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Chuck Jones

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Chuck Jones

Cover of Genii (1969)
BornCharles Jones
September 18, 1942
Trenton, New Jersey

Notable worksMismade Girl illusion

Chuck Jones (b.1942) is a magician, inventor, producer and creator of the Mismade Girl illusion.[1]


Inspired and taught by the female magician Dell O'Dell at her Hollywood magic shop as a child, Jones was performing up to six birthday parties a weekend in high school. Some for Hollywood celebrities kids such as Judy Garland and Anthony Quinn. Jones acquired Dell O'Dell's magic collection after her passing.

After performing at a party for the writer of the Johnny Carson's Show, Jones was asked to appear in a TV skit with Carson.

He later went on to produce and appear in his own a daily, live cartoon show at KCOP in Hollywood.

His Mismade Girl illusion was featured by Orson Welles on the Jackie Gleason Show.[2]

In the 1970's, he created two different touring mall shows which appeared in the western states.

In the 1980's his firm, Chuck Jones Magic Enterprises, created magic productions for amusement parks, including Knott’s Berry Farm, Tweetsie Railroad, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, and Dogpatch, USA.

Acting as a magic consultant and adviser, Jones has supplied magical effects for Drew Carey Show, Matlock, Family Ties, Burke's Law TV series, and several television commercials. [3]


Television Appearances

  • "World Magic Show" (Japan)
  • "Magic Palace" (syndicated)
  • "Celebrity Revue" (Canada).


  1. Cover Genii 1976 September
  2. Genii, Vol. 33, No. 9, May 1969, Our Cover, My Husband ... The Magician by Jan Jones, page 352
  • M-U-M, Vol. 70, No.1, June 1980, CHUCK JONES - magician-of-the-month by John Zweers, page 12
  • The Linking Ring, Vol. 71, No. 4, April 1991, Memoirs Of A Magician's Ghost by John Booth, CHAPTER 252, CHUCK JONES: A MAGICIAN WHO INCARNATES VERSATILITY, page 63
  • The Linking Ring, Vol. 71, No. 5, May 1991, Memoirs Of A Magician's Ghost by John Booth, CHAPTER 252 (continued), BEING AN ILLUSIONIST IS NOT EASY BUT ITS EXCITING, page 60