Joe Penny is an English-born American actor best known for his television roles as Nick Ryder in the detective series Riptide (1984-1986) and as Jake Styles in the series Jake and the Fatman (1987-1992).
Starting with a minor role on Forever Fernwood in 1977, Penny has made many guest appearances on television shows including T.J. Hooker, Vega$, Matt Houston, Lou Grant, CHiPs, Flamingo Road, The Sopranos, Diagnosis Murder, Walker, Texas Ranger, 7th Heaven, Matlock, Threshold and CSI.
He is also known in recent years for starring as Agent Frank Darnell in the "Jane Doe" series of made-for-TV movies, which are as follows:
Jane Doe: Vanishing Act (2005)
Jane Doe: Now You See It, Now You Don't (2005)
Jane Doe: Til Death Do Us Part (2005)
Jane Doe: The Wrong Face (2005)
Jane Doe: Yes, I Remember It Well (2006)
Jane Doe: The Harder They Fall (2006)
Jane Doe: Ties That Bind (2007)
Jane Doe: How to Fire Your Boss (2007)
Jane Doe: Eye of the Beholder (2007)