Johnny Thompson

(Difference between revisions)
Jump to: navigation, search
m
m
Line 1: Line 1:
Johnny Thompson is a Las Vegas illusionist who performs under the stage name "The Great Tomsoni."
 
 
{{Infobox person
 
{{Infobox person
| image                    =  
+
| image                    = GeniiCoverV40N11.jpg
 
| image_size                =  
 
| image_size                =  
 
| alt                      =  
 
| alt                      =  
| caption                  =  
+
| caption                  = Cover of Genii (1976)
 
| birth_name                = John Max Thompson
 
| birth_name                = John Max Thompson
 
| birth_day                = July 27,
 
| birth_day                = July 27,
Line 22: Line 21:
 
| misc                      =
 
| misc                      =
 
}}
 
}}
 +
'''Johnny Thompson''' (b.1934( is a Las Vegas illusionist who performs under the stage name "The Great Tomsoni."
 +
 
Along with his wife Pamela Hayes, he performs a comic magical act [[The Great Tomsoni & Company]] in which he plays the role of a dapper but buffoonish vaudeville gentleman. One of his trademarks is producing pure white doves on stage, which are trained to play along with the act once they have appeared.<ref>Vaudeville, old and new By Frank Cullen, Florence Hackman, Donald McNeilly (2007)</ref>
 
Along with his wife Pamela Hayes, he performs a comic magical act [[The Great Tomsoni & Company]] in which he plays the role of a dapper but buffoonish vaudeville gentleman. One of his trademarks is producing pure white doves on stage, which are trained to play along with the act once they have appeared.<ref>Vaudeville, old and new By Frank Cullen, Florence Hackman, Donald McNeilly (2007)</ref>
  
Line 30: Line 31:
 
He is also a bass harmonica player.<ref>http://www.johnnythompson.com/</ref>
 
He is also a bass harmonica player.<ref>http://www.johnnythompson.com/</ref>
  
==References==
+
{{References}}
<references />
+
 
{{Wikipedia}}
 
{{Wikipedia}}
 +
 +
 
[[Category:Biographies]]
 
[[Category:Biographies]]
 
{{DEFAULTSORT:Thompson, Johnny}}
 
{{DEFAULTSORT:Thompson, Johnny}}

Revision as of 07:02, 5 May 2013

Johnny Thompson

Cover of Genii (1976)
BornJohn Max Thompson
July 27, 1934
Chicago, Illinois

Johnny Thompson (b.1934( is a Las Vegas illusionist who performs under the stage name "The Great Tomsoni."

Along with his wife Pamela Hayes, he performs a comic magical act The Great Tomsoni & Company in which he plays the role of a dapper but buffoonish vaudeville gentleman. One of his trademarks is producing pure white doves on stage, which are trained to play along with the act once they have appeared.[1]

He's widely known as a mentor and teacher of magic, and has worked behind the scenes to develop tricks with Penn & Teller, Lance Burton, and Criss Angel, among others.

He has been featured on many episodes of "Criss Angel's Mindfreak", the "Hair" episode of Penn & Teller's Bullshit!, and the film "The Aristocrats".

He is also a bass harmonica player.[2]

References

  1. Vaudeville, old and new By Frank Cullen, Florence Hackman, Donald McNeilly (2007)
  2. http://www.johnnythompson.com/
Wikipedia-logo.png This page incorporated content from Johnny Thompson,

a page hosted on Wikipedia. Please consult the history of the original page to see a list of its authors. Therefor, this article is also available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Personal tools
Namespaces
Variants
Actions
Interaction
Support our sponsor
Share
Print/export
Toolbox