legacy1996Video documentaryHimself
Houdini: Unlocking His Secrets1995TV MovieHimself
The Great Magic of Las Vegas1995TV Mini-SeriesHimself
The World's Greatest Magic1994TV SpecialHimself - World Class Magic
The Best of Magic1990TV SeriesHimself
The Royal Variety Performance 19891989TV MovieHimself
Live from Her Majesty's1988TV SeriesHimself
Magic in the Magic Kingdom1988TV SpecialHimself
Mystery Magical Special1986TV MovieHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1981-1984TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

The Best of the Royal Variety2006TV Series
Heroes of Magic2000TV Special documentaryHimself

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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