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Tahmoh Penikett

Before landing his role on the award-winning Battlestar Galactica as Karl 'Helo' Agathon, Tahmoh Penikett starred in the final season of the critically acclaimed Canadian series The Cold Squad. His performance on that series earned him a LEO Award nomination, honoring the best in British Columbian television and film production.

Penikett has guest-starred on a variety of other series, including a recurring role on Whistler, Smallville and The L Word. He starred in the short film Trapped Ashes, which was helmed by renowned director Monte Hellman, and debuted at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival. Penikett recently completed production on two films to be released this year Trick 'r Treat and The Green Chain.

Penikett was born in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada. His background, which includes strong ties to the Upper Tanana tribe and their traditions, led him to his love of storytelling. He has a strong connection and is extremely devoted to his family with whom he spends time whenever possible.

In his spare time, he enjoys a variety of athletic pursuits including competitive kickboxing.

Penikett divides his time between Vancouver, British Columbia, and Los Angeles.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2009.
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Tahmoh Penikett Facts

BirthdayMay 20, 1975 (48)
BirthplaceWhitehorse, Yukon, Canada
Height6' 2½" (1m89)  How tall is Tahmoh Penikett compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Battlestar Galactica: The Complete Series
Battlestar Galactica:The Mini-Series
Trick 'r Treat
Battlestar Galactica: Razor
Curse Of The Dragon
Dollhouse: The Complete Series
Dollhouse: Season 1
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