Joe Penny:

Joe Penny:

Joe Penny:

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 starred in numerous television films and television series, including major roles on Riptide and Jake and the Fatman.

Joe Penny is an author, speaker, and consultant who specializes in total communication and a non-academic, 20 years in business. His best-selling books on communication and presentation training, "Wired Presenting," "Wired Presenting 2," "Wired Presenting Speeches," and "Rough Cuts," have been translated into more than a dozen languages.

Joe Penny was born on June 24, 1956 in London, England as Joseph Edward Penny Jr. He is an actor, known for Breach of Faith: A Family of Cops II (1997), Riptide (1984) and The Gangster Chronicles (1981). He has been married to Cindy M. Penny since 2004. (Source: www.imdb.com)

Who Is Joe Penny?

Joseph Edward Penny, Jr. was born on 24 June 1956, in Uxbridge, London, England, of American and Italian descent, so is currently aged 62. He is an actor whose career has spanned over 40 years, probably best recognized for starring in the roles of Nick Ryder in the NBC detective series “Riptide” (1984-1986), Jake Styles in the popular CBS crime drama series “Jake And The Fatman” (1987-1992), and as Frank Darnell in the Hallmark Channel’s “Jane Doe” film series. (Source: affairpost.com)

Rotten Tomatoes: Movies

Notoriously photo-shy in his teenage years, actor Joe Penny would skip school on picture day. He is listed as "missing in action" in every yearbook of Marina High School in Huntington Beach, California. After high school, he studied with renowned acting teacher Lee Strasberg, and worked as a laborer while seeking acting gigs. He secured his first job in 1977, on "Forever Fernwood," a spinoff of the soap opera parody "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman." By the time the 1980s arrived, Penny had a substantial roster of minor roles behind him, and he began to move into the starring parts. His first major television program was "Riptide," in 1984. He played Nick Ryder, a soldier who starts a detective agency in Los Angeles along with a partner, played by Perry King,. That show came to an end after three seasons, and it didn't take long before he was appearing in another lead role, playing another private investigator. In the crime drama "Jake and the Fatman," he played Jake Styles, who worked for a crusty old prosecutor, played by William Conrad. The show proved to be another hit for Penny, running for five seasons. He has remained one of the most recognizable faces on television, having since gone on to appear in multitudes of TV shows usually playing cops, mobsters, and detectives. (Source: www.rottentomatoes.com)


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