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Joe Penny

Joseph Edward Penny Jr. is an English-born American actor best known for his roles as Nick Ryder on the detective series Riptide from 1984 to 1986, and as Jake Styles in the television series Jake and the Fatman from 1987 to 1992. Starting with a minor role on Forever Fernwood in 1977, Penny has appeared in numerous TV films and television series, including major roles on Riptide and Jake and the Fatman. He has also made many guest appearances on television shows, including Touched by an Angel, T. J. Hooker, Vega$, Matt Houston, Lou Grant, CHiPs, Flamingo Road, The Sopranos, Diagnosis: Murder, Matlock, Walker, Texas Ranger, Archie Bunker's Place, 7th Heaven, Tucker's Witch, Boomtown, The Gangster Chronicles, and CSI. In 2005, he co-starred with Lea Thompson in the mystery series Jane Doe on the Hallmark Channel.

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Jun 24, 1956 In London, England
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1962-10-01
Latest Project:
Movie Betrayed at 17 2011-10-09
Known For
Poster of CSI: Miami
Poster of The Sopranos
Poster of Forever Fernwood
Poster of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
Movie Betrayed at 17 John Taylor 2011-10-09
Movie Jane Doe: Eye of the Beholder Frank Darnell 2008-01-12
Movie Reign of the Gargoyles Gus 2007-03-24
Movie Jane Doe: Ties That Bind Frank Darnell 2007-03-17
Movie Jane Doe: How to Fire Your Boss Frank Darnell 2007-05-09
Movie Jane Doe: Yes, I Remember It Well Frank Darnell 2006-01-14
Movie Jane Doe: The Harder They Fall Frank Darnell 2006-03-04
Series Jane Doe 2005-01-21
Movie Jane Doe: Vanishing Act Frank Darnell 2005-01-21
Movie Jane Doe: Now You See It, Now You Don't Frank Darnell 2005-02-18
Series Threshold Unknown 2005-09-16
Movie Jane Doe: Til Death Do Us Part Frank Darnell 2005-03-11
Movie Jane Doe: The Wrong Face Frank Darnell 2005-06-19
Series Cold Case Unknown 2003-09-28
Movie Two Against Time George Tomich 2002-04-21
Series CSI: Miami Unknown 2002-09-23
Movie The Little Unicorn Tiny 2002-12-14
Series Boomtown Unknown 2002-09-29
Movie The Red Phone - Manhunt Jack Darrow 2001-11-10
Series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown 2000-10-06
Movie The Prophet's Game Walter Motter 2000-01-01
Series Chicken Soup for the Soul Unknown 1999-08-24
Series The Sopranos Victor Musto 1999-01-10
Series Twice in a Lifetime Unknown 1999-08-25
Movie BitterSweet Carl Peckato 1999-09-30
Movie Stranger in My Home Ned Covington 1997-02-11
Movie Double Jeopardy John Dubroski 1996-01-30
Series 7th Heaven Nick 1996-08-26
Movie Terror in the Night Lonnie 1994-01-11
Series Touched by an Angel Unknown 1994-09-21
Movie The Disappearance of Vonnie Ron Rickman 1994-09-27
Series Walker, Texas Ranger Unknown 1993-04-21
Series Diagnosis: Murder Unknown 1993-10-29
Movie The Danger of Love: The Carolyn Warmus Story 1992-10-04
Movie The Operation Dr. Ed Betters 1990-01-21
Movie Whisper Kill Dan Walker 1988-05-16
Movie Blood Vows: The Story of a Mafia Wife Edward Moran 1987-01-18
Movie Roses Are for the Rich Lloyd Murphy 1987-05-17
Series Jake and the Fatman Jake Styles 1987-09-26
Series Matlock Paul Baron 1986-03-03
Movie Perry Mason: The Case of the Shooting Star Robert McCay 1986-11-08
Series The Twilight Zone Unknown 1985-09-27
Movie Richard Lewis: I'm in Pain Self - Witness 1985-10-16
Series Riptide Nick Ryder 1984-01-03
Series Lottery! Unknown 1983-09-09
Series T. J. Hooker Unknown 1982-03-13
Series Matt Houston Unknown 1982-09-26
Series Tucker's Witch Unknown 1982-10-06
Series The Gangster Chronicles Benjamin 'Bugsy' Siegel 1981-02-02
Movie Lifepod Simmons 1981-01-01
Movie Gangster Wars Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel 1981-04-09
Movie Bloody Birthday Mr. Harding 1981-04-28
Movie S.O.B. Officer Phil Buchwald 1981-07-01
Movie The Gossip Columnist Paul Cameron 1980-03-21
Series Flamingo Road Unknown 1980-05-12
Movie The Girls in the Office Beau Galloway 1979-02-01
Movie Samurai Lee Cantrell 1979-04-29
Series Paris Unknown 1979-09-29
Series Archie Bunker's Place Unknown 1979-09-23
Movie Our Winning Season Dean Berger 1978-05-01
Series Vega$ Unknown 1978-09-20
Movie Deathmoon Rick Bladen 1978-05-30
Movie Delta County, USA Joe Ed 1977-05-20
Series The Hardy Boys / Nancy Drew Mysteries Unknown 1977-01-30
Series CHiPs Officer Brent Delaney 1977-09-15
Series Lou Grant Unknown 1977-09-20
Series Forever Fernwood Unknown 1977-10-03
Series The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Unknown 1962-10-01