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Tahmoh Penikett

Highest Rated:   82% Trick 'r Treat (2007)
Lowest Rated:   33% Trapped Ashes (2006)
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Birthplace:   Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada
Canadian born Tahmoh Penikett studied at the Victoria Motion Picture School and the Lyric School of Acting before trying his hand at a professional career in show business. He began making minor appearances on Canadian television in the late '90s, and eventually transitioned into acting for American audiences, with appearances on The L Word and Losing It. Then in 2003, Penikett was cast in a four-hour mini-series "reimagining" of the '70s science fiction show Battlestar Galactica, which was being filmed in Vancouver. Penikett was cast in the role of Karl "Helo" Agathon, an officer in a fleet of massive spacecraft that serve as the nomadic home for the human race following the nuclear destruction of planet Earth. The mini-series was a big hit with test audiences and earned surprisingly stunning accolades from critics, who were impressed to see such drama and subtext in a Sci-Fi Network production. A full season was commissioned based on the series, and the show instantly garnered a solid core following, coming back for numerous seasons. Meanwhile, Penikett joined the cast of another sci-fi show in 2009, playing FBI agent Paul Ballard on the Joss Whedon project Dollhouse.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Painkillers
  • Actor
2015
55% Man of Steel
  • Jed Eubanks
$291.1M 2013
No Score Yet Jabberwock
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet Riverworld
  • Matt Ellman
2010
No Score Yet Green Chain
  • Actor
2009
82% Trick 'r Treat
  • Henry
2007
No Score Yet The Green Chain
  • Brett Hall
2007
No Score Yet Lesser Evil
  • Greg
2006
33% Trapped Ashes
  • Young Leo
2006
No Score Yet Hush
  • Noah Hamilton
2005
No Score Yet Hush
  • Actor

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
75% Incorporated
2016
  • Goran
  • 2017
No Score Yet Criminal Minds
2005
  • Michael Hastings
  • 2014
92% Supernatural
2005
  • Gadreel Ezekiel
  • 2014
  • 2013
72% Castle
2009-2016
  • Cole Maddox
  • 2012
57% Fairly Legal
2011-2012
  • Actor
  • 2012
No Score Yet Battlestar Galactica
2005-2009
  • Capt. Karl `Helo' Agathon Lt. Karl `Helo' Agathon Karl "Hego" Agathon Capt. Karl 'Helo' Agathon
  • 2012
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
79% Human Target
2010-2011
  • Pete
  • 2010
No Score Yet Riverworld
2011
  • Matt Ellman
  • 2010
53% Dollhouse
2009-2010
  • Paul Ballard Agent Paul Ballard
  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet Smallville
2001-2011
  • Wes Keenan Vince Davis
  • 2007
  • 2004
No Score Yet Bomb Girls
2012-2013
  • Clifford

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