Ricky Jay

Quick Facts

Full NameRichard Jay Potash
Date of BirthJune 26, 1946
Place of BirthNew York City, U.S.
Date of DeathNovember 24, 2018
Place of DeathLos Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupations– Magician – Actor – Writer
Net Worth$3 Million approx
Known for– Sleight of hand – Card tricks – History of Magic
SpouseChrisann Verges (married 2002)
Notable Works– Films: The Prestige, The Spanish Prisoner, Mystery Men, Heist, Boogie Nights, Tomorrow Never Dies, etc.
– HBO Series: Deadwood
Notable Achievements– Described as “perhaps the most gifted sleight of hand artist alive” by Mark Singer in The New Yorker
– Subject of an episode of PBS’s American Masters, the only magician ever profiled in the series

Ricky Jay Movies

Movie TitleYear
Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay2012
The Spanish Prisoner1997
House of Games1987
State and Main2000
The Ranger, the Cook, and a Hole in the Sky
Boogie Nights1997
Lost Masterpieces of Pornography2010
Things Change1988
The Prestige2006
The Great Buck Howard2008
Tomorrow Never Dies1997
The Automatic Hate2015
Last Days2005
The Illusionist2006
The Brothers Bloom2008
Ricky Jay plays poker
Dai Vernon: The Spirit of Magic
Learned Pigs and Fireproof Women
Mystery Men1999
The Water Engine1992
Incident at Loch Ness2004
Grateful Dawg2000
Ring of the Musketeers1992
That Moment: Magnolia Diary
The End of ‘Sluggers’
The Magic History of Cinema
Ricky Jay and His 52 Assistants
Rdeči pas
David Mamet on House of Games
Making of Last Days
Demain Ne Meurt Jamais
Der Grobe Buck Howard
To Kolpo
O Spoudaios Bak Chaouarnt
Tzeims Bont, Praktor 007: To Avrio Pote Den’

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