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Jason Latimer

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Jason Latimer

cover of Genii (2004)
BornMarch 7, 1981
Roseburg, Oregon


Jason Latimer (born March 7, 1981) [1] is an American illusionist with a resume in multiple fields of science. [2] His designs have led to such effects as bending light,[3] shaping water,[4] the clear cups and balls,[5] walking on fountain jets of water,[6] and Bullet Time levitations on stage. [7] [8] [9][10]


Latimer is the third American in history to ever be given magic's highest honor of being titled "The Grand Prix 'Best Overall' World Champion of Magic"[5][11] by International Federation of Magic Societies (FISM) The two previous American winners of the "Grand Prix" are Lance Burton in 1982 and Johnny Ace Palmer in 1988. Jason also possesses multiple "World Championship" titles and FISM awards in multiple categories of close up magic and in the invention & design.

In 2012, Latimer competed on the second season of the BBC One's television series "The Magicians (TV series)". Each week Latimer competed against the British magic duo Barry and Stuart and British comedy magician Pete Firman in all categories of magic.[12] The winner of each episode was determined by the British public vote. Over the course of six specials, Jason was named the season’s winner and series champion of season 2 of The Magicians.[13]

Jason has degrees and fields of study in Mathematics, Economics, and Applied Physics with research in multiple fields of Psychology of perception and attention from University of California Santa Barbara.[8] [9][10]

Notable Tricks

Television Specials & Appearances

  • CBS -The Talk (TV series)
  • BBC One - The Magicians (TV series) 1
  • BBC One - The Magicians (TV series) 2
  • BBC One - The Magicians (TV series) 3
  • BBC One - The Magicians (TV series) 4
  • BBC One - The Magicians (TV series) 5
  • BBC One - The Magicians (TV series) 6
  • NBC - The Ellen DeGeneres Show'
  • CBS - The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
  • Le Plus Grand Cabaret Du Monde - With Patrick Sébastien
  • BBC- History of Magic


  • Award of Outstanding Achievement" from Magic Castle Junior Program (2001)
  • "Most Up and Coming New Talent" (2003)
  • Grand Prix at FISM (2003)


  1. LATIMER THE WORLD CHAMPION OF MAGIC The Daily Republic August 26, 2010 link 30 January 2013
  2. There's Science Behind the Magic New York Times Upfront 2006 4/24/2006
  3. 3.0 3.1 Magician to Perform at Youth Fundraiser The Acorn 2008 - 07- 10 link 31 January 2013
  4. 4.0 4.1 Ed Byrne Faces the Final Forfeit in Last in Series of BBC One’s The Magicians
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 This Is A Nice Trick Los Angeles Times Dec 8th, 2005 link 31 January 2013
  6. 6.0 6.1 Got To Dance’s Kimberley Wyatt levitates during BBC’s The Magicians
  7. 7.0 7.1 Slieght of Mind, Surprising Insights from the New Science of NeuroMagic Stephen Macknik
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 The Magicians (TV Series)
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Jason Latimer Interview. Magic Redesigned Putting Performers and Stand-Ups First: PPSF (28th)
  10. 10.0 10.1 Media Centre
  11. World Champion of Magic Winners
  12. The Magicians (TV Series)
  13. Pete Firman: poster-boy for British comedy magic The Telegraph 13 Feb 2012 link 31 January 2013
  14. The Magicians Series 2 Episode 3
  15. Most Amazing Teleportation in History
  16. The Magicians Series 2 Episode 6
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