Christopher Shannon Penn (Chris Penn) was an American actor. He was born on October 10, 1965 and passed away on January 24, 2006 at age 40.
Aside his acting prowess, he was also known as the brother of actor Sean Penn and musician Michael Penn.
Chris was a very talented actor who was often cast tough character and starred mostly as a villain or a working-class thug, or in a comic role.
He starred in a lot of movies but the most popular ones are;
- Rush Hour,
- Corky Romano,
- True Romance,
- Beethoven’s 2nd,
- Short Cuts,
- The Boys Club,
- All the Right Moves,
- At Close Range,
- Pale Rider,
- Starsky & Hutch,
- The Wild Life,
- Reservoir Dogs,
- The Funeral and
Sadly, on January 24, 2006 at age 40, Chris was found dead in his apartment and the subsequent autopsy revealed the primary cause for his death was “nonspecific cardiomyopathy” (heart disease).
The toxicology report revealed that Valium, morphine, marijuana and an elevated level of codeine were found in his bloodstream at at the time of death, he had gained considerable weight.
He was buried at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, California.