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James Randi Wiki Biography
Internationally reputed magician and escape artist, James Randi is best known as one of the most diligent investigators and de-mystifiers of paranormal and pseudoscientific claims. Born on 7 August 1928 in Toronto, Canada, Randi was also a co-founder of the Committee for Sceptical Inquiry, and the founder of the James Randi Educational Foundation, along with being a successful stage magician.
One of the most reputable stage magician, illusionist, writer and sceptic of all time, how rich is James Randi as of 2015? Currently, Randi enjoys a net worth of a decent $1.5 million. The major source of his income is undoubtedly his stage performances all around the world as stage-magician while his various books like Conjuring (1992), Wizardry, Deception and Chicanery have also been adding to his wealth.
Randi initially practiced as a mentalist in local nightclubs, however, his career as a professional stage magician began in 1946. He performed numerous escape acts from jail cells and safes around the world in his early days of career, then during the 1960s, Randi hosted “The Amazing Randi” show on New York radio station, as well as numerous television shows and went on several world tours throughout his career. Blessed with innumerable talents, Randi has also taught at New York University and Brookdale Community College in New Jersey. These activities all added to his net worth.
The great magician, Randi holds two Guinness World Records, firstly for breaking Harry Houdini’s record for the longest time in a sealed casket underwater at 1 hour and 44 minutes, and secondly, he holds the record for being enclosed in a block of ice for 55 minutes. He toured and performed with Alice Cooper during the early 70s – he was Alice’s executioner on stage. He has also continued to mesmerize millions of people around the world with his television appearances, and performing different stage acts. Clearly these shows added further to James’ net worth.
James being a keen sport, James Randi’s Educational Foundation (JREF) has also presented a challenge of offering $1 million to those who can prove paranormal or supernatural happenings or acts. Although there has been no winner so far, the challenge is still on.
Apart from being a world renowned magician of the 20th century, James is also an accomplished author. He has penned various books including “The Truth About Uri Griller”, “The Faith Healers”, “Supernatural” and many more.
In 1997, the mayor of Miami, Florida, named 27 September “James Randi Day” for his outstanding contributions on behalf of humankind. He was also honoured by the Science and Engineering Society of National Security Agency.
James has been named “One of the 100 Best people in the World, people who make our lives richer or larger or happier”. Even after retiring at the age of 60, Randi chose to devote most of his time to investigating paranormal and supernatural claims.
Talking about his personal life, Randi married partner Deyvi Orangel Pena Arteaga in 2013, confirming his sexual orientation. Although an American citizen since 1987, he currently resides in Canada. So, with a net worth of $1.5 Million, James Randi is one of the most successful and richest magicians alive. At age 86, he still has the power to entertain, to debunk and to infuriate.
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James Randi Quick Info
|Full Name||James Randi|
|Net Worth||$1.5 Million|
|Date Of Birth||August 7, 1928|
|Place Of Birth||Toronto, Canada|
|Height||5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)|
|Profession||Educator, Magician, Social activist, Illusionist, Writer, Actor|
|Spouse||Deyvi Orangel Peña Arteaga (m. 2013)|
|Parents||George Randall Zwinge, Marie Alice Paradis|
|Nicknames||The Amazing Randi , Randall James Hamilton Zwinge , James Randy|
|Awards||Richard Dawkins Award, MacArthur Fellowship|
|Movies||Secrets of the Psychics, Is There Sex After Death?, Penn & Teller Get Killed, Good to See You Again, Alice Cooper, Beyond Desire, Invisible Thread|
|TV Shows||The Magic Clown|
James Randi Quotes
- Heroin also makes people feel better, but I wouldn’t recommend using heroin.
- I don’t expect that the million will ever be won, simply because there is no confirming evidence for any paranormal claims to date.
- If the audience likes you, they want you to win. It’s not a case of: “We’ll see whether he can do this. No. We’ll see him do this. We want him to be successful. He’s up against the odds.” They’re pulling for the underdog.
- The New Age? It’s just the old age stuck in a microwave oven for fifteen seconds.
- It’s a very dangerous thing to believe in nonsense.
- If Uri Geller bends spoons with divine powers, then he’s doing it the hard way.
James Randi Important Facts
- Currently in charge of the James Randi Educational Foundation which promotes critical thinking. The Foundation also offers one million US dollars to anyone who can show evidence of any paranormal, supernatural, or occult power or event. [April 2004]
- Randi used to have a pet Kinkajou named Sam.
- Randi drives a 2002 teal blue Miata named Sophia.
- Randi broke Houdini’s underwater record when he was sealed in a metal coffin at the bottom of a swimming pool for 104 minutes.
- Randi once escaped from a straitjacket while suspended over Niagara Falls.
- He re-created Houdini’s milk can escape.
- Once traveled with the Alice Cooper Band.
- His original claim to fame was as a stage magician and escape artist.
- Has successfully debunked claims by self-professed psychics, faith-healers, and conspiracy theorists.
James Randi Filmography
|Penn & Teller Get Killed||1989||3rd Rope Holder||Actor|
|Invisible Thread||1987||TV Movie||Dr. Zwicki (as James Randy)||Actor|
|Happy Days||1978||TV Series||The Amazing Randi||Actor|
|Good to See You Again, Alice Cooper||1974||Dentist / Executioner||Actor|
|Is There Sex After Death?||1971||Seance Medium||Actor|
|Sesame Street||1969||TV Series||Magician||Actor|
|Wonderama||1955||TV Series||The Amazing Randi||Actor|
|Ragtime||1981||stunt coordinator: Houdini – uncredited||Stunts|
|David Copperfield: 15 Years of Magic||1994||TV Special documentary special thanks||Thanks|
|The Magic of David Copperfield IX: The Escape from Alcatraz||1987||TV Special special thanks||Thanks|
|Year Without God||Documentary post-production||Himself||Self|
|Independent Lens||2016||TV Series documentary||Himself||Self|
|Escape or Die!||2015||TV Series documentary||Himself||Self|
|An Honest Liar||2014||Documentary||Himself – Magician||Self|
|Metal Evolution||2012||TV Series documentary||Himself||Self|
|Captain Disillusion: Fame Curve Collection||2011||Video short||Himself||Self|
|Lawrence Leung’s Unbelievable||2011||TV Series||Himself||Self|
|The Reality of Me (TROM)||2011||Documentary||Himself||Self|
|Breathing Port Robinson||2009||Documentary||Himself – Interview||Self|
|Andrus: The Man, the Mind & the Magic||2008||Documentary||Himself (as James ‘Amazing’ Randi)||Self|
|Inside Edition||2006||TV Series documentary||Himself||Self|
|Is It Real?||2005||TV Series documentary||Himself – Psychic Investigator||Self|
|Penn & Teller: Bullshit!||2003-2005||TV Series documentary||Himself||Self|
|Magic||2004||TV Mini-Series documentary||Himself||Self|
|Fornemmelse for snyd||2003||TV Series documentary||Himself – Chairman James Randi Foundation||Self|
|Mitä ihmettä?||2003||TV Series||Himself||Self|
|Spotlight on James Randi||2002||TV Movie||Himself||Self|
|Horizon||2002||TV Series documentary||Himself||Self|
|The Power of Belief with John Stossel||1998||TV Movie||Himself||Self|
|Grand Illusions: The Story of Magic||1998||TV Series||Himself||Self|
|The Art of Magic||1998||TV Special documentary||Himself||Self|
|Scams, Schemes, and Scoundrels||1996||Himself – Host||Self|
|Biography||1995||TV Series documentary||Himself||Self|
|Nova||1993||TV Series documentary||Himself||Self|
|James Randi: Psychic Investigator||1991||TV Series documentary||Himself – Host||Self|
|The Arsenio Hall Show||1989||TV Series||Himself||Self|
|Exploring Psychic Powers Live||1989||TV Movie||Himself||Self|
|Personenbeschreibung||1988||TV Series documentary||Himself||Self|
|The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson||1965-1987||TV Series||Himself / Himself – Guest||Self|
|World of Strange Powers||1985||TV Series documentary||Himself||Self|
|Magic or Miracle||1983||TV Movie documentary||Himself||Self|
|That’s My Line||1980||TV Series||Himself – Guest||Self|
|The Mike Douglas Show||1972-1978||TV Series||Himself – Escape Artist / Himself / Himself – Vocalist||Self|
|Magic at the Roxy||1976||TV Special||Himself||Self|
|The David Frost Show||1969||TV Series||Himself||Self|
|I’ve Got a Secret||1965||TV Series||Himself||Self|
|It’s Magic||1958||TV Series||Himself||Self|
|The Night and the Music||1958||TV Series||Himself||Self|
|The Best of the Don Lane Show||1994||TV Movie||Himself||Archive Footage|
|World of Strange Powers||1985||TV Series documentary||Himself||Archive Footage|