Ricky Jay

Ricky Jay

  • Born on
    • June 26th, 1946
  • Died on
    • November 24th, 2018
Ricky Jay (born Richard Jay Potash) was an actor, magician, cardsharp, and film consultant. Ricky's love and deep study of card tricks and deception gained him worldwide fame and respect, and he was often called in to consult for movies and TV shows where deception was a key element of the story. Ricky was an exceptional close-up magician and playing-card handler, but he also acted in movies such as Boogie Nights, Tomorrow Never Dies, and Magnolia, as well as TV shows like the X-Files, HBO's Deadwood, and David Mamet's The Unit, always playing intense characters who seemed to know everything but only handed out information in riddles and suggestions.

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Acting (17 Credits)

2015The Automatic Hate as Uncle Josh
2008Redbelt as Marty Brown
2008The Great Buck Howard as Gil BellamyWatch Free
2008The Brothers Bloom as Narrator (voice)Watch Free
2006The Prestige as Milton
2005Last Days as Detective
2004Incident at Loch Ness as Party Guest
2001Heist as Don 'Pinky' Pincus
2000State and Main as Jack
1999Magnolia as Narrator/Burt Ramsey
1999Mystery Men as Vic Weems
1997Tomorrow Never Dies as Henry Gupta
1997The Spanish Prisoner as George Lang
1997Boogie Nights as Kurt Longjohn
1991Homicide as AaronWatch Free
1988Things Change as Mr. Silver
1987House of Games as George


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