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  • Category: Live theatre
  • Unveiled: 05 Apr 2013
  • Address:
    7001 Hollywood Blvd
  • HWOF Popularity:
    Today: 285th
    Monthly Average: 462nd
  • Notes: Selected for 2013, the 2,494th star

Penn & Teller

Next star: Phyllis Diller
Previous star: Roger Wagner

Biography

Penn Jillette (left) & Teller (right)

Penn & Teller (Penn Jillette and Teller) are American magicians and entertainers who have performed together since the late 1970s, noted for their ongoing act which combines elements of comedy with magic. The duo, having been featured in numerous stage and television shows, currently headline in Las Vegas at The Rio. Penn Jillette serves as the act's orator and raconteur. Teller, however, generally does not speak while performing, and instead communicates through mime and nonverbals, although his voice can occasionally be heard during their live shows and television appearances. Besides magic, the pair has become associated with the advocacy of atheism, scientific skepticism, and libertarianism, particularly through their television show Penn & Teller: Bullshit!

Fact file

  • Born: Penn Fraser Jillette Raymond Joseph Teller March 5, 1955 (age 61) (Penn) February 14, 1948 (age 68) (Teller)
  • Residence: Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
  • Years active: 1975–present
  • Known for: Magic, comedy, skepticism
  • Website: pennandteller.com

Read more about Penn & Teller at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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