Joe Penny

Notoriously photo-shy in his teenage years, actor Joe Penny would skip school on picture day. He is listed as "missing in action" in every yearbook of Marina High School in Huntington Beach, California. After high ... Read more »
Born: 06/24/1956 in London, UK

Filmography

Actor (60)

Manhunt (Philo Films) 2014 (Movie)

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Cold Case 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

CSI: Miami 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jane Doe: Eye of the Beholder 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

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CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jane Doe: How to Fire Your Boss 2005 (Movie)

Frank Darnell (Actor)

Jane Doe: Now You See It, Now You Don't 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

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Threshold 2005 (Tv Show)

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Boomtown 2002 (Tv Show)

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The Prophet's Game 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Twice in a Lifetime 1999 - 2001 (TV Show)

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The Sopranos 2000 (Tv Show)

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Bittersweet 1999 (Movie)

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Diagnosis Murder 1995 - 1996, 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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Family of Cops III 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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Breach of Faith: Family of Cops II 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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Double Jeopardy 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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Touched By an Angel 1995 - 1996 (Tv Show)

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Young at Heart 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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The Danger of Love 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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What About Me? I'm Only 3! 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

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CBS All-American Thanksgiving Day Parade 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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The Operation 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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CBS All-American Thanksgiving Day Parade 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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A Whisper Kills 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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CBS All-American Thanksgiving Day Parade 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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Richard Lewis I'm in Pain Concert 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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Riptide 1983 - 1986 (TV Show)

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The NBC All-Star Hour 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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Savage: In the Orient 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

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S.O.B. 1981 (Movie)

Phil--Cop (Actor)

The Gangster Chronicles 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

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The Home Front 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

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Bloody Birthday 1979 (Movie)

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Samurai 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

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Forever Fernwood 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

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Mother, Juggs and Speed 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

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Our Winning Season 1978 (Movie)

Dean Berger (Actor)

Delta County U.S.A. 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

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CHiPs (TV Show)

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Deathmoon (TV Show)

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Jake and the Fatman (TV Show)

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Jane Doe: The Wrong Face (TV Show)

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Jane Doe: Ties That Bind (TV Show)

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Jane Doe: Vanishing Act (TV Show)

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Reign of the Gargoyles (TV Show)

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Roses Are For the Rich (TV Show)

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She Woke Up Pregnant (TV Show)

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Stranger in My Home (TV Show)

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Terror in the Night (TV Show)

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The Disappearance of Vonnie (TV Show)

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The Girls in the Office (TV Show)

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The Gossip Columnist (TV Show)

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Two Against Time (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Notoriously photo-shy in his teenage years, actor Joe Penny would skip school on picture day. He is listed as "missing in action" in every yearbook of Marina High School in Huntington Beach, California. After high school, he studied with renowned acting teacher Lee Strasberg, and worked as a laborer while seeking acting gigs. He secured his first job in 1977, on "Forever Fernwood," a spinoff of the soap opera parody "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman." By the time the 1980s arrived, Penny had a substantial roster of minor roles behind him, and he began to move into the starring parts. His first major television program was "Riptide," in 1984. He played Nick Ryder, a soldier who starts a detective agency in Los Angeles along with a partner, played by Perry King,. That show came to an end after three seasons, and it didn't take long before he was appearing in another lead role, playing another private investigator. In the crime drama "Jake and the Fatman," he played Jake Styles, who worked for a crusty old prosecutor, played by William Conrad. The show proved to be another hit for Penny, running for five seasons. He has remained one of the most recognizable faces on television, having since gone on to appear in multitudes of TV shows usually playing cops, mobsters, and detectives.

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