Thaao Penghlis

Biography: A native of Sydney, Australia, with a Greek heritage unmistakable from his "exotic" look, actor Thaao Penghlis claims one of the most familiar countenances in all of daytime drama, thanks largely to his ongoing portrayals of Antony DiMera and his twin brother, Andre DiMera, on NBC's seminal Days of Our Lives. Penghlis originally had no intention of entering show business, and in fact planned to establish himself as an archaeologist, but instead embarked on a career in diplomacy, which carried him to the United Nations in New York. A chance meeting with the acting instructor-cum-director Milton Katselas changed that, as Katselas saw in Penghlis tremendous dramatic potential and encouraged the young man to formally study theater. For a time, Penghlis worked as an antique dealer by day and attended acting classes at night, then accepted a position as assistant to Katselas and followed the professor to Los Angeles, where he began to direct theater and accept roles in films and onA native of Sydney, Australia, with a Greek heritage unmistakable from his "exotic" look, actor Thaao Penghlis claims one of the most familiar countenances in all of daytime drama, thanks largely to his ongoing portrayals of Antony DiMera and his twin brother, Andre DiMera, on NBC's seminal Days of Our Lives. Penghlis originally had no intention of entering show business, and in fact planned to establish himself as an archaeologist, but instead embarked on a career in diplomacy, which carried him to the United Nations in New York. A chance meeting with the acting instructor-cum-director Milton Katselas changed that, as Katselas saw in Penghlis tremendous dramatic potential and encouraged the young man to formally study theater. For a time, Penghlis worked as an antique dealer by day and attended acting classes at night, then accepted a position as assistant to Katselas and followed the professor to Los Angeles, where he began to direct theater and accept roles in films and on television. Following appearances in the films Slow Dancing in the Big City (1978), The Bell Jar (1979), and Altered States (1980), Penghlis landed the role of Victor Cassadine on ABC's General Hospital -- a portrayal so popular that the station reportedly received thousands of letters of complaint following the character's departure. In response, the network attempted to bring Penghlis back, but by that point he had already signed with NBC for Days. Penghlis' resumé also includes a long-running portrayal of Nicholas Black on the late-'80s revival of Mission: Impossible, and roles in the features Memories of Midnight and The Mirror. Expand

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Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd Days of our Lives: Season 1 Nov 8, 1965 Antony DiMera (1981-1986, 1993-1996, 2002-2004, 2004-) / André DiMera (1983-1984) / Tony DiMera / André DiMera tbd
tbd Magnum, P.I.: Season 6 Sep 26, 1985 Phillipe Dumout tbd
tbd Who's the Boss?: Season 3 Sep 23, 1986 Armando Ghia tbd
tbd Mission: Impossible (1988): Season 1 Oct 23, 1988 Nicholas Black tbd
tbd Mission: Impossible (1988): Season 2 Sep 21, 1989 Nicholas Black tbd
tbd Days of our Lives: Season 21 Oct 23, 1986 Antony DiMera (1981-1986, 1993-1996, 2002-2004, 2004-) / André DiMera (1983-1984) tbd
tbd Days of our Lives: Season 24 May 2, 1989 Antony DiMera (1981-1986, 1993-1996, 2002-2004, 2004-) / André DiMera (1983-1984) tbd
tbd Days of our Lives: Season 27 Jan 10, 1992 Antony DiMera (1981-1986, 1993-1996, 2002-2004, 2004-) / André DiMera (1983-1984) tbd
tbd Days of our Lives: Season 28 Jan 5, 1993 Antony DiMera (1981-1986, 1993-1996, 2002-2004, 2004-) / André DiMera (1983-1984) tbd
tbd Days of our Lives: Season 29 Jan 3, 1994 Antony DiMera (1981-1986, 1993-1996, 2002-2004, 2004-) / André DiMera (1983-1984) tbd
tbd Days of our Lives: Season 30 Nov 30, -0001 Antony DiMera (1981-1986, 1993-1996, 2002-2004, 2004-) / André DiMera (1983-1984) tbd
tbd Days of our Lives: Season 31 Nov 8, 1995 Antony DiMera (1981-1986, 1993-1996, 2002-2004, 2004-) / André DiMera (1983-1984) tbd
tbd Days of our Lives: Season 32 Nov 8, 1996 Antony DiMera (1981-1986, 1993-1996, 2002-2004, 2004-) / André DiMera (1983-1984) tbd
tbd Days of our Lives: Season 33 Nov 10, 1997 Antony DiMera (1981-1986, 1993-1996, 2002-2004, 2004-) / André DiMera (1983-1984) tbd
tbd Days of our Lives: Season 34 Nov 9, 1998 Antony DiMera (1981-1986, 1993-1996, 2002-2004, 2004-) / André DiMera (1983-1984) tbd
tbd Days of our Lives: Season 35 Nov 8, 1999 Antony DiMera (1981-1986, 1993-1996, 2002-2004, 2004-) / André DiMera (1983-1984) tbd
tbd Days of our Lives: Season 36 Nov 8, 2000 Antony DiMera (1981-1986, 1993-1996, 2002-2004, 2004-) / André DiMera (1983-1984) tbd
tbd Days of our Lives: Season 37 Nov 8, 2001 Antony DiMera (1981-1986, 1993-1996, 2002-2004, 2004-) / André DiMera (1983-1984) tbd
tbd Days of our Lives: Season 38 Nov 8, 2002 Antony DiMera (1981-1986, 1993-1996, 2002-2004, 2004-) / André DiMera (1983-1984) tbd
tbd Days of our Lives: Season 39 Nov 10, 2003 Antony DiMera (1981-1986, 1993-1996, 2002-2004, 2004-) / André DiMera (1983-1984) tbd
tbd Days of our Lives: Season 40 Nov 8, 2004 Antony DiMera (1981-1986, 1993-1996, 2002-2004, 2004-) / André DiMera (1983-1984) tbd
tbd Days of our Lives: Season 42 Nov 9, 2006 Tony DiMera / Tony DiMera / André DiMera tbd
tbd Days of our Lives: Season 43 Nov 30, -0001 Tony DiMera tbd
tbd Days of our Lives: Season 44 Nov 10, 2008 Tony DiMera tbd
tbd General Hospital: Season 30 Mar 31, 1993 Victor Cassadine (1981) tbd
tbd General Hospital: Season 31 Apr 22, 1994 Victor Cassadine (1981) tbd
tbd General Hospital: Season 32 Nov 7, 1995 Victor Cassadine (1981) tbd
tbd General Hospital: Season 33 Jan 4, 1996 Victor Cassadine (1981) tbd
tbd General Hospital: Season 34 Mar 4, 1997 Victor Cassadine (1981) tbd
tbd General Hospital: Season 35 Jan 2, 1998 Victor Cassadine (1981) tbd