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While Ricky Jay has long been considered one of the world’s greatest sleight-of-hand artists, he is also known as a celebrated stage and screen actor, and author. Having starred in the David Mamet directed theatrical productions Ricky Jay and his 52 Assistants, and Ricky Jay: On the Stem, which enjoyed a seven-month run in New York City, his performances were critically acclaimed and played to sold out audiences in New York as well as in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Washington, Melbourne and London. Ricky Jay & His 52 Assistants won the Lucille Lortel and Obie Awards for Outstanding Achievement. Ricky Jay is also a highly sought after writer and speaker on a wide range of subjects such as conjuring, literature, con games, and unusual entertainments. Ricky Jay is recognized from his many appearances in the films of David Mamet such as House of Games and Redbelt, as well Hollywood box office hits The Prestige, Boogie Nights, and Tomorrow Never Dies. He will soon been seen with John Malkovich in The Great Buck Howard. Mr. Jay has written and hosted his own television specials for CBS, HBO, and the BBC, and was the host and narrator of the first documentary mini-series on conjuring, The Story of Magic, for the A&E network. He has appeared on memorable episodes of Deadwood, X-Files, Kidnapped, The Unit and Flash Forward.