Lance Burton at Area 51

Lance with the UFO

Lance with Steve Wariner

Lance with Jay Leno

 

WORKING THEIR MAGIC- Lance Burton recently taped a segment of "America's Most Wanted" with John Walsh to try and bring a criminal to justice in the killing of taxicab driver, John Harris, who was murdered during the weekend of March 21-22, 1998. When Lance Burton heard about the homicide he offered a $10,000 reward through the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department's Secret Witness Program. So far there haven't been any leads but the program that aired on Saturday, Nov. 21 had nearly 6 million households watching in the U.S. John Harris was found on the morning of Sunday, March 22 in Las Vegas. Anyone who thinks they may know something to help solve the crime, please call Secret Witness.

Known for his family magic TV specials, you can check the listings on The Family Channel for "Lance Burton: Master Magician: The Encounter" or "The World's Greatest Magic" and you will catch one of the shows. Burton is seen on The Extraterrestrial Highway, where he makes a UFO appear and abducts an alien back to his theatre for a close encounter at the Monte Carlo. "The Encounter" along with Lance Burton's first NBC TV special "The Legend Begins" both rerun regularly on The Family Channel.

In case you missed it, Lance also appeared on "The Encounter" on NBC. He kidnapped an alien from Area 51, performed the "Death Tank" water torture escape trick, sleight-of-hand and various comedy and production numbers.

Lance Burton also appeared on "Prime Time Country" with Steve Wariner. The magician and the country singer are both natives of Kentucky and met at a Barbara Mandrell concert where Lance was performing in 1978.

Lance Burton is a regular guest star on "The Tonight Show". Last year, his first guest spot with Jay Leno was taped in Las Vegas and ranked as the highest rated segment in its history of all the shows on the road. Jay Leno said, "He really is the best there is." Since then, Lance has made 4 other guest appearances on "The Tonight Show" with Leno.

Lance Burton has also appeared 10 other times on "The Tonight Show" with Johnny Carson. The former "Tonight Show" host said of the Master Magician, "Best I've ever seen...a beautiful classy act." He once performed his 12-minute act for magic fan Johnny Carson after Carson waived the five-minute rule. In addition, Lance has also spent 9 years in the "Folies Bergere".