Chris Penn - Famous Voice Actor

Chris Penn Net Worth


Chris Penn had a net worth of $2.5 million at the time of his death in 2006. Famous for playing tough, working-class characters, Penn appeared in several hit films including ‘Reservoir Dogs,’ ‘True Romance,’ and ‘The Funeral,’ which won him the Volpi Cup for Best Supporting Actor at the Venice Film Festival.

Key facts:

  • Chris Penn was an American actor known for playing tough, working-class characters in movies.
  • He starred in several successful films, including 'Footloose,' 'Reservoir Dogs,' and 'True Romance.'
  • Penn won the prestigious Volpi Cup for Best Supporting Actor at the Venice Film Festival for his role in the 1996 movie 'The Funeral.'
  • He also voiced Eddie Pulaski in the video game 'Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.'
  • Penn passed away at the age of 40 due to a nonspecific cardiomyopathy on January 24, 2006.

Basic Information About Chris Penn

CategoryCelebrities β€Ί Actors
ProfessionsActor, Voice Actor, Film Producer
Net worth$5,000,000
Date of birth1965-10-10
Place of birthLos Angeles
Date of death2006-01-24 (aged 40)
NationalityUnited States of America
Curiosities and TrademarksOften 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 law enforcement officials (such as Detective Phillip Braxton in Liar (1997), Sheriff Dolard in To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar (1995), FBI Agent Jason Enola in Papertrail (1997), and Manetti in Starsky & Hutch (2004))
Gravelly smoke burnished voice
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Social Mediaβ†—οΈŽ Wikipedia β†—οΈŽ IMDb

What Movie Awards did Chris Penn win?


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Chris Penn awards

Award Name State Movie / Series Name Year
Special Award - WinnerShort Cuts1994

Chris Penn roles

Movie / Series Role
True RomanceNicky Dimes
Reservoir DogsNice Guy Eddie
Rush HourClive
At Close RangeTommy (as Christopher Penn)
Pale RiderJosh LaHood (as Christopher Penn)
To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie NewmarSheriff Dollard
FootlooseWillard (as Christopher Penn)
Mulholland FallsArthur Relyea
Rumble FishB.J. Jackson (as Christopher Penn)
After the SunsetRowdy Fan
Murder by NumbersRay
Short CutsJerry Kaiser
Beethoven's 2ndFloyd
Best of the BestTravis Brickley (as Christopher Penn)
Starsky & HutchManetti
All the Right MovesBrian (as Christopher Penn)
The Wild LifeTom Drake (as Christopher Penn)
MobstersTommy Reina (as Christopher Penn)
Will & GraceRudy 1 episode, 2003
EverwoodFrank Sullivan 1 episode, 2005
CSI: MiamiPete Wilton 1 episode, 2003
Law & Order: Criminal IntentTommy Onerato 1 episode, 2005
EntourageChris Penn 1 episode, 2005
Chicago HopeKevin Fitzpatrick 1 episode, 1995
Faerie Tale TheatreWill Tussenbrook 1 episode, 1987
The Young RidersBrad 1 episode, 1990
Late Night with Conan O'BrienSelf - Guest 2 episodes, 1993-1996

Chris Penn's Quotes

  • You have to believe that you are the character or the thing or whatever the hell you're playing.
  • 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.

Interesting Facts about Chris Penn

  1. Younger brother of Sean Penn and Michael Penn.
  2. Son of director Leo Penn and actress Eileen Ryan.
  3. He and his brother Sean Penn also appeared as brothers in At Close Range (1986). In addition to that, their actress mother, Eileen Ryan, played their grandmother.
  4. Brother-in-law of Robin Wright and Aimee Mann.
  5. Uncle of Dylan Penn and Hopper Penn.
  6. Had appeared in three movies with close-range shootout scenes at the end: Reservoir Dogs (1992), True Romance (1993) and Corky Romano (2001).
  7. Originally had role in American Pie 2 (2001) as Stiffler's dad but the scenes were cut since they were not deemed to fit in with the original movie (Source: Beneath the Crust: American Pie 2 (2001)).
  8. Started acting at age 12 at the Loft Studio in Los Angeles and training under acting guru Peggy Feury.
  9. Had a black belt in karate.
  10. Buried at Holy Cross Cemetery, 5835 Slauson Avenue, Culver City, California (Los Angeles County). Section CC Tier 54 near father Leo Penn's site.
  11. 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.
  12. Drank only Bookers bourbon. Liked to drink in the afternoon at burlesque great Betty Rowland's 217 bar in Santa Monica, California.
  13. Former brother-in-law of Madonna.
  14. Vicki Roberts hosted a private screening of the movie Vice (2008), which was dedicated to the memory of Chris Penn and which was attended by his mother, Eileen Ryan.
  15. Was good friends with Adrian Pasdar and Don Wilson.
  16. Had been slated to play the role of Danno Hanks in the WB series "Vermin & Pestilence" before the project was canceled when AOL/Time Warner stock tanked.
  17. Chris and his brother Sean were high school friends with Rob Lowe, Chad Lowe, Emilio Estevez and Charlie Sheen. They would frequently make short films together.
  18. Had appeared with Christopher Walken in three movies: At Close Range (1986), True Romance (1993) and The Funeral (1996).
  19. At the time of his death, he lived in condo #104 at 1033 Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica, California.
  20. Aftermath (2013), Penn's final movie, was released seven years after his death.

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