Tahmoh Penikett

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Tahmoh Penikett

Born

5/20/1975, Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada

Birth Name

Tahmoh Penikett

Gender

Male

Also Known As

Tahmon Penikett, Tahmon Penhikett
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Biography

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Tahmoh Penikett is the son of former Yukon premier Anthony David John Penikett. He lives with his father and his twin sisters Sarah and Stephanie in Vancouver, British Columbia. Tahmoh graduated from the Victoria Motion Picture School and studied at the Lyric School of Acting in Vancouver. He…more

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Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • 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.

    • Tahmoh recorded a podcast with actress Grace Park and executive producer Ron Moore which was commentary on the Battlestar Galactica's episode "Unfinished Business".

    • Some of Tahmoh's favorite movies are Blade Runner, Goodfellas, Alien and Raging Bull.

    • Tahmoh's character, Helo, in Battlestar Galactica has his own trading card in the BSG Season 2 trading card set.

    • In 2006, Tahmoh participated in a charity auction to give away a red messenger bag that had been signed by the cast of Battlestar Galactica. The proceeds went to support the group Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

    • Tahmoh had a long gag with fellow Battlestar Galactica actor Aaron Douglas in the BSG Season 3 episode "Gag Reel".

    • Tahmoh appeared at the Sci-Fi Talent party at Comic-Con in 2006.

    • Tahmoh is 1.89m (6' 2½").

    • Tahmoh provided the voice of Darius in the video game Need for Speed: Carbon (2006).

    • Tahmoh appeared in a short martial arts video Power of the Heart by Ridgehand Productions.

    • Tahmoh's mother, Lulla Sierra Johns, is from the White River First Nation in the Yukon, and his father, Tony Penikett, is the former Yukon Premier.

    • Tahmoh's role as 'Helo' in the Battlestar Galactica miniseries was not intended to be recurring on the show but the audience response was extremely positive to the character.

  • Quotes

    • 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!

    • Tahmoh Penikett: I've always had an appreciation of a good story. I've always been captivated by talented and truthful storytellers, whether on screen or stage since I was very young. The fascination with this art form of course led me to first trying my hand at it in high school. I've been hooked ever since.

SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Great actor but why Dollhouse??

    8.5
    I dont know if he was in other movie or series but I saw Tahmoh first time in Battlestar Galactica as Helo. I think he is a great actor with good looking. He really fitted his role as Helo. At first the chrachter is not so important for the series but then with his and sharons acting, their story become second substory after Starbuck and Apollo.

    I would hope to see in another good series after Battlestar Galactica but unfortunately and I dont know why? He starts acting in Dollhouse. I hope he will leave the show ASAP and get in some other good and more qualified series because I like to see him in TV but I cant stand Dollhouse unfortunately.moreless
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