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 the X-Files, when Samantha Mulder is kidnapped in 1973 The Magician was on after the show playing on the Mulder's TV set.
- 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.
- Although Todd Crespi plays a paraplegic as recurring character Dennis Pomeroy, he was perfectly ambulatory in real life.