James Randi (I) (1928–2020)

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James Randi has an international reputation as a magician and escape artist, but today he is best known as the world's most tireless investigator and demystifier of paranormal and pseudoscientific claims. Randi has pursued "psychic" spoonbenders, exposed the dirty tricks of faith healers, investigated homeopathic water "with a memory," and ... See full bio »

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Known For

Wonderama The Amazing Randi
Penn & Teller Get Killed 3rd Rope Holder
Happy Days The Amazing Randi
Beyond Desire Coroner


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 2020 Messiah (TV Series)
James Randi
- It Came to Pass as It Was Spoken (2020) ... James Randi
 1994 Beyond Desire
 1990 The Secret Cabaret (TV Series)
- Episode #1.6 (1990)
- Episode #1.5 (1990)
- Episode #1.4 (1990)
- Episode #1.3 (1990)
- Episode #1.2 (1990)
 1989 Penn & Teller Get Killed
3rd Rope Holder
 1987 Invisible Thread (TV Movie)
Dr. Zwicki (as James Randy)
 1978 Happy Days (TV Series)
The Amazing Randi
- The Magic Show (1978) ... The Amazing Randi
 1974 Good to See You Again, Alice Cooper
Dentist / Executioner
 1971 Is There Sex After Death?
Seance Medium
 1969 Sesame Street (TV Series)
- Test Show 4 (1969) ... Magician
- Test Show 5 (1969) ... Magician
- Test Show 3 (1969) ... Magician
- Pilot (1969) ... Magician
 1955 Wonderama (TV Series)
The Amazing Randi
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Book: "The Faith Healers"

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Interview | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

The Amazing Randi | James 'Amazing' Randi | the Amazing Randi | James Randy


5' 6" (1.68 m)


José Alvarez  (his death)

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Heroin also makes people feel better, but I wouldn't recommend using heroin. See more »


Randi broke Harry Houdini's underwater record when he was sealed in a metal coffin at the bottom of a swimming pool for 104 minutes. See more »


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