Tahmoh Penikett

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  • Tahmoh Penikett: (On being cast as Paul Ballard in Dollhouse): I play an FBI agent who's on the trail of the "dolls". I'm honored to be a part of this. I mean, Joss is the biggest there is, one of the brightest and most creative. I'm looking forward to working with Eliza, too. I'm really excited to start work on it.

  • Tahmoh Penikett: (About the show Battlestar Galactica) I'm proud of the show and the fan base. Our fans are truly the best! I've has such incredible conversations with fans who care and understand the show. I'm always so honored when I get a compliment about my work and how it's affected someone. That's what a aspire to constantly, to give my best and truthful performance. I'm proud that I'll always be associated with this incredible show, writers, producers and cast.

  • Tahmoh Penikett: I'm proud of where I come from, my diverse ethnicity. I love how blessed I was to be raised by two incredible parents. I'm proud to be from the Yukon and also of my home of the last ten years, Vancouver.

  • Tahmoh Penikett: (About the conflict with doing the rape scene on Battlestar Galactica) It’s a touchy subject. I think, I saw the finished product, and... you know. Whether we went over the line or not or whether it's interpreted or shown that way with the cut... I mean... that's really up to the individual. Personally when I still watch it, we never see them go in there with the intention of killing him. I mean they're not just purposely killing this guy. Obviously the Chief has anger issues but I don't think he purposely kills him. We go in there stopping whatever is about to happen and I definitely don't think we went over the line.

  • Tahmoh Penikett: (About the direction of Helo in season 3 of Battlestar Galactica) To be honest with you, I just want to say that [they'll] keep it challenging and keep it a surprise, which has been the nature of this show already. That's been the pattern. It's always... I never know where they are going with it. So, I can tell you, I'm already in for some big surprises from what I hear when I come back and read the latest episodes. As long as they keep it interesting, you know what I mean? And dangerous too!

  • Tahmoh Penikett: (About why the producers didn't kill off his character in the Battlestar Galactica Mini-Series) What do I think? I don't know. I've been told... that they liked my work in the Mini-Series. So I take that... as a beautiful compliment and I just hope that's the real reason. Obviously there was also an opportunity there with the storyline. It was a neat idea to take them out of the ship and I think that Ron, whether he jacked that from Star Wars, you know. Kind of like, you know Empire-Strikes-Back-type of thing where you cut it up between the planet and the ships... or not. But I think it's a brilliant idea and he went with it.

  • Tahmoh Penikett: (How to pronounce his name) I'll tell you how to pronounce my name. It's Tah - Môh, that's the proper pronunciation, Tah - Môh. And last name of course is just Penikett; that's any easy one.

  • Tahmoh Penikett: I love a dark drama or suspense thriller. To be honest with you I appreciate all genre of film as long as it's good. By good I mean, great plot, intriguing story, truthful performances where the actors aren't afraid to take the plunge!

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Trivia (19)

  • Tahmoh has appeared on the cover pages of Starburst Special and Starburst magazines. He also did a photoshoot for Maxim.

  • In the future, Tahmoh would love to be a director and a writer.

  • Tahmoh is greatly influenced by actors Sean Penn and Marlon Brando.

  • Tahmoh has been interested in martial arts since he was a child. He first studied judo and then enrolled in kickboxing after seeing a film with a Muay Thai master.

  • In 2004, Tahmoh was nominated for a Canadian LEO Award for his performance in the TV series Cold Squad.

  • Tahmoh is right-handed.

  • In 2005, Tahmoh appeared in the made-for-television-movie Hush as Noah Hamilton. In 2007, he played Wilson in the indie film Taming Tammy. In 2008, he portrayed Henry in Trick 'r Treat, a Halloween Horror flick.

  • Tahmoh won the title of most underrated actor in an Entertainment Weekly poll.

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