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Ricky Jay
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Born:

1948 (age 66-67)
Brooklyn, New York

Other names:

Richard Jay Potash

Occupation:

Magician, actor, author

Known for:

Sleight of hand, card tricks, history of magic

Spouse(s):

Chrisann Verges

Richard Jay Potash (born 1948), known professionally as Ricky Jay, is an American stage magician, actor, and writer. In a profile for the New Yorker, Mark Singer called Jay "perhaps the most gifted sleight-of-hand artist alive". Jay is best known for performing sleight of hand, card tricks, card throwing, memory feats, and stage patter. He has also written extensively on magic and its history. He acted in the films Heist, Boogie Nights, and Magnolia and in the HBO series Deadwood.

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