Born Christopher Nicholas Sarantakos in East Meadow, Long Island, New York, he is best known for starring in the highly-rated television show, Criss Angel Mindfreak and his live performance show Criss Angel Believe, with Cirque du Soleil, at the Luxor casino, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Angel was first introduced to magic at age 7, after his Aunt Stella taught him a card trick. His interest grew and by the time he graduated from high school, he was not interested in college but rather to become a professional magician.
The illusions have included walking on water, levitating above the Luxor Hotel (in the light of 39 focused lamps that can be seen from space), floating between two buildings, causing a Lamborghini to disappear, surviving in an exploding C4 Crate, cutting himself in half in full view of an audience and getting run over by a steamroller while lying on a bed of nails. Also in season 3 he was known for jumping out of a moving car.
He has made numerous special guest appearances on WWE RAW, The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Megan Mullally Show, The Ellen Show, AVN Awards Show 2007 and Larry King Live on CNN.
He has even made a music video!
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