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Teller stars in "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" on The CW alongside his comedy and magic partner Penn Jillette.

For 40 years Penn & Teller have defied labels, and at times physics and good taste, by redefining the genre of magic and inventing their own very distinct niche in comedy.

With sold-out runs on Broadway, world tours, Emmy-winning TV specials and hundreds of outrageous appearances on everything from Letterman to Fallon, "Friends" to "The Simpsons," "Chelsea Lately" to "Top Chef," this comedy team show no signs of slowing down.

With an amazing seven wins, including 2013, as "Las Vegas Magicians of the Year," their 13-year run at The Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino makes them one of the longest-running and most-beloved shows in Las Vegas history, outselling every other resident magician on The Strip.

Their acclaimed Showtime series, "Penn & Teller: BS!" was nominated for 13 Emmys and is the longest-running series in the history of the network. The show tackled the fakes and frauds behind such topics as alien abduction, psychics and bottled water.

They returned to British television with the highly lauded "Penn & Teller: Fool Us," on which up-and-comers and magic veterans try to fool Penn & Teller for a chance to star in the duo's hit Las Vegas stage show. Episodes of the U.K. series was acquired by and broadcast in the United States on The CW.

Along the way, they've written three New York Times best-sellers, hosted their own Emmy-nominated variety show for FX, starred in their own specials for ABC, NBC and Comedy Central and produced the critically lauded feature film documentary "The Aristocrats." Their acclaimed documentary, "Tim's Vermeer," follows Texas-based inventor Tim Jenison on his quest to discover the methods used by Dutch Master painter Johannes Vermeer. The Sony Pictures Classics film, which was nominated for a BAFTA and shortlisted for the 2014 Oscars.

As an individual, Teller is just as prolific. Teller directed a version of "Macbeth" that toured the East Coast to raves from The New York Times and Wall Street Journal, co-wrote and directed the off-Broadway thriller "Play Dead" and has written two books.

With inclusions in the New York Times Crossword Puzzle, as answers on "Jeopardy" and "Who Wants to be a Millionaire," their status as cultural icons and the preeminent duo in comedy was once again reinforced when Katy Perry personally asked them to co-star in the video for her #1 song, "Waking Up in Vegas. In April of 2013, Penn & Teller were given their very own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.


Hometown: Philadelphia, PA

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