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Joe Penny

Joe Penny

Joseph Edward Penny Jr. is an American actor popular for his roles as Nick Ryder on the detective series Riptide from 1984 to 1986.

Joe Penny was born on June 24th, 1956 in Uxbridge, London. His birth sign Cancer. He was born to an American father and an Italian mother. He holds an American nationality and belongs to American- Italian ethnic background. Joe spent part of his early years in Marietta, Georgia before moving over to California with his mom after his parents got a divorce.

He has about seven direct siblings six of them are girls with only one brother. Similarly, h also has three half-siblings. Moving towards his educational background, he attended Marina High School in Huntington Beach, California. While in school days, he played basketball and football.

A career as an Actor

Before Penny moved on to acting, he did several odd jobs which included washing postal trucks, serving as a crew foreman, and washing dishes. Joe Penny began his career at the age of 21, after going through training under a Polish-born American film director, actor, and theatre practitioner, Lee Strasberg.

He appeared in minor roles before his major breakthrough came in 1984 when he starred in Riptide and subsequently in Jake and the Fatman.

Between 1977 and 2005, Joe has made guest appearances on several TV series and shows like Matt Houston, Touched by an AngelThe Gangster Chronicles, CSI, Flamingo Road, Tucker’s Witch, Boomtown, The Sopranos, Texas Ranger, 7th Heaven, Archie Bunker’s Place and much more.

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Caption: Joe Penny

Penny has remained active in the movie industry ever since making more important appearances in more highly rated films and TV series. He even joined the likes of the Lea Thompson mystery series Jane Doe in 2005. Joe has remained active in the industry ever since.

He starred on the Hallmark Channel mystery series Jane Doe in 2005,  alongside Lea Thompson and Sam in 2016’s film The Last Night Inn.

What is the Net Worth and Salary of Joe Penny?

Joe Penny has earned a quite amount of sum through his career. His main source of income is a professional career and some ads. He also earned money from brand promotion in those days. He has a net worth of around $500 thousand.

Furthermore, he has not disclosed his salary.  Joe is living a luxurious lifestyle with his family.

Who is Joe Penny Married to?

He is a married man. Joe married Cindy M. Penny in 2004. After being dating for a long time, the couple tied the knot in a private ceremony attended by family members and few friends. The couple is really very private, they are rarely seen in public except during red carpet events.

Although the couple is yet to have a child, they are very happy together as their marriage has been free of scandals, rumors of divorce, and extra-marital affairs.

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Caption: Joe Penny with his wife

Before he married Cindy, Penny was romantically linked to Melissa Gilbert but it turned out to be nothing more than the on-screen matchup. Penny and Melissa started dating in the year 1987 from the film crime drama – Blood Vows: The Story of a Mafia Wife.

Apart from Melissa, he also dated Kim Zimmer in The Disappearance of Vonnie, Kathleen Quinlan in The Operation, Jenny Robertson in The Danger of Love: The Carolyn Warmus Story, and Brittany Murphy in Double Jeopardy. Furthermore, there is not much information.

What is the Height of Joe Penny?

Joe Penny stands at a perfect height of 6 feet and his weight is 86 kg. He has a dark brown hair color with Blue-green eyes color.

Facts of Joe Penny

Full NameJoe Penny
Net Worth$500 thousand
Date Of BirthJune 24, 1956
Age64 years 10 months
Place Of BirthUxbridge, United Kingdom
Height6 feet
Weight86 Kg
EducationMarina High School
SpouseCindy M. Penny
NicknamesJoseph Edward Penny Jr.
Star SignCancer
MoviesBlood Vows: The Story of a Mafia Wife, Bloody Birthday, The Gangster Chronicles, Breach of Faith: A Family of Cops 2, Whisper Kill, Reign of the Gargoyles, Betrayed at 17, Our Winning Season, Family of Cops 3, The Danger of Love: The Carolyn Warmus Story
TV ShowsJake and the Fatman, Riptide, Jane Doe

Quick Facts of Joe Penny

1Suffered from seasickness while filming the Riptide (1984) TV series.
2First job was a small part in the pilot of The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (1977) TV series.
3Dark, hunky 'tough guy' actor who studied under Lee Strasberg and went on to play heroes and mobsters in mini-movies in the 80s. Best known for his series work with William Conrad in Jake and the Fatman (1987).
4Played football during high school in Huntington Beach, California. Odd jobs before acting including washing postal trucks, crew foreman, and dishwasher.
5Born in England to an American father and an Italian mother, lived in Georgia as a baby but later moved to California, where he has lived since.
6While Joe is a graduate of Marina High School in Huntington Beach, California, Class of 1974, he was never a high-profile student. No extra-curricular activities (drama productions, etc), and he ducked every student picture day after his freshman year. You'll find him listed as "missing in action" in every MHS yearbook published after 1971.

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