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Penn Jillette


Penn Jillette was born on March 5, 1955 in Greenfield, Massachusetts, USA as Penn Fraser Jillette. He is a writer and producer, known for Penn & Teller: Bullshit! (2003), Tim's Vermeer (2013) and Fantasia 2000 (1999). He has been married to Emily Zolten since November 23, 2004. They have two children. See full bio »

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Nominated for 10 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Penn & Teller: Bullshit!
(2003-2010)
Tim's Vermeer
Tim's Vermeer Writer
(2013)
Fantasia 2000
Fantasia 2000 Himself - Host (segment "The Sorcerer's Apprentice")
(1999)
An Honest Liar
An Honest Liar Himself - Magician
(2014)

Filmography

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 2017 The Grounds (filming)
 2015-2016 Penn & Teller: Fool Us (TV Series) (created by - 15 episodes)
- Juggle, Juggle, Penn's in Trouble (2016) ... (creator)
- You Dirty Rathead! (2016) ... (creator)
- Penn Plays with Fire (2016) ... (creator)
- Jesse Eisenberg Gets Carded (2016) ... (creator)
- Won't Get Fooled Again...? (2016) ... (creator)
 2013 Tim's Vermeer (Documentary) (written by)
  Penn & Teller Tell a Lie (TV Series) (2 episodes, 2011) (written by - 1 episode, 2011)
- You Can Crack a Safe with Liquid Nitrogen (2011) ... (written by)
  Penn & Teller: Bullshit! (TV Series documentary) (written by - 75 episodes, 2003 - 2010) (writer - 8 episodes, 2003 - 2009)
- Criminal Justice (2010) ... (written by)
- Area 51 (2010) ... (written by)
- Martial Arts (2010) ... (written by)
- Cheerleaders (2010) ... (written by)
- The Vatican (2009) ... (written by)
 2005 Penn & Teller: Off the Deep End (TV Special)
 1995 Phobophilia: The Love of Fear (TV Movie) (written by - as Penn)
 1995 Smoke and Mirrors (Video Game)
 1995 The Moxy & Flea Show (TV Series) (1995-2000)
 1994 The Moxy Pirate Show (TV Series) (1994-2000)
 1994 The Unpleasant World of Penn & Teller (TV Series) (written by - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1994) ... (written by - as Penn)
- Episode #1.5 (1994) ... (written by - as Penn)
- Episode #1.4 (1994) ... (written by - as Penn)
- Episode #1.3 (1994) ... (written by - as Penn)
- Episode #1.2 (1994) ... (written by - as Penn)
 1993 Monstervision (TV Series) (1993)
 1992/II Behind the Scenes (TV Mini-Series documentary) (host segments)
 1990 Don't Try This at Home! (TV Movie)
 1989 Penn & Teller Get Killed (written by)
 1988 Ron Reagan Is the President's Son (TV Movie) (novella)
 1987 Invisible Thread (TV Movie) (story - uncredited) / (written by)
 1987 Cruel Tricks for Dear Friends (Video) (concept)
 1985 Penn & Teller Go Public (TV Short) (creator)
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Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
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Show Show Thanks (3 credits)
Show Show Self (251 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (15 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

Book (w/Teller): "Penn & Teller's Cruel Tricks for Dear Friends", New York: Villard Books). See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 2 Interviews | 16 Articles | See more »


Alternate Names:

Penn | Pen | Penn & Teller | Penn and Teller

Height:

6' 7" (2.01 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Everyone'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. See more »

Trivia:

Owns a pink Mini Cooper with a vanity license plate reading ATHEIST. See more »

Trademark:

Acerbic humor See more »

Star Sign:

Pisces

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