Amazing Kreskin (b. 1935)


Profile

Amazing Kreskin's Real Name

George Joseph Kresge

Aliases

None

Occupation

Mentalist

Place of Birth

Montclair, New Jersey, USA

Height

5' 9"

Eyes

Brown

Hair

Grey

Abilities

Kreskin possesses the extraordinary apparent ability to read peoples thoughts at will. He can exhibit supernormal feats of telepathy, clairvoyance, hypnosis and precognition.

Interesting Fact

One of Johnny Carson's best-known comic characters, "Carnac the Magnificent," was reportedly based on Kreskin.

Bio


The Amazing Kreskin was born George Joseph Kresge on January 12, 1935 in Monclar, New Jersey.

It was during the childhood game "hot and cold" that Kreskin’s remarkable ability to find hidden objects emerged. 

His ability to read thoughts expanded, and by his teens he also became nationally recognized in the United States as "The World’s Youngest Hypnotist."

Soon after, he began collaborating in psychological clinical studies extending into the realm of Parapsychology and the Power of Suggestion.

 By his late teens, young Kreskin developed a mental test that has become the highlight of his performances all over the world. 

This signature piece has Kreskin requesting that his check be hidden somewhere within the venue he is appearing.  If he fails to find it, he will forfeit his fee.         

By his 20's, Kreskin attended Seton Hall University where he graduated with a B.A. in 1963.

After graduation, he worked for eight years as consultant to a psychologist.

From 1971 to 1975, Kreskin's appeared in his own television series "The Amazing World of Kreskin," and subsequently produced a set of episodes in 1975, billed as "The New Kreskin Show."

Kreskin has graced numerous TV shows, including 61 appearances on "The Tonight Show" from 1970 to 1980, and "Late Night with David Letterman" in the 80's and 90's.

Through the years, Kreskin has received international recognition for extraordinary predictions often dealing with world affairs. 

Regarding the US Presidential Election in 2008, he logged the results with a written statement made 11 months earlier, on December 6, 2007. 

In the year 2008 on FOX Business News, he predicted the results of the Super Bowl three days before the game. 

Though Kreskin makes "predictions," he does not claim to have or paranormal or clairvoyant powers, and does not like to be considered a "psychic."

Apart from performing, Kreskin teaches classes for law enforcement groups, which "focuses on psychological methods such as jogging lost memories through relaxation techniques or detecting lies through body language and voice inflections."

In 2010, Amazing Kreskin headlined his own show at The Riviera in Las Vegas, Nevada.





For more information, visit Amazing Kreskin's official website.

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