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Ricky Jay

Ricky Jay (born Richard Jay Potash) was an actor, magician, cardsharp, and film consultant. Ricky's love and deep study of card tricks and deception gained him worldwide fame and respect, and he was often called in to consult for movies and TV shows where deception was a key element of the story. Ricky was an exceptional close-up magician and playing-card handler, but he also acted in movies such as Boogie Nights, Tomorrow Never Dies, and Magnolia, as well as TV shows like the X-Files, HBO's Deadwood, and David Mamet's The Unit, always playing intense characters who seemed to know everything but only handed out information in riddles and suggestions.

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Jun 26, 1946 In Brooklyn, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie House of Games 1987-10-11
Latest Project:
Series Sneaky Pete 2015-08-07
Known For
Poster of Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay
Poster of Hustlers, Hoaxsters, Pranksters, Jokesters and Ricky Jay
Poster of Ricky Jay and His 52 Assistants
Poster of David Mamet on House of Games
Movie The Automatic Hate Uncle Josh 2015-03-15
Series Sneaky Pete Unknown 2015-08-07
Movie Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay Himself 2012-10-04
Movie Lost Masterpieces of Pornography Narrator 2010-06-02
Series FlashForward Man in Warehouse 2009-09-24
Movie Redbelt Marty Brown 2008-04-07
Movie The Great Buck Howard Gil Bellamy 2008-01-18
Movie The Brothers Bloom Narrator (voice) 2008-09-09
Movie Ricky Jay Plays Poker Himself 2007-02-13
Movie The Prestige Milton 2006-10-19
Movie Last Days Detective 2005-05-13
Movie The Making of Last Days Himself 2004-01-01
Movie Incident at Loch Ness Party Guest 2004-12-17
Series Deadwood Unknown 2004-03-21
Movie Heist Don 'Pinky' Pincus 2001-11-09
Movie That Moment: Magnolia Diary Himself 2000-01-01
Movie State and Main Jack 2000-08-26
Movie Mystery Men Vic Weems 1999-08-06
Movie Magnolia Narrator/Burt Ramsey 1999-12-10
Movie The Spanish Prisoner George Lang 1998-01-07
Movie Sink or Swim 1997-09-19
Movie Boogie Nights Kurt Longjohn 1997-10-07
Movie Tomorrow Never Dies Henry Gupta 1997-12-11
Movie Ricky Jay and His 52 Assistants Himself 1996-01-01
Movie Hustlers, Hoaxsters, Pranksters, Jokesters and Ricky Jay 1996-11-18
Series The X-Files Unknown 1993-09-10
Movie Ring of the Musketeers Kerns 1992-12-01
Movie Homicide Aaron 1991-05-28
Series The Simpsons Unknown 1989-12-16
Movie Things Change Mr. Silver 1988-10-21
Movie House of Games George 1987-10-11
Movie David Mamet on House of Games Himself 1987-12-31