Ricky Jay (1946–2018)


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Ricky Jay was born on June 26, 1946 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Richard Jay Potash. He is known for his work on Magnolia (1999), Boogie Nights (1997) and Heist (2001). He was married to Chrisann Verges. He died on November 24, 2018 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Magnolia Burt Ramsey / Narrator
(1999)
Boogie Nights Kurt Longjohn
(1997)
Heist Don 'Pinky' Pincus
(2001)
Tomorrow Never Dies Henry Gupta
(1997)

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 2019 Sneaky Pete (TV Series)
T.H. Vignetti
- The Sunshine Switcheroo (2019) ... T.H. Vignetti
- The Little Sister (2019) ... T.H. Vignetti
- The California Split (2019) ... T.H. Vignetti
- The Invisible Man (2019) ... T.H. Vignetti
- The Brooklyn Potash (2019) ... T.H. Vignetti (voice, uncredited)
 2015 The Automatic Hate
Josh / Howard's son
 2014 Getting On (TV Series)
Thoracic Surgeon
- Turnips... North Day... Yes, yes. (2014) ... Thoracic Surgeon
 2013 Teen Titans Go! (TV Series)
Narrator
- Double Trouble (2013) ... Narrator (voice)
 2011 The End of 'Sluggers' (Short)
 2011 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Ricky Jay
- The Great Simpsina (2011) ... Ricky Jay (voice)
 2010 Lost Masterpieces of Pornography (Video short)
Narrator
 2009-2010 Flashforward (TV Series)
Ted Flosso / Man in Warehouse
- Revelation Zero: Part 2 (2010) ... Ted Flosso
- Revelation Zero: Part 1 (2010) ... Ted Flosso
- 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)
 2008 Redbelt
Marty Brown
 2008 The Great Buck Howard
Gil Bellamy
 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
 2006 The Prestige
Milton
 2005 Last Days
Detective
 2004 Deadwood (TV Series)
Eddie Sawyer
- Sold Under Sin (2004) ... Eddie Sawyer
- Jewel's Boot Is Made for Walking (2004) ... Eddie Sawyer
- Mister Wu (2004) ... Eddie Sawyer
- No Other Sons or Daughters (2004) ... Eddie Sawyer
- Suffer the Little Children (2004) ... Eddie Sawyer
 2004 Incident at Loch Ness
Party Guest
 2001 Heist
Don 'Pinky' Pincus
 2001 Heartbreakers
Dawson's Auctioneer
 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
 1999 Mystery Men
Vic Weems
 1997 Tomorrow Never Dies
Henry Gupta
 1997/I Hacks
The Hat
 1997 Boogie Nights
Kurt Longjohn
 1997 The Spanish Prisoner
George Lang
 1993 Magiskt (TV Series)
Magic film clip
- Special guest: John Houdi (1993) ... Magic film clip
- Special guest: John Houdi (1993) ... Magic film clip
- Special guest: Lars-Peter Loeld (1993) ... Magic film clip
 1992 Ring of the Musketeers (TV Movie)
Kerns (as Rickey Jay)
 1992 The Water Engine (TV Movie)
Ratty Inventor
 1990-1992 The Secret Cabaret (TV Series)
Special appearance
- Episode #2.6 (1992) ... Special appearance
- Episode #2.5 (1992) ... Special appearance
- Episode #2.4 (1992) ... Special appearance
- Episode #2.3 (1992) ... Special appearance
- Episode #2.2 (1992) ... Special appearance
 1991 Civil Wars (TV Series)
Lenny NiCastro
- Pilot (1991) ... Lenny NiCastro
 1991 The Thrill Is Gone (TV Movie)
Dealer
 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
 1982/I A Midsummer Night's Dream (TV Movie)
Philostrate
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Other Works:

"Jay's Journal" on NPR See more »

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5 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Official Sites:

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Alternate Names:

Rickey Jay

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)

Spouse:

Chrisann Verges  (his death)

Parents:

Katz, Shirley | Potash, Samuel
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Trivia:

He is noted as one of magic's expert card technicians. He was the curator of the Mulholland Library of Conjuring and the Allied Arts. See more »

Trademark:

Frequently cast in films by David Mamet and Paul Thomas Anderson

Star Sign:

Cancer

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