Matt Johnson is originally from the UK but now resides in Vancouver, BC. Matt has been performing and perfecting his craft in the art of illusion for more than 20 years.
Over the past 20 years he has literally traveled the globe. Matt has performed in exotic locations such as Japan, Dubai, Argentina and Australia for companies such as Mercedes, Ford, AT&T, Toyota and Microsoft to name just a few.
Matt began his career in his hometown of Sheffield, England as a traditional magician and illusionist. On his travels around the world his knowledge in the mystic arts grew and 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 he has crafted a style know as Urban Deception, a cool mix of urban style street magic combined with the comedic timing and slick stage presence of a seasoned corporate performer.
He incorporates magic, sleight of hand, mind reading, the power of suggestion, razor sharp comedy timing and audience interaction into a performance that has been hailed as
Matt has countless TV and movie credits too. In 2014 he starred in the hit SyFy show Wizard Wars hosted by Penn and Teller, a show that sees the worlds top magicians battling head to head. You may also recognize Matt from his role in Nationwide Insurance's US national TV commercial where he made a car vanish with hilarious results.
As an actor and magic consultant Matt has both performed in and worked on many shows including "Secret Agent Man", "Taken", "6th Day", "Balderdash", "Dog Dancing", "SnowQueen" and countless other shows.
Most recently Keri Adams was wowed when Matt was brought in to perform his amazing magic live on CTV for April Fools. Matt also performed and spoke at TEDx 2015.