James Hydrick

James Allen Hydrick, famously known as James Hyrdrick, is a former stage performer and self-proclaimed psychic by profession based in the United States of America. He claimed to be able to perform telekinesis with his trademark’s famous trick of moving a pencil. He was unable to prove his supernatural power on television shows like That’s Incredible! and That’s my line, after which he confessed that it was all made up, which was reported by Dan Korem.

Well, how well do you know about James Hydrick? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about James Hydrick’s net worth in 2021, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about James Hydrick to date.

Biography and Early Life

Hydrick was born on 28th February of 1959 in New Ellenton of South Carolina, United States. He was born to a teen mother while his father was 30 at that time. He revealed in an interview in the year 1989 that his father was allegedly abusive, and he had to learn self-defense like karate at the age of six to protect himself after he witnessed one of the brothers of his father beaten to death. He lived in various foster homes and orphanages along with his siblings later.

In 1977 Hydrick was put behind bars for committing crimes like kidnapping and assault, but he managed to escape from jail not once but three times, once from the Georgia prison from where he escaped by kicking through a wall, next from South Carolina prison by breaking jail gate, and lastly from Utah State prison in 1982.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is James Hydrick in 2021 and what is his height and weight? Well, James Hydrick’s age is 62 years old as of today’s date 2nd August 2021 having been born on 28 February 1959. Though, he is 5′ 7″ in feet and inches and 174 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 161lbs in Pound and 73kg in Kilograms.


No information about Hydrick’s education or schooling is not available to the media.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

No information about Hydrick’s personal life is available to the media. However, it is believed that he is married, but the name of his wife is yet to be revealed by him. He has also not said anything about his kids in front of the media. Thus, it can be concluded that he is very secretive about his personal life.

Is James Hydrick Gay?

It is not entirely known if he is married or not, but according to reports, it can be noted that he is. However, his sexual orientation is straight, and he is not gay.

Professional Career

Hydrick was often behind bars through the 1970s due to various crimes that he committed, including burglary and assault. Yet even after so much going on, he gained the nation’s attention with his karate skills and “sleight-of-hand” tricks. This gave him exposure on national television, and he earned a considerable following that transformed into a cult.

He claimed to have mastered psychokinesis using his supernatural powers, which he proved through turning pages of books and moving pencils. He also started karate classes where he claimed to pass on his psychokinesis ability to his students through special training sessions. Later in 1989, this turned out to be children made to perform sexual favors for him, which was one factor in his conviction as a minor sex offender.

Hydrick later went on to demonstrate his telekinesis skills on the Incredible show! That aired in the December of the year 1980. He showed the world his pencil moving trick on the show, but the host John Davidson claimed to have heard him blow, after which he suggested and kept his palm on Hydrick’s mouth to detect any exhaling or attempt at blowing. But Hydrick placed the pencil in such a way that it moved just from little manipulation using his hands. Later, he also turned a page of a book allegedly by his superpowers.

Magician James Randi later accused his tricks of being a mere magic trick and demonstrated the same, showing the world that he was a fraud. When Hydrick still did not back down, he placed peanuts before the book to detect any wind movement, after which Hydrick caved and formerly claimed the lights causing problems with their static electricity but later accepted that it was indeed a lie to investigator Dan Korem. James awarded the show with a 1980 Uri Award later renamed as Pigasus Award, which depicted “declaring a simple magic trick to be genuine.”


Hydrick is a convicted criminal and a fraud. Even though he claimed to have had supernatural powers that gained him quite the attention, it was later a complete lie. The fame and recognition that he earned during this short period before his exposure as fraud might be his life’s most outstanding achievement.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of James Hydrick in 2021

Hydrick’s net worth is estimated to be around $1 million estimated as the latest year 2021. Most of this is generated from when he posed as a psychic in front of the world and garnered fame and wealth through it for a period before he was exposed to the world as a fraud.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • He pole-vaulted over a fence to break from the prison of Utah.

James Hydrick is one of those people who have the immense skill of deceiving people. That is actually what he did when he claimed to possess supernatural powers and showed the world how he could perform telekinesis. This was exposed as a fraud soon, and he revealed that he learned this little trick when he was in jail in Georgia.


Facts of James Allen Hydrick

  • Gender Male
  • full nameJames Allen Hydrick
  • birthplaceNew Ellenton, South Carolina, United States
  • Date of Birth January 01, 1970
  • Age 52 years 11 months
  • Horoscope Capricorn
  • Lucky Number 0
  • Lucky Stone
  • Lucky Color
  • Best Match for Marriage
  • nationalityAmerican
  • religionChristian
  • net worth$1 million
  • professionSelf proclaimed psychic
  • weightIn Kilograms – 73 Kg, In Pounds – 161 lbs
  • heightIn Centimetres – 174 cm, In Feet and Inches – 5′ 7″
  • hair colorLight Brown
  • eye colorBlack
  • high schoolN/A

Written by Joel S. Elkins

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