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James Randi

Canadian-American stage magician and scientific skeptic

James Randi (born Randall James Hamilton Zwinge; August 7, 1928 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada[1]) is a Canadian-American magician and skeptic who is known for bending metal forks or spoons. He is known for performing ghost magic and for being the founder of James Randi Educational Foundation. He holds two world records. He was influenced by Harry Houdini and Harry Blackstone, Sr..

James Randi
Randall James Hamilton Zwinge

(1928-08-07) August 7, 1928 (age 91)
OccupationMagician, illusionist, writer, skeptic
Deyvi Pena (m. 2013)

He is openly gay.[2][3] He married his partner of 27 years, Deyvi Pena, in 2013.


  1. H.W. Wilson Company (1987). Current Biography Yearbook. Silverplatter International. p. 455.
  2. Randi, James. "How To Say It?", "Swift", March 21, 2010
  3. "James Randi – A Skeptic Comes Out at 81 (podcast)". For Good Reason. March 21, 2010. Retrieved March 21, 2010.

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