Chris Penn (I) (1965–2006)

Actor | Producer | Director



  • Tom Cruise and Chris Penn in All the Right Moves (1983)
  • Josh Brolin and Chris Penn in The Young Riders (1989)
  • Chris Penn, Gary Carlos Cervantes, and Luis Contreras in Under the Hula Moon (1995)
  • Chris Penn in Under the Hula Moon (1995)
  • Steve Buscemi, Harvey Keitel, Quentin Tarantino, Michael Madsen, Tim Roth, Chris Penn, Edward Bunker, and Lawrence Tierney in Reservoir Dogs (1992)
  • Robert Downey Jr., Jennifer Jason Leigh, Lili Taylor, and Chris Penn in Short Cuts (1993)

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In attendance at his funeral were Robin Wright, Sean Penn, Mark Ruffalo, Adrian Pasdar, Jack Nicholson, James Gandolfini, Charlie Sheen, Tim Robbins, Tom Sizemore, Robert Downey Jr. and Michael Madsen.


They offer me a lot more money to do something that was successful before than to take a risk. More power to the people who get to choose their roles. I don't.


Often played violent criminals with short fuses (examples include 'Nice Guy' Eddie in Reservoir Dogs (1992), Chez in The Funeral (1996), David Loach in Stealing Harvard (2002), Peter Romano in Corky Romano (2001), and Clive in Rush Hour (1998)) or ...

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Christopher Shannon Penn

Los Angeles, California, USA


(age 40)
Santa Monica, California, USA


5' 10" (1.78 m)

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