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Teller 1948– (Raymond Joseph Teller)

TELLER 1948
(Raymond Joseph Teller)

PERSONAL

Original name, Raymond Joseph Teller; born February 14, 1948, in Philadelphia, PA; son of Joe (an advertising artist) and Irene Teller. Education: Amherst College.

Addresses: Office Buggs & Rudy A Discount Corporation, 3555 West Reno Ave., Suite L, Las Vegas, NV 89118.


Career: Actor, magician, and writer. Penn & Teller (comedy team), partner with Penn Jillette; appeared in nightly Penn & Teller show at Rio AllSuite Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, NV, 2003; Buggs & Rudy A Discount Corporation, partner; Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, visiting scholar; lectured at Oxford University and the Smithsonian Institution; appeared in television commercials for Powerstreet online trading, 1999, Pizza Hut, 2001, and HP Media Center, 2002; previously taught high school Latin in New Jersey.


Awards, Honors: Magician of the Year Award (with Penn Jillette), Academy of Magical Arts, 1996; Hugh
M. Hefner First Amendment Award, 2001.


CREDITS

Television Appearances; Series:

The Unpleasant World of Penn & Teller, Channel 4, 1994.

Host, Sin City Spectacular (also known as Penn & Teller's Sin City Spectacular ), F/X, 1998.

Himself, Penn & Teller: Bullshit!, Showtime, 2003.


Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Himself, " Volume 4: Highway 93, " Great Drives, PBS, 1996.

Himself, I Love the '70s, 2003.


Television Appearances; Movies:

Hale Buchman, Jr., Long Gone, HBO, 1987.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Penn & Teller Go Public, PBS, 1985.

Penn & Teller's Invisible Thread (also known as Invisible Thread ), Showtime, 1987.

Host, Showtime Comedy Club AllStars III, Showtime, 1989.

Teller, Don't Try This at Home! (also known as Penn & Teller's Don't Try This at Home! ), NBC, 1990.

Aspen Comedy Festival, Comedy Central, 1994.

Host, Discover Magazine's 5th Annual Technology Awards, 1994.

The World's Greatest Magic II, NBC, 1995.

Teller, Phobophilia: The Love of Fear (also known as Penn & Teller Phobophilia: The Love of Fear ), 1995.

The World's Wildest Magic, NBC, 1997.

Home Invasion (also known as Penn & Teller's Home Invasion ), ABC, 1997.

The Mysteries of Magic, The Learning Channel, 1998.

Jake Clones, Zoey's Zoo, 1999.

The Unpleasant World of Penn and Teller, Comedy Central, 2000.

The Great American History Quiz: 50 States, History Channel, 2001.


Television Appearances; Pilots:

Skippy, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (also known as Sabrina and Sabrina Goes to College ), ABC, 1997.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Saturday Night Live, NBC, 1985, 1986.

Late Night with David Letterman, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993.

(As Raymond Joseph Teller) Ralph Fisher, " Like a Hurricane, " Miami Vice, 1987.

The Original Max Talking Headroom Show, Cinemax, 1987.

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, NBC, 1989.

Late Show with David Letterman, CBS, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2000.

Geller, " Drew Meets Lawyers, " The Drew Carey Show, ABC, 1995.

Himself, " $20.01, " Space Ghost Coast to Coast, 1996.

Geller, " See Drew Run, " The Drew Carey Show, ABC, 1997.

Skippy, " Jenny's NonDream, " Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (also known as Sabrina and Sabrina Goes to College ), ABC, 1997.

Himself, " The Gary Cahuenga Episode, " Muppets Tonight!, 1997.

Zooty, " Day of the Dead, " Babylon 5, TNT, 1998.

Mr. Boots, " The Cat's Out of the Bag, " Dharma and Greg, ABC, 1998.

Himself, " Val the Hard Way, " V.I.P., 1998.

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, 1998, 2002.

Voice of himself, " Hello Gutter, Hello Fadder, " The Simpsons, Fox, 1999.

Himself, " Knee Deep, " Home Improvement, ABC, 1999.

Himself, Fear Factor, NBC, 2002.

Himself, " Las Vegas: Live Reveal, " Trading Spaces, The Learning Channel, 2003.

Himself, " Magic Jordan, " The Bernie Mac Show, Fox, 2003.

Himself, The View, ABC, 2003.

Himself, " 200 Greatest Pop Culture Icons, " The Greatest, 2003.

Himself, Who Wants to Marry My Dad?, 2003.


Also appeared in " Zoey's Zoo: Lots of Ocelots, " Oh Yeah! Cartoons (animated).

Television Work; Series:

(With Penn Jillette) Executive producer, Sin City Spectacular (also known as Penn & Teller's Sin City Spectacular ), F/X, 1998.

Coexecutive producer, Penn & Teller: Bullshit!, Showtime, 2003.


Television Work; Specials:

Creator, Penn & Teller Go Public, PBS, 1985.

Executive producer, Phobophilia: The Love of Fear (also known as Penn & Teller Phobophilia: The Love of Fear ), 1995.

(With Penn Jillette) Executive producer, Home Invasion (also known as Penn & Teller's Home Invasion and Penn & Teller's Home Invasion Magic ), ABC, 1997.

Film Appearances:

Abdul, My Chauffeur, Crown, 1986.

Cruel Tricks for Dear Friends (also known as Penn & Teller's Cruel Tricks for Dear Friends ), 1987.

Voice of Octum, Light Years (animated; also known as Gandahar ), Miramax, 1988.

Teller, Penn & Teller Get Killed (also known as Dead Funny ), Warner Bros., 1989.

Luthers, Car 54, Where Are You?, Columbia/TriStar, 1994.

Mortimer, The Fantasticks, MetroGoldwynMayer, 1995.

Himself, The Best of Ed's Night Party, 1996.

Host, " The Sorcerer's Apprentice, " Fantasia 2000, Buena Vista, 1999.

Mortimer, The Fantasticks, United Artists, 2000.

Stage Appearances:

Penn & Teller, offBroadway production, 1985, then Ritz Theatre, New York City, 1987.

Penn & Teller: The Refrigerator Tour, Eugene O'Neill Theatre, New York City, 1991.

ComedyMagic Revue (twoact), Wilshire Theatre, Los Angeles, 1998.

Guest narrator, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Broadway production, New York City, 2001.


Also appeared in The Secrets Revealed: Penn & Teller; toured nationally in the 1990s.


Stage Work:

Codirector, ComedyMagic Revue (twoact), Wilshire Theatre, Los Angeles, 1998.


RECORDINGS

Video Games:

Teller, Penn & Teller's Smoke and Mirrors, Absolute, 1995.

Voice of Sigmund Terrore, Steven Spielberg's Director's Chair, 1996.


WRITINGS

Television Specials:

Penn & Teller Go Public, PBS, 1985.

Penn & Teller's Invisible Thread (also known as Invisible Thread ), Showtime, 1987.

Don't Try This at Home! (also known as Penn & Teller's Don't Try This at Home! ), NBC, 1990.

Staired in Horror, HBO, 1994.

Phobophilia: The Love of Fear (also known as Penn & Teller Phobophilia: The Love of Fear ), 1995.

Home Invasion (also known as Penn & Teller's Home Invasion ), ABC, 1997.


Television Episodes:

The Unpleasant World of Penn & Teller, 1994.

Penn & Teller: Bullshit!, Showtime, 2003.


Also wrote " Staired in Horror, " Tales from the Crypt (also known as HBO's Tales from the Crypt ), HBO.


Screenplays:

Cruel Tricks for Dear Friends (also known as Penn & Teller's Cruel Tricks for Dear Friends ), 1987.

Penn & Teller Get Killed (also known as Dead Funny ), Warner Bros., 1989.


Film Scores:

Cruel Tricks for Dear Friends (also known as Penn & Teller's Cruel Tricks for Dear Friends ), 1987.


Stage Acts:

(Coauthor) ComedyMagic Revue (twoact), produced at Wilshire Theatre, Los Angeles, 1998.


Video Games:

Penn & Teller's Smoke and Mirrors, 1995.

Books:

(With Penn Jillette) Penn & Teller's Cruel Tricks for Dear Friends, Villard Books, 1989.

(With Jillette) Penn & Teller's How to Play with Your Food, Villard Books, 1992.

(With Jillette) Penn & Teller's How to Play in Traffic, Boulevard Books, 1997.

When I'm Dead All This Will Be Yours: Joe TellerA Portrait by His Kid, Blast Books, 2000.


Periodicals:

Wrote " Rush to Judgment, " Atlantic Monthly, 2001; also wrote articles with partner Jillette for Playboy, New York Times, and other publications.

OTHER SOURCES

Periodicals:

Entertainment Weekly, November 21, 1997, p. 122.


Electronic:

Teller Official Site, http://www.pennandteller.com, October 29, 2003.

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Teller (Ger.). Plate (e.g. of cymbal).

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