Chris Penn
Actor
Chris Penn
Christopher Shannon "Chris" Penn was an American film and television actor known for his roles in such films as The Wild Life, Reservoir Dogs, Footloose, Rush Hour, True Romance, All the Right Moves and Pale Rider and in the videogame Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
Biography
Chris Penn's personal information overview.
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Why Would A Major Network Cut Back On Latino News?
Huffington Post - about 3 years
Last Friday, they turned off the lights and let go of four of the seven staffers at NBC Latino, reassigning the others. The site, where I worked from 2011 until last year, was an ambitious, award-winning English-language news site aimed at the Hispanic community. Back on the fourth floor of 30 Rockefeller Plaza, our boss, Chris Peña, used to say: “We’ve succeeded when we can shut down the website.” We’ve accomplished our mission, he meant, when identifying, covering, and advancing stories that impact the Latino community is a vibrant part of the company’s DNA. I don’t think anyone who follows mainstream media would say that’s close to being true today.
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5 Things: Retirement Board, Book Club, Housing Authority
Braintree Patch - over 4 years
Born on this day in history: novelist Nora Roberts (1950), singer David Lee Roth (1954), actor Chris Penn (1965), Brett Favre (1969) and racecar driver Dale Earnhardt, Jr. (1974). 1. The Braintree Retirement Board meets again this morning at 8 p.m. in the board room at 74 Pond St. 2. Thayer Public Library hosts the Brown Bag Book Club from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. in the Reading Room. This month's selection is The Long Way Home: An American Journey from Ellis Island to the Great War by David Laskin. 3. The Board of Assessors meets at 5 p.m. in the upstairs Johnson Chambers at Town Hall. 4. The Housing Authority meets at 7:30 p.m. at 25 Roosevelt St. 5. Activities today at the Senior Center on Cleveland Avenue include: 9:15 a.m. No Exercise Class 9:30 a.m. Ask the Lawyer (free) by appointments 10 a.m. Crafts and Quilting Group Noon Pool Players and Poker
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Clash de la semaine : Scarlett Johansson VS Sean Penn - Excessif
Google News - over 5 years
Chris Penn son frère sera également acteur. Il est issu d'une famille de cinéma. Après avoir passé le bac, il rejoint une troupe théâtrale pour laquelle il met en scène une pièce. Il étudie l'art dramatique en héritier de l'actor's studio et part à New
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David Carradine's Widow Settles Lawsuit With Production Company Over His Death ... - Fox News
Google News - over 5 years
His death became part of a conspiracy theory in 2010 when the actor Dennis Quaid and his wife claimed that a group of Hollywood "star whackers" had targeted them and also caused the deaths of Carradine, Heath Ledger and Chris Penn
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Celebrará Sean Penn 51 años de vida listo para rodar nuevo filme - Diario Provincia
Google News - over 5 years
Es hijo del director de cine Leo Penn y de la actriz Eileen Ryan; sus hermanos son el también actor Chris Penn y el músico Michael Penn. En 1970 la familia fijó su residencia en Malibú, donde Sean se convirtió en un apasionado del surf
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Toronto artist launches free newspaper - blogTO (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
I remember watching a scene being shot around the corner from where I lived at College and Bathurst of a movie called One Tough Cop, starring Chris Penn, ftw! Anyway,... GO Transit to offer refunds for delays. Should the TTC follow suit?
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Blake Shelton to cover “Footloose” on remake's soundtrack - NewsOK.com (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Miles Teller plays Ren's pal Willard, whose dancing boots the late Chris Penn filled back in '84. A self-professed fan of the original, Craig Brewer (music-oriented indie films “Hustle & Flow,” “Black Snake Moan”) co-wrote and directed the new version
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So I say, 'Thank you for the music' - Quick DFW
Google News - over 5 years
Talking to store owners Chris Penn, Tim DeLaughter and Julie Doyle at their original location on Good-Latimer (they've since moved to and thrived in a bigger space on Lower Greenville), I felt their strong commitment to being a lasting destination for
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Today's Birthdays - Sports Radio ESPN 1420
Google News - over 5 years
(Born 1958) He's also the brother of actors Sean and Chris Penn, and married to singer-songwriter Aimee Mann. Singer Joe Elliot is 52. (Born 1959) He is the singer for the group Def Leppard. Rapper Chuck D. is 51. (Born 1960) He's in the group Public
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FOOTLOOSE Receives Blue-Ray Release 9/27 - Broadway World
Google News - over 5 years
FOOTLOOSEalso stars John Lithgow, Dianne Wiest, Sarah Jessica Parker, Lori Singer and Chris Penn. The FOOTLOOSE Blu-ray and Deluxe Edition DVD boast brand new bonus material including new interviews with Kevin Bacon and Sarah Jessica Parker,
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'Footloose' Blu-ray Announced - High-Def Digest
Google News - over 5 years
Kevin Bacon on Footloose; From Bomont to the Big Apple: An Interview with Sarah Jessica Parker; Remembering Willard: A Tribute to Chris Penn; Kevin Bacon's Screen Test; Kevin Bacon Costume Montage; Audio Commentary with Kevin Bacon;
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Footloose Blu-ray - Blu-ray.com
Google News - over 5 years
The film features supporting roles from John Lithgow, Lori Singer, Dianne West and Chris Penn. Paramount has added several new features for this release, some of which will also be included on new Deluxe Edition DVDs that will go on sale alongside the
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Dada Opens Venue's Former Green Room Space As New Dive Bar Concept Called The ... - Dallas Observer (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
The soft, unannounced opening took place during the venue's now-regular Sunday night DJ nights, which, this past week, featured Deejay Ceepee (aka Good Records' Chris Penn) on the proverbial one's and two's. These DJ nights will now permanently take
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Tim DeLaughter's Preteen Zenith Project Releases "Sampler Mashup" Of Four ... - Dallas Observer (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
There, though, Good Records co-owner Chris Penn told us that the sampler was essentially four different Preteen Zenith songs mashed together. Tough to tell where one ends and the other begins, but there you go. Give it a listen and download below
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Quentin Tarantino Chooses Jamie Foxx For 'Django Unchained'? - Indie Wire (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
The same can be said about Reservoir Dogs and Micheal Madsen, Chris Penn, Tim Roth, Harvey Keitel and Steve Buscemi, the year is 1992! It was the individual performances that carried that movie. Each of them had a brilliance all their own
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Chris Penn
    FORTIES
  • 2006
    Age 40
    Penn was found dead in his Santa Monica condominium on January 24, 2006, aged 40.
    More Details Hide Details Although Penn had used multiple drugs in the past, an autopsy performed by a Los Angeles County medical examiner revealed the primary cause of death was "nonspecific cardiomyopathy" (heart disease), with the prescription drug promethazine with codeine and an enlarged heart due to obesity being possible contributing circumstances. The toxicology report revealed that valium, morphine, marijuana and an elevated level of codeine were found in his bloodstream. Penn appeared slim and fit throughout the 1980s in movies such as Footloose, At Close Range and Pale Rider, but gained considerable weight throughout the 1990s. Sean Penn has said publicly in a TV interview on Larry King Live that his brother probably died because of his weight. There is conflicting information about Penn's age at the time of death, with some obituaries giving 1962 as his year of birth.
    Penn was found dead in his condominium on January 24, 2006, at the age of 40.
    More Details Hide Details An autopsy revealed the primary cause for his death was "nonspecific cardiomyopathy" (heart disease). Penn was born in Los Angeles, California, the youngest of three boys born to Leo Penn, an actor and director, and Eileen Ryan (née Annucci), an actress. His paternal grandparents were Jewish emigrants from Lithuania and Russia, and his mother was a Roman Catholic of Italian and Irish descent. According to Penn's mother, Leo Penn may have had distant Sephardic ancestry, as the family's surname was originally "Piñón". His brothers are actor Sean Penn and musician Michael Penn.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2005
    Age 39
    Penn played himself on a 2005 episode of the HBO series Entourage.
    More Details Hide Details He appeared in The Darwin Awards, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival one day after his death. Penn appears in Jay-Z's "Can I Get A" music video as a bartender who mixes drinks and dances.
  • 2004
    Age 38
    He was also featured on the 2004 video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas as the voice of Officer Eddie Pulaski.
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    Penn was featured in an episode of the television crime drama Law & Order: Criminal Intent ("Death Roe") during the 2004–2005 season.
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  • 2003
    Age 37
    In 2003, he appeared on the Will & Grace episode, "Fanilow", as Barry Manilow's tour director and a character who is interested romantically in Will.
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  • 2001
    Age 35
    In 2001, Penn co-starred opposite Peter Berg as the mafia brothers of Corky in Corky Romano.
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  • 1996
    Age 30
    In 1996 he won the award for Best Supporting Actor at the Venice Film Festival for The Funeral.
    More Details Hide Details In 1990, Chris was cast in a season one episode of The Young Riders. He appeared as a villain and was killed by Josh Brolin's character William Hickok.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1993
    Age 27
    Penn reprised his role in 1993's Best of the Best 2.
    More Details Hide Details In Robert Altman's ensemble film Short Cuts, Penn played a troubled swimming pool cleaner who is disturbed by his wife's profession (a telephone sex worker who takes calls from clients at home) to which Penn's character is sometimes obliged to listen. He also appeared as a fall guy in a criminal conspiracy in Murder by Numbers, alongside Sandra Bullock. Penn was meant to appear in American Pie 2 as Steve Stifler's father, but the scenes featuring him were eventually cut as there was insufficient time to include him in the film's plot. However, they appeared on the deleted scene reel from the movie's DVD.
  • 1989
    Age 23
    Penn, who had a black belt in karate, appeared in the 1989 motion picture Best of the Best as Travis Brickley, a cocky member of the U.S. Taekwondo team taking on the team from Korea.
    More Details Hide Details The film also starred James Earl Jones, Sally Kirkland, Eric Roberts, Phillip Rhee, and Simon Rhee.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1984
    Age 18
    He also appeared in the hit dance movie Footloose in 1984 as the best friend of Kevin Bacon's character; played a villain in the Clint Eastwood western Pale Rider (1985); and co-starred with his brother Sean Penn and mother Eileen Ryan in At Close Range (1986).
    More Details Hide Details Penn was typically cast as a tough character, featured as a villain or a working-class lug, or in a comic role. Two of his more memorable performances were in Reservoir Dogs as Nice Guy Eddie and True Romance as Nicky Dimes (both characters in scripts written by Quentin Tarantino).
  • 1983
    Age 17
    In 1983, he was featured in Francis Ford Coppola’s youth drama Rumble Fish and appeared in the high school football drama All the Right Moves as the best friend of Tom Cruise's character.
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  • 1979
    Age 13
    Penn started acting at the age of 12 at the Loft Studio and made his film debut in 1979’s Charlie and the Talking Buzzard, starring Christopher Hanks.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1965
    Born
    In Richard T. Kelly's book, Sean Penn: His Life and Times (2004), Penn's mother indicated that his date of birth was October 10, 1965.
    More Details Hide Details He is interred in the Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, California.
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