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Jon Zealando

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Jon Zealando
BornTrevor John Hodson
October 9, 1939
Auckland, New Zealand

NationalityNew Zealand

Jon Zealando (b. 1939) is the stage name of magician Trevor John Hodson.[1]


Inspired after seeing John Calvert in 1950 he became a professional escape artist, ventrilloquist, fire-eater in 1957.

He created the Ironing Board Levitation in 1973.[2]

Zealando designed and sculptured the The Benny Award, which was named after its first recipient, Edgar Benyon (1902-1978) in 1969.[3]

Awards and honors


  1. Linking Ring, December, 1992, page 68

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