Ricky Jay

Actor · Writer · Executive Producer
IVA Star Rating : 71
Richard Jay Potash, known professionally as Ricky Jay, was an American stage magician and actor. In a profile for The New Yorker, Mark Singer called Jay "perhaps the most gifted sleight of hand artist alive". In addition to sleight of hand, Jay was known for his card tricks, card throwing, memory feats, and stage patter. He also wrote extensively on magic and its history. read more

Richard Jay Potash, known professionally as Ricky Jay, was an American stage magician and actor. In a profile for The New Yorker, Mark Singer called Jay "perhaps the most gifted sleight of hand artist alive". In addition to sleight of hand, Jay was known for his card tricks, card throwing, memory feats, and stage patter. He also wrote extensively on magic and its history. His acting credits included the films The Prestige, The Spanish Prisoner, Mystery Men, Heist, Boogie Nights, Tomorrow Never Dies, House of Games, and Magnolia, and the HBO series Deadwood. In 2015 he was the subject of an episode of PBS's American Masters, making him the only magician ever to have been profiled in that series.

Birth Name

Richard Jay Potash

Born

Wednesday, 26 June 1946

Died

Saturday, 24 November 2018

Actor Filmography

Money, Explained Self - Magician 2021
The Automatic Hate Uncle Josh / Josh / Howard's son 2015
Sneaky Pete T.H. Vignetti 2015
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Self 2014
Getting On Thoracic Surgeon 2013
Teen Titans Go! Narrator 2013
Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay Himself / Self 2012
Moguls & Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood Self - Sleight-of-hand Entertainment Historian 2010
Lost Masterpieces of Pornography Narrator 2010
Flashforward Ted Flosso, Man in Warehouse 2009
(see additional filmography)

Actor Filmography

Money, Explained Self - Magician 2021
The Automatic Hate Uncle Josh / Josh / Howard's son 2015
Sneaky Pete T.H. Vignetti 2015
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Self 2014
Getting On Thoracic Surgeon 2013
Teen Titans Go! Narrator 2013
Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay Himself / Self 2012
Moguls & Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood Self - Sleight-of-hand Entertainment Historian 2010
Lost Masterpieces of Pornography Narrator 2010
Flashforward Ted Flosso, Man in Warehouse 2009
The Brothers Bloom Narrator (voice) / Narrator 2009
Lie to Me Mason Brock 2009
D.L. Hughley Breaks the News Self 2008
Redbelt Marty Brown 2008
The Great Buck Howard Gil Bellamy 2008
Ricky Jay Plays Poker Himself / Self 2007
The Prestige Milton 2006
Kidnapped Roger Prince 2006
After Hours with Daniel Boulud Self 2006
The Unit Agent Kern 2006
Last Days Detective 2005
Incident at Loch Ness Party Guest 2004
Deadwood Eddie Sawyer 2004
MythBusters Self 2003
Heist Don 'Pinky' Pincus 2001
Heartbreakers Dawson's Auctioneer 2001
Grateful Dawg Self 2000
That Moment: Magnolia Diary Himself / Self 2000
State and Main Jack 2000
Magnolia Narrator / Burt Ramsey / Narrator/Burt Ramsey 1999
Mystery Men Vic Weems 1999
The Spanish Prisoner George Lang 1998
Tomorrow Never Dies Henry Gupta 1997
Boogie Nights Kurt Longjohn 1997
Hacks The Hat 1997
Ricky Jay and His 52 Assistants Himself / Self 1996
The Ranger, the Cook and a Hole in the Sky Hawkes 1995
Late Night with Conan O'Brien Himself 1993
The X-Files The Amazing Maleeni / Herman Pinchbeck / Albert Pinchbeck 1993
Ring of the Musketeers Kerns 1992
The Water Engine Ratty Inventor 1992
Civil Wars Lenny NiCastro 1991
Homicide Aaron 1991
The Simpsons Ricky Jay 1989
Things Change Mr. Silver 1988
House of Games Vegas Man / George 1987
The Wil Shriner Show Himself 1987
Nightlife Self 1986
Simon & Simon Bird 1981
The Jim Nabors Show Self 1978
Doug Henning's World of Magic Self - Special Guest 1976
Saturday Night Live Patron / Self 1975
Rock Concert Self 1973
Parkinson Self 1971
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Himself - Guest, Himself 1962

Producer Filmography

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