Joe Penny

Joe Penny

Highest Rated: 67% Bloody Birthday (1981)

Lowest Rated: 67% Bloody Birthday (1981)

Birthday: Jun 24, 1956

Birthplace: London, England, UK

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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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Night Inn Sam (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Betrayed at 17 John Taylor (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jane Doe: Eye of the Beholder Frank Darnell (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jane Doe: Ties That Bind Frank Darnell (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 40% Jane Doe: How to Fire Your Boss Frank Darnell (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 20% Reign of the Gargoyles Gus (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jane Doe: Yes, I Remember It Well Frank Darnell (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jane Doe: 'Til Death Do Us Part Frank Darnell (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jane Doe: The Wrong Face Frank Darnell (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jane Doe: Vanishing Act Agent Frank Darnell (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jane Doe: Now You See It, Now You Don't Frank Darnell (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jane Doe: The Harder They Fall Frank Darnell (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Red Phone: Checkmate Darrow (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Two Against Time George Tomich (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Red Phone: Manhunt Unknown (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 29% Family of Cops III Ben Fein (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 22% BitterSweet Carl Peckato (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 22% The Prophet's Game Walter Motter (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 48% The Little Unicorn Tiny (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stranger in My Home Ned Covington (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 14% Breach of Faith: Family of Cops II Ben Fein (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet She Woke Up Pregnant Dr. Roger Nolton (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Double Jeopardy John Dubroski (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Young at Heart Mike (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Disappearance of Vonnie Ron Rickman (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Terror in the Night Lonnie (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hunter Lonnie (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Danger of Love Michael Carlin (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bodily Harm Dr. Ed Betters (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Operation Dr. Ed Betters (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet 0% A Whisper Kills Dan Walker (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet 75% Blood Vows: The Story of a Mafia Wife Edward Moran (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Matlock: The Don Paul Baron (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason: The Case of the Shooting Star Robert McCay (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Riptide Nick Ryder (Character) - 1984
67% 35% Bloody Birthday Mr. Harding (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lifepod Simmons (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Samurai Lee Cantrell (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Our Winning Season Dean Berger (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Deathmoon Rick Bladen (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Delta County, U.S.A. Joe Ed (Character) - 1977

TV

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No Score Yet No Score Yet Scope Host 2014 2004 2001-2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cold Case Unknown (Guest Star) 2009-2010
No Score Yet 66% CSI: Miami Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet 85% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
44% No Score Yet Threshold Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet 7th Heaven Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
96% No Score Yet Boomtown Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
92% 98% The Sopranos Victor Musto (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Walker, Texas Ranger Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Twice in a Lifetime Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Diagnosis Murder Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Touched by an Angel Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jake and the Fatman Jake Styles (Character) 1987-1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Roses Are for the Rich Unknown (Character) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Twilight Zone Unknown (Character) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Matlock Unknown (Guest Star) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Riptide Nick Ryder (Character) 1984-1986
69% No Score Yet Archie Bunker's Place Unknown (Guest Star) 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet CHiPs Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries Unknown (Guest Star) 1977

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