Penny Johnson Filmography
The Hills Have Eyes Part II (1985) - Starring as Sue
| A group of bikers, which includes some of the survivors from the original film, embark on a journey by bus to a biker race near the desert of the infamous incidents. However, because of a mistake they are late and decide to take a shortcut through the desert. Halfway through the desert the bus breaks down. While trying to repair the bus, some of the group wander off, and wind up in the traps of the survivors of the mutant family from the first movie.|
|Tour of Duty (1989) (TV) - Starring as Jan Hudson in "For What It's Worth"|
| This series offers an unflinching look at the "tours of duty" of several members of a platoon during the Vietnam War. Death is inevitable in war, and major characters do die. The protagonists face the Viet Cong, social disapproval, and sometimes themselves over the course of the series.|
|Parker Lewis Can't Lose (1990) (TV) - Starring as a Teacher in "Teacher, Teacher"|
| Parker Lewis is a character similar to Ferris Bueller. His motto is, "Not a problem," nothing is impossible. His prime concern is achieving and maintaining coolness during the turbulent years of puberty. However, their efforts keep being thwarted by is sister, and principal Grace Musso (Melanie Chartoff). With cartoon-like special effects and camera trickery, an episode regularly contains more or less subtle references to movies, politics, and celebrities. |
In this episode, Ms. Donnely resigns when her patience slowly dwindles after covering for Parker all the time and Parker has to try to get her to return to teaching.
|Columbo: Caution - Murder Can Be Hazardous to Your Health (1991) (TV) - Starring as Maxine Jarrett|
| Wade Anders (George Hamilton) is the host of a popular television show. Budd Clarke was the one who was originally suppose to be the host of the show but Anders did a hatchet job on him and got it. Clarke discovers that Anders once did a porno movie with an underage actress and is threatening to expose this unless Anders resigns. Anders then doctors some cigarettes and Clarke smokes them and dies. Anders then steals the evidence that Clarke had on him. Columbo (Peter Falk) then comes in to investigate.|
|The Larry Sanders Show (1992-1998) (TV) - Starring as Beverly Barnes in 70 episodes|
HBO television sitcom about Larry Sanders, a talk-show host. This show goes 'behind-the-scenes' to reveal Larry's humorous interactions with the producers and guests.
- Larry depends upon Beverly to do many simple tasks for him and she is very loyal to him. In the episode "The Breakdown (Part Two)," Larry sleeps with Beverly. Afterwards, they both agree that it was a mistake to sleep together.
Fear of a Black Hat (1994) - Starring as Re-Re
Filmmaker Nina Blackburn takes her camera and follows popular rap group, NWZ (Niggaz with Hats). The band's 3 members explain their philosophy and reminisce about their many experiences -- which include run-ins with right-wing zealots, battles with rival rappers and the manipulations of greedy groupies.
|Absolute Power (1997) - Starring as Laura Simon|
| Luther Whitney (Clint Eastwood) is a professional thief who is doing his last job when some people come in before he can leave. He hides in a room with a one-way mirror when he sees the house owner's wife and another man fooling around. When things get rough, and she is about to stab him, two men come in and shoot her. The man is the President of the US (Gene Hackman) and it gets covered up. When Whitney learns how corrupt the President is he decides to play mind games with him and the others, but is hunted by them at the same time.|
|ER - Emergency Room (1998-1999) (TV) - Starring as Nurse Practitioner Lynette Evans in 9 episodes|
| ER or "Emergency Room" is about the County General Hospital where doctors and nurses are faced with life-and-death decisions daily. The staff is led by Dr. John Carter, and the chief of staff, Dr. Kerry Weaver. Also included are Nurse Abby Lockhart (Maura Tierney) and Dr. Doug Ross (George Clooney).|
|The X-Files (2001) (TV) - Starring as Doctor Hellura Lyle in "Medusa"|
This sc-fi show is about FBI Agents Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson). Mulder is a "believer" in the paranormal. Scully is a medical doctor who believes only in cold hard scientific fact. Together they've been assigned to "The X-Files", a division exploring all the "strange" cases that fall to the FBI.
In this episode, Doggett takes to the Boston subways to try to figure out where a deadly virus that is killing citizens is coming from.
|The Practice (2001) (TV) - Starring as Attorney Laura Garrett in "Awakenings"|
| This weekly television series is similar to other lawyer shows, but with a twist. Here, we follow the exploits and cases of defense attorneys of a Boston law firm. With Rhona Mitra as Tara Wilson, James Spader as Alan Shore, and Rebecca De Mornay as Hannah Rose.|
|24 (2001-2004) (TV) - Starring as Sherry Palmer in 45 episodes|
| Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) is a counterterrorism agent for whom each day is more absurd and terrifying than the last one. In the first season/day, he had to deal with assassination attempts on a presidential candidate and his daughter's disappearance. In the second season/day (the time of this writing) he has to track down and stop a massive nuclear weapon from destroying Los Angeles. Meanwhile, his daughter is on a chase of her own. |
- Sherry Palmer was married to Senator David Palmer. She covered up their son Keith's accidental killing of the rapist. Between Day 1 and Day 2, the Palmers divorced. In the third season, she was shot dead (?) by Milliken's wife Julia.
|Touched by an Angel (2002) (TV) - Starring as Eleanor in "The Impossible Dream"|
| Monica (Roma Downey), Tess (Della Reese), and Andrew (John Dye) are angels sent from heaven to inspire people who are at a crossroads in their lives. Monica, reports to Tess, her tough, wise, and always loving supervisorand Andrew, is the Angel of Death who also helps out with cases.|
In this episode, a janitor was forced twenty years earlier to give up his dreams of becoming a singer. Reggie discovers that he could have had an audition with Motown records, but it was blocked by his brother Martin for selfish reasons. Now Martin is in trouble, and Tess has to convince Reggie to help.