Biography of a Mentalist / Thought-Reader

With a showman’s flair, a comedians wit, and capacities of a bona fide Mentalist, The Amazing Kreskin has, for over five decades, dramatized the unique facets of the human mind.


biopic1.jpgBorn in Montclair New Jersey, Kreskin was fully fascinated with magic by the age of five. It was during childhood games, that Kreskin’s remarkable ability to find hidden objects emerged. This fascinating and unusual gift made him stand out among his peers, forcing him to assume the role of omniscient observer. From this point of view, Kreskin was able to harness and refine his gift and began to perform for neighborhood children. At the age of eleven, Kreskin revealed an uncanny determination beyond his years when he received permission to study the entire psychology section of his local public library. Kreskin credits the childhood influence of “Mandrake the Magician” comic books, radio/television pioneer Arthur Godfrey, and magnetic televangelist Bishop Sheen for the direction of his career.

By his teens, he was nationally recognized as “The World’s Youngest Hypnotist” allowing him to collaborate in psychological clinical studies existing in the realm of Parapsychology and the Power of Suggestion. From his early experiments, Kreskin developed a theory into his special talent; “In most cases, the phenomena of thought transference can be explained as a kind of hyperaesthesia –an almost unconscious raising of the threshold of one’s senses to a degree far exceeding one’s everyday feelings.”


With a hectic schedule of over 300 appearances a year worldwide, Kreskin is constantly challenging the impossible with amazing results. Perhaps one of the greatest challenges came on the 50th anniversary celebration of the original broadcast of “The War of the Worlds. Kreskin was challenged to recreate the effects of the legendary Orson Welles 1938 original radio broadcast which created international panic. Kreskin used his finely tuned powers of suggestion to persuade spectators that Martian spacecrafts had returned to their fabled landing site of Grover’s Mill, New Jersey. The Associated Press reported: “Kreskin promised the most amazing stunt of his career. To those who witnessed the mass hysteria , he succeeded.”

Music has also served as an effective medium for Kreskin, who made his professional debut as a pianist at Carnegie Hall with Skitch Henderson and the New York Pops, subsequently soloing as a guest artist with Symphonies throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Given his viewpoints on hypnosis, it may seem ironic that Kreskin served as a consultant on feature film Mesmer, starring Alan Rickman as the 18th century Viennese physician hailed by some as a miracle worker. The film, released in late 1994, in fact “showed Mesmer’s impact was not hypnosis, but rather out of his work came two major religion, séances, stage conjuring and the beginning of suggestive, non-verbal healing.” ..

Kreskin is currently writing his thirteenth book, his long awaited and anticipated memoirs. Kreskin is also a voracious reader capable of consuming an average novel in less than 15 minutes with remarkable retention. In fact, in certain casinos, he is banned from the card tables, not, they say, because of his mind reading skills, but because of Kreskin’s ability to memorize four decks of cards at once!


From the hard news formats of CNN, ABC and FOX NEWS Heartland to the ingenious madcap of DAVID LETTERMAN and the outrageous humor of HOWARD STERN, Kreskin has become a household name. It is no wonder why for the past eleven years his face has been seen annually on CNN NEWS NETWORK on New Years Day to discuss his predictions for the months to come. .


FOX NEWS/From the Heartland, FOX NEWS/After Hours with Cal Thomas, FOX NEWS /FOX and Friends, The Late Show with Conan O’Brien, The John McEnroe Show, Comedy Central, MTV, ESPN, ESPN/2 Cold Pizza,, Last Call With Carson Daly (NBC_TV), PBS, WABC-TV Sunday Morning Show, WB-11 Morning Show, Larry King Live, Jimmy Kimmel LIVE, Late, Late Show with Craig Kilborn, The Today Show, Sally Jesse Show, Good Day New York, The Learning Channel, MTV/Beach Party, The Food Network, Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, Regis and Kathy Lee, The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, The Mike Douglas Show.


The Amazing World of Kreskin, the weekly television series produced for Canadian broadcast by CTV Network was internationally syndicated from 1971-1975 (90 episodes). .


AFLAC, New Jersey Lottery, Wendy’s, Sprint Dime Promotion, Rocher Chocolates, Target Stores, Deborah Heart and Lung, CBS Radio (Halloween Safety for Children).


In his movie debut, Kreskin assumes the starring role as the evil Father Salo in the Independent Italian horror genre film, HORROR.


The Alan Colmes Show, Major League Baseball, ESPN, The Howard Stern Show/K-Roc, Art Bell, The Joe Franklin Show, The Joey Reynolds Show/WOR-AM, Opie and Anthony/WNEW


The New York Times, New York Post, New York Daily News, The Washington Post, USA TODAY, US MAGAZINE , ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY, Newsweek Magazine, ESPN Magazine, Sports Illustrated, NY Observer, NY Resident, The Star-Ledger, The Record, Asbury Park Press, Las Vegas Review Journal, Playboy, Popular Mechanics, WWD (Women’s Wear Daily), Advertising Age, The Counselor, New Jersey Monthly, CASABELLA (lifestyle), Retail Tech, Things to Love about America (book).


SIMPSONS, Sally Forth, NANCY, B.C.,THE QUIGMANS, FITZ Comic Strip, National Lampoon


Kreskinned - by Toronto Lunchbox Theater


GIANTS OF THE GENRE - Michael McCarty –interviews with the genre’s top dogs. LIFE IS BUT A SCREAM – Ray Ferry – interview regarding horror genre. THE DEVIL’S BANKER - Christopher Reich – hero of novel, Adam Chapel, nicknamed “Kreskin”.Judy Bume’s Childrens books.In All Sincerity…Peter Cushing – Christopher Gullo


The Amazing–song inspired by Kreskin’s career by Beshareh on Cereal Suites CD


Remember Me When I’m Gone by Larry King, The Older The Fiddle, The Better Tune by Willard Scott, .NYC PetProject, Something to Write Home About by Seth Swirsky, The Good News About Radiation Therapy by Carol L. Kornmehl, M.D.


United Action for Animals (Spokesman), Animal Rescue Organizations, Children (devastating illness and rare disease), READING ACROSS AMERICA, Alzheimer’s and Brain Disease, and the Musical Arts


  • The Amazing Kreskin’s Future with the Stars.
  • The Amazing Kreskin’s Prophecies and Warnings for 2005 and Beyond.
  • The Amazing Kreskin’s Prophecies and Warnings for 2004 and Beyond.
  • The Pendulum (2003).
  • Kreskin’s Prophesies for 2003 and Beyond.
  • How To Be A Fake Kreskin.
  • Secrets of the Amazing Kreskin.
  • Kreskin’s Fun Way To Mind Expansion.
  • Kreskin’s Mind Power Book.
  • The Amazing World of Kreskin.
  • Kreskin’s Super Secrets.
  • Kreskin’s ESP Booklet.


ESP by Milton Bradley, The Celtic Oracle, Kreskin’s Krystal.


In an effort to expose the influence of the terrorist mindset, Kreskin demonstrated The Power of Suggestion in June 2002. In a mass gathering in the Nevada desert, he illustrated how easily the minds perception can be manipulated by successfully causing numerous individuals to believe they were witnessing an actual UFO sighting and within seconds fear, panic and chaos erupted in the darkened desert night. The following day, Kreskin held a press conference regarding the UFO sighting and revealed his true intention, to demonstrate how terrorism could actually manipulate HUMAN PERCEPTION, via POWER OF SUGGESTION and MIND CONTROL, and successfully create an atmosphere of panic and chaos in America.


Harnessing his abilities, Kreskin has helped law enforcement investigations. .Audiences of every generation and intellect are drawn to this icon whether it is Performing Arts Centers, theaters, state fairs, casinos, nightclubs, universities, and corporate/private functions. By many, he is considered the Nostradamus of the twentieth century! .