Penn Frase Jillette known as Penn Jillette is an American magician, comedian, musician, actor and best-selling author, who is famous for his work with magician Teller in the team Penn & Teller. He has also appeared as a contestant on the Celebrity Apprentice season 5. Jillette is a married man and has two children. Jillette and his friend Teller was also respected on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the live performance list.
Early Life and Education
Penn Fraser Jillette famous as Penn Jillette. An American Magician, Juggler, Comedian, Inventor, actor, and best-selling author, was born on March 5, 1995, in Greenfield, Massachusetts, U.S to father Samuel Herbert Jillette and mother Valda Rudolph Jillette.
When he was 18, he watched a show by illusionist James Randi and was promptly impressed by Randi's style and believed that magic was entertainment and not a mysterious supernatural power.
Jillette attended Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Clown College in his hometown and graduated in 1974. The same year, his friend Weir Chrisemer introduced him with Teller, and then, they formed an act called Asparagus Valley Cultural Society, which they performed in Amherst and San Francisco.
In 1981, Jillette and Teller created the famous comedy magic duo, Penn, and Teller. In 2003, they produced and co-hosted the Emmy-nominated documentary Tv series Penn & Teller: Bullshit, the episodes focused on disproving the supernatural beliefs and myths.
Jillette is also an associate at the Cato Institute H.C Mencken Research. Apart from being a comedian and an illusionist, he’s also a bass guitarist, double bassist and also interested in composing songs. He was a co-producer and co-director of the documentary Film, The Aristocrats in 2005, which was a tribute to Johnny Carson as “The Aristocrats” was his favorite joke.
On February 19, 2012, Jillette became one of the contestants on The Celebrity Apprentice Season 5 but was fired from the show by the current President of US Donald Trump during the 11th-week episode.
In 2013, he reappeared in the All-Star Celebrity Apprentice season, where he mad his way to final, raising a total $663,655 for the charity of his choice.
On April 5, 2013, Pen and Teller were respected with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the Live performance list. Later, they were awarded by the Magic Castle with the “Magician of the Year” award.
The famous magician, comedian Penn Jillette is a married man. He married Emily Jillette on November 23, 2004. They have two children together, daughter Monie Crimefighter Jillette, born on June 3, 2005, and son, Zolten Penn Jillette, born on 22 May 2006.
The couple seems’s to be living a happy life together, along with their two children. There are no rumors yet about their extra-marital affairs and divorce.
Penn Jillette, a famous American magician, illusionist, comedian, and musician, had earned numerous of fan and fame till date. As of 2017, Penn Jillette net worth is estimated to be $17.5 million dollars.