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The Amazing James Randi

Biography

Magician who also offered $1 mil to a person with true psychic capabilities. His books consist of Flim-Flam! Psychics, ESP, Unicorns, and Additional Delusions. He was influenced by viewing a magic display by Harry Blackstone, Sr. and by reading a lot of magic books even though dealing with a bicycle incident. He’s magician known for demanding paranormal statements and pseudoscience. He obtained USA naturalized citizenship in 1987. He wedded Deyvi Pena in 2013. He was frequently seen around the Tonight Display with Johnny Carson.

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Full Name James Randi
Date Of Birth August 7, 1928
Place Of Birth Toronto, Canada
Profession Magician
Spouse Deyvi Orangel Peña Arteaga
Movies An Honest Liar, Secrets of the Psychics, Penn & Teller Get Killed, Good to See You Again, Alice Cooper, Is There Sex After Death?, Beyond Desire, Invisible Thread
TV Shows Penn & Teller: Bullshit!, The Magic Clown
Star Sign Leo

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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Beyond Desire1994Coroner
Penn & Teller Get Killed19893rd Rope Holder
Invisible Thread1987TV MovieDr. Zwicki (as James Randy)
Happy Days1978TV SeriesThe Amazing Randi
Good to See You Again, Alice Cooper1974Dentist / Executioner
Is There Sex After Death?1971Seance Medium
Sesame Street1969TV SeriesMagician
Wonderama1955TV SeriesThe Amazing Randi

Stunts

Stunts

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ragtime1981stunt coordinator: Houdini - uncredited

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
David Copperfield: 15 Years of Magic1994TV Special documentary special thanks
The Magic of David Copperfield IX: The Escape from Alcatraz1987TV Special special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Year Without GodDocumentary post-productionHimself
Independent Lens2016TV Series documentaryHimself
Escape or Die!2015TV Series documentaryHimself
An Honest Liar2014DocumentaryHimself - Magician
The Unbelievers2013DocumentaryHimself
Metal Evolution2012TV Series documentaryHimself
Captain Disillusion: Fame Curve Collection2011Video shortHimself
Lawrence Leung's Unbelievable2011TV SeriesHimself
The Reality of Me (TROM)2011DocumentaryHimself
Breathing Port Robinson2009DocumentaryHimself - Interview
Andrus: The Man, the Mind & the Magic2008DocumentaryHimself (as James 'Amazing' Randi)
Inside Edition2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Is It Real?2005TV Series documentaryHimself - Psychic Investigator
Penn & Teller: Bullshit!2003-2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Magic2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Fornemmelse for snyd2003TV Series documentaryHimself - Chairman James Randi Foundation
Mitä ihmettä?2003TV SeriesHimself
Spotlight on James Randi2002TV MovieHimself
Horizon2002TV Series documentaryHimself
The Power of Belief with John Stossel1998TV MovieHimself
Grand Illusions: The Story of Magic1998TV SeriesHimself
The Art of Magic1998TV Special documentaryHimself
Scams, Schemes, and Scoundrels1996Himself - Host
Biography1995TV Series documentaryHimself
Nova1993TV Series documentaryHimself
James Randi: Psychic Investigator1991TV Series documentaryHimself - Host
The Arsenio Hall Show1989TV SeriesHimself
Exploring Psychic Powers Live1989TV MovieHimself
Personenbeschreibung1988TV Series documentaryHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1965-1987TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
World of Strange Powers1985TV Series documentaryHimself
Magic or Miracle1983TV Movie documentaryHimself
That's My Line1980TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Mike Douglas Show1972-1978TV SeriesHimself - Escape Artist / Himself / Himself - Vocalist
Magic at the Roxy1976TV SpecialHimself
The David Frost Show1969TV SeriesHimself
I've Got a Secret1965TV SeriesHimself
It's Magic1958TV SeriesHimself
The Night and the Music1958TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Best of the Don Lane Show1994TV MovieHimself
World of Strange Powers1985TV Series documentaryHimself

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