|Birth name||Jeron Criswell Konig|
|Birth date||August 7, 1907|
|Place of birth||Princeton, Indiana, U.S.|
|Date of death||October 4, 1982(age 75)|
|Death place||Burbank, California, U.S.|
|Cause of death||Cardiac arrest|
|Resting place||Pierce Brothers Valhalla Memorial Park|
|Residence||The Highland Towers Apartments at 1922 N. Highland Avenue (in the early part of the 1950's)|
|Other names||Jeron Criswell King|
Charles Criswell King
|Occupation||Showman, actor, writer, seer|
|Years active||1950s - 1970s|
|Known for||Making erroneous predictions, predicting the future on TV, radio, books, records and in newspapers and as a narrator and actor in the films of Ed Wood Jr.|
|Notable works||Criswell Predicts From Now to the Year 2000! (author) Plan 9 From Outer Space (narrator and actor)|
|Television programme||Criswell Predicts|
|Spouse||Halo Meadows|| |
: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 (c-eniconˈkrɪzwɛl), 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. He owned a coffin in which he claimed to sleep. He grew up in a troubled family in Indiana with relatives who owned a funeral home, and said that he became comfortable with sleeping in caskets in the storeroom. The casket appeared in one of Ed Wood's later works, the 1971 pornographic film, Necromania.