• Born date: 1907-08-18
  • Born in: Indiana
  • Death date: 1982-10-04
  • Death in: Burbank, California
The Amazing Criswell

For the mentalist Kreskin (born 1935), see The Amazing Kreskin.Jeron Criswell King (August 18, 1907 – October 4, 1982), born Jeron Criswell Konig, and known by his stage-name The Amazing Criswell /ˈkrɪzwɛl/, was an American psychic known for wildly inaccurate predictions. In person, he went by Charles Criswell King, and was sometimes credited as Jeron King Criswell.Criswell was flamboyant with spit curled hair, a stentorian style of speaking, and a sequined tuxedo.