© 2020 E! [9] Penn gained considerable weight throughout the 1990s. Other key credits included Rumble Fish, True Romance, All the Right Moves, Rush Hour and Footloose, where he played Kevin Bacon's two-fisted, two-left-footed best bud, Willard. Battleground Tracker: Biden leads in Michigan and Nevada, race tied in Iowa, With more mail-in ballots, officials urge patience on election night, Americans and the right to vote: Why it's not easy for everyone, Why some mail-in ballots are rejected and how to make sure your vote counts. Santa Monica police discovered the actor's body at his first-floor residence around 4 p.m. Tuesday, Lt. Frank Fabrega said. He also played Nice Guy Eddie Cabot in the 1992 Quentin Tarantino crime drama "Reservoir Dogs.". Penn's final big-screen credits included 2004's Starsky & Hutch and The Darwin Awards, which debuted at the Sundance Film Festival last month. He also appeared as a fall guy in a criminal conspiracy in Murder by Numbers, alongside Sandra Bullock. The drug, which is highly addictive, is used to treat serious cold and flu symptoms and most commonly available as a cough syrup, according to WebMD.com. Penn was found dead in his condominium on January 24, 2006, at the age of 40. However, they appeared on the deleted scene reel on the DVD release. A bar on New York's Lower East Side called "Nice Guy Eddie's" was named for his performance in "Reservoir Dogs." The toxicology report revealed that valium, morphine, marijuana and an elevated level of codeine were found in his bloodstrea… He also appeared in the hit dance movie Footloose in 1984 as the best friend of Kevin Bacon's character; played a villain in the Clint Eastwood western Pale Rider (1985); and co-starred with his brother Sean Penn and mother Eileen Ryan in At Close Range (1986). Penn played himself on a 2005 episode of the HBO series Entourage. Authorities were called to the condominium complex by Penn's housekeeper, Winter said. He appeared in The Darwin Awards, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival the day after his death. What happens if the president doesn't accept the election results? Penn was found dead in his Santa Monica condo on January 24, 2006, at the age of 40. As he became sober, his weight ballooned, topping 300 pounds at one point, according to the Los Angeles Times. He shared the Golden Globe for Best Ensemble Cast for 1993's Short Cuts. His Oscar-winning brother, Sean, has been married to actress Robin Wright Penn for ten years and before that, was husband to Madonna. Penn attended the opening and mixed easily with patrons, said David McWater, the bar owner and an acquaintance of the actor. Penn also had a history of cocaine and alcohol abuse. He "makes you seamlessly believe in characters so much you barely even notice them.". "Chris was a good and decent man," Sheen … Sean Penn said publicly in an interview on Larry King Live that his brother probably died because of his weight. He was Chris Penn.". Chris Penn's credits included "Mulholland Falls," "Rumble Fish," "All the Right Moves," "Footloose" and "Rush Hour." "Not just Sean Penn's little brother, you know? Entertainment Television, LLC A Division of NBCUniversal. [4] His brothers are actor Sean Penn and musician Michael Penn. In 1986, Penn starred with brother Sean and their mother, actress Eileen Ryan, in the true-crime drama At Close Range. He appeared as a villain and was killed by Josh Brolin's character James Butler "Jimmy" Hickok. [7] An autopsy and subsequent toxicology report performed by a Los Angeles County medical examiner revealed the primary cause of death was heart disease. An autopsy revealed the primary cause for his death was "nonspecific cardiomyopathy" (heart disease).[1][2]. According to the coroner, the … Penn was born in Los Angeles, California, to Leo Penn, an actor and director, and Eileen Ryan (née Annucci), an actress. At a funeral service two weeks ago, several stars came out to pay their respects to Chris Penn. [6] Penn then went on to co-star opposite Peter Berg as the mafia brothers of Corky in Corky Romano. He is also known for playing the character Clyde Cod in the 1998 film Rush Hour. In 2001, Penn was meant to appear in American Pie 2 as Steve Stifler's father, but his scenes were eventually cut as there was insufficient time to include him in the film's plot. Actor Chris Penn, brother of Sean Penn, was found dead at his Santa Monica condominium, authorities said. Christopher Shannon Penn (October 10, 1965 – January 24, 2006) was an American actor. Chris Penn's death has been deemed an accident. Santa Monica police discovered the actor's body … Chris Penn's other brother, Michael, is a musician, married to singer Aimee Mann. The report also noted that the prescription drug promethazine with codeine and an enlarged heart were possible contributing factors to his death. There was no way to tell how much of the medicine that Penn ingested or when he took it, said Harvey. Copyright © 2020 CBS Interactive Inc. All rights reserved. "I really hope people go back and watch his movies, because he was such a fantastic actor, and he is going to be so missed," Ryder said. The Reservoir Dogs star and younger brother of Sean Penn was found dead in his Santa Monica condominium on Jan. 24. Promethazine is a combination antihistamine and anti-nausea medicine that also works as a sedative. He was also featured on the 2004 video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas as the voice of crooked officer Eddie. Chris Penn's latest film, "The Darwin Awards," was scheduled to premiere Wednesday at the Sundance Film Festival.