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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.

Quick Facts


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 Desire 1994 Coroner
Penn & Teller Get Killed 1989 3rd Rope Holder
Invisible Thread 1987 TV Movie Dr. Zwicki (as James Randy)
Happy Days 1978 TV Series The Amazing Randi
Good to See You Again, Alice Cooper 1974 Dentist / Executioner
Is There Sex After Death? 1971 Seance Medium
Sesame Street 1969 TV Series Magician
Wonderama 1955 TV Series The Amazing Randi

Stunts

Stunts

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ragtime 1981 stunt coordinator: Houdini - uncredited

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
David Copperfield: 15 Years of Magic 1994 TV Special documentary special thanks
The Magic of David Copperfield IX: The Escape from Alcatraz 1987 TV Special special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Year Without God Documentary post-production Himself
Independent Lens 2016 TV Series documentary Himself
Escape or Die! 2015 TV Series documentary Himself
An Honest Liar 2014 Documentary Himself - Magician
The Unbelievers 2013 Documentary Himself
Metal Evolution 2012 TV Series documentary Himself
Captain Disillusion: Fame Curve Collection 2011 Video short Himself
Lawrence Leung's Unbelievable 2011 TV Series Himself
The Reality of Me (TROM) 2011 Documentary Himself
Breathing Port Robinson 2009 Documentary Himself - Interview
Andrus: The Man, the Mind & the Magic 2008 Documentary Himself (as James 'Amazing' Randi)
Inside Edition 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
Is It Real? 2005 TV Series documentary Himself - Psychic Investigator
Penn & Teller: Bullshit! 2003-2005 TV Series documentary Himself
Magic 2004 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Fornemmelse for snyd 2003 TV Series documentary Himself - Chairman James Randi Foundation
Mitä ihmettä? 2003 TV Series Himself
Spotlight on James Randi 2002 TV Movie Himself
Horizon 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
The Power of Belief with John Stossel 1998 TV Movie Himself
Grand Illusions: The Story of Magic 1998 TV Series Himself
The Art of Magic 1998 TV Special documentary Himself
Scams, Schemes, and Scoundrels 1996 Himself - Host
Biography 1995 TV Series documentary Himself
Nova 1993 TV Series documentary Himself
James Randi: Psychic Investigator 1991 TV Series documentary Himself - Host
The Arsenio Hall Show 1989 TV Series Himself
Exploring Psychic Powers Live 1989 TV Movie Himself
Personenbeschreibung 1988 TV Series documentary Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1965-1987 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
World of Strange Powers 1985 TV Series documentary Himself
Magic or Miracle 1983 TV Movie documentary Himself
That's My Line 1980 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Mike Douglas Show 1972-1978 TV Series Himself - Escape Artist / Himself / Himself - Vocalist
Magic at the Roxy 1976 TV Special Himself
The David Frost Show 1969 TV Series Himself
I've Got a Secret 1965 TV Series Himself
It's Magic 1958 TV Series Himself
The Night and the Music 1958 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Best of the Don Lane Show 1994 TV Movie Himself
World of Strange Powers 1985 TV Series documentary Himself

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