I guess the first time I saw The Amazing Kreskin was some time in the late Sixties. He would make regular appearances on The Mike Douglas Show, which was on at 4:30 every weekday afternoon. Kreskin would do magic tricks and some sleight-of-hand card tricks, but the fascinating part of his act was the mind-reading. He interacted with the studio audience and it seemed that he could really read minds.
Kreskin made lots of appearances on The Mike Douglas Show, but he was also on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson many times as well, something like 88 guest spots. Through the years, he's also appeared on TV with Steve Allan (where he first started,) David Letterman, Merv Griffen and even recently with Jimmy Fallon.
Kreskin, at age 83, has his own Off-Broadway show right now. "The Amazing Kreskin Live" is at the Lion Theatre on Theatre Row in New York City through April.
He's a New Jersey native and still lives in the Garden State. And I enjoyed being his guest at his home to record this lastest episode of "Talk to Me with Gary Cee." My talk show airs Sunday night at 10pm on 103-7 NNJ in northern New Jersey and on Z93 in New York's Hudson Valley.
All of the episodes become podcasts on the free iHeartRadio app, which you can access at the link below the picture.