American magician Raymond Joseph Teller is best known as the silent half of a comedy magic duo Penn & Teller. According to the duo's Showtime series Penn & Teller: Bullshit!, Teller is also a member of the Cato Institute, an American libertarian policy institute. Similarly, Teller has portrayed a guest role of Mr. Larry Fowler in CBS's The Big Bang Theory.
How Much Is Teller's Net Worth?
Raymond Joseph Teller has summoned a net worth of over $200 Million. He derived his wealth from the entertainment industry and comedy-stints.
He also generated fortunes appearing on a handful of TV series and movies. His appearances in the TV series Dharma & Greg and The Big Bang Theory helped him increase his income. Raymond also received the payroll from his career as a writer. As per payscale.com, the estimated average salary of a Writer is $50,965 yearly.
Raymond Joseph Teller legally changed his name to Teller after it became a household name. Teller and Penn Jillette made appearances on Saturday Night Live numerous times, including films like My Chauffeur and Tough Guys Don't Dance.
Teller met Penn in 1975 and started touring together, appearing on TV shows. Along with Penn Jillette, Teller rose to fame as the silent half of the comedy magic duo Penn & Teller. Together they have collaborated for over four decades.
According to Forbes, the Penn & Teller: Fool Us magic competition show accumulated $30 million in 2018.
Appearance As Kathy's Husband On-Screen, Who Is His Real-Life Wife?
Raymond Teller portrayed a guest role of a married man in the CBC's The Big Bang Theory. In the series, Raymond portrayed the character of Mr. Larry Fowler, who is the father of Amy (played by Mayim Bialik). The duo appeared as guest stars at Amy's wedding with Sheldon (played by Jim Parsons).
Throughout the series, his on-screen wife, played by Kathy Bates, prevents him from speaking. On 25 April 2018, he shared a photo with his on-screen wife, Kathy Bates, on Twitter and asked his followers if they looked cute as a couple.
Teller has not revealed anything about his real-life affair. Thus, he is yet to get married, and his relationship with a wife is only limited to the screen.
Falsifies Gay Rumor; Magic Partner, Penn Jillette's Opinion On Gay Rights
As the duo are together as Penn & Teller for well over four decades, they have been subjected to gay rumors. However, his magician partner, Penn Jillette, falsified the gay rumors and said that they are not in love. They keep their relationship strictly professional and limit their friendship in the stage and practices only. Moreover, Penn is married to Emily Zolten Jillette and has two children.
Penn Jillette openly revealed his opinions on gay rights in an interview in April 2015. Penn is an atheist and supports gay rights and gay marriage. He explained that people have stuck between religion and righteousness, impeding gay people from their rights.
Also, in an interview supporting gay marriage, he said: "people have a right to be stupid, but what's so wrong with selling a cake to gay people?" He issued his statement after a gay couple sued Colorado Bakery for not baking them their wedding cake in 2013.
Raymond Teller's Family; Wrote Book In Memoir Of Parents
He is the son of Irene B. Derrickson and Joseph Teller. His parents belong to mixed ancestry as his father is of Russian Jewish descent, and his mother belongs to British Isles ancestry. So, he belongs to mixed ethnicity. Teller claims that his mother was his first press agent to publish his performance, portraying George Washington in 5th grade in a newspaper.
He even wrote a book named “When I’m Dead All This Will Be Yours” in a heartfelt memoir about his two quirky and beloved parents.
Raymond Teller's Back Surgery
Raymond Teller has undergone successful back surgery (Spinal-fusion surgery, to be precise). He announced his situation via Twitter on 28 June 2018. Raymond previously had surgery scheduled for 10 July 2018, but after his performance on 27 June 2018, he skipped the post-show meet-and-greet after experiencing severe pain. The surgery was then preponed to 2 July 2018. He tweeted on 28 June 2018 and expressed his apology to his fans:
My sincere apologies to our fans in Biloxi and folks who were planning on seeing the Vegas show. Last night during the show my back firmly ordered me to cut the crap and get it fixed. So I'm stopping work from today till August 18th and getting my back surgery pronto. Love -T. — Teller (@MrTeller) June 28, 2018
Later, on 2 July 2018, Teller announced that his surgery went so well, and he was happy that his mate Penn, who gifted him a beautiful inscribed watch, was also there.
Surgery all done. Went perfectly. I’m groggy but happy. Penn is here and and gave me a beautiful watch, sweetly inscribed. Glenn, too and Laura. Hurray! — Teller (@MrTeller) July 2, 2018
Born as Raymond Joseph Teller, he was born on 14 February 1948 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. The magic maestro stands at the height of 1.73 meters (5' 8").
Raymond completed his education in English and Latin from Lawrence High School in Lawrenceville. American magician completed his graduation from Amherst College in Amherst, Massachusetts.