Monday, April 30, 2012 at 10:05AM
Dodd Vickers

Johnny Ace Palmer is a name well know within the magic community, but outside of it, you'd be hard pressed to find someone who has any idea who he is or what he does. The Orange Couty Register profiles the man that says:

"I was put on earth to do magic," says Palmer, 51, who twice won the Magic Castle's prestigious "Close Up Magician of the Year."

What he seeks is more valuable than celebrity, he says. It is balance – with family, church and work.

"He's one of the top magicians in the world," says magician, author and magic instructor Mark Wilson, 83, of Valencia. "He's also an extremely nice guy."

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