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JonathanSeptember 4, 2006: Jonathan-related clips from TV Guide Channel's "Survivor: Cook Islands Preview" show:

Cirie Fields: "And finally, meet Jonathan."
Jonathan: "And some of these guys are obviously like super workout psychos, you know, muscles on muscles. And if you have nothing but muscle on you, well, that's all you can lose... is muscle, you know. And it's gonna be more debilitating to them, than to a fat old guy like me."
Probst: "Jonathan Penner is one of my favorites. Not necessarily likeable - I hope he lasts a while. I think he'll create some good stories."
Mark Burnett: "Jonathan Penner... is a uh, scriptwriter. He's an Academy Award nominee! For short film!"
Jonathan: "If I have to get an obituary, that'll be... it'll either be, 'Survivor contestant' or 'Oscar nominee.' Maybe both! 'World's only Survivor contestant/ Oscar nominee, Jonathan Penner... died'."
Official CBS site for Survivor: Cook Islands
August 23, 2006: Officially revealed as a Survivor: Cook Islands contestant on CBS's The Early Show. From his official 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"
Trixiego at Survivor Sucks
July 4, 2006: As reported by Trixiego at Survivor Sucks, Big Brother: All Stars contestant Mike Boogie mentions during the BB live feeds that Jonathan ("the husband of Stacy Title") is a contestant on Survivor: Cook Islands:

"From BB All Stars (and obviously do not know if this is valid or not)
   According to Mike Boogie who is on All Stars during the HOH competition said that a Jonathan Penner is on Cook Islands (he is the husband of Stacy Title, the director of The Last Supper?)
   This is that dude if this is legit: [picture of Jonathan]."

Tsk, tsk. Spoiling the cast like that, on CBS's dime, no less!

2004: While his nomination for an Oscar as a co-producer of the short film Down on the Waterfront (1993) is interesting, the most impressive part of Jonathan Penner's resume is that he made a guest appearance on one of the greatest shows ever, Arrested Development.

In a stirring piece of acting,
following in the footsteps of other notable Season One guest-starring luminaries such as Ed Helms (not to mention Kevin McDonald, who is in the same episode), Penner plays "Detective Fallows" in the "Not Without My Daughter" episode.

We recommend watching this episode over and over, instead of Survivor: Cook Islands. Your mileage may vary.

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