Who is Raymond Joseph Teller
Raymond Joseph Teller famously known as Teller is a multitalented personality. He is an American magician, illusionist, writer, actor, painter, and film director. Wow! what a person with multiple professions!
Teller’s birth name is Raymond Joseph Teller. He was born on 14th February 1948, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. His father’s name was Joseph Teller and mother’s name was Irene B Teller. His mother was a Methodist and from a farming family, while his father was a Jewish.
According to the sources, his parents attended the same school, Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial. They loved painting and met in the school itself and fell in love with each other.
Talking about the educational background of Raymond, he attended Central High School and graduated in 1965. Moreover, he joined Amherst College and graduated in Bachelor of Arts in Classics. Later, he worked as a high-school Latin teacher in his school itself.
During his early 20s, he used to drink alcohol and he shared the experience of his drinking days,
“It made me stupid and careless and I disliked that. It also ruined my sleep. I’m just scared of drugs. Messing with your brain seems really dangerous.”
Raymond started his career as a performer in 1970’s along with his friend, Penn Jillette. They performed in the Minnesota Renaissance Festival for the first time and then the sky was the limit for them. As performers, he and his friend were honored with the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the live performance category on 5th April 2013. In 2014, they received the Magicians of the Year award.
Teller has given his voice in various series and movies like Mofo the psychic gorilla, How Does the Brain Work?, Miami Vice, The Simpsons, etc. He has voiced the documentary, Houdini: Unlocking the Mystery. Moreover, he has voiced in the movies like Penn & Teller Get Killed (he speaks in the final scene), Long Gone, The Fantasticks, The Aristocrats, and much more. As a voice actor, he voiced for the various series like The Big Bang Theory, Celebrity Apprentice, Dharma & Greg, etc.
The 70-year-old has penned various books. He is the author of the magic books, When I’m Dead All This Will Be Yours which is a heartfelt memoir to his parents and his other book is Joe Teller – A Portrait by His Kid. He is the co-author of Attention and Awareness in Stage magic: Turning Tricks into Research.
Apart from this, he has directed movies and plays. In 2008, along with Aaron Posner, he co-directed a play Three Witches. Other plays which he has directed are The Tempest, a documentary Tim’s Vermeer in 2014.
Raymond has accumulated a lot of money while his net worth is estimated to be $175 million. His annual income as a writer is speculated to be over $50k.
Talking about the relationship status of Raymond, there is no information about his romantic life. Being a comedian, while doing one of the episodes of CBC’s The Big Bang Theory, he shared the photo of his on-screen wife, Kathy Bates. Also, he asked his fans and followers if he and Kathy looked cute?
Rumors were that he was gay. He and his business partner, Penn Jillette were speculated to have an affair. No sooner, his partner got married and shut those rumors. Also, Teller supports gay marriage and in an interview in 2013, he shared,
“people have a right to be stupid, but what’s so wrong with selling a cake to gay people?”