Teller

  • Birth Name: Raymond Joseph Teller
  • Birth Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Profession: Magician, Actor
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Fast Facts

  • Worked as a Latin teacher in a New Jersey high school before starting his career as a magician.
  • Was a guest narrator for the Broadway production of The Rocky Horror Picture Show in 2001.
  • In 2001, was awarded the Hefner First Amendment Award from the Playboy Foundation along with Penn Jillette for their work to defend free speech.
  • Directed a stage production of Macbeth that toured the East Coast of the U.S.
  • Is the co-author several New York Times best-selling books written with Penn Jillette, and is the author of When I'm Dead All This Will Be Yours.
  • In April 2013, was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Awards

  • 2006, Emmy — Outstanding Reality Program: Nominee
  • 2007, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming: Nominee
  • 2004, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming: Nominee
  • 2014, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Documentary: Nominee
  • 2009, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming: Nominee
  • 2005, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming: Nominee
  • 2006, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming: Nominee
  • 2004, Emmy — Outstanding Reality Program: Nominee
  • 2007, Emmy — Outstanding Reality Program: Nominee
  • 2005, Emmy — Outstanding Reality Program: Nominee
  • 1999, Emmy — Outstanding Music and Lyrics: Nominee

Relationships

  • Joseph Teller — Father
  • Irene Teller — Mother

College

  • Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts, United States (1969)

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