Chris Penn – My Review
My Review: 7
I’m keeping this post short and silly. I think that’ s my strong suit anyway. I was recently thinking about Chris Penn, and how much I miss him. Not like we were friends or anything, but I think he was great. I was watching an episode of Entourage recently (I think from season 2) and Chris had a cameo, boxing with Johnny Drama. I think it was some of the last work he did.
In my opinion, he was a phenomenally strong actor, woefully underrated, and especially excellent in character roles. He was known best for his roles in 80’s classic Footloose, and for his role as an under-boss, Nice Guy Eddie, in Reservoir Dogs. But my favorite role for Chris was in Best of the Best, the cheese-filled 90’s karate movie with Eric Roberts and James Earl Jones.
Chris was the younger brother of the much more famous Sean Penn, though I always liked Chris a lot more, not least because Sean Penn is kind of a douche. There’s lots more information about Chris Penn available on IMDB, and on Wikipedia.