Penn Jillette | Biography
An American illusionist, magician, juggler, writer and musician, Penn Jillette is recognized for his work along with fellow illusionist Teller in the team Penn & Teller, as well as free-market economics, libertarian philosophy, advocacy of atheism and scientific skepticism. His mom Valda R. Jillette and dad Samuel Herbert Jillette welcomed him on 5th of March 1955. His mother worked as a secretary and father served at Greenfield’s Franklin County Jail. He is a native of Greenfield, Massachusetts, U.S. He completed his schooling through Greenfield Public High School, Greenfield, MA. For further studies, he joined Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Clown College.
Moving into the personal life of this dynamic personality, Penn Jillette is a happily married man. He married his soul mate Emily Zolten on 23rd of November 2004. The couple has been sharing a jovial relationship till then. The couple welcomed their first child on 3rd of June 2005. They named her Moxie Crimefighter Jillette. Their second child and first son Zolten Penn Jillette took birth on 22 May 2006 in Las Vegas. Though Emily is the only life of Penn Jillette, she is not the only girl in his life. Before choosing Emily as his better half, he dated a number of ladies, including Deborah Harry, Robin Quivers, Carol Perkins and Julie Brown. He is currently residing in Las Vegas, Nevada along with his beautiful wife and children. He never smokes or drinks.
After being introduced to Teller in 1974, he along with Teller and Weir Chrisemer began performing act titled, “Asparagus Valley Cultural Society. He along with Teller went on doing a successful Off Broadway as well as Broadway theater program titled “Penn & Teller”, which toured nationally. He named his house “The Slammer” which has been featured in a number of articles as well as TV shows. In 1988, he became a part of a speed mariachi power trio titled Bangos, Bass and Bob. However later he left the group due to his film commitments. He as well was regular contributor to the magazine called “PC/Computing”. In the 1990s, he was the Comedy Central’s primary voice announcer. Beginning in 1996, Penn has a regular role as Drell in “Sabrina, the Teenage Witch”. He and his long term partner Teller made appearances in the pilot along with Debbie Harry. They again united as comedians Rebo and Zooty on Neil Gaiman’s “Babylon 5”. For a very short period of time, he penned bi-weekly messages for the search engine Excite.com. Beginning in 2003, the duo started producing as well as hosting the show titled “Penn & Teller: Bullshit! On Showtime. In 2005, he along with Paul Provenza directed and produced “The Aristocrats”. Since 3rd of January 2006 to 2nd of March 2007, he along with Michael Goudeau hosted an hour long live radio talk show. He hosted the game show called “Identity” on NBC-TV. He as well tried his hands on dancing and tool part on “Dancing with the Stars” in 2008. He was teamed up Kym Johnson, unfortunately he could not wonder audiences with his grooves so was eliminated in the very first elimination. He launched his book titled “God, No! Signs You May Already Be An Atheist and Other Magical Tales” on 16th of August 2011. The book became the New York Times Best Sellers in its very first week of publication. He as well became constant on “The Celebrity Apprentice season 5”. On 19th of February 2012, he with Michael Goudeau began the podcast “Penn’s Sunday School”. The net worth of this multitalented personality is reported to be one-hundred and seventy five million dollars.
In his Las Vegas house, he opened a personal recording studio. Though he has claimed that he has never used alcohol or recreational drugs, he is a campaigner of the validation of all drugs. In 2005, he penned an easy for National Public Radio. In 2012, Penn endorsed Gary Johnson for the U.S President. He is a connoisseur and collector of song poems. His fans can follow him in his facebook and twitter accounts. He regularly posts his pictures in Instagram. Wiki provides detailed information regarding his personal and professional life.