From the time he first saw his grandfather push a paper ball through a table and make it appear under a hat, Anton was hooked on magic. Not content with being a witness to these remarkable events, he wanted to perform and bring this joy to others.
Anton has been described as the complete home entertainment system. He started his entertaining life as a juggler and musician at corporate functions, but soon realised how much easier it was to carry playing cards instead of heavy juggling equipment or a clarinet – Anton the magician was born.
Anton has dedicated much of his life to the study of sleight of hand, learning and creating his own magic. Anton is thankful to have learned from some of the true greats in magic and other wonderful performing artists.
Anton has performed across New Zealand and internationally to diverse audiences.
Anton is one of the founding members of W.I.T. (the Wellington Improvisation Troupe) and teaches and performs improvised comedy. He is renowned for creating memorable characters.
Aside from all this Anton is an illustrator, cartoonist, musician, singer, and marine mammal expert (for over 20 years he was a marine mammal scientist at Te Papa).
Anton now lives with his beautiful wife and daughter on the Kapiti Coast north of Wellington, New Zealand.