He fell in love with magic during his early childhood years after he received a magic set. At the age of eleven he held his first public performance. He met up with Max Milton who became his mentor and influenced his artistic direction.
While Häckner was still in upper secondary school he studied economics and when he finished, started a career as an illusionist under the name Wic Mac.
Häckner performed all across Sweden and abroad. He has performed in a long-running variety show at Liseberg in Gothenburg where acrobats and tightrope artists usually perform.
The show has been running since 1996. In 1995 Häckner had a part in the film Petri tårar and a lead role as Robert in the television-series Herbert & Robert.
In 2000 Häckner took part in Galenskaparna och After Shaves variety show July July July
In 2009/10 Häckner starred in Louisiana Clique at the Roundhouse in Camden, London, England.
In December 2010, Häckner returned to the Roundhouse, Camden as part of his solo show Carl-Einar Häckner: Big in Sweden. He also appeared at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2013, and appeared on Good News Week in a guitar sketch.