Criss Angel – Bio, Age, Net worth, Height, Married, Nationality, Body Measurements, Career

Criss Angel is a popular, award-winning American magician and illusionist. Criss Angel is famous for his live performance illusion show “Criss Angel Believe”.

Early life

Criss Angel was born on December 19, 1967. He was born in Hempstead, New York, USA and is therefore an American by nationality. Currently he is 53 years old and his sun sign is Sagittarius. His real birth name is John Christopher Nicholas Sarantakos.

Speaking of family, Criss was born to Greek descent. Criss is the son of his father, John Sarantakos, and his mother, Dimitra Sarantakos. Likewise, he has two siblings named JD Sarantakos and Costa Sarantakos. Criss became very interested in magic after his aunt showed him a card trick. Criss then began practicing magic tricks day and night and soon mastered a number of them. However, at the age of 12, he gave his first live performance at a birthday party.


Going towards his educational details, Criss graduated from East Meadow High School. During his school days, Criss performed at local restaurants. After graduating, the magician decided to pursue his career as a professional magician.

working life and career

After high school, Criss Angel began touring with other traveling performance acts. He used to study the history of magic in public libraries. Not only that, Criss also studied the arts of mysticism, music, martial arts, and even dance. Criss chose the name “Criss Angel” as his stage name.

Additionally, Criss made his small screen debut as part of an hour-long ABC primetime special entitled “Secrets.” His work was appreciated and he was recognized by a large number of people. That’s why film director Clive Barker asked Angel to work with him on his film Lord of Illusions.

In 2005, Criss turned the stage show “Criss Angel: Mindfreak” into an A&E Network show. The show became an instant hit and brought him international fame. The show aired for five seasons, ending in 2010.

Recently, Criss has appeared on many stage shows including Criss Angel Magicjam, Mindfreak Live! and The Supernaturalists.

In addition to being a magician, Criss is also a popular singer and has performed with heavy metal band Angel and collaborated with industrial rock musician Klay Scott for Angeldust.

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Caption: Criss’ magic show (Source:

net worth and achievements

the net worth by Criss Angel is approximately $50 million. He earned most of his income during his magical career.

Criss won the International Magician Society’s 2009 Magician of the Decade. Some of his other awards include Magician of the Century (2010), Guinness World Record for Most People Who Disappear in an Illusion, Wish Foundation’s Make a Chris Grecius Celebrity Award (2007) and many more.

relationship status

Criss Angel married his longtime girlfriend JoAnn Winkhart in 2002. Their married life was not successful and therefore they divorced in 2006 after four years of marriage. After the divorce, Criss dated Holly Madison. However, they also broke up in February 2009. After that, on September 7, 2011, Criss proposed to Sandra Gonzalez. They even got engaged. However, they soon separated.

Criss is currently married to Shaunyl Benson. Shaunyl is an actress. The couple tied the knot on February 17, 2015. They have two children: Johnny Christopher Sarantakos (born February 2014) and Xristos Yanni Sarantakos (born January 2019).

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Caption: Criss with his family (Source:

Body Measurements and Social Media

Criss Angel is a tall and handsome guy. Speaking of looks, Criss is 6 feet or 1.8 meters tall and weighs about 75 kg or 165 pounds. Similarly, Criss has black hair with a pair of dark brown eyes. Apart from that, his actual body measurements are not available.

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Caption: Criss poses for a photo (Source:

When it comes to his social media handles, Criss is quite active. First, he has a Facebook page where he has a whopping 1 million followers. Likewise his @crissangel Instagram Account has over 468,000 followers.

Also, the great magician joined Twitter in February 2009 and has already garnered over 852.5k followers. In addition, Criss also runs a YouTube channel with more than 117,000 subscribers.

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