A rich magician used his magical talents to help people out of their problems, usually with criminals. In addition to his acting talents, Bill Bixby was actually a very accomplished magician in real life. The highly acclaimed magician, "Blackstone" gave the series his "thumbs up" for the authenticity of its magic.
Last Episode01x21 The Illusion of the Evil Spikes Aired: Apr. 15, 1974
A magician is killed during the filming of a highly risky magic trick. Blake takes on both the investigation and his friend's place in recreating …
Series Fun Facts
- In this pilot, the magician's right hand and mechanic is named Jerry Wallace. In the remainder of the series, for unknown reasons, his name was changed to Jerry Anderson.
- Bill Bixby actually learned how to do the magic tricks for this role, so for most of the magic there was no trick photography used at all. Some magic did use the frame of the camera or edits…
[show]Bill Bixby actually learned how to do the magic tricks for this role, so for most of the magic there was no trick photography used at all. Some magic did use the frame of the camera or edits to allow effects that would not have been possible otherwise.
- In the X-Files, when Samantha Mulder is kidnapped in 1973 The Magician was playing on the Mulder's TV set.