David Kwong is a magician, puzzle creator, writer, and producer. He’s known for creating illusions and puzzles for film and television and for functioning as a consultant and producer in the field. He also frequently contributes to and writes crossword puzzles for The New York Times along with crossword puzzle editor Will Shortz.


The character of David Wagner is modeled after Kwong. Wagner could solve one of Jane's tattoos and he too worked at the New York Times by creating puzzles.