The Showman

AKA | Mark Kalin

Specialty | Turn of the Century Grandeur

Mark Kalin has been one of the most influential magicians of the last decade, bringing his amazing illusions to casino stages, performing arts centers, television shows, and his own experimental theatre in Reno, Nevada, “Magic Underground.”


As a young man Mark’s specialty was sleight-of-hand magic, but he later enlarged his act, with Jinger Leigh, to include tigers, panthers, and sensational, split-second marvels. They even presented the largest stage illusion of all time, vanishing an American Airlines Jumbo Jet at the Reno Hilton. They have been featured on numerous television shows, including NBC’s “World’s Greatest Magic,” Fox TV’s “Magic on the Edge,” and “Entertainment Tonight.”


Working together as Kalin and Jinger, the duo have developed a reputation for their mix of innovative illusions and their distinctive style. In 1998 they were awarded ‘Magicians of the Year’ from The Academy of Magical Arts (The Magic Castle), the highest honor in magic, recognizing their unique achievements and charismatic performances.