Raymond Joseph Teller, famously known as Teller, is a renowned magician, illusionist, actor, writer, painter, and film director. He usually performs with his stage partner Penn Jillette, and therefore, is popularly referred to as one-half of the comedy magic duo Penn & Teller.

The Philadelphia native is also the face of the magic show Penn & Teller: Fool Us. In the show, which first aired in 2011, Teller and Jillette appear as judges while many aspiring magicians perform tricks to compete and win the award.

However, despite knowing Teller as an entertainer, many are unaware of his off-screen life. Did you know that he has also been rumored as gay?

His Family Life

Teller was born on February 14, 1948, in Pennsylvania, USA. He studied at Central High School, and later, he went to Amherst College, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Classics in 1969.

His father, Joseph Teller, was of Russian Jewish ancestry, whereas his mother, Irene B. Derrickson, belonged to Delaware Methodist farming family.

Teller loves his family, which is evinced by his heartfelt memoir 'When I’m Dead All This Will Be Yours,' dedicated to his parents, chronicling their love for each other.

Teller's Massive Net Worth

Entertaining people decade after decade, Teller has worked with his professional partner Penn Jillette, performing in numerous magic comedy acts, TV shows, and films.

The two started performing together in 1981. They have demonstrated their magical skills at various high-profile platforms such as Emmy Awards, and Saturday Night Live.

A few of their most famous works include the 1989 movie Penn & Teller Get Killed and the magic competition television show Penn & Teller: Fool Us.

Doing all that, the 73-year-old magician presently has a massive net worth of $200 million. Likewise, according to Celebrity Net Worth, his partner in crime, Jillette, also has an equal net worth.

The duo was also placed second in the Forbes list of the World's Highest-Paid Magicians in 2018.

On-Screen Wife

Teller portrayed the role of a married man when he played a guest role of a husband in the sitcom The Big Bang Theory in April 2018.

He paired up with American actress Kathy Bates. The on-screen pair were the parents of one of the main characters Amy Farrah Fowler.

Gay Rumors With Work Partner

Teller has been extremely private when it comes to his love life. The magician has rarely been seen with any woman companion, like a girlfriend or any alleged wife, so far in his long career.

With that in regard, his orientation has also been questioned time and again. And one of the most prevalent rumors was that his work partner Jillette was also his gay partner.

The two were regarded as gay partners because of their professional closeness. 

But the rumors are totally false and baseless because Jillette is a happily married man and has children. He has been married to his wife, Emily Zolten Jillette, since November 2004.