Life Is Magic: Meet Jon Dorenbos

Life Is Magic: Meet Jon Dorenbos


Jon Dorenbos played 14 seasons in the NFL, notably making the Pro Bowl twice as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles. In 2016, Jon competed on America’s Got Talent where he showcased his skills as a sleight-of-hand magician, making it to the finals, and placing third overall in the competition amongst tens of thousands of competitors. He then put his talent on display as a guest on Ellen, who quickly became one of his biggest fans and advocates. Jon has appeared on Ellen’s show in various capacities as well as on The Today Show. He just retired from the NFL after having successful open heart surgery to repair a defective aortic valve.

In this video, Jon shares his inspiring story of losing his parents at the age of 12, working through the foster care system to ultimately making it to the NFL Pro Bowls.

Jon got into magic around the age of 13, and it became an escape during a time of mourning and transition. Jon has been performing for more than 20 years, and is the perfect entertainment for your event, whether he is performing a stand-up show or close-up magic performance. He is available for corporate events, cocktail parties, charity events, weddings, birthdays, and other private functions.

After you watch the video above, visit Jon's speaker profile page to learn more about his expertise and speaking topics and see if he would be a good fit to speak at one of your upcoming events.

If you're interested in checking his speaking fees and availability or want to book Jon to share his inspirational, high-energy, funny presentation at your next meeting, contact our team!

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Magician and Former NFL Player

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As an entertainer for over twenty years, Jon is known as the NFL's “Magic Man" and is respectfully referred to as the "Entertainer's Entertainer." He also has performed personally for Jason Stathum, Nicholas Cage, Garth Brooks, Magic Johnson, the entire New England Patriots football team, Joe Montana and Dan Marino.