Ricky Jay Biography – Ricky Jay Wiki
Ricky Jay born Richard Jay Potash, was an American stage magician, actor, and author. He was born on June 26, 1946 in Brooklyn, New York, New York, United States.
He was introduced to magic by his grandfather, Max Katz, who was a certified public accountant and amateur magician. He started performing in public as a magician when he was four-years-old. He played a number of shows at comedy venues and nightclubs in New York, opening for rock bands.
He is the author of Learned Pigs & Fireproof Women, and Jay’s Journal of Anomalies. Among his other works are Dice: Deception, Fate and Rotten Luck; Extraordinary Exhibitions; and Celebrations of Curious Characters.
Ricky Jay Age
He was born on June 26, 1946 in Brooklyn, New York, New York, United States and died on November 24, 2018 in Los Angeles, California, United States at the age of 72.
Ricky Jay Family
He was born to Samuel Potash and Shirley Katz. His grandfather, Max Katz, was a certified public accountant and amateur magician who introduced Jay to magic.
Ricky Jay Wife
He married his wife, producer and production manager Chrisann Verges in 2002.
Ricky Jay Religion
He was born to a Jewish family.
Ricky Jay Net Worth
He had an estimated net worth of $3 million.
Ricky Jay Death
He died on November 24, 2018 in Los Angeles, California, United States aged 72. His manager, Winston Simone, confirmed his death
Ricky Jay Cause of Death
He died of natural causes.
Ricky Jay Filmography
He acted/appeared in TV shows including The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, Saturday Night Live, The Ricky Jay Magic Show, Dinah!, The John Davidson Show, Simon & Simon, The Paul Daniels Magic Show, Arsenio, Learned Pigs and Fireproof Women, The Secret Cabaret, D.L. Hughley Breaks the News, Civil Wars, Late Show with David Letterman, The Ranger, the Cook and a Hole in the Sky, Ricky Jay and His 52 Assistants, Hustlers, Hoaxsters, Pranksters, Jokesters and Ricky Jay, American Masters, Late Night, The X-Files, MythBusters, Deadwood, Kidnapped, The Unit, Lie to Me, FlashForward, 60 Minutes, The Simpsons, Teen Titans Go!, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and Getting On.
He acted in films including House of Games, Things Change, Homicide, Leap of Faith, The Spanish Prisoner, Boogie Nights, Hacks, Tomorrow Never Dies, Mystery Men, Magnolia, State and Main, Heartbreakers, Heist, Incident at Loch Ness, Last Days, The Prestige, The Great Buck Howard, Redbelt, The Brothers Bloom, Intense, and The Automatic Hate.
He also provided the narration for movies such as Magnolia, and The Brothers Bloom. A documentary about his life, “Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay,” was released in 2012.