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Tyler Wilson

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Tyler Wilson

Tyler Wilson

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Tyler Wilson is a professional close-up magician and author from Alberta, Canada. He is also the owner of Cherry Villain[1], a boutique magic publishing company. Tyler is known for his inventive creativity, both on the stage and on the page. His methods and style of presenting are widely recognized for their innovation. When he first arrived on the scene, magicians compared Tyler to the likes of Paul Harris and David Williamson, but he has since forged a path of his own incomparable style.


Little seems to be known about Tyler's personal life, and he doesn't have much of an online presence, rarely posting on forums, and only one Youtube video to his name. This lack of online activity is balanced by his copious in-person appearances, lecturing extensively across Canada, the United States, and Europe on various tours and convention appearances.

Tyler began his proto-professional career at the age of eighteen, performing magic as a bartender. This led to him becoming a full-fledged professional, working restaurants, private parties, and corporate events. Tyler became the resident magician at the world-class ski resort, Lake Louise for several years. In 2007, he performed a week-long engagement in the close-up room of The Magic Castle. Some of Tyler's notable performances include his Canadian TV appearances, a private event for the Prince of the United Arab Emirates, and at a television taping with Hollywood celebrity, Neil Patrick Harris in Las Vegas. Primarily a close-up performer, Tyler's limited stage appearances include a three-man show he developed with fellow Canadian magicians, Donovan Deschner and Ryan Pilling, called Magically Delicious. Due to the conflicting schedules of all three performers, the show only played on two occasions. On the other side of the Atlantic, Tyler also performed in a three-night limited run stage show in Cheltenham, England called An Evening of Deception with British magicians, Rob James, Steve Knibbs, Andi Gladwin, and Steve Falkner. Throughout the 2011 season, Tyler was a resident magician at The House of Illusion in Costa Daurada, Spain.

Tyler Wilson in Print


  • Twisting to the Acers (lecture notes)
  • Rub ´N Tug (card sleight in the October issue of MAGIC magazine)
  • The Shocker (card sleight in the November issue of MAGIC magazine)






  • Hello Clelumbus (lecture notes)
  • Green Eggs and CAM (lecture notes)
  • Coronation Street Sucks (lecture notes)




  • “Reinventing The Real is the best and most exciting book on close-up magic I've read in a long time. In it Tyler Wilson shows himself wonderfully inventive, a serious student of his craft and very funny. The only fault this book has is that I'm not publishing it.” Stephen Minch
  • “There are very few magic books that make me laugh on purpose. This one did. I have not met Mr. Wilson, but it is clear that he is impressively well read, and threateningly clever. Had I not read it first, this material would have fooled me. Thus, I’d probably find it difficult to like him.” Max Maven
  • “Tyler Wilson has a wonderful, creative mind. His work with cards is top notch.” Joshua Jay
  • “When I read Dingle's Deceptions I thought, 'My God.' When I read The Magic of Paul Harris, I thought, 'Thank God.' When I read Dominatricks I thought, 'Finally: the next leap forward.' I've waited a long time. I'm very happy that I didn't die before this came along.” Steve Mayhew
  • “Part magical innovator, part North American sasquatch, Tyler Wilson is primed and ready to hold the magic world upside down by its ankles and shake it into submission. Only then will he return to the forest.” David Acer

Tyler Wilson in Genii


  1. Cherry Villain website
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