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The Amazing Criswell
Born Jeron Criswell Konig
7 August 1907(1907-08-07)
Princeton, Gibson Co., Indiana
Died 4 October 1982 (75)
Burbank, Los Angeles Co., California
Burial Pierce Brothers Valhalla Memorial Park
Nationality American
Alma mater Seton Hall University (B.A., 1963)
Known for Criswell Predicts

Jeron Criswell King (August 7, 1907 - October 4, 1982), also known as Charles Criswell King, or, more popularly, by his stage name The Amazing Criswell and simply Criswell, was an American showman most famous for his striking and colourful albeit wholly spurious psychic predictions about the future.

Selected Works

  • Howard, Louise; Criswell, Jeron (1939), How to Crash Broadway: The Authoritative Handbook for a Successful Theatrical Career, New York: Howard & Criswell 

as the Amazing Criswell

  • Criswell Predicts from Now to the Year 2000!, Anderson, S.C.: Droke House, 1968 
  • Your Next Ten Years: Criswell Predicts, Anderson, S.C.: Droke House, 1969 
  • The Legendary Criswell Predicts! Your Incredible Future, Horoscope Productions, 1970 
  • Criswell's Forbidden Predictions: Based on Nostradamus and the Tarot, Atlanta: Droke House / Hallux, 1972 


Criswell also made guest appearances through the 1960s and 70s on American late night broadcast shows, including The Tonight Show (Jack Paar and Johnny Carson), the Merv Griffin Show, and the Michael Douglas Show.