Penn Jillette


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Penn Jillette was born on March 5, 1955 in Greenfield, Massachusetts, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for Penn & Teller Get Killed (1989), Penn & Teller: Bullshit! (2003) and Hackers (1995). He has been married to Emily Zolten Jillette 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 »

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(2003-2010)
Hackers Hal
(1995)
(1998)

Filmography

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 2015-2021 Penn & Teller: Fool Us (TV Series) (created by - 28 episodes)
- Penn & Teller Double Down (2021) ... (creator)
- Magic R App (2021) ... (creator)
- Teller's Wonderland (2021) ... (creator)
- Turn That Frown Upside Down (2021) ... (creator)
- Say Hello to My Little Ball Pit Troll (2020) ... (creator)
 2017 Black Mirror (TV Series) ("Pain Addict" is based on a story by - 1 episode)
- Black Museum (2017) ... ("Pain Addict" is based on a story by)
 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 - 81 episodes, 2003 - 2010) (writer - 8 episodes, 2003 - 2009)
- Vaccinations (2010) ... (written by)
- Self-Esteem (2010) ... (written by)
- Old People (2010) ... (written by)
- Criminal Justice (2010) ... (written by)
- Area 51 (2010) ... (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) (1 episode)
- Television (1995)
 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 The Moxy Pirate Show (TV Series) (1994-2000)
 1992/II Behind the Scenes (TV Mini Series documentary) (host segments)
 1991 Monstervision (TV Series) (1993)
 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 Movie) (creator)
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Show Show Self (316 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Novel: "Sock" See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Official Sites:

Cameo | Facebook | See more »

Alternate Names:

Penn Gillette | Penn | Pen | Penn & Teller | Penn and Teller

Height:

6' 6½" (2 m)

Spouse:

Emily Zolten Jillette  (2 children)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Religion is often just tribalism: pride in a group one was born into, a group that is often believed to have 'God' on its side. See more »

Trivia:

His paternal grandparents were from Newfoundland, Canada, and his mother's family is from Massachusetts. His ancestry is English, Scottish, and more distant Guernsey and Irish. The Jillette family in Newfoundland originates in England. See more »

Trademark:

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