Thaao Penghlis

Thaao Penghlis

Highest Rated: 84% Altered States (1980)

Lowest Rated: 0% The Bell Jar (1979)

Birthday: Dec 15, 1945

Birthplace: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Thaao Penghlis is an Australian-born actor of Greek heritage. After high school, Penghlis left Sydney for New York and the stage, where he performed until he made his television debut in 1973, with a small part in an episode of the crime drama "Hawkins." By the late 1970s, he began working in movies, reaching his zenith quickly with a substantial supporting role in the Oscar-nominated psycho-horror "Altered States." But in 1981, Penghlis found his true calling when he joined the core cast of the daytime soap heavyweight "Days of Our Lives" as Tony DiMera, the son of Stefano DiMera, the villain and DiMera patriarch on the long-running series. Though his character was introduced to the show in 1981, he didn't actually become a regular until 2002, and a regular indeed: by 2009, when his DiMera character was killed off as a result of his death from a fight, Penghlis had put in over 1,000 episodes on the NBC classic. Prior to that hearty run, which earned Penghlis a Daytime Emmy nomination in 2008, his two biggest parts have been as Nicholas Black on the late-'80s revival of the TV classic "Mission Impossible," where he co-starred with the original "Mission" series star Peter Graves; and as Micah DeAngelis on another NBC daytime soap, "Santa Barbara," during the early 1990s.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 41% The Book of Esther Haman (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 40% The Mirror Nicholas Theophilus (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tribe Captain John Brava (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Memories of Midnight Spyros (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet 62% The Lookalike Nikos Lissandros (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Emma: Queen of the South Seas Albert (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet 36% Les Patterson Saves the World Colonel Richard Godowni (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Under Siege Abu Ladeen (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sadat Amer (Character) - 1983
84% 71% Altered States Prof. Eduardo Eccheverria (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Silent Lovers Antonio Moreno (Character) - 1980
0% No Score Yet The Bell Jar Marco (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Slow Dancing in the Big City Christopher (Character) - 1978

TV

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No Score Yet No Score Yet Days of our Lives Andre DiMera (Character) 2015-2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet General Hospital Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mission: Impossible Unknown (Character) 1988-1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Who's the Boss? Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hotel Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nero Wolfe Unknown (Guest Star) 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hart to Hart Unknown (Guest Star) 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cannon Prince Hassan (Guest Star) 1975

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