Two of his biggest magic influences are Harry Houdini and Richiardi Jr..
His father was also a big influence on him, especially after a long battle with cancer until his death in 1998.
But there was friction between Doherty and other cast members, and that was it for romance When Zooey Deschanel's Jess moved in with three guys in Fox's hit sitcom "New Girl," you knew she would end up with one of them.
It soon became clear that she had a connection with Nick (Jake Johnson), but fans wondered how long before they would become a couple.
Criss then scored a show on Broadway titled "Mindfreak", which ran up until Jan. He has had many television appearances and specials such as The Science of Magic (1997), The Science of Magic II (2003), the ABC Family special Criss Angel Mindfreak (2002), and the Sci-Fi channel's Criss Angel Supernatural (2003).Illusionist Criss Angel insists the fact his cancer-battling son was in the audience proves the onstage accident that left him hospitalised was not faked.The TV magician was trying to escape from a straitjacket while hanging upside down during his Las Vegas show on Friday when he lost consciousness.Here's a look at other TV couples we've cheered on.Dylan Mc Kay and Brenda Walsh (Luke Perry and Shannen Doherty) were the "It" couple on "Beverly Hills 90210," helping the show become one of Fox's first hits.Soaps never saw anything like Luke (Anthony Geary) and Laura (Genie Francis) and haven't since.