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Sean Penn is a powerhouse film performer capable of intensely moving work, who has gone from strength to strength during a colourful film career, and who has drawn much media attention for his stormy private life and political viewpoints. Sean Justin Penn was born in Los Angeles, California, the second son of actress Eileen Ryan (née Annucci) and ... See full bio »

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Mystic River Jimmy Markum
21 Grams Paul Rivers
Milk Harvey Milk
Dead Man Walking Matthew Poncelet


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 2023 C*A*U*G*H*T (TV Series) (filming)
Sean Penn
  Black Flies (post-production)
Gene Rutkovsky
 2022 Gaslit (TV Mini Series)
John Mitchell
- Final Days (2022) ... John Mitchell
- Year of the Rat (2022) ... John Mitchell
- Tuffy (2022) ... John Mitchell
- Honeymoon (2022) ... John Mitchell
- Malum in se (2022) ... John Mitchell
 2021 Licorice Pizza
Jack Holden
 2021 Olivia Vedder: My Father's Daughter (Music Video short)
John Vogel
 2021 Flag Day
John Vogel
 2020 Curb Your Enthusiasm (TV Series)
Sean Penn
- The Spite Store (2020) ... Sean Penn
 2019 The Professor and the Madman
Dr. William Chester Minor
 2018 The First (TV Series)
Tom Hagerty
- Near and Far (2018) ... Tom Hagerty
- The Choice (2018) ... Tom Hagerty
- Collisions (2018) ... Tom Hagerty
- Two Portraits (2018) ... Tom Hagerty
- Where Life Is (2018) ... Tom Hagerty
 2016 Sound of Sun (Short)
 2016 Family Guy (TV Series)
Sean Penn
- Hot Shots (2016) ... Sean Penn (voice)
 2016 The Angry Birds Movie
Terence (voice)
 2015 The Gunman
 2014 Jay-Z feat. Beyoncé: Part II (On the Run) (Music Video short)
 2013 Paul McCartney: Queenie Eye (Music Video short)
Sean Penn (uncredited)
 2013 The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Sean O'Connell
 2013 Gangster Squad: Deleted Scenes (Video short)
Mickey Cohen
 2013 Gangster Squad
Mickey Cohen
 2012 Americans (Short)
 2011 This Must Be the Place
 2011 The Tree of Life
 2010/I I'm Still Here
Sean Penn (uncredited)
 2010/I Fair Game
Joe Wilson
 2008/I Milk
Harvey Milk
 2008 What Just Happened
Sean Penn
 2007 Persepolis
Father (English version, voice)
 2006 All the King's Men
Willie Stark
 2005 The Interpreter
Tobin Keller
 2004 Two and a Half Men (TV Series)
Sean Penn
- Back Off Mary Poppins (2004) ... Sean Penn
 2004 The Assassination of Richard Nixon
Samuel J. Bicke
 2003 21 Grams
Paul Rivers
 2003 Mystic River
Jimmy Markum
 2003 Pauly Shore Is Dead
Sean Penn
 2003 It's All About Love
 2001 I Am Sam
Sam Dawson
 2001 Friends (TV Series)
- The One with the Stain (2001) ... Eric
 2000 The Weight of Water
Thomas Janes
 2000 Before Night Falls
Cuco Sanchez
 2000 Up at the Villa
Rowley Flint
 1999 Sweet and Lowdown
Emmet Ray
 1999 Being John Malkovich
Sean Penn (uncredited)
 1998 The Thin Red Line
1st Sgt. Welsh
 1998 Hurlyburly
 1998 The Larry Sanders Show (TV Series)
Sean Penn
- Flip (1998) ... Sean Penn
 1997 Hugo Pool
Strange Hitchhiker
 1997 Ellen (TV Series)
Sean Penn
- Emma (1997) ... Sean Penn (uncredited)
 1997 The Game
 1997 U Turn
Bobby Cooper
 1997 She's So Lovely
Eddie Quinn
 1997 Loved
Man on the Hill (Michael)
 1995 Dead Man Walking
Matthew Poncelet
 1993 Carlito's Way
 1992 Cruise Control (Short)
 1990 State of Grace
 1989 We're No Angels
 1989 Cool Blue (Video)
Phil the Plumber (uncredited)
 1989 Casualties of War
 1988 Judgment in Berlin
Guenther X
 1988 Colors
Danny McGavin
 1986 Shanghai Surprise
Glendon Wasey
 1986 At Close Range
Brad Jr.
 1985 The Falcon and the Snowman
Daulton Lee
 1984 Racing with the Moon
Henry 'Hopper' Nash
 1984 Crackers
 1983 Risky Business
Cameo (uncredited)
 1983 Summerspell
 1983 Bad Boys
Mick O'Brien
 1982 Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Jeff Spicoli
 1981 The Beaver Kid 2 (Short)
Groovin' Larry
 1981/I Taps
Alex Dwyer
 1981 The Killing of Randy Webster (TV Movie)
Don Fremont
 1981 Hellinger's Law (TV Movie)
Bit Part
 1979 Barnaby Jones (TV Series)
- School of Terror (1979) ... Sam
 1974-1975 Little House on the Prairie (TV Series)
- Money Crop (1975) ... Kid (uncredited)
- The Voice of Tinker Jones (1974) ... Kid (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in "Earthworms", Los Angeles, CA. See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 2 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 14 Interviews | 42 Articles | 6 Pictorials | 20 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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5' 8" (1.73 m)


Leila George  (divorced) | See more »


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Eileen Ryan | Leo Penn


Chris Penn (sibling) | See more »

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

If the primary statement of the film is that if you have good abs it's OK to kill people, I pass. See more »


Lost out to Christopher Atkins for the role of Richard in The Blue Lagoon (1980) on the final day of auditions. See more »


Often stars in films that reflect his liberal political views See more »

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