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Half of the illusionist team of Penn & Tiller has rung up a list of accomplishments outside the norm of celebrities these days. Penn Jillette can play a mean stand up bass. The big man knows how to strum those jazz and blues songs as well as he conducts magic tricks with his quiet partner.
As a staunch advocate of capitalism, Jillette lets every member of every listening audience of his disinterest in all things religious and his dedication to free thought and questioning of any authority. Jillette credits James Randi with his interest in illusion when he watched Randi perform. To this date, Randi occupies a place in Jillette heart and mind as close to his family members.
Jillette's voice, oral and written, and his showmanship have brought a number of opportunities that extend beyond a Las Vegas stage act. He hosts an podcast session out of his Las Vegas home studio and he has written column for respected magazines. His creative juices provide him ample opportunity to branch out into voice-overs, color commentary and invited guest on regular talk shows.
He does hold a U.S. Patent called the Jill Jet. At the suggestion of Debby Harry, Jillette designed, manufactured and patented a specialized jet for hot tubs that specifically serviced women for sexual pleasure. Although he has one built and installed at his pad in Las Vegas and he has friends that swear by its accomplishments, there are no other reports that the entire process has been financially successful.
One of Jillette's most distinguishing attributes is that he paints one of his fingernails bright red. A number of suppositions have been rumored, but the illusionist simply explains that his mother persuaded him early on to be aware of people's eyes on his hands as a magician. As a joke, he got a manicure and has since continued that one red fingernail as a trademark.