Teller Biography and Wiki
A native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Teller was born Raymond Joseph Teller s an American magician, illusionist, writer, actor, painter, and film director. Ray is half of the comedy magic duo Penn & Teller, which features him alongside Penn Jillette. During their performances, Teller often does not talk. Additionally, he is (as is Jillette) an H.L. Mencken Fellow at the Cato Institute in Washington, D.C.
Teller Age and Birthday
Raymond Joseph Teller is 73 years old as of 2021. He was born on February 14th, 1948 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.
Teller Height and Weight
Teller measures a standing height of 5 feet 9 inches tall which is equivalent to 1.75 meters tall. He also weighs 85 kilograms. Moreover, he has blue eyes and brown hair.
Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Teller is the loving son of Irene B, his mother, and Israel Max “Joseph” Teller, his father. His father, who was of Russian-Jewish descent, was born in Brooklyn, New York, and grew up in Philadelphia. His mother was from a Delaware farming family. Ray’s parents met as painters attending art school at Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial. While growing up, Teller was raised as “a sort of half-assed Methodist” since his mother was a Methodist. He legally changed his name from Raymond Joseph Teller to the mononym Teller.
Teller Married, Wife and Daughter
Teller is known for being a very silent and private person. He has never disclosed if he is actually married or not. There were recent rumors that he was the gay partner to his workmate and magician Penn Jillette. However, the rumors were disclaimed since Jillette is a happily married man with children. Details pertaining to the relationship of Teller remain unknown.
Teller Talking and Mute
Although he is often featured in a silent role and hardly talks even in movies as he prefers speaking with his facial expression, Teller is not mute and can actually talk.
Teller Movies and TV Shows
- 1986 My Chauffeur
- 1987 Miami Vice
- 1987 Long Gone
- 1989 Penn & Teller Get Killed
- 1995 The Fantasticks
- 1995;1997 The Drew Carey Show
- 1997 Sabrina the Teenage Witch
- 1998 Dharma & Greg
- 1998 Babylon 5
- 1999;2011 The Simpsons
- 2000 Fantasia 2000
- 2003–2010 Penn & Teller: Bullshit!
- 2004 The West Wing
- 2011;2015–present Penn & Teller: Fool Us
- 2012 Atlas Shrugged: Part II
- 2016 Director’s Cut
- 2018 The Big Bang Theory
Teller Big Bang Theory
During the 11th season finale of CBS’s The Big Bang Theory, Teller is featured as Amy’s Father. However, throughout the show, he is prevented from speaking by his wife, played by Kathy Bates. Once Penny shuts her down, however, Teller tells her (albeit in a whisper) “Thank you.” In the first and eighth episodes of season 12, he participates in dialogues normally.
Teller Net Worth
Teller has an estimated net worth of $185 million. He has acquired the majority of his fortune from his acting career.