Penn Jillette Biography and Wiki
A native of Greenfield, Massachusetts Penn Jillette born Penn Fraser Jillette is an American actor, magician, musician, inventor, television presenter, and author. He is best known for his work with fellow magician Teller as half of the team Penn & Teller.
The two have been featured in numerous stage and television shows such as Penn & Teller: Fool Us and Penn & Teller: Bullshit!, and are currently headlining in Las Vegas at The Rio. Jillette serves as the act’s orator and raconteur. Additionally, Fraser Jillette has authored eight books, including the New York Times Bestseller, God, No!: Signs You May Already Be an Atheist, and Other Magical Tales.
Penn Jillette Age and Birthday
Penn Fraser Jillette is 66 years old as of 2021. He was born on March 5th, 1955 in Greenfield, Massachusetts, United States.
Penn Jillette Height and Weight
Jillette measures a standing height of 6 feet 6 inches tall which is equivalent to 2 meters tall. He also has black hair and hazel eyes.
Penn Jillette Weight Loss
Penn lost 100 pounds using the potato diet. He says that he had to lose weight or else he risked not being able to see his young kids grow up. He soon began the potato diet where he ate only plain potatoes under medical supervision.
Penn Jillette Family, Parents, and Siblings
Born in Greenfield, Massachusetts, Fraser is the loving son of Valda Rudolph Jillette, his mother, and Samuel Herbert Jillette his father. His mother worked as a secretary while his father worked at Greenfield’s Franklin County Jail. However, there is no known information about his siblings or his other relatives.
Penn Jillette Wife and Daughter
Penn is a married man. He is the leaving husband to Emily Jillette. The beautiful couple has been blessed with two children namely; Zolten and Moxie CrimeFighter. In 2012 during a podcast of Skepticality, Jillette said that he was considering changing the meaning of the red nail polish on his hand, telling his daughter it is for her.
Penn Jillette Voice
Penn is best known for being a voice actor. He has lent his voice to Pluto Devil, TV Announcer.
Penn Jillette Cancer
There is no known information about Penn having suffered any form of cancer. This information is however currently under review and will be updated as soon as it has been made publicly available.
Penn Jillette House
Penn lives in his home dubbed The Slammer which is worth $1.8 million. The beautiful house was built in 1982 and sits on around 9 acres of land and has undergone expansion by Jillette during his longtime owner of the property.
Penn Jillette Fingernail
There are so many speculations concerning the red fingernail on his left hand. From the FAQ from Penn & Teller’s official website, there are three common answers:
- It means he once shot a man for asking personal questions.
- When Jillette first began performing, his mother told him to get a manicure because people would be looking at his hands. In response to this, he had all of his nails painted red as a joke. The one remaining red fingernail is in memory of his mother.
- The red fingernail provides excellent misdirection and is just plain cool.
During an interview, Jillette stated, “People are asking about my fingernail. Wear my Dad’s ring and my Mom’s nail polish. Just for remembrance and respect.” Moreover, he uses the color Jelly Apple Red (#054) by Essie. In 2012 during the podcast Skeptically, Penn said that he would consider changing the meaning of the red nail polish, telling his daughter it is for her. Furthermore, during his appearance on the Chopped Tournament of Stars (2014), he told the story of his mother suggesting he get a manicure for the reasons stated above and said that he kept it out of respect for her.
Penn Jillette Movies and TV Shows
- Savage Island (1985)
- Off Beat (1985)
- My Chauffeur (1986)
- Tough Guys Don’t Dance (1987)
- Invisible Thread (1987)
- Gandahar (1988)
- Penn & Teller Get Killed (1989)
- Half Japanese – The Band That Would Be King (1991)
- The Residents: Twenty Twisted Questions (1992)
- Car 54, Where Are You? (1994)
- Hackers (1995)
- Toy Story (1995)
- Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)
- Fantasia 2000 (2000)
- Michael Moore Hates America (2004)
- The Aristocrats (2005)
- ¡Mucha Lucha!: The Return of El Maléfico (2005)
- The Growth (2009)
- Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder (2009)
- Tim’s Vermeer (2013)
- An Honest Liar (2014)
- Theory of Obscurity: a film about The Residents (2015)
- Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No (2015)
- Director’s Cut (2016)
- The Grounds (2016)
- Penn & Teller Go Public (1985) TV program produced by Community Television of Southern California and aired on Public Television stations.
- Miami Vice
- The Prodigal Son (1985) TV episode … Jimmy Borges
- Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
- Illusions of Grandeur (1 episode, 1994) … Darrin Romick
- Pilot (1 episode, 1995) … Mr. Orwell Kravitz
- Space Ghost Coast to Coast
- $20.01 (1 episode, 1996) … Himself
- The One With the Cuffs (1 episode, 1997) … Encyclopedia Salesman
- The Drew Carey Show
- See Drew Run (1997) TV episode … Archibald Fenn
- Drew Meets Lawyers (1995) TV episode … Archibald Fenn
- Sabrina the Teenage Witch
- First Kiss (1997) TV episode …. Drell
- Jenny’s Non-Dream (1997) TV episode … Drell
- Terrible Things (1996) TV episode … Drell
- Pilot (1996) TV episode … Drell
- Nightmare Ned
- Lucky Abe (1997) TV episode … Frank Grimes
- Babylon 5
- Day of the Dead (1998) TV episode … Rebo
- Penn & Teller’s Sin City Spectacular 1998–99
- Hollywood Squares (1999–2004) regular
- The Simpsons
- Hello Gutter, Hello Fadder
- The Great Simpsina (2 episodes, 1999, 2011) … himself
- Dharma & Greg (2001)
- Just Shoot Me
- The Proposal, Part 2 (2001) TV episode … Terry
- The West Wing
- In the Room (2004) … himself
- Penn & Teller: Bullshit! (2003–2010)
- The Moxy Show (original voice of Flea; later replaced by an unidentified actor in some episodes)
- Identity (2006–2007)
- Real-Time with Bill Maher (2006) TV episode … himself
- World Series of Poker (2006)
- Dancing with the Stars (2008) … himself
- Magic Show (2008) TV episode … himself
- Glenn Beck” (Fox News)
- Handy Manny
- Halloween/Squeeze’s Magic Show (2008) TV episode … Magic Marty
- The Defenders
- Whitten v. Fenlee (2010) TV episode … Ruben Charters
- Fetch with Ruff Ruffman
- You Can’t Teach an Orange Dog New Tricks (2009) TV episode…Himself
- Penn & Teller: Fool Us (35+ episodes, 2011, 2015–)
- Real-Time with Bill Maher (October 14, 2011) TV episode … himself
- Penn & Teller Tell a Lie (2011)
- Celebrity Apprentice 5 (2012)
- All-Star Celebrity Apprentice (2013)
- In Bed With Joan (2013) … guest
- Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off (2014)
- Chopped Tournament of Stars (2014)
- Wizard Wars (2014)
- Celebrity Wife Swap (2014) (July 1, 2014) TV episode … himself
- Alpha House season 2 (2014) several TV episodes … fictionalized version of himself
- Camp Stew (2014) … hosting as himself
- Hell’s Kitchen (2014) … himself
- Penn Jillette’s Street Cred (1+ episodes, 2014–) … himself
- Deal with It episode 3.7 (2014) … himself
- Modern Family season 6 (2015)
- King of the Nerds (2015) … himself
- Celebrity Jeopardy (2015) … himself
- Whose Line Is It Anyway? (July 6, 2015) TV episode … He and Teller appeared as special guests
- Scorpion (2016) episodes 2.16, 2.17, 3.19 and 4.20 … Dr. Cecil P. Rizzuto
- Billions, episode 1×02: Naming Rights (2016) … himself
- The Eric Andre Show Season 4 (2016) … himself
- Code Black Season 2 (2016) … Johnny Prentiss
- Black Mirror, episode “Black Museum” (2017), credited with story idea based on Jillette’s “The Pain Addict”
- The Late Show with Ewen Cameron (2017) … himself with Teller
- Crashing (TV series) Season 2, Episode 1 (2018) … himself
- The Grand Tour (2018) Series 2, Episode 9 … himself with Teller
- Ridiculousness (2019) Season 13, Episode 27 … himself
- Scooby-Doo and Guess Who? (2019) Season 1, Episode 7 … himself with Teller
- Penn & Teller’s Smoke and Mirrors (unreleased) … Himself
- Steven Spielberg’s Director’s Chair (1996) … Himself
- Borderlands 3 (2019) … Pain (Voice/Appearance)
- Penn & Teller VR: Frankly Unfair, Unkind, Unnecessary & Underhanded (2019) … Himself
Penn Jillette Net Worth
Penn has an estimated net worth of $200 million. He has gotten the majority of his fortune from his career.