Penn Jillette

Highest Rated: 100% Toy Story (1995)
Birthday: Mar 5, 1955
Birthplace: Not Available
Best known as one-half of the magic act "Penn & Teller," Penn Jillette rose to fame in the mid-'80s opposite touring partner Teller (born Raymond Joseph Teller), and graduated in a very short time from performing tricks in small-time dives to co-emceeing one of the most popular nightclub acts in the United States. Time and again, the men's schtick emphasized the hilariously macabre: tricks that involved juggling knives, swallowing massive embroidery needles, eating fire, and all manner of other deadly mayhem. The tall and imposing Penn typically trademarked himself with a vociferous, aggressive, and outsized persona, while the diminutive Teller remained quiet and laconic during performances.Fittingly, the men made many of their earliest on-camera appearances on Saturday Night Live between 1985 and 1986, but within a few years branched out into concert films and movie roles (My Chauffeur, Tough Guys Don't Dance), including their own eponymous vehicle, Penn & Teller Get Killed (1989), directed by Arthur Penn; the picture unequivocally bombed at the box office (and in fact barely got released) but did net a small and loyal cult following. The duo also headlined its own Showtime network series, Penn & Teller: Bullshit!, in which they attempted to debunk what they perceived as cultural myths, from evangelical creationism to UFOs and penis enlargement pills. Jillette subsequently achieved fame in his own right (independently of his performing partner) by executive producing and directing photography for the standup comedy tribute film The Aristocrats (2005), a raunchy, all-star series of variations on a single monologue that featured such luminaries as Phyllis Diller and Bob Saget in its cast. He also participated in season six of the competitive reality series Dancing with the Stars (2008), opposite Kym Johnson. Over the coming years, Jillette would find ongoing success in the media, teaming up with Teller again for the 2011 series Penn & Teller: Fool Us and Penn & Teller: Tell Us a Lie, and acting as a contestant on the 2012 season of The Apprentice. Jillette would also find a large audience with his successful podcast hosted by Ace Broadcasting, Penn's Sunday School.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet J.R. 'Bob' Dobbs and The Church of the SubGenius Actor 2019
No Score Yet Director's Cut Actor Screenwriter Producer 2018
No Score Yet Gambler's Ballad: The Legend of Johnny Thompson Actor 2018
95% Gilbert Actor 2017
No Score Yet Eating You Alive Actor 2016
55% Can We Take a Joke? Actor 2016
97% An Honest Liar Actor $0.2M 2015
75% Theory of Obscurity: A Film About the Residents Actor 2015
No Score Yet Tower To The People: Tesla's Dream At Wardenclyffe Continues Himself 2015
36% Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! Lt. Col. Stylo 2015
36% Misery Loves Comedy Actor $5.8K 2014
90% Tim's Vermeer Actor Producer $1.7M 2014
44% The Unbelievers Actor 2013
No Score Yet Brave New Voices Actor 2009
80% Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project Actor 2008
No Score Yet History of the Joke Actor 2008
No Score Yet Brother Theodore Actor 2007
No Score Yet Phone Sex Actor 2006
No Score Yet American Carny: True Tales From the Circus Sideshow Narrator 2006
No Score Yet Penn & Teller: Off the Deep End Actor 2005
79% The Aristocrats Executive Producer Director $6.2M 2005
No Score Yet Goodnight, We Love You: The Life and Legend of Phyllis Diller Actor 2004
75% Michael Moore Hates America Actor 2004
No Score Yet Penn & Teller's Magic and Mystery Tour Actor 2003
No Score Yet Grand Illusions: The Story of Magic Actor 2002
81% Fantasia 2000 Narrator 2000
No Score Yet Fear of Fiction Albert 2000
49% Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Carnie Talker 1998
No Score Yet Nothing Sacred Actor 1997
100% Toy Story TV Announcer 1995
33% Hackers Hal 1995
100% Half Japanese: The Band that Would Be King Actor 1993
25% Penn & Teller Get Killed Himself 1989
No Score Yet Gandahar (Light Years) Chief of the Deformed 1988
No Score Yet Penn & Teller's Cruel Tricks for Dear Friends Actor 1988
40% Tough Guys Don't Dance Big Stoop 1987
No Score Yet Off Beat Norman 1986
No Score Yet My Chauffeur Bone 1986

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Penn & Teller: Fool Us
2014
Host
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
95% Crashing
2017
Penn Jillette
  • 2018
61% Scorpion
2014-2018
Dr. Cecil Rizzuto Couples Counselor
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet Real Time With Bill Maher
2003
Guest Panelist
  • 2017
  • 2011
  • 2006
No Score Yet Code Black
2015-2018
Johnny Prentiss
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest
  • 2016
  • 2013
No Score Yet King of the Nerds
2013-2015
Appearing
  • 2015
87% Modern Family
2009
Edward LeGrand
  • 2015
100% The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore
2015-2016
Panelist
  • 2015
No Score Yet Wizard Wars
2014-2015
Producer Judge Executive Producer
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown
2013-2018
Appearing
  • 2014
No Score Yet Chopped
2009
Appearing
  • 2014
No Score Yet Deal With It
2013-2014
Appearing
  • 2014
No Score Yet Celebrity Wife Swap
2012-2015
Appearing
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell
2012-2013
Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Apprentice
2004-2017
Reality cast member
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet Iron Chef America
2004-2018
Judge
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Cleveland Show
2009-2013
Voice
  • 2012
74% The Defenders
2010-2011
  • 2010
No Score Yet The Green Room With Paul Provenza
2010-2011
Guest
  • 2010
No Score Yet Penn & Teller: Bull!
2003-2010
Host Appearing Screenwriter Host Executive Producer
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
No Score Yet Chelsea Lately
2007-2014
Guest
  • 2008
No Score Yet Numb3rs
2005-2010
Himself
  • 2008
No Score Yet Dancing With the Stars
2005
Reality cast member Appearing
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
No Score Yet Colbert Report
2005-2014
Guest
  • 2006
No Score Yet Queer Eye for the Straight Guy (Original)
2003-2007
Appearing
  • 2006
75% The West Wing
1999-2006
Penn Jillette
  • 2004
No Score Yet Las Vegas
2003-2008
Himself
  • 2003
No Score Yet The Bernie Mac Show
2001-2006
Himself
  • 2003
  • 2002
No Score Yet Just Shoot Me
1997-2003
Terry Dimmitch
  • 2001
85% The Simpsons
1989
Voice
  • 1999
No Score Yet The Drew Carey Show
1995-2004
Fenn
  • 1997
  • 1995
86% Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
1993-1997
Darren Romick
  • 1994
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Performer
  • 1986
  • 1985
No Score Yet Miami Vice
1984-1990
Jimmy Borges
  • 1985
No Score Yet Babylon 5
1993-1998
Rebo
No Score Yet The Apprentice (UK)
2005
Reality cast member

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