Johnny Thompson (IV) (1934–2019)

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Johnny Thompson was born on July 27, 1934 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as John Max Thompson. He is known for his work on Wizard Wars (2014), The Carbonaro Effect (2014) and Billy Topit (2015). He was married to Pamela Hayes. He died on March 9, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. See full bio »

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(age 84) in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

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Known For

Wizard Wars Additional Crew
(2014)
The Carbonaro Effect Additional Crew
(2014-2015)
Billy Topit Carme DeLeo
(2015)
Penn & Teller: Fool Us Additional Crew
(2011-2019)

Filmography

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 2011-2019 Penn & Teller: Fool Us (TV Series) (magic consultant - 62 episodes)
- The Mind Noodler (2019) ... (magic consultant)
- Magical Moxie (2019) ... (magic consultant)
- Magic Meatballs (2019) ... (magic consultant)
- 2nd Chance Foolers (2019) ... (magic consultant)
- Are You Better Magicians Than A 6th Grader? (2019) ... (magic consultant)
  The Carbonaro Effect (TV Series) (magic think tank - 12 episodes, 2014) (illusions design - 11 episodes, 2014) (illusion design - 1 episode, 2015)
- Just Made History (2015) ... (illusion design)
- An Elevated Ferret Alert (2014) ... (illusions design) / (magic think tank)
- Serious Déjà Vu (2014) ... (illusions design) / (magic think tank)
- Maybe It's the Echinacea? (2014) ... (illusions design) / (magic think tank)
- Green Friendly (2014) ... (illusions design) / (magic think tank)
 2014 Wizard Wars (TV Series) (consultant - 4 episodes)
- Birds of a Feather (2014) ... (consultant)
- Blown Away (2014) ... (consultant)
- Rated Arrrgh! (2014) ... (consultant)
- Spam-tastic! (2014) ... (consultant)
 2005 Penn & Teller: Bullshit! (TV Series documentary) (magic consultant - 1 episode)
- Endangered Species (2005) ... (magic consultant)
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 2015 Billy Topit
Carme DeLeo
 2012 The Great Tomsoni & Co: This Time I've Got It (Video short)
The 'Mad Scientist'
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 2018 Penn & Teller: Fool Us (TV Series)
Self
 2018 Gambler's Ballad: The Legend of Johnny Thompson (Documentary short)
Self
 2017 Gambler's Ballad (Documentary short)
Self
 2017 The Magic History of Cinema (Documentary)
Self
 2017 Dealt (Documentary)
Self
 2014 Our Magic (Documentary)
Self
 2008 Women in Boxes (Documentary)
Self
 2005-2006 Criss Angel Mindfreak (TV Series)
Self / Theo - Surreal Family
- My Secret Cabaret (2006) ... Self
- Magician of the Year (2006) ... Self
- Prophecy (2006) ... Self
- Sucker (2006) ... Self
- Chad's Story (2006) ... Self
 2005 Penn & Teller: Bullshit! (TV Series documentary)
Self
- Hair (2005) ... Self
 2005 Ausgetrickst - Die unglaubliche Show (TV Series)
Self
- Episode #1.1 (2005) ... Self (as The Great Tomsoni)
 2005 The Aristocrats (Documentary)
Self
 1982 Magic with the Stars (TV Movie)
Self (as The Great Tomsoni)
 1978 Hocus Pocus, It's Magic (TV Movie)
Self (as The Great Tomsoni)

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Other Works:

(2015-2016 season) He was magic designer for William Shakespeare's play, "The Tempest," at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater in Chicago, Illinois with Nate Dendy (Ariel) in the cast. Aaron Posner and Teller were directors. Thom Weaver was lighting designer.

Alternate Names:

The Great Tomsoni | T.G. Tomsoni

Height:

6' (1.83 m)

Spouse:

Pamela Hayes  (his death)
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Trivia:

He was awarded the 2016 Joseph Jefferson (Equity) Award for Magic Design (Artistic Specialization) for "The Tempest" at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater in Chicago, Illinois.

Star Sign:

Leo

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