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Ricky Jay (Richard Jay Potash) was born on 26 June, 1946 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA, is an Actor, Miscellaneous, Writer. Discover Ricky Jay's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of Ricky Jay networth?

Popular As Richard Jay Potash
Occupation actor,miscellaneous,writer
Age 72 years old
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Born 26 June 1946
Birthday 26 June
Birthplace Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Date of death 24 November, 2018
Died Place Los Angeles, California, USA
Nationality USA

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Ricky Jay Height, Weight & Measurements

At 72 years old, Ricky Jay height is 5' 6" (1.68 m) .

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Height 5' 6" (1.68 m)
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Who Is Ricky Jay's Wife?

His wife is Chrisann Verges (2002 - 24 November 2018) ( his death)

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Wife Chrisann Verges (2002 - 24 November 2018) ( his death)
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Ricky Jay Net Worth

His net worth has been growing significantly in 2020-2021. So, how much is Ricky Jay worth at the age of 72 years old? Ricky Jay’s income source is mostly from being a successful Actor. He is from USA. We have estimated Ricky Jay's net worth, money, salary, income, and assets.

Net Worth in 2021 $1 Million - $5 Million
Salary in 2020 Under Review
Net Worth in 2019 Pending
Salary in 2019 Under Review
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Source of Income Actor

Ricky Jay Social Network




Stephen Fry wrote after Jay's death: "He had the chops alright. Saw him and his '52 Assistants' (in an air conditioned tent to keep his fingertips dry) and was blown away. Impossible feats. His book "Learned Pigs and Fireproof Women" a masterpiece" [Nov.25, 2018].


Ricky Jay had a consulting firm (together with Michael Weber) called 'Deceptive Practices' that advised movie, TV, and theater directors on various illusions, magic secrets, and con artistry techniques that may be needed during their productions. Their services were used for example by director Christopher McQuarrie on Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015). McQuarrie wrote after Jay's death: "I was blessed to have the legendary Ricky Jay as a consultant on Rogue Nation. An off-handed comment he made inspired the climax of the opera sequence. It's safe to say it would not be the same scene without him. He was the greatest of a vanishing breed." [Nov.25, 2018].


In 2005, the Christine Burgin Gallery in Manhattan hosted an exhibit of his "extensive collection of material related to the history of deception" - particularly his collection of 'spirit' photographs. In conjunction with the exhibit at the Burgin Gallery, he also gave a talk at the Metropolitan Museum of Art called "Sleight and Shadow.".


He is known for his work on Magnolia (1999), Boogie Nights (1997) and Heist (2001). He was married to Chrisann Verges.


Ricky Jay was born on June 26, 1946 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Richard Jay Potash.