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Joe Penny

Nick Ryder in Riptide, Jake Styles in Jake and the fatman

Photos Joe Penny Birth name: Joseph Edward Penny Jr
Birth date: 1956/06/24 (64 years old)
Birth place : Londres (Angleterre)
Height: 1.83 m

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Biography for Joe Penny

His family moved in the United States. Joe was 6 - 7 months. His father was pilot in the Air Force American and his mother hairdresser. He discovers the work of actor at 18 years, he follows the courses of Lee Strasburg and obtains his licence at 22 years. He started with minor parts then as a guest in series like "Chips", "Lou Grant", "Flamingo Road", "Vegas", "Matt Houston", "TJ Hooker", "Walker", "Soprano" ... In 1981, he takes down one of the main roles in "The Gangster Chronicles" and in 1984, he shares the star with Perry King and Tom Bray in "Riptide" and in 1987, he is the partner William Conrad and Alan Campbell in "Jake and The Fatman". It is during this series, that he was designated and devoted the sexiest man of America...

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Filmography

Title Role
Jane Doe: The Wrong Face (2005) (TV) Frank Darnell
Jane Doe: Til Death Do Us Part (2005) (TV) Frank Darnell
Jane Doe: Now You See It, Now You Don't (2005) (TV) Frank Darnell
Jane Doe: Vanishing Act (2005) (TV) Agent Frank Darnell
The Red Phone: Checkmate (2004) (TV) Darrow
Two Against Time (2002) (TV) George
Red Phone, The (2001) (TV) Jack Darrow
Jack of Hearts (1999) Arden Cook
Prophet's Game, The (1999) Walter Motter
BitterSweet (1999) (V) Carl Peckato
Family of Cops III (1999) (TV) Ben Fein
Little Unicorn, The (1998) Tiny
Stranger in My Home (1997) (TV) Ned Covington
Breach of Faith: Family of Cops II (1997) (TV) Ben Fein
She Woke Up Pregnant (1996) (TV) Dr. Roger Nolton
Double Jeopardy (1996) (TV) John Dubroski
Young at Heart (1995) (TV) Mike
Disappearance of Vonnie, The (1994) (TV) Ron Rickman
Terror in the Night (1994) (TV) Lonnie
Danger of Love: The Carolyn Warmus Story, The (1992) (TV) Michael Carlin
Operation, The (1990) (TV) Dr. Ed Betters
Whisper Kills, A (1988) (TV) Dan Walker
Jake and the Fatman (1987) (TV) Jake Styles
Jake and the Fatman (1987) Serie TV Jake Styles
Roses Are for the Rich (1987) (TV) Lloyd Murphy
Blood Vows: The Story of a Mafia Wife (1987) (TV) Edward Moran
Perry Mason: The Case of the Shooting Star (1986) (TV) Robert McCay
Richard Lewis 'I'm in Pain' Concert, The (1985) (TV) Witness
Riptide (1984) Serie TV Nick Ryder
Savage in the Orient (1983) (TV)
Gangster Wars (1981) Benny Siegel
S.O.B. (1981) Officer Buchwald
Bloody Birthday (1981) Mr. Harding
Gangster Chronicles, The (1981) Serie TV Benny 'Bugsy' Siegel
Lifepod (1980) Simmons
Gossip Columnist, The (1979) (TV) Paul Cameron
Samurai (1979) (TV) Lee Cantrell
Girls in the Office, The (1979) (TV) Beau Galloway
Our Winning Season (1978) Dean Berger
Mother, Juggs & Speed (1978) (TV) Speed
Death Moon (1978) (TV) Rick Bladen
Forever Fernwood (1977) Serie TV Sal DiVito
Delta County, U.S.A. (1977) (TV) Joe Ed

Trivia

He would practise Nichinen Shoshu, subsidiary of Buddhism.

He also constituted, at the end of 1980 at the beginning of 1990, a group rock'n'roll "The Stray Dogs" which was born never in States. His Cd, "This Year'S Blonde" did not have the authorization to be diffused in his country, but there were some sales in Europe.

While Joe is a graduate of Marina High School in Huntington Beach, California, Class of 1974, he was never a high-profile student. No extra-curricular activities (drama productions, etc), and he ducked every student picture day. You'll find him listed as "missing in action" in every MHS yearbook published during his time there.

Born in England to an American father and an Italian mother, but raised in Georgia.

Played football during high school in Huntington Beach, California. Odd jobs before acting including washing postal trucks, crew foreman, and dishwasher.

Dark, hunky 'tough guy' actor who studied under Lee Strasberg and went on to play heroes and mobsters in mini-movies in the 80s. Best known for his series work with William Conrad in "Jake and the Fatman."

First job was a small part in the pilot of "Nancy Drew" TV series.

Suffered from seasickness while filming the "Riptide" TV series.

Family

Author of the card

  • Creation date: 01/07/2003 by stals
  • Last update: 05/08/2009 by abdest

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