Penn Jillette

Born Mar 5, 1955

Penn Fraser Jillette is an American illusionist, comedian, musician, and best-selling author known for his work with fellow magician Teller in the team Penn & Teller, and advocacy of atheism, scientific skepticism, libertarianism and free market capitalism.… Read More

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  • Penn Jillette: Why We Burned The Flag For Freedom
    CNN - Dec 03, 2016
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  • Penn Jillette On The 2016 Field
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  • The Pulpit And The Ballot Box
    NYTimes - Mar 24, 2015


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Penn Jillette.


1955 Birth Born in 1955.


1973 18 Years Old Jillette worked with high school classmate Michael Moschen in developing and performing a juggling act during the years immediately following their 1973 graduation.
1974 19 Years Old In 1974, Jillette graduated from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Clown College. … Read More


1981 26 Years Old In 1981, he and Teller teamed up as Penn & Teller, and went on to do a successful Off Broadway and later Broadway theatre show called "Penn & Teller" that toured nationally. … Read More


1988 33 Years Old While the off-Broadway hit was running, in 1988 Jillette was in a speed mariachi power trio called Bongos, Bass and Bob. … Read More
1990 35 Years Old Jillette was a contributor to the now-defunct PC/Computing magazine, having a regular back-section column between 1990 and 1994. … Read More


1996 41 Years Old Starting in 1996, he had a recurring role on Sabrina, the Teenage Witch as Drell, the head of the Witches' Council. … Read More
1997 42 Years Old For a brief time in 1997, Jillette wrote bi-weekly dispatches for the search engine … Read More
2003 48 Years Old Starting in 2003, Jillette, along with Teller, began producing and hosting the show Penn & Teller: Bullshit! on Showtime. … Read More


2005 50 Years Old In 2005 with actor Paul Provenza, Jillette co-produced and co-directed The Aristocrats, a documentary film tracing the life of an obscene joke known as "The Aristocrats". … Read More
2006 51 Years Old 1 More Event
From January 3, 2006 to March 2, 2007, Jillette hosted, along with fellow atheist, skeptic, and juggler Michael Goudeau, a live, hour-long radio talk show broadcast on Free FM. … Read More
2008 53 Years Old In 2008, Jillette was a contestant on Dancing with the Stars, paired with professional dancer Kym Johnson. … Read More
2010 55 Years Old During 2010-2011, Jillette did a bi-weekly show on Revision3 called Penn Point.
2011 56 Years Old On August 16, 2011 Jillette's book God, No! … Read More
Jillette was one of the contestants on The Celebrity Apprentice season 5, beginning on February 19, 2012. … Read More
2014 59 Years Old In December 2014, Jillette's blood pressure landed him in the hospital.


2015 60 Years Old By his birthday, March 5, 2015, he had lost. … Read More
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