- Faith: Eastern Orthodox
- Career: Actor
- Birthday: December 19, 1967
- Accomplishments: Guinesss World Record
- Fun Faith Fact!: Angel has been on primetime television for more hours than any other magician in history.
Christopher Sarantakos, known to us by his stage name Criss Angel, was born on Long Island in NY, and his father owned a restaurant and a donut shop. He performed his first magic show when he was 12 years old, and was paid $10.
After high school, instead of attending college like his parents wanted him to, he hit the road and began touring with other traveling performance acts. He studied the history of magic along the way, in public libraries.
His career has spanned various screen and stage shows, including most recently in Las Vegas a combined show in conjunction with Cirque. He also performs with a band, and has released a number of albums, as well as books.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation in 2010 awarded Angel for being the most supportive celebrity.