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
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.
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,
Actresses - Irene Dunne, Diane Keaton, Barbara Steele
Music - Annie Lennox, Beethoven's 6th, ACDC, Queen, Led Zeppelin,
Magazines - The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Harper's Bazaar, Video
Watchdog, Shock Cinema
Books/Authors - Stephen King, John Steinbeck, Donald E. Westlake,
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