Born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada,
famously started the skeptic movement in America where he immigrated as an adult in the mid 60's to pursue his career as a stage magician and escapist.
Credited by most contemporary atheists for bringing the anti-theist movement into the mainstream and generally for popularizing the debunking of supernatural claims such as speaking to spirits and psychic powers.
James came out as gay at 81 in June, 2011 and married his companion Deyvi Orangel Peña Arteaga in 2013."If [psychics, mediums, telepathy, ghosts, etc] are real, then why hasn't anyone won the James Randi 1 million dollar prize?"
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