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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), Penn & Teller Get Killed (1989) and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998). 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)
(1998)
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(1995)

Filmography

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 2015-2018 Penn & Teller: Fool Us (TV Series) (created by - 21 episodes)
- Penn the Magic Dragon (2018) ... (creator)
- Penn & Teller & Dracula (2017) ... (creator)
- I Dream of Genie Tube (2017) ... (creator)
- Does This Trick Ring a Bell? (2017) ... (creator)
- 50/50 Chance (2017) ... (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 - 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 Self (276 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (18 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 »

Official Sites:

Facebook | Facebook Fan Page | See more »

Alternate Names:

Penn | Pen | Penn & Teller | Penn and Teller

Height:

6' 6½" (1.99 m)
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Personal Quote:

My 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. See more »

Trivia:

Jokes 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. See more »

Trademark:

The taller, non-silent half of Penn & Teller See more »

Star Sign:

Pisces

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