Piff the Magic Dragon Biography

Piff the Magic Dragon originally John Van der Pat is the magician and the comedian who was born in London, England, the United Kingdom on 9th June 1980.

A champ of numerous honors from British enchantment social orders, he visited as a supporting represent Mumford and Sons, and has shown up on Fool Us and America’s Got Talent. He lives in Las Vegas and its occupant at The Flamingo.

Quick Facts

Birth Date 9th June 1980
Nickname Piff
Birth Place London, England, United Kingdom
Zodiac Gemini
Profession Magician and Comedian
Active Year present
Marital Status Not Married
Nationality British
Ethnicity Not Specified
Religion Not Specified
Height  Not Specified
Weight Not Specified
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Light Brown
Relationship Single
Spouse Single as of now
Net Worth $4.5 million

Early Life

Van der Put was conceived in London on 9 June 1980, and experienced childhood in its southeast. As an adolescent, he was propelled to wind up an entertainer after seeing Jerry Sadowitz on the show of BBC2 entitled Stuff the White Rabbit.

At 18 years old, he turned into an individual from The Magic Circle and was one of the most youthful individuals to have addressed there. His folks influenced him to have a back-up profession, so he finished a Computer Science qualification, and started a vocation in IT.

Following two years, an episode of acute pancreatitis made him reexamine his life objectives, and he quit IT to learn execution techniques as a show understudy at the Central School of Speech and Drama.


With an individual graduated class of the CSSD Alexis Terry, Maya Politaki, and Lucy Cullingford, he helped to establish the showy men’s club organization stand not amazed, turning into their imaginative chief.

The organization’s Love and Other Magic Tricks, featuring Politaki and van der Put and depicted in a WhatsOnStage survey as “a show of nuance and enchantment as opposed to dramatization and acting skill”, won the Time Out Critic’s Choice honor just as the 2009 Buxton Festival Fringe’s honor for Best Production, and was selected for the Festival’s Best New Writing honor.

Van der Put additionally had a supporting job in Derek Walcott’s 2008 operatic generation of Seamus Heaney’s The Burial at Thebes at Shakespeare’s Globe.

Van der Put credits Fay Presto to empower him to end up an expert magician. Jobs included eatery close-up exhibitions for tables of burger joints; voyage transport work; and corporate work including “item dispatches, PR stunts, tradeshows, and inward introductions” for worldwide organizations.


In 2008, he made the stage persona of Piff the Magic Dragon (a parody of Puff, the Magic Dragon), dressing in the green, red and yellow mythical beast ensemble, with self-deploring humor and empty conveyance.

Piff, the Magic Dragon, has shown up frequently in shows at the Edinburgh Fringe, appearing at the 2009 Free Fringe Festival with a performance demonstrate that broke the record for most noteworthy takings in a single night, and being designated for the debut 2012 Time Out and Soho Theater Cabaret Award.

His show at the 2009 Buxton Fringe won the honor for Best Comedy Show that year that Love and Other Magic Tricks won. He has had national voyages through the UK and Australia, including keeps running at the Soho Theater and Sydney Opera House.

In 2011, Piff showed up on the main period of Penn and Teller: Fool Us with a staged change of inaccurate card to marked card, an execution that as indicated by Metro saw him “take the show” with a normal that would “have been as welcome on a little stage at a satire celebration as it would a Vegas organize.

The following year, his routine was copied by a Ukrainian mystical performer on the Russian TV3 show Surprise Me! As Piff, he was a help represent band Mumford and Sons on their 2012 Tour of Two Halves. The group originally found him when they both showed up in the advantage show The Secret Policeman’s Ball 2012 and included him in their Galway Gentlemen of the Road Stopover and on the front of their collection Babel.

Together with his other 2012 exhibitions, these appearances made him the UK Magician saw you live in front of an audience by a great many people that year.

In May 2015, Piff showed up on the tenth period of NBC’s America’s Got Talent. His tryout, a rehash of his Fool Us routine with a staged change of the wrong card to marked card, was collectively chosen for the Judge Cuts round.

In that cycle, a marked card returned in fixed pooch nourishment can, with exceptional visitor judge Neil Patrick Harris utilizing his Golden Buzzer to send Piff straight to the quarterfinals.

He returned as a visitor entertainer on AGT’s 2016 America’s Got Talent Holiday Spectacular and in 2017 amid Season 12. In late 2015 he opened a phase appear as Piff the Magic Dragon at The Flamingo’s Bugsy’s Cabaret scene. Showgirl Jade Simone helps him, and “Francis the Squire.”

Highlights and Achievements

Van der Put has been enchantment specialist to Penn and Teller, Heston Blumenthal and his eatery the Fat Duck, and friends Theater-Rites for their generation Mojo, which played at The Barbican Theater, the Salzburg Festival, and New York’s New Victory Theater.

Van der Put became the winner of 2008 British Ring Close-up Magician of the Year, while The Magic Circle arranged him their 2011 Close-up Magician of the Year, 2012 Stage Magician of the Year (as Piff), and 2013 Carlton Award. In the year 2013, the Circle likewise enlisted him into their Inner Ring with Gold Star.


Piff has not disclosed about his relationship yet.

Piff the Magic Dragon Net Worth

The net worth of Piff the Magic Dragon is $4.5 million.

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