Teller (birth name: Raymond Joseph Teller) is acknowledged as an American based illusionist/magician, actor, writer, comedian, director and known as half of the comedy magic duo named Penn & Teller, with Penn Jillette, who has an estimated net worth of $185 Million.
He is best recognized for being a companion of the Cato Institute, known as an organization which is presented importantly in the duo’s Showtime television series entitled Bullshit!
Biography & Wiki:
Teller was born in year 1948 to Irene B. and Israel Max Teller. His birthplace is Philadelphia, located in Pennsylvania.
His father was essentially of Russian Jewish origin, whereas his mother was belonging from a farming family prevailing in Delaware. Both of them met as painters appearing in art school at Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial.
He has completed graduation from Central High School during year 1965. In year 1969, he also did graduation from Amherst College through a Bachelor of Arts in Classics.
Teller started off his career by teaching English and Latin in Lawrence High School within Lawrenceville, located in New Jersey. In year 2001, he was chosen to become a member of the Central High School Hall of Fame.
He started performing along with his friend named Weir Chrisemer as The Othmar Schoeck Society for the Preservation of Weird and Disgusting Music. Later, he encountered Penn Jillette in year 1974, and they transformed as a three-person performance with Chrisemer named Asparagus Valley Cultural Society, initiated at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival and later performed in San Francisco.
In year 1981, they started making performance solely together as Penn & Teller, known as a performance which continues till today. In year 2013, Penn and Teller were revered with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame inside the category of live performance.
It is known that Teller almost never talks when performing. Also, there are exceptions like when the viewers is not acknowledged of it; for instance, he presented the voice of “Mofo the psychic gorilla” during their early Broadway based show by assistance of a radio microphone cupped within his hand.
Moreover, he too collaborated with Jillette for three magic books. Additionally, he is known to be an author of “When I’m Dead All This Will Be Yours!”: Joe Teller – A Portrait by His Kid (issued in 2000), known as a biography of his father.
Awards & Achievements:
In year 2013, Teller and Penn were revered by a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame within the live performance category. It is found that their star, the 2,494th awarded, is close to the star devoted to Harry Houdini.
The next day they were acknowledged by the Magic Castle through the Magicians of the Year award.
Net Worth of Teller:
Teller has an estimated net worth of $185 Million as of 2017. He makes his fortune from being an illusionist, magician, actor, writer, comedian, and director.
Teller and Penn initially encountered in year 1975, and they were travelling the country and performing on widespread television shows by era of 1980s. Being a duo, they have created many appearances on Saturday Night Live as well as in many films such as My Chauffeur, Tough Guys Don’t Dance.
The duo earned great by performing in their personal eponymous picture named Penn & Teller Get Killed. Other than all these works, this magician has headlined their own Showtime network series entitled Penn & Teller: Bullshit!
When he is not working on magic, he earned well by being an author of many magic books. It is found that, he earned exceptionally by being author of many magic books.
Teller is one of the few magicians who can make a name of himself even though this field is not so promising to give success.
When he was not onstage, this magician is an outspoken atheist as well as a libertarian. Performing in comedy magic duo named Penn & Teller gave him major acclaim.