Penn Jillette

American magician

Penn Fraser Jillette (born March 5, 1955) is an American magician, juggler, comedian, musician, inventor, actor, filmmaker, television personality and best-selling author. He is known for his work with fellow magician Teller as half of the team Penn & Teller.

Penn Jillette
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Jillette speaking at the Young Americans for Liberty National Convention in 2016
Penn Fraser Jillette

(1955-03-05) March 5, 1955 (age 67)
EducationRingling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Clown College
OccupationMagician/illusionist, writer, actor, inventor, juggler, comedian, musician
Years active1974–present
Known forHalf of the comedy magic duo known as Penn & Teller
Height6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)[1]
Political partyLibertarian
Spouse(s)Emily Zolten Jillette
ChildrenMoxie CrimeFighter (born 2005)
Zolten Penn (born 2006)

He has published eight books, including the New York Times Bestseller, God, No!: Signs You May Already Be an Atheist and Other Magical Tales. He is also known for his advocacy of atheism, scientific skepticism, the First Amendment, libertarianism, and free-market capitalism.


  1. Roth, Mark. 3 March 2006, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, "Male Hollywood stars don't stand as tall as we imagine". Accessed September 8, 2012.