There is just no lack of handsome and talented actor and actresses in Hollywood. Joe Penny is an English-born American actor famous for his work in the TV series, Riptide.
Besides, he is also famous as Jake Styles in the CBS television series Jake and the Fatman. But that was way back. How is he now? And what is he up to? Let’s find out right now.
Some interesting facts on Penny.
Joe Penny: Quick Facts
|Full Name:||Joe Edward Penny, Jr.|
|Birth Date:||June 24, 1956|
|Birth Place:||Uxbridge, London, England|
|Father’s Name:||Joseph Edward Penny, Jr.|
|Education:||Marina High School in Huntington Beach|
|Height:||6 feet (183 cm)|
|Weight:||86 Kg(190 lbs)|
|Hair Color:||Dark Brown|
|Net Worth:||$5 million|
Early Life and Childhood
Joe Penny was born on June 24, 1956, in Uxbridge, London, England, Uk. Named as Joseph Edward Penny Jr., the actor is the son of an American father, Joseph Edward Penny Sr. and an Italian mother. There is no information on his mother.
Likewise, he is American by nationality and is of mixed ethnicity — American from his father and Italian from his mother. There is no mention of siblings anywhere. Also, in his younger days, the actor grew up in Marietta, Georgia.
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As for his education, Penny attended Marina High School in Huntington Beach, California. There he played football and basketball.
Age and Height
Being born in the year 1956, the actor is 63 years now. He celebrates his birthday every year on June 24. Also, his birth sign is Cancer.
Moving on to his appearance, the American actor is 6 feet(183 cm) tall and weighs around 86 kg(190 cm). On top of that, he has a beautiful bluish-green eye and dark brown hair. In his younger days, Penny looked really handsome.
Joe Penny: Professional Career
After graduation, Panny decided to pursue his career in acting. His luck soon changed once he started learning under Lee Strasberg. In 1977, he debuted from the ABC mystery series, ‘The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries.’
That same year he portrayed the role of Sal DiVito in the TV series Forever Fernwood. In the following year, Penny again appeared as Dean Berger in the drama ‘Our Winning Season’ directed by Joseph Ruben.
Then in 1978, the American actor appeared in the EMI Television horror Deathmoon as Rick Bladen. Again he was featured in the ABC romantic drama film The Girls In The Office in 1979.
But it was his role in 1984 as Nick Ryder which rose to fame. The NBC detective series Riptide, which lasted for two seasons, helped him build his career. Soon after that, he appeared as Robert McCay in the NBC film ‘Perry Mason: The Case of The Shooting Star.’
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But those are not his only works. He has contributed to many other notable movies and shows such as Paris(1980), The Gangster Chronicles(1981), Tucker’s Witch(1983), Matlock(1986), The Twilight Zone(1986), Young At Heart(1995), The Sopranos(2000), 7th Heaven(2003), Threshold(2005), Days of Our Lives(2008), Cold Case(2009-10), and many more.
Net Worth and Income
Since it was beginning in 1977, the actor has played in numerous movies and TV shows alike. As of 2019, the actor has an impressive sum of $500,000. Considering his place in the cinema, the amount seems rather small.
However, American born has not disclosed any information about his income and assets, including cars, houses, and other things.
Joe Penny: Wife, Children, and Personal Life
As mentioned time and again, being a celebrity is a curse and boon in itself. You get fame, money, and admiration, but in return, there is no privacy. The same is the case with Joe.
As of now, Penny is a happily married man. He is married to his wife, Cindy M. Penny. The couple tied the knot in a beautiful ceremony in 2004. Similarly, it was attended by their close friends and families.
Even after a decade long of being together, their relationship is still going strong. Both of them successfully stayed away from the media and controversies that come with it. Not to mention, none of them has been linked with marital affairs that could ruin the marriage.
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Moreover, the couple has not revealed anything about children. So, we cannot say anything exclusively on this topic.
Social Media Presence
Not all celebrities love being surrounded by fans and media. Joe is one of those personalities who are not active in any social media, including Twitter.
Joseph Penny Jr.’s father was an an American AF pilot, later moving the family to the US. Working as a teacher and coach. His Italian mother considered life in Marietta, GA beneath her, divorced her husband..and moved Joe and his siblings to California. After which he had little to no contact with his father. Joe Jr. didn’t marry ’til rather late in life. Joe Sr went on to a 52 yr, til his death, marriage. And was beloved by all type man. No further info on Joe Jr’s mother.