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Nickname: Richard Jay Potash, Rickey Jay
Profession: Magician, Actor, Screenwriter, Author, Voice Actor, Consultant, Writer
Height: 5 ft 4 in (1.651 m)
Ethnicity: Jewish people
Nationality: United States of America
Date of Birth: 1948
Place of Birth: Brooklyn
Ricky Jay net worth: Ricky Jay is an American magician, actor, and writer who has a net worth of $3 million dollars. Ricky Jay was born in Brooklyn, New York, and was introduced to magic by his grandfather. Throughout the 50s and early 60s, he brought magic to people in a number of untraditional venues. He became the youngest magician to perform a full magic act on television when he performed on "Time for Pets" in 1953. He also became the first magician to perform his act in comedy clubs, and he became known for performing during rock concerts, famously appearing between an Ike and Tina Turner performance and Timothy Leary's comedy act. In addition to his work as a magician, he has also appeared in such film and television projects as "House of Games", "Learned Pigs and Fireproof Women", "Leap of Faith", "Boogie Nights", "Magnolia", "Mystery Men", "State and Main", "Heist", "Deadwood", "The Prestige", "The Unit", "Lie to Me", and "The Brothers Bloom". He is a sleight-of-hand expert and has authored multiple books on the subject. Ricky Jay's public performances are very rare. When he does perform, the tickets are extremely hard to come by, as he usually chooses very small venues and has a rabid following of A-listers in all realms of the entertainment industry.
Richard Jay Potash (born 1948), better known by the stage name Ricky Jay, is an American stage magician, actor, and writer. He is a sleight-of-hand expert and is notable for his card tricks, card throwing, memory feats, and stage patter. As an actor, he is known for his roles in the films Heist, Boogie Nights, and Magnolia, as well as on the acclaimed HBO series Deadwood.

Jay was born in Brooklyn, New York, to a middle class Jewish family. His grandfather, Max Katz, was a well-to-do certified public accountant and amateur magician who introduced Jay to the profession.
In 1953, he made television debut on ???Time For Pets,??? making him at the time the youngest magician to appear on TV performing a full magic act.
Believed to be the first magician to ever play comedy clubs, he was also probably the first magician to open for a rock and roll band. At New York's The Electric Circus in the 1960s, he performed on a bill between Ike and Tina Turner, and Timothy Leary lecturing about acid.
At least three of his one-man shows, Ricky Jay and His 52 Assistants, Ricky Jay: On the Stem, and Ricky Jay: A Rogue's Gallery were directed by David Mamet, who has also cast Jay in a number of his films. Jay has appeared in productions by other directors, notably Paul Thomas Anderson's Boogie Nights, and Magnolia, as well as Christopher Nolan's The Prestige.
A collector and historian of note, he was a student and firm friend of the legendary Dai Vernon, who Jay states was "the greatest living contributor to the magical art." An avid collector of rare books (he has spent over five thousand dollars on single books alone) and manuscripts, art, and other artifacts connected to the history of magic, gambling, unusual entertainments, and frauds and confidence games, he is also opposed to any public revelations of the techniques of magic.
Jay joined the cast and crew of the HBO western drama Deadwood as a guest star and writer for the first season in 2004. The series

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The 15 Best Movies Written or Directed by David Mamet

This particular process will grant his company so much money that, when he writes down the specific number on a chalkboard, his boss (Ben Gazzara) and associate (Mamet regular Ricky Jay) are stunned and unable to say anything clever. In Mamet’s usual ...
Posted: October 22, 2016, 7:20 pm

magician Ricky Jay schedules 3 NY shows (first in over 10 years)

Legendary magician, sleight-of-hand master and actor Ricky Jay (who’s aligned himself with the prestigious likes of Paul Thomas Anderson, David Mamet, Steve Martin, Bob Dylan, and David Milch, among many others) doesn’t perform much magic these days.
Posted: September 29, 2016, 8:04 pm


Ricky Jay Upright, age 65 of New Paltz, died Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie, NY. He was born to the late Roy J. and Gertrude F. (Simpson) Upright in Kingston, NY on May 27, 1951. He was raised in New Paltz ...
Posted: September 10, 2016, 7:00 pm
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