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Matt Johnson was a escape artist from Season 16 of America's Got Talent. He was eliminated in the Quarterfinals.


Matt appeared upon 'Penn & Teller: Fool Us fourth episode on it's fourth season, however he failed to fool the duo. In 2018, Matt Johnson appeared on the 12th series of Britain's Got Talent wherein he was eliminated in the 1st day of the Semi-Finals. Additionally in 2018 Johnson auditioned for Italian competition series Tu si que vales wherein he reached the Semi-Finals. In 2019, He appeared on AGT's The Champions rival competition show, The World's Best where he was eliminated in the Battle Round, losing to Chinese daredevil Li Wei. Since 2019 he has toured alongside "The Illusionists".

He is from Chilliwack, British Columbia.


Matt Johnson's audition in Episode 1602 consisted of escaping a straitjacket while being hung upside down with saws on. Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum, Sofia Vergara, and Simon Cowell all voted "Yes", sending him to the next round.


Matt Johsnon was chosen to advance to the Top 36.


Matt Johnson's Quarterfinals performance in Episode 1609 consisted of performing an escape act while being chained to a door and trying to evade a chainsaw from impaling him. Matt did not receive enough votes to advance to the Semifinals in Episode 1610, eliminating him from the competition instead of Dustin Tavella.

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