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Dean Dill

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Dean Dill
BornDean Wayne Dill
March 8, 1947
Glendale, California
DiedFebruary 7, 2015 (age 67)
Glendale, California

Dean Dill (1947-2015) was a magician and magic innovator. He was Johnny Carson's magic teacher during the late 1980s and appeared on The Tonight Show in November 1990. His performance focused mostly on closeup effects, and he had a particular passion for and expertise in coin magic.[1]

Marketed Tricks

  • Blizzard (1997)
  • Dean's Box (2004)
  • A New World (2005) (created with magic innovator Michael Weber).

Books and Videos

  • Intimate Miracles, The Magic of Dean Dill, Video accompanied by a book (1997)
  • Extreme Dean, Volumes 1-2, DVD (2003)


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  • Cover, The Linking Ring, Vol. 83, No. 10, October 2003, OUR COVER, Dean Dill, by Martin Kaplan, page 43
  • M-U-M, Vol. 98, No. 12, May 2009, Close Friends, by Michael Close - Dean Dill, page 38
  • Cover, elManuscrito Año 4 - Núm. 17, Julio – Septiembre 2011, En Portada Dean Dill, page 508, Un paseo por la vida de Dean Dill, by Martín Kaplan, page 509
  • Genii Magazine, Vol. 78, No. 4, April 2015, In Memoriam DEAN DILL March 8, 1947 – February 7, 2015, by John Carney, page 16