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Leo Penn (1921–1998)

Leo Penn married actress Eileen Ryan. He was blacklisted during the McCarthy era. His three sons are: Sean Penn (actor), Chris Penn, and Michael Penn (musician). See full bio »

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 1986-1995 Matlock (TV Series) (27 episodes)
- The Heist (1995)
- The Verdict (1995)
- The Getaway (1995)
- The Dare (1994)
- The Crook (1994)
 1994-1995 Diagnosis Murder (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1988-1992 In the Heat of the Night (TV Series) (9 episodes)
- Random's Child (1992)
 1989-1991 Jake and the Fatman (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- I May Be Wrong (1991)
 1990 Nasty Boys (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1989 Christine Cromwell (TV Series)
 1973-1989 Columbo (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- The Conspirators (1978)
 1982-1986 Magnum, P.I. (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Heal Thyself (1982)
 1986 Fame (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1985 St. Elsewhere (TV Series) (3 episodes)
 1982-1985 Trapper John, M.D. (TV Series) (9 episodes)
- The Wunderkind (1985)
- The Unholy Ghost (1985)
 1984 Paper Dolls (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Episode #1.12 (1984)
- Episode #1.10 (1984)
- Episode #1.8 (1984)
 1984 The New Mike Hammer (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Dead Card Down (1984)
- Negative Image (1984)
 1984 Hardcastle and McCormick (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Outlaw Champion (1984)
 1984 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Number Eight (1984)
- The Dirty Detail (1984)
 1983 The Mississippi (TV Series) (5 episodes)
- The Big Leagues (1983)
- G.I. Blues (1983)
- Cradle to Grave (1983)
 1982 Cagney & Lacey (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Hot Line (1982)
 1982 Remington Steele (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1979-1982 Hart to Hart (TV Series) (6 episodes)
- Murder Is a Drag (1981)
- The Raid (1980)
- Max in Love (1979)
 1982 Mr. Merlin (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1981 Father Murphy (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1981 Hellinger's Law (TV Movie)
 1981 Concrete Cowboys (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The Wind Bags (1981)
- On the Run (1981)
 1979 Eischied (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Fire for Hire (1979)
 1975-1979 Barnaby Jones (TV Series) (10 episodes)
- Stages of Fear (1978)
- Deadly Sanctuary (1978)
 1979 Mrs. Columbo (TV Series)
 1978-1979 Starsky and Hutch (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Blindfold (1978)
- The Game (1978)
 1979 The Country Western Murders (TV Movie)
 1978 Kaz (TV Series)
 1978 The Dark Secret of Harvest Home (TV Mini-Series)
 1977 Testimony of Two Men (TV Mini-Series) (parts 1 & 3)
 1976-1977 Switch (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Eyewitness (1977)
- Fleece of Snow (1976)
 1969-1976 Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series) (18 episodes)
- Vanity Case (1976)
- Public Secrets (1975)
 1976 The Bionic Woman (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Jaime's Mother (1976)
 1975-1976 Movin' On (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Full Fathom Five (1976)
- General Delivery (1975)
 1972-1975 Cannon (TV Series) (5 episodes)
- The Melted Man (1975)
- Stakeout (1972)
 1975 Doctors' Hospital (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1975 The Blue Knight (TV Series)
 1974-1975 Lucas Tanner (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1974-1975 Little House on the Prairie (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Money Crop (1975)
- Ma's Holiday (1974)
 1974 Mannix (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1973-1974 Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1974 Police Story (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Chain of Command (1974)
 1973 The Girl with Something Extra (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1973 Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Pilot (1973)
 1968-1972 Bonanza (TV Series) (11 episodes)
- First Love (1972)
- New Man (1972)
- Search in Limbo (1972)
- Shanklin (1972)
- A Home for Jamie (1971)
 1972 Circle of Fear (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Summer House (1972)
 1972 Cade's County (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Blackout (1972)
 1971-1972 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- R & R & R (1972)
 1969-1972 Medical Center (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The Choice (1972)
 1970-1971 The Name of the Game (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The Savage Eye (1971)
 1970 The Interns (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Dancy (1970)
 1970 Quarantined (TV Movie)
 1969-1970 Room 222 (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Ralph (1970)
- The Flu (1969)
 1969 Lancer (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Zee (1969)
 1968-1969 Gunsmoke (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The Prisoner (1969)
- Slocum (1968)
 1968-1969 The Virginian (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- The Heritage (1968)
- Stacey (1968)
 1968 The Outcasts (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1967 Iron Horse (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The Prisoners (1967)
 1967 Dundee and the Culhane (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1967 Ironside (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1967 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Deadlock (1967)
- Wipeout (1967)
 1967 Laredo (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1967 The Fugitive (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1967 Custer (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Pursued (1967)
- Dangerous Prey (1967)
- Death Hunt (1967)
 1966 The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1966 Star Trek (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Enemy Within (1966)
 1966 Blue Light (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1965 I Spy (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Dragon's Teeth (1965)
 1965 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Cyborg (1965)
 1965 Lost in Space (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1964 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1963 Wipe-out (TV Movie)
 1963 Breaking Point (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1963 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Bonus Baby (1963)
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Active on Broadway in the following productions: See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

Clifford Penn | Leonard Penn

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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Studied drama and subsequently acted in campus plays at the University of California. Signed to a contract by Paramount in 1945, but this was not renewed after he was blacklisted several years later by HUAC. See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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