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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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 2006 Holly
 2004 After the Sunset
Rowdy Fan
 2003 Shelter Island
Sheriff Deluca
 2003 Masked and Anonymous
Crew Guy #2
 2000 Cement
Bill Holt
 1998 Rush Hour
 1998 One Tough Cop
Duke Finnerly
 1997 Deceiver
Det. Phillip Braxton
 1996 The Funeral
 1995 Sacred Cargo
Vince Kanevsky
 1995 Under the Hula Moon
Turk Dickson
 1993 The Music of Chance
 1993 Best of the Best II
Travis Brickley (as Christopher Penn)
 1992 Leather Jackets
Big Steve (as Christopher Penn)
 1991 Future Kick
 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.
 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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Music video: Appears in Chris Isaak's video "Somebody's Cryin'". See more »

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1 Interview | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Christopher Penn


5' 10" (1.78 m)

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


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