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Ricky Jay


Ricky Jay was born in 1948 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Richard Jay Potash. He is known for his work on The Prestige (2006), Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) and Boogie Nights (1997). He is married to Chrisann Verges. See full bio »

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Known For

The Prestige
The Prestige Milton
(2006)
Tomorrow Never Dies
Tomorrow Never Dies Henry Gupta
(1997)
Boogie Nights
Boogie Nights Kurt Longjohn
(1997)
Heartbreakers
Heartbreakers Dawson's Auctioneer
(2001)

Filmography

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 2015 The Automatic Hate
Uncle Josh
 2014 Getting On (TV Series)
Thoracic Surgeon
- Turnips... North Day... Yes, yes. (2014) ... Thoracic Surgeon
 2013 Breathe Life Radio TV (TV Series)
 2013 Teen Titans Go! (TV Series)
Narrator
- Double Trouble (2013) ... Narrator (voice)
 2011 The End of 'Sluggers' (Short)
 2010 Lost Masterpieces of Pornography (Video short)
Narrator
 2009-2010 Flashforward (TV Series)
Ted Flosso / Man in Warehouse
- Playing Cards with Coyote (2009) ... Man in Warehouse
 2009 Lie to Me (TV Series)
Mason Brock
- Fold Equity (2009) ... Mason Brock
 2009 Intense
John
 2007-2009 The Unit (TV Series)
Agent Kern
- Bad Beat (2009) ... Agent Kern
- Pandemonium: Part Two (2007) ... Agent Kern
- Paradise Lost (2007) ... Agent Kern
- Bedfellows (2007) ... Agent Kern
 2008 The Brothers Bloom
Narrator (voice)
 2006-2007 Kidnapped (TV Series)
Roger Prince
- Mutiny (2007) ... Roger Prince
- Gone Fishing (2007) ... Roger Prince
- Number One with a Bullet (2006) ... Roger Prince
- Pilot (2006) ... Roger Prince
 2005 Last Days
Detective
 2004 Incident at Loch Ness
Party Guest
 2000 State and Main
Jack
 2000 The X-Files (TV Series)
The Amazing Maleeni / Herman Pinchbeck / Albert Pinchbeck
- The Amazing Maleeni (2000) ... The Amazing Maleeni / Herman Pinchbeck / Albert Pinchbeck
 1999 Magnolia
Burt Ramsey / Narrator
 1997/I Hacks
The Hat
 1992 Ring of the Musketeers (TV Movie)
Kerns (as Rickey Jay)
 1992 The Water Engine (TV Movie)
Ratty Inventor
 1991 Civil Wars (TV Series)
Lenny NiCastro
- Pilot (1991) ... Lenny NiCastro
 1991 Homicide
Aaron
 1988 Things Change
Mr. Silver
 1987 House of Games
George / Vegas Man
 1983 Simon & Simon (TV Series)
Bird
- Red Dog Blues (1983) ... Bird
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Other Works:

Book: "Jay's Journal of Anomalies: Conjurers, Cheats, Hustlers, Hoaxsters, Pranksters, Jokesters, Imposters, Pretenders, Side-Show Showmen, Armless Calligraphers, Mechanical Marvels, Popular Entertainments". New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux. ISBN-10: 0374178674; ISBN-13: 9780374178673 See more »

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2 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Rickey Jay

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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Trivia:

In 2005, the Christine Burgin Gallery in Manhattan hosted an exhibit of his "extensive collection of material related to the history of deception" -- particularly his collection of "spirit" photographs. In conjunction with the exhibit at the Burgin Gallery, he also gave a talk at the Metropolitan Museum of Art called "Sleight and Shadow.". See more »

Trademark:

Frequently cast in 'David Mamet' and Paul Thomas Anderson movies.

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