Joe Penny | Biography, Age, Height, Net Worth (2020), Weight, Actor |

Joe Penny | Biography, Age, Height, Net Worth (2020), Weight, Actor |

Facts of Joe Penny

Full Name:Joe Penny
Age:65 years 11 months
Birth Date:June 24, 1956
Lucky Number:9
Lucky Stone:Moonstone
Lucky Color:Silver
Best Match for Marriage:Taurus, Pisces, Scorpio
Birth Place:Uxbridge, London, England
Marital Status:Married
Husband / Wife Name:Cindy M. Penny
Siblings:Seven (one brother, six sisters)
Education:Marina High School
Height / How tall? : 6 feet (1.83m)
Net Worth:$500 thousand
Ethnicity:Mixed (American- Italian)
Hair Color:Brown
Eye Color:Blue- Green
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Joe Penny is an English-born American actor who highlighted his career with his character as Nick Ryder on the famous TV Series of the mid-80s, Riptide.

Joe Penny is also renowned for his role as Jake Styles in the acclaimed TV series of the 90s, Jake and the Fatman which aired on CBC from 1987 to 1992.

What is Joe Penny famous for?

  • As an English-born American actor
  • Popular for playing the role of Jake Styles in ‘Jake and the Fatman’.

How old is Joe Penny? Parents, Siblings, Ethnicity

Joe Penny was born Joseph Edward Penny Jr. on June 24, 1956, in Uxbridge, London, England, the United Kingdom. As of 2020, his age is 64 years old. Joe holds a British-American nationality and mixed (American-Italian) ethnicity.

There is no detailed information about his father and mother. However, it comes to know that his parents divorced when he was young and his custody was with his mother. He has seven siblings.

Additionally, Joe worked various odd jobs to just support himself, before he decided to pursue a career as an actor. So he began studying under Lee Strasberg and soon got a chance to appear in various roles in Hollywood.

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Education History

Talking about his education history, he attended Marina High School, where he became quite active in such sports activities as football and basketball.

All about Joe’s Career

Talking about his career, Joe started his acting career with a minor role in the TV Series, Forever Fernwood, in 1977 with eight episodes to his name. With this role, he progressed even further landing roles in famous TV Series like TJ hooker, Matt Houston, Jane Doe: Till Death do us apart to name a few.

However, his career rocketed when he signed for the role of detective, Nick Ryder, in Riptide which aired on the TV Screens from 1984 to 1986. His other blockbuster TV Series is Jake and the Fatman in which he played the lead character of Jake Styles, in the television series “Jake and the Fatman”, a crime drama which follows prosecutor J. L. “Fatman”.

Whereas, the show would run for a total of five seasons on CBS, ending its run in 1992. The show’s success would create the spin-off “Diagnosis: Murder”, which would also find popularity on its own. After his run with “Jake and the Fatman”, Joe would find himself going back to appearing in television films.

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Penny would go on to appear in other television projects in the meantime, as a guest in “The Twilight Zone” which was a revival of the 1960s television series of the same name, and in television movies “Perry Mason: The Case of the Shooting Star”, and “Blood Vows: The Story of a Mafia Wife”.

Besides that, he also had the opportunity to make guest appearances in recent popular shows – he was a part of “The Sopranos”, “Walker, Texas Ranger”, “7th Heaven”, and “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”.

During the 2000s, he also became one of the stars of the “Jane Doe” television movie series on the Hallmark Channel, starring alongside Lea Thompson. In the year 2006, Joe then had a recurring role in “Days of Our Lives”, then found a recurring role in “Cold Case” a few years later.


Apart from that, his role in TV Series, Joe has also featured in different movies like Gangster Wars where he portrayed the character of Benjamin Siegel. His remarkable film includes The Prophet’s Game and Bittersweet to name a few of his works.

In the late 1970s up to the 1980s, he had various heroic and villainous roles, many of which found him playing as a mobster. He was also a part of the pilot of “The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries”.

Net Worth (2020) and Salary

Joe has an estimated net worth of around $500K. As an actor, he has an average salary of $37,409.

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Rumors and Controversy

There were rumors concerning the sexuality of Joe. These rumors have been suggesting that Joe is gay which could not be further from the truth.

Similarly, after the show, Jake and the Fatman moved to Hawaii, Joe lost a large amount of weight. This led to many rumors about his health, including the possibility that he had AIDS. However, later it was proved that he had suffered from a gastrointestinal virus and was having difficulty regaining the weight he lost.

Joe Penny married Cindy M. Penny? Wife, Lovelife

Joe Penny married his longtime girlfriend Cindy M. Penny in the year 2004 in a small gathering of friends and families. Moreover, Joe, and Cindy, dated for a long time before committing to each other.

The couple does not often show up together in events, but Cindy was once seen with him in the premiere of Winter People on April 13, 1989.

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Caption: Joe Penny with his wife (Source: Zimbo)

How tall is Joe Penny? Weight, Hair color

He has a height of 6 feet and weighs is 86Kg. He has brown hair and blue-green eyes.

Social Media Appearance

He is not active on social sites. She does not have a Facebook, Twitter and Instagram account.

Did You Know?

  • He guest-starred on the television show, The Sopranos, and worked with James Gandolfini.

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