APB is a Global Speaker, Celebrity & Entertainment Agency
Jon  Dorenbos

Jon Dorenbos

World Class Magician & 2x Pro Bowl NFL Player

Jon Dorenbos

World Class Magician & 2x Pro Bowl NFL Player


Jon Dorenbos played 14 seasons in the NFL, notably making the Pro Bowl twice as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles, as well as being the Ed Block Courage Award recipient and the Eagles Walter Payton Man of the Year. He also holds the record for the most consecutive games played in Philadelphia Eagles franchise history. Jon competed on Season 11 of America’s Got Talent where he showcased his skills as a sleight-of-hand magician, making it to the finals and placing third overall amongst over 100,000 competitors. 

He then put his talent on display as a guest on Ellen, who quickly became one of his biggest fans and advocates. Jon appeared on Ellen more than any other guest in the history of the show. He also has been featured on HBO Real Sports more than any other guest in the history of that show as well.

He retired from the NFL after he was diagnosed with a life-threatening heart condition requiring 15 hours of emergency open-heart surgery. Known for his great sense of humor and positive outlook on life, Jon uses his skills as a magician and his incredible life story to inspire audiences around the world.

He wrote a book titled Life Is Magic that draws a roadmap for how to shut that self-doubting voice up by choosing to find happiness in every situation. Producer Mike Tollin has optioned the book and is making it into a feature film. The screen play is being written by John Gatins, who was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for the drama film Flight with Denzel Washington.

Speaker Videos

Jon Dorenbos Demo Reel

Speaker Reel Jon Dorenbos

Promo Video

Speaking Reel: Saved by a Saint

On the Ellen Show

On HBO Real Sports

Speech Topics

An Evening with Jon Dorenbos

Jon's inspirational life story of triumph over adversity has been retold on national television in features by NBC, HBO, FOX Sports, ESPN, E! True Hollywood Story: An American Story, ABC, and CBS.

Jon tailors his presentations to fit the needs of his audience. He inspires others by sharing his life experiences and NFL stories, relating them to corporate culture. He discusses the importance of discipline, teamwork, perseverance and the acceptance of failure in achieving a common goal. In his words, “Live in vision not circumstance.”

As a professional keynote speaker since 2008, Jon has motivated and wowed audiences including AT&T, Nationwide Insurance, Marriott International, Kroger Foods, Boeing, SAP, Black & Decker, Lincoln Financial, Nexxus, MGM Resorts International, Jackson Hewitt, Merrill Lynch, Taco Bell, Pappa John's, DigiKey and numerous other Fortune 500 companies.

Live In Vision, Not In Circumstance

Despite losing his parents at age 12, Jon worked through the foster care system and made it to the NFL Pro Bowl. In this talk, Jon touches audiences with his story, demonstrating the power of perseverance and courage whilst overcoming adversity.

Life Is Magic

As a finalist in Season 11 of America’s Got Talent, Jon entertains and stuns viewers with comedic acts and magic tricks, proving it’s possible to overcome the odds — both in magic and in life.