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James Randi

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James Randi
BornRandall James Hamilton Zwinge
August 07, 1928
Toronto, Ontario


James Randi (born August 7, 1928) (stage name The Amazing Randi) is a stage magician and scientific skeptic best known as a challenger of paranormal claims and pseudoscience. Born Randall James Hamilton Zwinge in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.


Randi began his career as a magician, but then became a debunker of the paranormal. He has written about the paranormal, skepticism, and the history of magic.

Randi is the founder of the James Randi Educational Foundation (JREF).

He was a frequent guest on the The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, and is occasionally featured on the television program Penn & Teller: Bullshit!.



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