The celebrity magician Teller is best known as the reserved half of the magic/comedy duo Penn & Teller. Additionally, he is also a TV personality who has dabbled in directing and painting as well. He has worked in show business for over 47 years and is a household name.
Together with Penn Jillette, he has wowed audiences but, in most performances, rarely speaks. Teller is also a writer who has published multiple books over the years.
Magician Teller has a staggering net worth of $175 million in April 2020. He made this net worth primarily from his magic and comedy act.
Starting his career with a friend in the early 1970s but later formed a hit partnership with Penn in 1974.
The magician is one of the highest-earning magicians in the world. He earned $15 Million in 2018 alone and also raked in $15.25 Million in 2017.
Similarly, Forbes ranked Penn & Teller in the top 100 celebrity earners in 2016; the earned a combined $31.5 million in 2016.
Like his friend Penn’s house, Teller also describes his home as a reflection of what he wanted when he was 12 years old.
He built a house in Nevada, like a maze spread over 4,500 square feet. His house contains a lot of memorabilia and to make it even more like a magician’s house, coffins, and skulls. The property sits atop a hill just outside of Las Vegas.
After meeting Penn, they started a 3-man group with friend Weir Chrisemer. They would regularly play at festivals but later became a duo going by the name of Penn & Teller in 1981, they have since performed many world-famous acts and been in multiple TV shows.
Similarly, Teller first appeared on-screen in the TV show Miami Vice, playing a cameo role. In 1989, he and Penn came out with the film Penn & Teller Get Killed. Then, he worked on the film The Fantasticks.
His TV show career continued with appearances on The Drew Carey Show in 1995 and 1997. He was also featured in the pilot of Sabrina the Teenage Witch and another episode well into the first season of the show in 1997.
Then, he appeared in multiple minor TV show roles like The Simpsons, Dharma & Greg, Babylon 5, etc. before starting the show Penn & Teller: Bullshit! Which aired 89 episodes from 2003 to 2010.
After the show ended in 2010, they started Penn & Teller: Fool Us in 2011 but continue the show in 2015. Teller also appeared on The Big Bang Theory as Mayim Bialik’s character’s father. He worked on 3 episodes of the show working alongside Jim Parsons, Simon Helberg, Johnny Galecki, etc.
Teller, much like Penn, is also an outspoken atheist and a supporter of the free-market. He believes that in an economy, the price of various services and goods should be determined by competition rather than regulation.
In addition to this, he is also a skeptic and has helped debunk various frauds and misconceptions. They used this trait while airing Penn & Teller: Bullshit!
Teller was born Raymond Joseph Teller on February 14, 1948, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. to Joseph Teller and Irene B. Derrickson. He is 72 years old as of April 2020 and has a height of 5 feet 9 inches (175 cm). He legally changed his name from Raymond Joseph Teller to Teller in the past.
He has not revealed the details of his relationships to the public and maintains a mysterious persona when it comes to his love life.