Actor Chris Penn was found dead in a Santa Monica residence on Tuesday, according to a report from TV station KABC. The burly brother of Sean PennSean Penn was 43.
No foul play was suspected, according to Santa Monica police.
One of his first film roles was in "Rumblefish," and he went on to appear in films including Reservoir Dogs, Footloose, Corky Romano and Mulholland Falls. In 1986, he appeared with his brother Sean and mother Eileen Ryan in At Close Range.
Penn had a recurring role in series "The Brotherhood of Poland, New Hampshire" and also appeared on shows including "Seinfeld," "Will & Grace""Will & Grace" and "Entourage." His latest roles were in Sundance pic "The Darwin Awards" and upcoming films "King of Sorrow" and "Aftermath."
The thesp, who grew up in Malibu, is survived by Sean; his brother Michael, a musician; and his mother. His father LeoLeo, a director, died in 1998.