Penghlis, Thaao 1945–

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Penghlis, Thaao 1945–


Born December 15, 1945, in Sydney, Australia; father, a mechanic for General Motors; mother, a housewife. Education: Graduated from the University of New South Wales; studied acting with Milton Katselas and Uta Hagen.

Addresses: Agent—McCartt, Oreck, Barrett, 10390 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 310, Los Angeles, CA 90025; Metropolitan Talent Agency, 4500 Wilshire Blvd., 2nd Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90010. Publicist—Lori DeWaal, The Garrett Company, 6922 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028.

Career: Actor. Assistant to acting teacher and director Milton Katselas. Worked with Greek immigrants for the Australian diplomatic service; worked at the United Nations.

Awards, Honors: Soap Opera Digest Award nominations, favorite return, 2003, and favorite villain, 2005, for Days of Our Lives.


Film Appearances:

Christopher, Slow Dancing in the Big City, United Artists, 1978.

Marco, The Bell Jar, AVCO-Embassy, 1979.

Eccheverria, Altered States, Warner Brothers, 1980.

Colonel Richard Godowni, Les Patterson Saves the World, Hoyts, 1987.

Nicholas Theophilus, The Mirror, Big Screen, 2006.

Television Appearances; Series:

Victor Cassadine, General Hospital, ABC, 1981.

Antony DiMera, Days of Our Lives, NBC, 1981–85, 1993–95, 2002–.

Andre DiMera, Days of Our Lives, NBC, 1983–84, 1995.

Nicholas Black, Mission: Impossible, ABC, 1988–90.

Micah DeAngelis, Santa Barbara, NBC, 1992–1993.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Amer, Sadat, syndicated, 1983.

Captain Albert Steinberger, Emma: Queen of the South Seas, syndicated, 1988.

Spyros, Memories of Midnight (also known as Sidney Sheldon's Memories of Midnight), CBS, 1991.

Captain John Brava, Tribe, 1999.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Paul Boudea, Power's Play, CBS, 1986.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Assistant manager, "Murder in Movieland," Hawkins, CBS, 1973.

Yanni Psalidas, "Night of Piraeus," Kojak, CBS, 1975.

Prince Hassan, "The Games Children Play," Cannon, CBS, 1975.

"Diamonds Aren't Forever," Tenspeed and Brown Shoe, NBC, 1980.

Philippe, Magnum, P.I., CBS, 1986.

Armand Ghia, Who's the Boss?, ABC, 1987.

Mr. Rose, Moon Over Miami, ABC, 1993.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Antonio Moreno, Moviola: The Silent Lovers, NBC, 1980.

Abu Ladeen, Under Siege, NBC, 1986.

Nikos Lissandros, The Lookalike, USA Network, 1990.

Television Appearances; Specials:

18th Annual Soap Opera Digest Awards, Soap Net, 2003.

Stage Appearances:

(Debut) Mr. T., Jockeys, Promenade Theatre, New York City, 1977.

Also appeared in Play with Fire, Westwood Playhouse, Los Angeles; The Collection; The Lion in Winter; The Balcony; and No Exit.



Thaao Penghlis Website,, January 10, 2007.