Joe Skilton Headshot 2014

Joe Skilton is an award-winning magician based in Los Angeles. He entertains at private functions throughout Southern California, and at corporate events and trade shows nationwide.

Joe has been a full-time professional for the last ten years, and a performing member of the Magic Castle for twelve. His world-class magic, charming style, and easy-going nature have made him one of the most in-demand magicians in Southern California.

Joe has made multiple appearances on TV, and occasionally consults on network TV projects.

Joe’s Clientele

Joe has wowed celebrities including Arnold Schwarzenegger, Steven Spielberg, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Helen Mirren, Michael Douglas, Kurt Russell, Melanie Griffith, and Goldie Hawn. He’s also been hired by members of the Saudi royal family, top CEOs, and some of LA’s best event planners.

Joe’s corporate clients include Fujifilm, Cisco Systems, Earthlink, and over 100 local and regional companies. Click here for more.

Television & Consulting

Joe has appeared on Spike TV, TLC, and the primetime TV series “Masters of Illusion.” He’s also appeared in commercials and TV series in Germany, Europe, and Japan.

Magic segment for TLC
Magic segment for Masters of Illusion

He has consulted for TV programs including The Mentalist on CBS, and for NCAA Basketball commercials.

The Magic Castle

Joe is a favorite entertainer at the world-famous Magic Castle – the legendary private club for magicians in Hollywood. The Magic Castle hires world-class magicians from all of the world to entertain the membership and their guests, and Joe is honored to be in this elite group.

It’s at the Magic Castle that Joe won two awards specifically for his strolling magic – a popular choice at cocktail parties and receptions. Please note: Per club rules, Joe is unable to send guest invitations to people he hasn’t personally met.

Las Vegas Magic Superstar Criss Angel presenting Joe Skilton with his first award at the Magic Castle in 2005. Joe later won 1st place at the Magic Castle Strolling Olympics.

Education & Background

Joe graduated on the dean’s list from Ithaca College with a degree in communications and a minor in business writing. After college, Joe worked at two of the world’s most respected advertising agencies. He later made the move into business-to-business sales, and in 2006, Joe left his corporate career to become a full-time professional magician.


Joe’s background in advertising and sales give him a unique advantage when entertaining smart adult audiences. His rare ability to connect with audiences, combined with his world-class sleight-of-hand, have proved to be a hit at hundreds and hundreds of events.

Joe currently lives in Santa Clarita, an L.A. suburb, with his wife Sarah and their son Elliot.