Criss Angel bio, Career, Early life, Personal life, Net worth, Facts
Who is Criss Angel?
Criss Angel is synonymous with magic. He is an illusionist who performs magic tricks on stage and thrills his audience with fascinating stage acts. Criss is also a musician and performs in the heavy metal genre. There is a lot to know about this magician including the whereabouts of his son, Johnny Crisstopher who is battling with cancer, the women in his life and how his relationship with them ended.
In the Early Life of Criss Angel
Criss Angel was born on December 19, 1967, in Hempstead, New York City, New York, Christopher Nicholas Sarantakos. However, he grew up in Elmont and his family relocated to East Meadow, still in New York, when he was in fourth grade. John Sarantakos was his father's name and he was a restaurateur; Dimitra Sarantakos is his mother's name. You would have deduced by now that Criss Angel is of Greek origin (from his title) if you are great with words. There are two brothers in the sorcerer–Costa and J.D. Sarantakos. He joined East Meadow High School but did not go to university as he decided to follow a magic profession. However, he attempted to teach himself in the search to create a profession in medicine by traveling regularly to government libraries where he learned magic, music, mysticism, and even martial arts.
In the Career of Criss Angel
Fig: Criss Angel as a magician
Criss Angel started to tour instantly out of high college with other traveling performance groups. Although he did not go to university, by learning the history of magic in government libraries, he attempted to teach himself. He researched mysticism, music, martial arts, and even dance, as well. When he embarked on his acting career, he took the stage name "Criss Angel." An obviously skilled actor with a knack to create reliable stories, he quickly became a famous magician and illusionist, and in 1994 he was given a chance to play on television. A portion of a one-hour ABC primetime series called 'Secrets,' his first tiny screen appearance was. Over the years that followed, his notoriety began to grow and he discovered a large fan in movie producer Clive Barker who invited Angel to collaborate with him on his movie' Lord of Illusions.'
In the early 1990s, he produced several TV appearances and participated in the 1997 TV film ' The Science of Magic' and its 2003 sequel' The Science of Magic II.' He also began performing in the stage series' Criss Angel Mindfreak' in 2001, which played at the World Underground Theater for more than 600 appearances between 2001 and 2003. His' Supernatural' one-hour TV show was broadcast by SciFi Channel in 2003. He walked houses, went through his body for a half, and brought out in the display otherworldly beasts from his chest.
He also conducted activities including one in which he set himself on fire and gave rise to a tarantula from the soda can of a pedestrian. The stage series 'Criss Angel: Mindfreak' was converted into an A&E Network series in 2005 by Angel. It presented stunts depicting Angel walking on water, dividing a lady into half in a government park, and floating across the Valley of Fire while his bare flesh was hung from a chopper. The show turned into an immediate hit that catapulted Angel into global stardom. It has been running for five seasons, finishing in 2010. Angel joined Cirque du Soleil in 2006 to create the stage show 'Criss Angel Believe' which debuted on September 26, 2008, at Luxor Las Vegas. This show also turned into a resounding achievement and quickly became the world's best-selling live magic show.
A cable television series centered on the show named' Criss Angel BeLIEve' was broadcast on Spike TV in 2013, the third anniversary of the stage show. During the first semester, 11 one-hour shows, including 118 distinct illusions, were screened. Guests such as Ludacris, Ice-T, Randy Couture, and Shaquille O'Neal were also included in the series. He has conducted several stage shows in latest years, including' Criss Angel Magicjam,'' Mindfreak Live! And the Supernaturalists.' He is also a songwriter, besides being a sorcerer, and has played for Angeldust with the heavy metal group Angel and worked with industrial rock musician Klay Scott. He also created songs for his' Mindfreak' TV series.
How much is the net worth of Criss Angel?
Fig: Criss Angel lifestyle
Christopher Nicholas Sarantakos, aka Criss Angel, created this fortune. He has appeared efficiently in multiple network shows and has also published compilations of music albums. As of 2019, Criss Angel's revised net worth is estimated to be around $50 million.
In the Personal Life of Criss Angel
Fig: Criss Angel with his wife and son
Angel married JoAnn Winkhart, his former wife, in 2002. But the wedding did not last long and four years later the pair filed for separation. He has been engaged in posting his divorce from his spouse with several females.
Facts of Criss Angel
- He received the award of "Magician of the Decade" by the International Magician Society in 2009 and the award of "Magician of the Century" in 2010.
- Angel is the holder of several world records, including the Guinness World record for 'Most people to disappear in an illusion,' for making 100 people disappear on May 26, 2010, during the Believe performance at the Luxor.
- He received the 2007 Chris Greicius Celebrity Award from the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the 2010 Most Supportive Celebrity Award from the Foundation.
- In 2011, he received the Living Legend Award of the World Magic Legacy Awards
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