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Penn Jillette Net Worth

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Penn Jillette net worth:
$175 Million

Penn Jillette's salary:
$175 million

Penn Jillette information

Penn Jillette information

Birth date: March 5, 1955 age 60
Birth place: Greenfield, Massachusetts, United States
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.98 m)
Profession:Actor, Television producer, Magician, Illusionist, Writer, Inventor, Musician, Comedian, Screenwriter, Voice Actor
Education:Amherst College, Central High School, Julia R. Masterman School, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Clown College
Nationality:United States of America
Spouse:Emily Zolten Jillette (m. 2004)
Children:Moxie CrimeFighter Jillette, Zolten Penn Jillette
Parents:Joseph Teller, Irene B. Derrickson, Samuel H. Jillette, Valda R. Jillette
Siblings:Valda Jillette Stowe, Valda Jillette Stowe
Awards:WGA Award for Best Comedy/Variety - Series - Television (Including Talk), Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Illusions/Magic Design, WGA Award for Best Comedy/Variety - Series - Television (Including Talk)
Music groups:Wonderlick
Nominations:Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Music And Lyrics, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Reality Program, BAFTA Award for Best Documentary, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing - Nonfiction Programming, BAFTA Award for Best Documentary, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Reality Program, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing - Nonfiction Programming, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Music And Lyrics, Goodreads Choice Awards Best Humor
Movies:My Chauffeur, Penn & Teller Get Killed, Car 54, Where Are You?, The Fantasticks, Dracula's Daughters vs. the Space Brains, Atlas Shrugged: Part II, Tim's Vermeer, Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!, Director's Cut, Zoey's Zoo, & Teller, Play Dead, Director's Cut, Tim's Vermeer, Toy Story, Hackers, Penn & Teller Get Killed, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, My Chauffeur, Tough Guys Don't Dance, Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!, Off Beat, Car 54, Where Are You?, Michael Moore Hates America, Gandahar, Savage Island, Mucha Lucha: The Return of El Malefico, Fear of Fiction, Larry the Cable Guy's Christmas Spectacular, American Carny: True Tales from the Circus Sideshow, Night of the Little Dead, Hayley Wagner, Star, Burnzy's Last Call, The Growth
TV shows:Penn & Teller: Fool Us, Penn & Teller: Bullshit!, Penn & Teller Tell a Lie, Dancing with the Stars, Wizard Wars, Penn & Teller's Sin City Spectacular, Penn & Teller's Magic and Mystery Tour, Hollywood Squares, Identity, The Moxy Show, Behind the Scenes, Penn Point
Books:God, No!, Penn & Teller's how to play in traffic, How to Cheat Your Friends at Poker

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Penn Jillette net worth & biography:

It’s been reported that the overall sum of Penn Jillette net worth reaches an approximation of 175 million dollars. He’s called a magician, illusionist, comic, inventor, musician and performer. Each one of these professions of him add lots of monetary success to the total sum of Penn Jillette net worth. Penn Jillette is also called a bestselling writer. Also, Penn Teller is well known for his action jointly with another magician named Teller. Jointly with him, they’ve their very own show called “Penn & Teller”.

Penn Jillette was born in Massachusetts to his mom who had been a secretary and his dad who worked in jail. 18 years was impressed by him because he used deceit material as opposed to unnatural powers in his action.

In 1994, Penn Jillette purchased a house in vegas, which he called “The Slammer”. The home was shown in various TV shows and printed in magazines. Also, his buddy Colin Summers designed the house. Now, it’s been reported that within the house Penn Jillette simply records music as well as used to air his own radio show.

After his graduation in 1973, Penn Jillette collectively along with his buddy Michael Moschen learnt the best way to juggle. Shows of the duet raised the total quantity of Penn Jillette net worth. In the beginning, the pair was joined by another buddy of Penn Jillette named Weir Chrisemer. All three created the job called “Asparagus Valley Cultural Society”. Thus, the three magicians began to form their particular acts that have been revealed in Massachusetts and California.

Penn Jillett is also called an author as well as a writer which add sales to Penn Jillett net worth. The author left the magazine because he disliked the policies of the recent editor of the magazine. Penn Jillett believed the brand new editor was taking an excessive amount of control over his column.

Penn Jillette Net Worth $175 Million Dollars



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Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Grounds2017filming
Penn & Teller: Fool Us2015-2016TV Series created by - 15 episodes
Director's Cut2016
Tim's Vermeer2013Documentary written by
Penn & Teller Tell a LieTV Series 2 episodes, 2011 written by - 1 episode, 2011
Penn & Teller: Bullshit!TV Series documentary written by - 75 episodes, 2003 - 2010 writer - 8 episodes, 2003 - 2009
Penn & Teller: Off the Deep End2005TV Special
Phobophilia: The Love of Fear1995TV Movie written by - as Penn
Smoke and Mirrors1995Video Game
The Moxy & Flea Show1995TV Series 1995-2000
The Moxy Pirate Show1994TV Series 1994-2000
The Unpleasant World of Penn & Teller1994TV Series written by - 6 episodes
Monstervision1993TV Series 1993
Behind the Scenes1992/IITV Mini-Series documentary host segments
Don't Try This at Home!1990TV Movie
Penn & Teller Get Killed1989written by
Ron Reagan Is the President's Son1988TV Movie novella
Invisible Thread1987TV Movie story - uncredited / written by
Cruel Tricks for Dear Friends1987Video concept
Penn & Teller Go Public1985TV Short creator

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Grounds2017producer filming
Year Without GodDocumentary executive producer post-production
Director's Cut2016producer
Penn & Teller: Fool Us2015TV Series executive producer - 1 episode
Wizard Wars2014-2015TV Series executive producer - 6 episodes
The Tomb2013Short executive producer
Tim's Vermeer2013Documentary producer
Penn & Teller Tell a Lie2011TV Series executive producer - 3 episodes
Penn & Teller: Bullshit!TV Series documentary co-executive producer - 49 episodes, 2003 - 2006 executive producer - 31 episodes, 2007 - 2010
The Aristocrats2005Documentary executive producer
Sin City Spectacular1998TV Series co-executive producer
Phobophilia: The Love of Fear1995TV Movie executive producer - as Penn

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Grounds2017filmingWalt
Code Black2016TV SeriesJohnny Prentiss
Scorpion2016TV SeriesDr. Cecil P. Rizzuto
Billions2016TV SeriesPenn Jillette
Director's Cut2016Herbert Blount
Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!2015TV MovieLieutenant Colonel Stylo
Modern Family2015TV SeriesEdward LeGrand
Alpha House2014TV SeriesPenn Jillette
The Cleveland Show2012TV SeriesMagical Johnson
CollegeHumor Originals2011TV SeriesGoogle
Night of the Little Dead2011ShortDave-O
The Defenders2010TV SeriesReuben Charters
The Growth2009ShortDave (voice)
Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder2009VideoPenn Jillette's Head (voice, as Penn & Teller)
Larry the Cable Guy's Christmas Spectacular2007TV MovieGhost of Christmas Present
Handy Manny2007TV SeriesMagic Marty
¡Mucha Lucha!: The Return of El Maléfico2005VideoFortune Teller / Pawn Shop Owner / Ticket Man / ... (voice)
The West Wing2004TV SeriesPenn Jilette
Girlfriends2004TV SeriesClem Valesco
Las Vegas2003TV SeriesPenn Jilette
House of Mouse2001-2002TV SeriesPluto Devil
Just Shoot Me!2001TV SeriesTerry
Nothing Sacred2000
Fear of Fiction2000Albert
Mickey Mouse Works1999-2000TV SeriesPluto Devil
The Simpsons1999TV SeriesPenn Jilette
Hayley Wagner, Star1999TV MovieDirector
V.I.P.1999TV SeriesPenn Jillette
Home Improvement1999TV SeriesPenn Jilette
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch: Spellbound1998Video GameDrell (voice)
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas1998Carnie Talker
Dharma & Greg1998TV SeriesVincent
Babylon 51998TV SeriesRebo
Life Sold Separately1997Fred
Pulp Comics: Jim Breuer1997TV MovieAnnouncer
Friends1997TV SeriesThe Salesman
The Drew Carey Show1995-1997TV SeriesArchibald Fenn
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch1996-1997TV SeriesDrell
Steven Spielberg's Director's Chair1996Video GameLeroy Paine
The Dana Carvey Show1996TV SeriesComedy Central Announcer
Burnzy's Last Call1995Radio DJ (voice)
The Moxy & Flea Show1995TV SeriesFlea (1997-2000) (voice)
Toy Story1995TV Announcer (voice)
Hackers1995Hal
VR.51995TV SeriesMr.Orwell Kravitz
The Moxy Pirate Show1994TV SeriesFlea (1994-2000) (voice)
Car 54, Where Are You?1994Luther (as Penn)
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman1994TV SeriesRomick
Penn & Teller Get Killed1989Penn (as Penn)
Gandahar1988Chief of the Deformed (English version, voice)
Tough Guys Don't Dance1987Big Stoop
Off Beat1986Norman
My Chauffeur1986Bone
Miami Vice1985TV SeriesJimmy Borges
Savage Island1985Security Guard

Camera Department

Camera Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Aristocrats2005Documentary camera operator

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cruel Tricks for Dear Friends1987Video

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Unpleasant World of Penn & Teller1994TV Series musician - 1 episode

Sound Department

Sound Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Aristocrats2005Documentary sound recordist

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Apprentice2013TV Series performer - 1 episode

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Warriors1979knife thrower: main titles - television version, uncredited

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Tomb2013Short special thanks
Play Dead2012/IIextra special thanks
Great American Road Trip2009TV Series special thanks - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Independent Lens2016TV Series documentaryHimself
The Dr. Oz Show2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Oprah: Where Are They Now?2016TV SeriesHimself
Who Is Donald Trump?2015TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 84th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade2015TV MovieHimself - Grand Marshal
Beat Bobby Flay2015TV SeriesHimself - Judge / Mentor
Jeopardy!2015TV SeriesHimself - Clue Giver / Himself - Celebrity Contestant
StarTalk2015TV SeriesHimself
Can We Take a Joke?2015DocumentaryHimself
Ice & Coco2015TV SeriesHimself
Tower to the People-Tesla's Dream at Wardenclyffe Continues2015DocumentaryHimself
American Graduate Day 20152015TV MovieHimself
Through the Keyhole2015TV SeriesHimself
Mat Franco's Got Magic2015TV MovieHimself
The Greg Gutfeld Show2015TV SeriesHimself - Magician / Comedian
The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore2015TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
The Wendy Williams Show2012-2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
CBS This Morning2015TV SeriesHimself
Whose Line Is It Anyway?2015TV SeriesHimself
Today2014-2015TV SeriesHimself
The Magic Show Story2015TV Movie documentaryHimself (as Penn & Teller)
I Can Do That!2015TV SeriesHimself
The Doctors2015TV SeriesHimself
Theory of Obscurity: A Film About the Residents2015Documentary
Wizard Wars2014-2015TV SeriesHimself - Judge
King of the Nerds2015TV SeriesHimself
Misery Loves Comedy2015DocumentaryHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2015TV SeriesHimself
How to Make a Man2014TV Special documentaryHimself
Hell's Kitchen2010-2014TV SeriesHimself - Restaurant Patron / Himself / Himself - Magician & Comic
Deal with It2014TV SeriesHimself
Penn Jilette's Street Cred2014TV SeriesHimself
City Walk2014TV Series documentaryHimself
Casino Secrets2014TV Movie documentaryHimself
Late Night with Seth Meyers2014TV SeriesHimself
Red Eye w/Tom Shillue2011-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest Panelist / Himself - Guest Panelisti
Food Network Star2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest Judge
Camp Stew2014TV SeriesHimself
Celebrity Wife Swap2014TV SeriesHimself
Good Morning Britain2014TV SeriesHimself
Loose Women2014TV SeriesHimself
Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown2014TV Series documentaryHimself
An Honest Liar2014DocumentaryHimself - Magician (as Penn)
Britain's Best Loved Double Acts2014TV Movie documentaryHimself - Double Act (as Penn & Teller)
The Arsenio Hall Show2013-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Chopped2014TV SeriesHimself - Contestant
Mending Kids International: All Star Concert for Children Worldwide2014TV SpecialHimself
Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off2014TV SeriesHimself - Team Rachael
The Independents2013-2014TV SeriesHimself
Rachael Ray2010-2014TV SeriesHimself
NYFF512013ShortHimself
Stossel2013TV SeriesHimself
Naked Vegas2013TV SeriesHimself
Big Morning Buzz Live2012-2013TV SeriesHimself
Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Tim's Vermeer2013DocumentaryHimself
In Bed with Joan2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2009-2013TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
The Apprentice2012-2013TV SeriesHimself - Contestant / Himself - Finalist / Himself - Team Clay
The Unbelievers2013DocumentaryHimself
The Hour2013TV SeriesHimself
Piers Morgan Tonight2011-2013TV SeriesHimself
Who's Cooking with Florence Henderson2013TV SeriesHimself
Rock and Roll Roast of Dee Snider2013TV MovieHimself
The 2012 American Country Awards2012TV SpecialHimself
The Playboy Morning Show2012TV SeriesHimself
The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell2012TV SeriesHimself
Night of Too Many Stars: America Comes Together for Autism Programs2012TV MovieHimself
Trip Flip2012TV SeriesHimself
Owned & Operated2012DocumentaryHimself
Ali 70 from Las Vegas2012TV MovieHimself
Penn's Sunday School2012TV SeriesHimself - Host (2012)
Iron Chef America: The Series2012TV SeriesHimself - ICA Judge
TVs 50 Greatest Magic Tricks2011TV Movie documentaryHimself (as Penn)
The Royal Variety Performance 20112011TV MovieHimself - Performer
Penn & Teller Tell a Lie2011TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Host
A Tribute to Laurel & Hardy2011Video documentary shortHimself
Real Time with Bill Maher2006-2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon2011TV SeriesHimself
The Joy Behar Show2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Talk2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Captain Disillusion: Fame Curve Collection2011Video shortHimself (voice)
The 2011 Miss USA Pageant2011TV MovieHimself - Judge
The 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2011TV SpecialHimself
America's Next Great Restaurant2011TV SeriesHimself
The Simpsons2011TV SeriesHimself
Saturday Night Live Backstage2011TV Special documentaryHimself
Nova ScienceNow2011TV Series documentaryHimself - Magician
Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf2011TV SeriesHimself
Brave New Voices 20102010TV Movie documentaryHimself
Night of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Concert for Autism Education2010TV MovieHimself
Penn & Teller: Bullshit!2003-2010TV Series documentaryHimself - Host
The Green Room with Paul Provenza2010TV SeriesHimself
The One Show2010TV SeriesHimself
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross2010TV SeriesHimself
Larry King Live2008-2010TV SeriesHimself
Last Call with Carson Daly2004-2010TV SeriesHimself
2009 Creative Arts Emmy Awards2009TV SpecialHimself
Holly's World2009TV SeriesHimself
Access Hollywood2008-2009TV SeriesHimself
Dancing with the Stars2008-2009TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest Appearance
Top Chef2009TV SeriesHimself
The 2009 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards2009TV SpecialHimself
Great American Road Trip2009TV SeriesHimself
Glenn Beck2009TV SeriesHimself - Host: 'Penn & Teller: B.S.' / Himself
'Louder, Louder!': The Acting Technique of Penn Jillette2009Video documentary shortHimself
Talkshow with Spike Feresten2009TV SeriesHimself
Don't Forget the Lyrics!2009TV Series
Throwdown with Bobby Flay2009TV SeriesHimself
Cheech & Chong: Roasted2008TV SpecialHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1995-2008TV SeriesHimself
Numb3rs2008TV SeriesHimself
Battleground Earth: Ludacris vs. Tommy Lee2008TV SeriesHimself
Last Comic Standing2008TV SeriesHimself
Dead On: The Life and Cinema of George A. Romero2008DocumentaryHimself
Late Show with David Letterman1993-2008TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest Magician / Himself - Magical Performer
Free Radio2008TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2008TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2003-2008TV SeriesHimself
The Oprah Winfrey Show2008TV SeriesHimself
The Insider2008TV SeriesHimself
History of the Joke2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
American Carny: True Tales from the Circus Sideshow2008DocumentaryHimself (voice)
Howard Stern on Demand2008TV SeriesHimself
The 2007 World Magic Awards2007TV SpecialHimself - Presenter (as Penn & Teller)
Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project2007DocumentaryHimself
To My Great Chagrin: The Unbelievable Story of Brother Theodore2007DocumentaryHimself
The States2007TV Series documentaryHimself (Nevada)
Identity2006-2007TV SeriesHimself - Host / Himself
The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch2007TV SeriesHimself
Hollywood's Master Storytellers: The Aristocrats2006TV MovieHimself
Phone Sex2006Video documentaryCaller
Criss Angel Mindfreak2005-2006TV SeriesHimself
The Colbert Report2006TV SeriesHimself
2006 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards2006TV Special
TV Land's Top Ten2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Queer Eye2006TV SeriesHimself
100 Greatest Funny Moments2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
Biography1994-2006TV Series documentaryHimself
The 100 Most Unexpected TV Moments2005TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Penn & Teller: Off the Deep End2005TV SpecialHimself
Dirty Tricks2005TV SeriesHimself
Magic: The Science of Illusion2005ShortHimself
Tucker2005TV SeriesHimself
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movie Quotes: America's Greatest Quips, Comebacks and Catchphrases2005TV Special documentaryHimself
Listen Up2005TV SeriesHimself
Impossible Heists2005TV SeriesHimself / Voice-Over Narrator
Inside Dish with Rachael Ray2005TV Series documentaryHimself
50 Hottest Vegas Moments2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Aristocrats2005DocumentaryHimself (as Penn)
The 100 Most Memorable TV Moments2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
My Coolest Years2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself (Geeks)
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn2004TV SeriesHimself
E! 101 Most Awesome Moments in Entertainment2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Magic2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Goodnight, We Love You2004DocumentaryHimself
Michael Moore Hates America2004DocumentaryHimself - 'Penn & Teller'
Celebrity Poker Showdown2004TV SeriesHimself
Evening at Pops2004TV Series documentaryHimself
The Smoking Gun TV2004TV SeriesHimself
Hollywood Squares1998-2004TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
The 39th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards2004TV SpecialThemselves
Super Secret Movie Rules2004TV Series documentaryHimself - Illusionist
Nostradamus: 500 Years Later2003TV Movie documentaryHimself (as Penn)
Spike TV VGA Video Game Awards2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
Pyramid2003TV SeriesHimself
Magic and Mystery Tour2003TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
I Love the '70s2003TV Series documentaryHimself
The Bernie Mac Show2003TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1995-2003TV SeriesHimself / Themselves
Trading Spaces2003TV SeriesHimself
Fear Factor2002TV SeriesHimself
Fear Factor2002TV SeriesHimself
50 Greatest Magic Tricks2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
Just for Laughs2002TV SeriesHimself
Bravo Profiles2001TV Series documentaryHimself
Run-DMC: Together Forever - Greatest Hits 1983-20002000VideoHimself (segment "It's Tricky")
The Daily Show1998-2000TV SeriesHimself
Fantasia 20001999Himself - Host (segment "The Sorcerer's Apprentice") (as Penn)
Sin City Spectacular1998-1999TV SeriesHimself
E! Mysteries & Scandals1998TV Series documentaryHimself
Grand Illusions: The Story of Magic1998TV SeriesHimself (stock footage)
American Masters1998TV Series documentaryHimself
Kid Nerd1997DocumentaryHimself (Interviewee)
The World's Wildest Magic1997TV MovieHimself
Muppets Tonight1997TV SeriesHimself
Home Invasion1997/IITV MovieHimself - Penn
Ed's Night Party1997TV SeriesHimself
Mysteries of Magic1997TV Series documentaryHimself (stock footage)
Great Drives1996TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself (volume 4: Highway 93)
The Best of Ed's Night Party1996VideoHimself
Caesars Palace 30th Anniversary Celebration1996TV Movie documentaryHimself
Space Ghost Coast to Coast1996TV SeriesHimself
Phobophilia: The Love of Fear1995TV MovieHimself - Penn
Smoke and Mirrors1995Video GameHimself - Penn
The World's Greatest Magic 21995TV SpecialHimself
Hal Roach: Hollywood's King of Laughter1994TV Movie documentaryNarrator
The Unpleasant World of Penn & Teller1994TV SeriesHimself
The Word1993TV SeriesHimself
Half Japanese: The Band That Would Be King1993Documentary
Late Night with David Letterman1985-1993TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Monstervision1993TV SeriesHimself - Host (1993)
The Howard Stern Interview1993TV SeriesHimself
This Is MST3K1992TV Short documentaryHost
Discover Magazine's Technology Awards1992TV Movie documentaryHimself
10th Annual Montreal Comedy Festival1992TV MovieHimself
Behind the Scenes1992/IITV Mini-Series documentaryPenn
The Eyes Scream: A History of the Residents1991Video documentaryHost
The 45th Annual Tony Awards1991TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Scenic, Costume & Lighting Design (as Penn & Teller)
Don't Try This at Home!1990TV MovieHimself
Memory & Imagination: New Pathways to the Library of Congress1990TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Howard Stern Show1990TV SeriesHimself
The Magic of David Copperfield XII: The Niagara Falls Challenge1990TV SpecialFirst Camera Retrieve (uncredited)
After Hours1989TV SeriesHimself
Exploring Psychic Powers Live1989TV MovieHimself
Comic Relief III1989TV Special documentaryHimself (as Penn & Teller)
Free to Be... a Family1988TV MovieHimself
The 40th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1988TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Creative Arts Awards (as Penn & Teller)
Negligee and Underpants Party1988TV MovieHimself
Comic Relief '871987TV SpecialHimself
Invisible Thread1987TV MovieHimself
Cruel Tricks for Dear Friends1987VideoHimself - Penn
Saturday Night Live1985-1986TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Special Guest
Penn & Teller Go Public1985TV ShortHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1977TV SeriesHimself - Magician
Eating You Alive2016Documentary completedHimself
Year Without GodDocumentary post-productionHimself
Unlocked: The World of Games, Revealed2016TV Series documentaryHimself
Harry2016TV SeriesHimself
Teens Wanna Know2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire2016TV SeriesHimself - Contestant
Celebrity Food Fight2016TV SeriesHimself
American Graduate Day2016TV MovieHimself
Penn & Teller: Fool Us2011-2016TV SeriesHimself
The Eric Andre Show2016TV SeriesHimself
Svengoolie2016TV SeriesHimself
Access Hollywood Live2016TV SeriesHimself - Author, Presto
The Late Late Show with James Corden2016TV SeriesHimself
Home & Family2016TV SeriesHimself
Hollywood Today Live2016TV SeriesHimself - Author, Presto
The View2004-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Author, Presto!
The Kennedy Show2016TV SeriesHimself - Author, Presto!
Good Morning America2016TV SeriesHimself - Author
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2015-2016TV SeriesHimself
WGN Morning News2016TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Conspiracy Theorists Lie2015DocumentaryHimself
The Drunken Peasants2015TV SeriesHimself
The Apprentice2015TV SeriesHimself
The Culture High2014DocumentaryHimself
Welcome to the Basement2012TV SeriesHimself
Creation Today2011TV SeriesHimself
Miss Representation2011DocumentaryHimself - Host of Crackle.com's 'Penn Says'
Real Time with Bill Maher2010TV SeriesHimself
The O'Reilly Factor2008TV SeriesHimself - 'Pinhead' (segment "Pinheads & Patriots")
Flow: For Love of Water2008DocumentaryHimself - Magician
Have I Got News for You2007TV SeriesHimself
Trading Spaces2007TV SeriesHimself
The Story of Light Entertainment2006TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
101 Most Unforgettable SNL Moments2004TV MovieHimself
Harrison Bergeron1995TV MovieHimself (uncredited)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameLive Performance· Teller
2004WGA Award (TV)Writers Guild of America, USAComedy/Variety (Including Talk) - SeriesPenn & Teller: Bullshit! (2003)· Teller
· David Wechter
· John McLaughlin

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest DocumentaryTim's Vermeer (2013)· Teller
· Farley Ziegler
2011WGA Award (TV)Writers Guild of America, USAComedy/Variety (Including Talk) - SeriesPenn & Teller: Bullshit! (2003)· Teller
· David Wechter
· Michael Goudeau
· Steve Melcher
· Tom Kramer
· Rich Nathanson
2009Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing for Nonfiction ProgrammingPenn & Teller: Bullshit! (2003)· Teller
· Star Price
· Rich Nathanson
· Michael Goudeau
· David Wechter
· Cliff Schoenberg
· Sheryl Zohn
2008WGA Award (TV)Writers Guild of America, USAComedy/Variety (Including Talk) - SeriesPenn & Teller: Bullshit! (2003)· Teller
· David Weiss
· Jon Hotchkiss
· Michael Goudeau
· Star Price
· Sheryl Zohn
· Cliff Schoenberg
2007Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Reality ProgramPenn & Teller: Bullshit! (2003)· Mark Wolper (executive producer)
· Star Price (executive producer)
· Teller (executive producer)
· Tim Rogan (co-executive producer)
· Peter Adam Golden (co-executive producer)
· Krasher Lewis (co-executive producer)
· Michael Goudeau (co-executive producer)
· Jon Hotchkiss (co-executive producer)
· Steven Uhlenberg (co-executive producer)
· Patti Duce (supervising producer)
· Joshua E. Kessler (supervising producer)
· Shari Adagio (supervising producer)
2007Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing for Nonfiction ProgrammingPenn & Teller: Bullshit! (2003)· Teller (written by)
· Sheryl Zohn (written by)
· Jon Hotchkiss (written by)
· Michael Goudeau (written by)
· Star Price (written by)
· Cliff Schoenberg (written by)
· David Weiss (written by)
2007WGA Award (TV)Writers Guild of America, USAComedy/Variety - (Including Talk) SeriesPenn & Teller: Bullshit! (2003)· Teller
· Jon Hotchkiss
· Michael Goudeau
· Star Price
· Cliff Schoenberg
· Sheryl Zohn
· Steve Melcher
2006Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Reality ProgramPenn & Teller: Bullshit! (2003)· Mark Wolper (executive producer)
· Star Price (executive producer)
· Teller (co-executive producer)
· Michael Goudeau (co-executive producer)
· Jon Hotchkiss (co-executive producer)
· Tim Rogan (co-executive producer)
2006Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing for Nonfiction ProgrammingPenn & Teller: Bullshit! (2003)· Teller (written by)
· Cliff Schoenberg (written by)
· Jon Hotchkiss (written by)
· Michael Goudeau (written by)
· Star Price (written by)
2006WGA Award (TV)Writers Guild of America, USAComedy/Variety (Including Talk) - SeriesPenn & Teller: Bullshit! (2003)· Teller
· Star Price
· Jon Hotchkiss
· Michael Goudeau
· Sheryl Zohn
· Steven Bortko
2005Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Reality ProgramPenn & Teller: Bullshit! (2003)· Mark Wolper (executive producer)
· Star Price (executive producer)
· Teller (co-executive producer)
· Michael Goudeau (co-executive producer)
· Tim Rogan (co-executive producer)
· Peter Adam Golden (co-executive producer)
· Krasher Lewis (co-executive producer)
· Shari Adagio (supervising producer)
· Jon Hotchkiss (supervising producer)
· Joshua E. Kessler (senior producer)
· Patti Duce (senior producer)
· Renee Y. Henson (series producer)
· Tammie Smalls (series producer)
· June Molgaard (series producer)
· Aaron Yampolski (series producer)
· Randall Kirk (series producer)
2005Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing for Nonfiction ProgrammingPenn & Teller: Bullshit! (2003)· Teller (writer)
· Jon Hotchkiss (writer)
· Star Price (writer)
· Michael Goudeau (special material written by)
2005WGA Award (TV)Writers Guild of America, USAComedy/Variety (Including Talk) - SeriesPenn & Teller: Bullshit! (2003)· Teller
· Star Price
· John McLaughlin
· Jon Hotchkiss
· Emma Webster
· David Wechter
· Jonathan B. Taylor
· Michael Goudeau (special material)
2004Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Reality ProgramPenn & Teller: Bullshit! (2003)· Mark Wolper (executive producer)
· Star Price (executive producer)
· Teller (co-executive producer)
· Peter Adam Golden (co-executive producer)
· Michael Goudeau (co-executive producer)
· Shari Adagio (supervising producer)
2004Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing for Nonfiction ProgrammingPenn & Teller: Bullshit! (2003)· Teller (written by)
· Emma Webster (written by)
· Star Price (written by)
· Michael Goudeau (special material written by)
1999Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Music and LyricsSin City Spectacular (1998)· Gary Stockdale (composer)
· Teller (lyricist)
· Colman deKay (lyricist)
1994CableACECableACE AwardsShort-Form Programming SeriesMonstervision (1993)· Marsha Armstrong (executive producer)
· Marcia Ely (executive producer)
· Ellen Hovde (producer/director)
· Muffie Meyer (producer/director)
· Chris Claro (writer)
· Teller (writer)


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#Fact
1He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Live Theatre at 7003 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on April 5, 2013.
2Performed a nightly show at the Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada (2003).
3Partnered with Kym Johnson on the sixth season of Dancing with the Stars (2005). [March 2008]
4Had his first work of fiction titled "Sock" published. [July 2004]
5Hosting season 8 of Penn & Teller: Bullshit! (2003). [June 2010]
6Was a performer at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival.
7Claims to have no facial recall. He says he even ran into his mother once after a show and did not recognize her.
8Owns a pink Mini Cooper with a vanity license plate reading ATHEIST.
9Attended Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Clown College.
10High school classmates with Michael Moschen.
11Knows how to do fire-eating, and has shown this talent on an episode of his game show, Identity (2006).
12Son Zolten Penn Jillette was born 22 May 2006 in Las Vegas, Nevada. He weighed 8 pounds, 13 ounces and joins his 11-month-old sister, Moxie Crimefighter Jillette.
13Never drinks or smokes.
14Daughter Moxie CrimeFighter Jillette was born on Friday, June 3, 2005.
15Jokes that the reason for him painting his fingernail is because he "Shot a man for asking him personal questions!". The real reason is that it is a joke between him and his mother.
16The original announcer for cable channel Comedy Central.
17Never knew how to play poker, until 8 days before his appearance on Celebrity Poker Showdown (2003) on July 15, 2004.
18Plays the upright bass in his show in Vegas. He also helped compose some of the songs for the show.
19Nail of the ring finger of his left hand is always painted.
20Is a Cato Institute H.L. Mencken Research Fellow.
21Owned an over-sized sport-utility vehicle painted bright pink (he nicknamed it "Pink Death"), with a Nevada vanity license plate that read "6SIX6". He reportedly spent several thousand dollars on a customized sound system for it. He sold it in 2005, to raise money for J.R.E.F. (the James Randi Education Foundation).
22With partner Teller, half of comedy/magic team Penn & Teller.

#Quote
1One of the things video games do is allow a playfulness of fear and aggression, to explore in that space and be comfortable without anyone getting hurt. Certain horrors in our world we can't defeat. Death is certain. Pain is certain. Suffering is certain. We can't fight that in the real world, and yet in art we can. [Controlling fear of those certainties through any kind of art is] the strongest 'fuck you' to death and suffering we're able to give. [February, 2016]
2This is going to sound horrible, but I don't even know how much I make in a year. It must be, you know, a couple of million dollars, a few million. I know it's more money than my dad, a jail guard, made in his lifetime; more money than I'll ever need.
3The one kind of person I have a lot of trouble understanding is the kind of person that says the existence of God or religion doesn't matter, it's not an important decision. I think it's vitally important; it's what all our lives are based on.
4Performers have the right to say what they want to, and anyone paying money has the right to accept or reject the art and entertainment that's available.
5People still seem to think that they should vote themselves money. They seem to think there is stuff which they think is the government's job, when it's really the individual's job.
6When 9/11 hit, the second thing I said to myself was, 'This really is what religious people do.' Those people flying the plane were very good, very pious, truly faithful believers. There's no other way to paint them. Of course, they are extremists by definition, but they certainly aren't going against Islam in any real way.
7In my run-ins with Christians... I find that they really are good moral people. And we overlap on everything, and they don't seem to be the kind of people that are waiting to hear voices to tell them what to do.
8I don't want people who are in poverty, in pain, or suffering, to suffer because it's for their own good and they can pull themselves up by their bootstraps. I want to help them. I want us all to help them.
9Everybody wants clean, safe energy. Some people think nuclear is the way to go. Some people think coal is the way to go. Some people think wind is the way to go. And there's always balances on that.
10A lot of older parents worry about being older parents. I hear people say, 'I don't want to be too old to play baseball with my son.' They worry that their kids will be embarrassed by their parents' age.
11I am a huge fan of proselytizing. I am a huge fan of speaking your mind. The only way we can share the universe... is by talking very strongly about what we believe.
12When I was a kid, politicians wanted to avoid talking about religion if they could. John F. Kennedy couldn't duck the issue, being Catholic and all. So how did he address it? By reminding Americans that religion shouldn't be an issue, that he was concentrating on big things like poverty and hunger and leading the space race.
13I think it's pretty cruel to give a kid a name that others are going to have. I think it's very important to have a unique name within any group you're likely to be in.
14If you don't pay your taxes and you don't answer the warrant and you don't go to court, eventually someone will pull a gun. Eventually someone with a gun will show up. I want everything the government does to be done, I just want it to be done voluntarily.
15I live in Vegas, and I see people by the side of the road with cardboard signs who seem like they might have tried that spending their way out of debt thing.
16Cheerios bring back memories. I actually don't think I ate them much as a kid, though; maybe it's some sort of Jungian memory, I don't know. But they have so much sugar, it's great.
17I'm not bothered by the idea of getting old, or I guess you could say by having arrived at old. I was 10 when my mom turned 55. For 1955, she was a very old mom.
18Teller and I worked Renaissance Festivals and street performing - actually more real, no kidding around, Philadelphia street performing than we did Renaissance Festivals.
19It wasn't success, because Teller and I, by the time Asparagus Valley got together - within a year, we had achieved all our goals. I mean, our goal was to earn our living doing exactly what we wanted. Which is many people's goal.
20Having a Hummer is stupid. It's stupid to waste that much gas. It's stupid to waste that much money on gas. It's stupid to parade your insecurities on public roads. Hummers are stupid-looking.
21'Christian' used to be a throwaway word. People didn't used to use it much. People didn't start self-labeling or getting labeled Christian until the last part of the 20th century. Before that, you might identify as a Baptist, or a Southern Baptist or a Methodist. But there wasn't one identifier that put you in a fold with all the other believers.
22You should think about the world and feel about your heart.
23No one can tell you the rules of 'Celebrity Apprentice.' No one. Donald Trump just does what he wants, which is mostly pontificating to people who are sucking up to him, while the network people try to manipulate him into making the highest-rated show they can.
24You can't believe how pro-gay and pro-freedom-of-speech I am. I'm way out beyond anyone on the Left.
25I've voted Libertarian as long as I can remember, but I don't really remember much before the Clintons and the Bushes. Those clans made a lot of us bugnutty.
26The first thing I said to myself on 9/11 was, 'There go our civil rights.' I found out by comparing notes later that George Carlin and I both said that at the exact same time. That's the first thing that popped into our head.
27You can't allow people freedom and then change your mind when the things don't go your way.
28We need a president who realizes that there's no government business in show business.
29We celebrities are desperate pigs.
30Tommy Smothers is a hero of mine.
31We know what racist people look like. They don't deny it. They just don't!
32The only difference between Obama and Bush is that Obama is killing more people.
33The reason I'm an I.B.M.-type guy today is that I really needed a laptop back in 1986, and I just couldn't wait for the Powerbook.
34There are performers who have built their whole career doing magic on TV and can't really perform live at all - don't really have jobs and skills.
35The only secret of magic is that I'm willing to work harder on it than you think it's worth.
36There's no job in show business that's harder than any other job outside show business.
37Part of the experience of being entertained is sitting back and plugging into someone else's vision.
38Obama is a great leader. He can fire people up and get them to do what he wants.
39Penn & Teller stopped doing practical jokes, and the reason is we got much too good at it.
40Showbiz is just there to give people something to talk about.
41Religion is often just tribalism: pride in a group one was born into, a group that is often believed to have 'God' on its side.
42In reality, many people let go of religion later in life.
43My love of computers, besides being practical, is very direct and visceral. I love the way things look on the screen.
44Jay-Z, he knows precisely who he's going for - 14-year-old white suburban girls.
45'Moxie' is a name that was created by an American for the first national soft drink and then went on to mean chutzpah, and that's nice.
46My mom, if you asked her if she was interested in whether or not people gambled, would say no.
47I'm totally clean and sober my whole life.
48In my private life, I'm not around any drugs or alcohol.
49I've never revved my car at a light for an attractive woman or an auto-rival, not even as a joke.
50If you want to talk about magic, the stuff that blows me away is the stuff that's done close up.
51If I were trying to avoid embarrassment, I wouldn't have stumbled my way through 'Dancing with the Stars.'
52I read a lot of books to my children, and they all seem really good. I think people have gotten really good at children's books.
53I'm totally against straight marriage - even though I'm married. I don't think heterosexual marriage is any of the government's business.
54I like to read in the dark. I like to go into the bathtub, turn out all the lights, and in the dark, read my books.
55I'm an amazing mama's boy.
56I intend to do the Penn & Teller show until they pry my cheesy magic wand from my cold dead fingers.
57I hate that not everything ever written is on iBooks. Man, I hate paper.
58I don't want everyone to read anything; I like us all reading different books.
59I grew up as a Christian. I suppose at some level I wanted to believe someone was watching over me.
60I get along so much better with fundamentalist Christians than I do with wishy-washy liberals, who want everyone to get along.
61I don't know what's best for other people.
62Freedom means the freedom to be stupid, and that's what I want.
63Before you can read, you know the difference between a story and reality. And, of course, by the time you're old enough to do any real damage with an Uzi, you've learned that difference.
64I don't speak for all Libertarians any more than Sean Penn speaks for all Democrats.
65I'm a big fan of huge populations of people, so you'd think with 300 million people in the country, you don't even have to please 1% to be phenomenally successful.
66Technology adds nothing to art.
67If I go out to dinner with you and you order wine, I leave. I won't be around drugs and alcohol at all.
68The medium is not the message - the message is the message.
69The pure unadulterated disgust of Washington seems to me to be a really good thing.
70Poker would have never gotten on TV when we only had three networks.
71I think the media spends a lot of time fooling itself.
72I have no evidence that libertarianism leads to a better life. I just think it is morally right.
73I will forever stick up for Catholics and Christians in general. With a small number of very horrible exceptions, they do play by the rules.
74I have more contact with people who consume, for lack of a better word, my product than any other performers.
75I'm always fascinated by the use of the first-person plural talking about sports.
76For the most part, any serious magic show is not using very much technology newer than theatrical lights.
77I came to magic absolutely hating magic on a very, very deep level.
78Everybody prefers to see a nut - they're more fascinating.
79Counterintuitive actions prove we can trust real knowledge and do the opposite of what we feel makes sense.
80I have a very specific definition of censorship. Censorship must be done by the government or it's not censorship.
81Comedy is taken care of by a free market.
82There never was a God. 'God is dead' is a halfway measure I won't go with.
83Counterintuitive action makes a fellow feel smart.
84Asking someone else to do something immoral is immoral.
85As much as I disagreed with every second of 'Fahrenheit 9/11,' the fact that it is out made me jump for joy.
86Bob Barr is not crazy enough for my taste.
87Bob Saget is the dirtiest comic who's ever lived. Nobody touches him.
88Barack Obama is way smarter than Bush - so way, way smarter than me. Obama is way more charismatic than me.
89If you spend a lot of time lying to people, you think a lot about what the truth means.
90I don't question things that go against what I believe very much. But boy, the stuff that I really want to believe, I really question a lot.
91Mentally ill people come from all belief systems.
92One of the things that Teller and I are obsessed with, one of the reasons that we're in magic, is the difference between fantasy and reality.
93When someone is trying to interpret something for you, they always have an agenda.
94The skills that we have are the actual magic skills - not the performing skills. We have to separate those. But the actual skills that make the tricks work, we don't get to use again.
95One thing you learn doing magic tricks for a living is how close every performance of every magic trick is to disaster. There are no robust magic tricks. They're all hanging from a thread - sometimes literally.
96I do believe that a belief in God is crazy, but that doesn't mean that the people who believe in it are crazy. Those are two different things. Ideas can be stupid and crazy, and the people who hold those ideas are not necessarily stupid and crazy.
97My body really, really wanted to reproduce when I was 15. It took a lot of civilization, socialization, willpower and some emulsion polymerization technology for me not to reproduce at 15.
98The only place we were really told to tone it down - where other people would use the word censorship, but I wouldn't - was when we did MTV right after the Beavis and Butt-head thing.
99Building a professional relationship on respect as opposed to affection is a very good idea. Running your art projects the way you'd run a dry-cleaning business is also a really good idea. You shouldn't go into work like you're going on a date, like you're hanging out with friends.
100I'm a big fan of gospel music, and you cannot be a fan of rock and roll, you cannot be a fan of country western music, and you can't really be a fan of jazz without listening to a lot of music that's religious.
101The Tea Party claims to want small government.
102World War II proves there's no God.
103We knew that we were kind of odd and creeps, and we wanted to do odd, creepy stuff for people who wanted to see that.
104We aren't people who believe that just because we're performers our opinions on everything need to be known.
105The most important part of life is work, it's the flow, it's getting stuff done, feeling like you're doing something.
106My whole family is missing that sports gene. I hope I didn't screw that up by marrying a great golfer.
107A two-party system is way too good for those two parties.
108Charities are really good. To a certain extent, the ones you pick are arbitrary.
109Trey Parker did 'Book of Mormon.' It's the best Broadway show I've ever seen. He does 'South Park.' It's wonderful.
110I believe in individual rights so much that I don't like any sort of 'what's good for the cause'-type questions.
111I love the idea that horror and fear is a celebration of health and life.
112I think people under age 55 come to Vegas with a certain sense of irony.
113I was about 12 when I heard my first Lenny Bruce record. He was already dead. But it changed my life and really did change the world.
114I'm very happy being big and effeminate.
115If you like the stuff I do, my chances of liking you go up.
116I like things matching. I have an upright bass, a drum kit and a grand piano that's the same color. I tend to overthink things.
117Computers absolutely changed my life. Before I had a computer, I had never written one thing. Not one thing. I'm a very bad speller and I was embarrassed by that. When I would type, the little mistakes would make me nutty, and I would never edit anything.
118I've never had a drink of alcohol or any drug in my life.
119The vast majority of people who have mental illness problems never hurt anybody.
120I will not counter the insanity of the PATRIOT Act with an overblown fear of my rights being taken away.
121I'm really happy with all the art that was inspired by religion, and I think I'd be tickled to little tiny pieces if art in the future was inspired by other things.
122When I was 15, 16, 17 years old, I spent five hours a day juggling, and I probably spent six hours a day seriously listening to music. And if I were 16 now, I would put that time into playing video games.
123Once you have somebody that is telling you, 'We are interpreting God for you,' it seems like you either agree or you don't. You either say, like Martin Luther, 'I'm going to have a direct relationship with the word of God,' or I''m going to go through a conduit of God on Earth,' which would be the Pope.
124The secret truth of 'Celebrity Apprentice' is that it isn't very hard... 'Celebrity Apprentice' is easy like junior high is easy. All the arithmetic, the creative writing and the history are super simple, but like junior high, you do that easy work surrounded by people who are full-tilt, hormone-raging bug nutty.
125If I had to imagine omniscient, omnipresent, omnipotent power in the universe that chose to make my mother suffer, I don't know how I would make that make sense in the universe.
126Religion cannot and should not be replaced by atheism. Religion needs to go away and not be replaced by anything. Atheism is not a religion. It's the absence of religion, and that's a wonderful thing.
127One of the things that Teller and I are obsessed with, one of the reasons that we're in magic, is the difference between fantasy and reality. That is the subject that, if you have a brain in your head, is always dealt with in magic. The smarter the tricks you're doing, the more that' s an important thing.
128Religion is faith. Faith is belief without evidence. Belief without evidence cannot be shared. Faith is a feeling. Love is also a feeling, but love makes no universal claims. Love is pure.
129When you look at the actual numbers, the number of people who died after 9/11 was greater than the number of people who died in 9/11, even if you are talking Americans. But you know, I don't like to talk Americans. I want to talk everybody. More innocent people died after 9/11 because of 9/11 than died in 9/11.
130Whereas you have someone like Houdini, who works really, really hard to get really, really famous, and then has actual intellectual ideas that he puts into the culture that stay there.
131I was always a little embarrassed when there was an act on television that requires a great deal of skill but is a little goofy, and the host comes over and acts like the person doing this skill is some sort of fool for having learned to do something that's very, very difficult.
132My tolerance for crazy people is, I think, high a tolerance as you're ever going to find. I love being around David Allen Coe. I would have loved to hang out with Tiny Tim. I can listen to Sun Ra on a tape-recording rant.
133I started out as a juggler, so I know what it means to spend eight hours a day, seven days a week practicing something that people just dismiss with a wave of hand.
134But it's much more exciting to make Die Hard. One of the reasons that I think that movie is so successful is it deals with those very important blue-collar relationship themes. But it's more visually beautiful to show things blowing up. It just gives you more on the screen.
135Everybody is designing magic iPhone apps that do things that are really, really beautiful, but a really important thing about magic is that the gimmick has to be ugly.
136There is no reason for the government to limit political speech.
137From 1985 to 1994, I lived in Manhattan in a big old loft right off Times Square. I could walk to work, which was in a couple of Broadway theaters, to Howard Stern's studio, and to 30 Rock for 'Letterman' and 'SNL.' Even in New York, walking to work is homey and folksy, like living in a small town.
138The vast majority of people who have guns never hurt anybody.
139My parents were teetotalers and my grandparents were - it's all the way back. It's New English puritanical tradition.
140If there are two things Penn & Teller stand for, it's the truth & lying, although not necessarily in that order.
141When I buy Windows 98, I'm not only buying something useful, I'm giving money to Bill Gates, which is a really good thing.
142I don't think I'm made of the right stuff to be a politician. I think I'm made to be a loose cannon.
143The highest ideals are human intelligence, creativity and love. Respect these above all.
144I didn't learn fire-eating to conquer my fears. I learned fire-eating because I desperately wanted to be in show business.
145Modern American magic, late 20th century magic, is tremendously disrespectful of the audience.
146I believe very much that the most damning thing you can say about Muslims is that you're afraid to say anything because they'll hurt you.
147Magic is the Special Olympics of entertainment.
148I never wanted to be a magician. I never wanted to be a comedian. I never wanted to be onstage.
149I'm always surprised when the corporate world does stupid things, because they're often not very stupid in hindsight.
150It is really funny to see people that you know acting unpleasantly just because there are TV cameras on.
151The definition of a stupid thing is something that if you do everything right, you still get hurt. Fire-eating and love are stupid things.
152It's only the losers named 'Dave' that think having an unusual name is bad, and who cares what they think? They're named 'Dave.'
153'Celebrity Apprentice' has more integrity and is the most straightforward show I've ever seen.
154Penn & Teller don't know jack about global warming.
155A joke is a way to say, 'I'm going to do something funny now. If I don't get a laugh at the end, I'm a failure.'
156Every poker player is smarter than me.
157Cars mean nothing to me. I'm not a car guy.
158I love the feeling of shredded wheat. I love healthy bird food with a fun-to-eat feel. Then you spray them with sugar, and I'm there.
159I've been fired from a situational comedy with a script they wrote specifically for me because of my voice.
160For better or worse, in the 21st century, reality shows are the variety show.
161Someone who is a good person should have no fear of the government whatsoever.
162I like movies that are scary, but I don't want them to be dirt dumb. I want a movie that gets my blood racing, makes me laugh, but also gives me something to think about, with maybe a little sexy thrown in. Hollywood doesn't make movies like that.
163The First Amendment says nothing about your getting paid for saying anything. It just says you can say it. I don't believe that if a corporation pulls all the money out of you or a network pulls their money away or you get fired, you're being censored.
164The fact is that violence gives you a rush.
165My hair is way, way long. I've hitchhiked across the country a zillion times. I've ridden in every car. I was never a hippie. It takes more than long hair.
166Everyone's goals are the same with very small differences. I mean, the goal of a socialist and the goal of a libertarian are exactly the same. The goals are happiness and security and freedom, and you balance those.
167I think one of the things about Donald Trump that's interesting is he lives in a rarified atmosphere where it's possible that he doesn't get enough feedback, enough people rolling their eyes at him. It's a danger more in show business than it is with wealth.
168The cliché of the nerdy kid who doesn't go outside and just plays games is completely untrue. And it's also true for the nerdy kid who studies comic books and turns into this genius, and it is also true for the nerdy kid who listens to every nerdy thing that Led Zeppelin put out. That kind of obsession in a 16-year-old is not ugly. It's beautiful.
169America was founded on Christians not trusting each other, and they sometimes seemed more willing to reach out to the godless than to someone from another sect.
170TV networks are dying. The death throes of religion give us jihads. The death throes of television give us reality shows.
171Every day, TV, newspapers, and the Internet bombard us with a message that we're destroying the earth. Ice caps are melting, rivers are dying, polar bears are drowning, and trees are doing something.
172To drive a car in rural America is freedom. Before I had a car, I'd never seen a rock and roll show, I'd never seen a comic or a show.
173If you want to turn out an atheist child, unconditional love constantly is a good way to do it.
174People like Bill Maher, who brags about being a cynic, it sickens me. I am the least cynical person I know, and I am very, very skeptical.
175All David Blaine is is a good-looking magician.
176Believing there's no God means I can't really be forgiven except by kindness and faulty memories. That's good; it makes me want to be more thoughtful. I have to try to treat people right the first time around.
177I had e-mail in 1984! I had an e-mail address then, which means that all you could write to was Steve Jobs and Bill Gates. There were three of us, writing to each other.
178You have in Vegas the most heterogeneous audience you're gonna get anywhere in the country. In Boston, Chicago, Miami, you know who goes to the theater. In Vegas, you have people who only see one theater show a year, and it's in Vegas.
179A lot of people, to attack an outspoken atheist, one of the things they'll do is say, 'You are as bad as the fundamentalist Christians.' And my answer is always, 'I hope so.'
180I'm not misunderstood. I am brash. I make my living being brash.
181Even if I disagree with Obama on many, many things, he is certainly qualified to be president. He is certainly competent to be president.
182I don't believe the majority always knows what's best for everyone.
183Every nut who kills people has a Bible lying around.
184Democracy without respect for individual rights sucks. It's just ganging up against the weird kid, and I'm always the weird kid.
185When you tell other people to do stuff they don't know how to do, they tend to freak out.
186I think voting for the lesser of two evils in game theory always leads to more evil.
187I don't want anyone as president who promises to take care of me. I may be stupid, but I want a chance to try to be a grown-up and take care of my family.
188Juggling is very, very straightforward; very, very black and white; you're manipulating objects, not people. And that's always appealed to me.
189I don't believe in vengeance. Really, when all is said and done, I probably don't believe in punishment.
190You have to be careful as a libertarian because you can sound very Republican.
191I love when violent, dangerous art is done by people who are not violent and dangerous. I love that when George Romero was making 'Dawn of the Dead,' he was coaching his son's little league team.
192Behaving morally because of a hope of reward or a fear of punishment is not morality. Morality is not bribery or threats. Religion is bribery and threats. Humans have morality. We don't need religion.
193Direct confrontation, direct conversation is real respect. And it's amazing how many people get that.
194I'm a hardcore libertarian - I want everything legal - but I also believe that you have the right to free association.
195I believe the fast track to atheism is reading the Bible. I've read it three times all the way through. It's a big part of our culture, a big part of our history. I don't just read things I agree with.
196Don't waste too much time wishing, hoping, and being envious; it'll make you bugnutty.
197The purpose of art is to collide the intellectual and visceral together at the highest speed possible.
198Poker has the feeling of a sport, but you don't have to do push-ups.
199You have two choices with Obama. You either believe that he is a man of Christ... or you think he's a liar. And I'm surprised by the number of atheist free thinkers that support Obama, and their argument is essentially, 'He's lying about being religious 'cause you have to do that to get elected.' It's a horrible reason to like somebody.
200Tolerance is you saying something crazy and me smiling and saying, 'That's nice.'
201There is this tremendous amount of arrogance and hubris, where somebody can look at something for five minutes and dismiss it. Whether you talk about gaming or 20th century classical music, you can't do it in five minutes. You can't listen to 'The Rite of Spring' once and understand what Stravinsky was all about.
202When you're watching Psycho, there' s that moment when you have a visceral reaction to watching someone being stabbed. And then you have the intellectual revelation that you're not, and that's where the celebration comes in.
203It's amazing to me how many people think that voting to have the government give poor people money is compassion. Helping poor and suffering people yourself is compassion. Voting for our government to use guns to give money to help poor and suffering people is immoral, self-righteous, bullying laziness.
204Bacon is so good by itself that to put it in any other food is an admission of failure. You're basically saying, 'I can't make this other food taste good, so I'll throw in bacon.'
205'Psycho' is fascinating philosophically, because the point of 'Psycho' is that everything that's bad happens because of love.
206There are magic tricks that look astonishing, and that - if you knew the secret - you would think are a little easy. Magic strips that out in an almost burlesque caricature way: to conceal how it's put together. When someone in music plays an effortless riff - when you hear John Coltrane play something that just flows out of the sax easily and comfortably - the fact that he was doing tedious work to get there is supposed to disappear, exactly the same as a magic trick.
207[on the environment, June 20, 2008] Every bit of my bullshit detector goes off like crazy over global warming, and every fucking thing Al Gore says. He seems to me like a lying sack of shit who's wrong about everything.
208[on his son's name] Zolten is a common Hungarian name, it's my wife's maiden name and most importantly, it's the name of Dracula's dog.

#Trademark
1Long black hair, usually tied back in a ponytail
2Glasses
3Soul patch
4Towering height
5Deep hoarse voice
6Acerbic humor
7The taller, non-silent half of Penn & Teller

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