Chris Penn

Chris Penn

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

Lowest Rated: 6% Mobsters (1991)

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

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
24% 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
61% 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
48% 59% Liar Braxton (Character) $545.6K 1997
31% 39% Mulholland Falls Arthur Relyea (Character) $11.5M 1996
79% 67% The Funeral Chez (Character) $1.2M 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sacred Cargo Vince Kanevsky (Character) - 1996
43% 71% To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar Sheriff Dollard (Character) $36.4M 1995
No Score Yet 26% Fist of the North Star Jackal (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Under the Hula Moon Turk Dickson (Character) - 1995
60% 63% Imaginary Crimes Jarvis (Character) $70.7K 1994
25% 48% Josh and S.A.M. Derek Baxter (Character) $1.5M 1993
20% 18% 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 58% Future Kick Bang (Character) - 1991
6% 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 33% 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
52% 71% Footloose Willard Hewitt (Character) - 1984
75% 80% Rumble Fish B.J. Jackson (Character) - 1983
63% 39% All the Right Moves Brian (Character) - 1983

TV

Credit
65% 82% Entourage Himself (Guest Star) 2005
90% 96% Everwood Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet 84% 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 67% CSI: Miami Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet 0% Chicago Hope Unknown (Guest Star) 1995