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      Chris Penn

      Chris Penn

      Highest Rated: 100% The Music of Chance (1993)

      Lowest Rated: 7% Corky Romano (2001)

      Birthday: Oct 10, 1965

      Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

      Character actor Chris Penn worked tirelessly to escape out from under the shadows of his older brothers, actor Sean Penn and musician Michael Penn, by carving a respectable onscreen résumé playing angry, deeply wounded men in films like "Reservoir Dogs" (1991), and "The Funeral" (1996). Like his brother Sean, Chris Penn started acting at a young age, offering solid support as impulsive young men in "Footloose" (1984), "Pale Rider" (1985) and in his brother's "At Close Range" (1986). "Reservoir Dogs" gave him entry into major features as a character player with enormous potential, as evidenced by his dramatic turn in Robert Altman's "Short Cuts" (1993). His career appeared to plateau in the late 1990s, though he continued to work steadily until his death in 2006 from health issues. His untimely departure robbed the entertainment industry of a talented player who had yet to find the proper vehicle for his abilities.

      Highest rated movies

      The Music of Chance
      Short Cuts
      True Romance
      Pale Rider
      Reservoir Dogs
      At Close Range
      The Funeral
      Rumble Fish

      Photos

      TRUE ROMANCE, Val Kilmer, Bronson Pinchot, Christian Slater, Christopher Penn, Patricia Arquette, Dennis Hopper, 1993. MADE IN USA, Christopher Penn, Lori Singer, Adrian Pasdar, 1987, (c) TriStar MULHOLLAND FALLS, Michael Madsen, Jennifer Connelly, Nick Nolte, Chris Penn, Chazz Palminteri, 1996, (c) MGM FOOTLOOSE, Chrisotpher Penn, 1984, (c)Paramount Pictures THE WILD LIFE, Chris Penn, 1984 Universal Pictures THE WILD LIFE, Chris Penn, 1984, (c) Universal Pictures ALL THE RIGHT MOVES, Christopher Penn, Tom Cruise, 1983, TM and Copyright (c)20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. THE WILD LIFE, Clockwise from top left: Eric Stoltz, Lea Thompson, Christopher Penn, Jenny Wright, Ilan Mitchell-Smith, 1984, (c) Universal Pictures BEST OF THE BEST, Christopher Penn, 1989, (c)Taurus Entertainment THE WILD LIFE, Christopher Penn, Lea Thompson, 1984, (c)Universal SHORT CUTS, Chris Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Josette Maccario, Joseph C. Hopkins, 1993. (c) Fine Line Features. ONE TOUGH COP, Chris Penn, 1998, (c)Stratosphere Entertainment LLC MULHOLLAND FALLS, Chris Penn, 1996, (c)MGM MADE IN USA, Adrian Pasdar, 1987, (c)Hemdale Film Corporation BEETHOVEN'S 2ND, Chris Penn, Debi Mazar, 1993, (c)Universal FUNERAL, THE, Chris Penn, Benicio del Toro, 1996. ALL THE RIGHT MOVES, (l-r): Paige Price, Christopher Penn, Lea Thompson, Tom Cruise, Leon Robinson, Debra Varnardo, Paul Carafotes, 1983, TM and Copyright (c)20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. RESERVOIR DOGS, from left: Harvey Keitel, Lawrence Tierney, Christopher Penn, 1992. ©Miramax RESERVOIR DOGS, Christopher Penn, 1992 FOOTLOOSE, Kevin Bacon (second left), Christopher Penn (right), 1984, (c) Paramount

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet 50% Aftermath Tony Bricker (Character) $3.0K 2013
      64% 63% Holly Freddie (Character) - 2006
      25% 45% The Darwin Awards Tom (Character) - 2006
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Juarez: Stages of Fear Unknown (Character),
      Executive Producer
      - 2005
      63% 49% Starsky & Hutch Manetti (Character) $88.2M 2004
      18% 52% After the Sunset Rowdy Fan (Character) $28.3M 2004
      No Score Yet 6% Shelter Island Sheriff Deluca (Character) - 2003
      25% 45% Masked and Anonymous Crew Guy #2 (Character) $533.3K 2003
      9% 39% Stealing Harvard David Loach (Character) $14.0M 2002
      30% 49% Murder by Numbers Ray (Character) $31.9M 2002
      No Score Yet 0% Redemption Tony Leggio (Character) - 2002
      7% 39% Corky Romano Peter (Character) $24.0M 2001
      No Score Yet 64% Kiss Kiss (Bang Bang) Bubba (Character) - 2001
      No Score Yet 47% Cement Bill Holt (Character) - 1999
      No Score Yet 46% The Florentine Bobby (Character),
      Producer
      - 1999
      62% 78% Rush Hour Clive Cod (Character) $141.2M 1998
      No Score Yet 0% Papertrail FBI Agent Jason Enola (Character) - 1998
      24% 21% One Tough Cop Duke Finnerly (Character) $1.2M 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Family Attraction Father (Character) - 1998
      No Score Yet 51% The Boys Club Luke Cooper (Character) - 1997
      42% 58% Liar Braxton (Character) $545.6K 1997
      31% 39% Mulholland Falls Arthur Relyea (Character) $11.5M 1996
      80% 68% The Funeral Chez (Character) $1.2M 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Sacred Cargo Vince Kanevsky (Character) - 1996
      47% 72% To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar Sheriff Dollard (Character) $36.4M 1995
      No Score Yet 27% Fist of the North Star Jackal (Character) - 1995
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Under the Hula Moon Turk Dickson (Character) - 1995
      60% 62% Imaginary Crimes Jarvis (Character) $70.7K 1994
      25% 48% Josh and S.A.M. Derek Baxter (Character) $1.5M 1993
      20% 22% The Pickle Gregory Stone (Character) $45.6K 1993
      10% 47% Best of the Best II Travis Brickley (Character) $6.0M 1993
      23% 31% Beethoven's 2nd Floyd (Character) $52.6M 1993
      95% 88% Short Cuts Jerry Kaiser (Character) $6.1M 1993
      93% 93% True Romance Nicky Dimes (Character) - 1993
      100% 87% The Music of Chance Floyd (Character) - 1993
      90% 94% Reservoir Dogs Nice Guy Eddie (Character) $2.5M 1992
      No Score Yet 62% Future Kick Bang (Character) - 1991
      9% 57% Mobsters Tommy Reina (Character) $19.7M 1991
      33% 72% Best of the Best Travis Brickley (Character) $5.9M 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Return to the River Kwai Lieutenant Crawford (Character) - 1989
      No Score Yet 50% Return From the River Kwai Lt Crawford (Character) - 1989
      No Score Yet 20% Made in USA Tuck (Character) $81.1K 1987
      86% 79% At Close Range Tommy Whitewood (Character) $560.7K 1986
      93% 83% Pale Rider Josh LaHood (Character) - 1985
      No Score Yet No Score Yet North Beach and Rawhide Dan Donnelly (Character) - 1985
      No Score Yet 41% The Wild Life Tom Drake (Character) - 1984
      55% 71% Footloose Willard Hewitt (Character) - 1984
      76% 80% Rumble Fish B.J. Jackson (Character) - 1983
      61% 39% All the Right Moves Brian (Character) - 1983

      TV

      Credit
      65% 82% Entourage Himself (Guest Star) 2005
      93% No Score Yet Everwood Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
      No Score Yet 71% Law & Order: Criminal Intent Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
      No Score Yet 88% Will & Grace Rudy (Guest Star) 2003
      44% No Score Yet The Brotherhood of Poland, New Hampshire Waylon Shaw (Character) 2003
      No Score Yet 66% CSI: Miami Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Chicago Hope Unknown (Guest Star) 1995