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Chris Penn (I) (1965–2006)


Christopher Shannon Penn was born on October 10, 1965 in Los Angeles, California, the third son of actress Eileen Ryan (née Annucci) and director, actor, and writer Leo Penn. His siblings are musician Michael Penn and actor Sean Penn. His father was from a Lithuanian Jewish/Russian Jewish family, and his mother is of half Italian and half Irish ... See full bio »

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Known For

Reservoir Dogs
Reservoir Dogs Nice Guy Eddie Cabot
(1992)
Short Cuts
Short Cuts Jerry Kaiser
(1993)
True Romance
True Romance Nicky Dimes
(1993)
Footloose
Footloose Willard
(1984)

Filmography

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 2013/I Aftermath
Tony Bricker
 2007 King of Sorrow
Detective Enola
 2006 Holly
Freddie
 2006 Best of Chris Isaak (Video) (segment "Somebody's Crying") (uncredited)
 2006 The Darwin Awards
Tom
 2005 Juarez: Stages of Fear (Video)
 2005 Entourage (TV Series)
Chris Penn
- An Offer Refused (2005) ... Chris Penn
 2005 Everwood (TV Series)
Frank Sullivan
- Fate Accomplis (2005) ... Frank Sullivan
 2005 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series)
Tommy Onerato
- Death Roe (2005) ... Tommy Onerato
 2004 After the Sunset
Rowdy Fan
 2004 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (Video Game)
Officer Pulaski (voice)
 2004 Starsky & Hutch
Manetti
 2003 Will & Grace (TV Series)
Rudy
- Fanilow (2003) ... Rudy
 2003 The Brotherhood of Poland, New Hampshire (TV Series)
Waylon Shaw
- The Song of Poland (2003) ... Waylon Shaw
- Little Girl Lost (2003) ... Waylon Shaw
- Sleeping Lions (2003) ... Waylon Shaw
- Tough Love (2003) ... Waylon Shaw
- Secrets and Lies (2003) ... Waylon Shaw
 2003 Shelter Island
Sheriff Deluca
 2003 CSI: Miami (TV Series)
Pete Wilton
- Grave Young Men (2003) ... Pete Wilton
 2003 Masked and Anonymous
Crew Guy #2
 2002 Stealing Harvard
David Loach
 2002 Redemption (Video)
Tony Leggio
 2002 Murder by Numbers
Ray Feathers
 2002 AFP: American Fighter Pilot (TV Series)
Narrator (voice)
 2001 Corky Romano
Peter Romano
 2001 Kiss Kiss (Bang Bang)
Bubba
 2000 Cement
Bill Holt
 1999 The Florentine
Bobby
 1998 Family Attraction (Short)
Father
 1998 Rush Hour
Clive
 1998 One Tough Cop
Duke Finnerly
 1998 Flagpole Special (Video short)
 1998 Papertrail
FBI Agent Jason Enola
 1997 Deceiver
Det. Phillip Braxton
 1996 The Boys Club
Luke
 1996 The Funeral
Chez
 1996 Dead Man's Walk (TV Mini-Series)
Goodnight
- Episode #1.2 (1996) ... Goodnight
 1996 Mulholland Falls
Arthur Relyea
 1995 Sacred Cargo
Vince Kanevsky
 1995 Under the Hula Moon
Turk Dickson
 1995 Chris Isaak: Somebody's Crying (Video short)
Beachgoer
 1995 Fist of the North Star
Jackal
 1995 Chicago Hope (TV Series)
Kevin Fitzpatrick
- Life Support (1995) ... Kevin Fitzpatrick
 1994 Imaginary Crimes
Jarvis
 1993 Beethoven's 2nd
Floyd
 1993 Josh and S.A.M.
Derek Baxter
 1993 True Romance
Nicky Dimes
 1993 Short Cuts
Jerry Kaiser
 1993 The Pickle
Gregory Stone
 1993 The Music of Chance
Floyd
 1993 Best of the Best II
Travis Brickley (as Christopher Penn)
 1992 Leather Jackets
Big Steve (as Christopher Penn)
 1992 Reservoir Dogs
Nice Guy Eddie Cabot
 1991 Future Kick
Bang
 1991 Mobsters
Tommy Reina (as Christopher Penn)
 1990 The Young Riders (TV Series)
Brad
- Matched Pair (1990) ... Brad
 1989 Best of the Best
Travis Brickley (as Christopher Penn)
 1989 Return from the River Kwai
Lieutenant Crawford (as Christopher Penn)
 1987 Made in U.S.A.
Tuck
 1987 Faerie Tale Theatre (TV Series)
Will Tussenbrook
- Rip Van Winkle (1987) ... Will Tussenbrook (as Christopher Penn)
 1986 At Close Range
Tommy (as Christopher Penn)
 1985 North Beach and Rawhide (TV Movie)
Dan Donnelly
 1985 Pale Rider
Josh LaHood (as Christopher Penn)
 1984 The Wild Life
Tom Drake (as Christopher Penn)
 1984 Footloose
Willard (as Christopher Penn)
 1983 Rumble Fish
B.J. Jackson (as Christopher Penn)
 1983 All the Right Moves
Brian (as Christopher Penn)
 1982 Magnum, P.I. (TV Series)
Wounded Soldier, in Vietnam
- Heal Thyself (1982) ... Wounded Soldier, in Vietnam (as Christopher Penn)
 1979 Charlie and the Talking Buzzard
Pete (as Christopher Penn)
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Show Show Writer (1 credit)
Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (5 credits)
Show Show Self (11 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(1998-99) TV commercial: Infinity cars See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Christopher Penn

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

You have to believe that you are the character or the thing or whatever the hell you're playing. See more »

Trivia:

Had been slated to play the role of Danno Hanks in the WB series "Vermin & Pestilence" before the project was canceled when AOL/Time Warner stock tanked. See more »

Trademark:

Often played violent criminals with short fuses (examples include 'Nice Guy' Eddie in Reservoir Dogs (1992), Chez in The Funeral (1996), David Loach in Stealing Harvard (2002), Peter Romano in Corky Romano (2001), and Clive in Rush Hour (1998)) or law enforcement officials (such as Detective Phillip Braxton in Deceiver (1997), Sheriff Dolard in To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar (... See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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