Angel's first major illusion was making his mother float in their family den.
According to Biography Channel, "Angel hit the road and began touring with other traveling performance acts.
He also authored the book Mindfreak: Secret Revelations.
He developed an interest in magic at age seven and performed his first show at the age of twelve, for which he was paid . By fourteen, Angel was performing throughout high school at restaurants in East Meadow, including the Wine Gallery.
He also holds multiple world-records made during his magic performances, and was named Magician of the Decade in 2009 and Magician of the Century in 2010 by the International Magicians Society.
In addition to his career as an illusionist, Angel was the lead singer for his industrial band Angeldust, which released five albums between 19.
better known by the stage name Criss Angel, is an American magician and illusionist.
Angel has been on primetime television for more hours than any other magician in history, between his television series and various specials on cable and network television.Between traveling and performing, he attempted to further his education in his own by studying the history of magic in public libraries.He also studied the art of mysticism, music, martial arts and even dance." One of the early supporters of Angel was horror director Clive Barker.He is known for starring in the television and stage show Criss Angel Mindfreak and his previous live performance illusion show Criss Angel Believe in collaboration with Cirque du Soleil at the Luxor casino in Las Vegas.
The show generated 0 million in tourist revenue to Las Vegas in 2010, but has since been replaced by Mindfreak LIVE on (this new show is still part produced by Cirque, however the directive rights are entirely with Criss Angel).In 1995, Barker asked Angel to work with him on his film Lord of Illusions.