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Jonathan Penner  - CBS Bio

A native of New York, Jonathan Penner is an actor, having had series regular roles on "Grapevine," "The Naked Truth" and "Rude Awakening." He also made guest-starring appearances in various series including CSI and "The Nanny," both on CBS, as well as "Seinfeld" and "Arrested Development." Additionally, he is a producer/writer/director.

Penner attended the prestigious Phillips Andover prep school in Andover, Massachusetts, and went on to receive his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York.

Penner enjoys reading, traveling, cooking, soccer and baseball.

He is most proud of his family and his 1994 Oscar nomination for Best Short Film, Live Action for "Down on the Waterfront" (which he co-produced, co-wrote and starred in with Jason Alexander, Ed Asner and Mike Starr). In 2000, he also won the grand prize at Cognac and the screenwriting prize at the Avignon Film Festival for "Let the Devil Wear Black."

Penner currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife of 15 years, director Stacy Title (who directed him in the 1995 film "The Last Supper"), and their two children, Cooper and Ava. They have one bunny, Angel Cake, one cat, Vinnie, and two lizards, Mozilla and Luna. His birth date is March 5, 1962.


Jonathan Penner - Favorites

Colors - Blue
Scents - Flowers, ocean, girl, garlic, meat
Flowers - Cherry blossom
Board Games - Trivial Pursuit, Chess, Clue
Video Games - Cold Fear, Super Smash Brothers
Sports to Play - Baseball, tennis, soccer
Sports Teams - LA Lakers, NY Giants, NY Yankees
Outdoor Activities - Hiking, relaxing
TV Shows - SURVIVOR, American Idol, SpongeBob SquarePants
Movies - The American Friend, The Fly, The Godfather, Citizen Kane
Actors - Cary Grant, Marlon Brando, Groucho Marx, Buster Keaton, Boris Karloff
Actresses - Irene Dunne, Diane Keaton, Barbara Steele
Music - Annie Lennox, Beethoven's 6th, ACDC, Queen, Led Zeppelin, The Gershwins
Magazines - The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Harper's Bazaar, Video Watchdog, Shock Cinema
Books/Authors - Stephen King, John Steinbeck, Donald E. Westlake, Iain Banks
Cereals - Cap'n Crunch, Frosted Flakes, Granola
Fruits - No favorite
Snack Foods - Anchovies, Lay's, Ruffles, Doritos
Cookies - Chocolate chip macadamia nut, lemon bars
Candy Bars - Snickers, M&M's
Alcoholic Drinks - Wine, cocktails, beer
Non-Alcoholic - No favorite


Contestant Links

Adam Gentry, Anh-Tuan "Cowboy" Bui, Becky Lee, Billy Garcia
Brad Virata
, Cecilia Mansilla
Candice Woodcock
Cristina Coria, Jenny Guzon-BaeJessica Smith
Jonathan Penner
, J.P. Calderon, Nathan Gonzales, Oscar Lusth, Parvati Shallow, Rebecca Borman, Sekou Bunch, Stephannie Favor
Sundra Oakley
, Yul Kwon


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