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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)
Rush Hour
Rush Hour Clive
(1998)
Pale Rider
Pale Rider Josh LaHood
(1985)
Footloose
Footloose Willard
(1984)

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 2013/I Aftermath
Tony Bricker
 2006 Holly
Freddie
 2004 After the Sunset
Rowdy Fan
 2003 Shelter Island
Sheriff Deluca
 2003 Masked and Anonymous
Crew Guy #2
 2002 Murder by Numbers
Ray Feathers
 2000 Cement
Bill Holt
 1998 Rush Hour
Clive
 1998 One Tough Cop
Duke Finnerly
 1997 Deceiver
Det. Phillip Braxton
 1996 The Funeral
Chez
 1995 Sacred Cargo
Vince Kanevsky
 1995 Under the Hula Moon
Turk Dickson
 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)
 1991 Future Kick
Bang
 1991 Mobsters
Tommy Reina (as Christopher Penn)
 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
 1986 At Close Range
Tommy (as Christopher Penn)
 1985 Pale Rider
Josh LaHood (as Christopher Penn)
 1984 The Wild Life
Tom Drake (as Christopher Penn)
 1984 Footloose
Willard (as Christopher Penn)
 1983 All the Right Moves
Brian (as Christopher Penn)
 1983 Rumble Fish
B.J. Jackson (as Christopher Penn)
 1979 Charlie and the Talking Buzzard
Pete (as Christopher Penn)
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Other Works:

Music video: Appears in Chris Isaak's video "Somebody's Cryin'". 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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Personal Quote:

They offer me a lot more money to do something that was successful before than to take a risk. More power to the people who get to choose their roles. I don't. See more »

Trivia:

Former brother-in-law of Madonna. 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 »

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Libra

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