Thaao Penghlis
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Thaao Penghlis
Salem Presence
1981 to 1996; 1993 to 1996; June 21, 2002 to April 1, 2009; September 25, 2015 to present
At A Glance

Born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, Thaao Penghlis is one of four children whose parents immigrated to Sydney from Greece. He speaks both English and Greek.

While studying art history and fashion in New York City he was encouraged to pursue a career in drama by acting coach and theatre director, Milton Katselas. His New York stage debut was in the Off-Broadway production of Jockeys.

Penghlis first appeared to daytime audiences in 1981 when he appeared on General Hospital, followed by a stint on Santa Barbara from 1992-1993. He may be best know to fans, however, as Days of our Lives' Count Antony DiMera. He portrayed Anthony -- and his twin, Andre - from 1981 to 1995. In 2002, Tony was "brought back from the dead," offering Penghlis the opportunity to replay the role of one of Salem's great villains.

In addition to his return to Days, Penghlis also planned to star in one-man show about the life of Greek Revolutionary, Alexander Panagoulis.

Penghlis' diverse world travels have not only taken him across the Sinai Desert and up Mt. Sinai, but aided in pursuing his interest in archaeology as well as providing info for a recent screenplay.

Acting Portfolio: TELEVISION
Moon Over Miami (Pilot)
1993

Santa Barbara
Micah De Angelis
1992 to 1993

Mission Impossible
1988

Who's the Boss?
1987

Magnum P.I.
1986

Hotel
1985

Days of our Lives
Andre DiMera
1981 to 1996; 1993 to 1996; June 21, 2002 to April 1, 2009; September 25, 2015 to present

Days of our Lives

Antony DiMera
1981 to 1996; 1993 to 1996; June 21, 2002 to April 1, 2009

General Hospital

Victor Cassadine
1981; January 30, 2014 to March 4, 2014; May 1, 2014; August 7, 2014 to August 12, 2014; September 3, 2014 to September 16, 2014

Nero Wolfe
1981

Hart to Hart
1981

Tenspeed & Brown Shoe
1980

Cannon
1975

Kojak
1975

Hawkins
1973

Acting Portfolio: FILM
The Book of Esther
Haman
2013

A Green Story
Mr. James
2012

Nina & the Mystery of the Secret Room
Nicholas Theophilus
2007

Memories of Midnight
1991

The Lookalike
1990

Emma: Queen of the South Seas
1988

Les Patterson Saves the World
1987

Under Siege
1986

Sadat
1983

Altered States
1980

The Silent Lovers
1980

The Bell Jar
1979

Slow Dancing in the Big City
1978

Awards & Acclaim
Daytime Emmy Awards Nomination, Outstanding Lead Actor (2008)

Daytime Emmy Awards Pre-Nomination, Outstanding Lead Actor (2003, 2005, 2008, 2009)
Vital Statistics

PLACE OF BIRTH: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

DATE OF BIRTH: December 15, 1945

HEIGHT: 5' 11"

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