Thaao Penghlis (Andre DiMera on Days of Our Lives)

Characters: Andre DiMera, Tony DiMera

Birthday: 1945-12-15

Birthplace: Born in Sydney, New South Wales, Austr

Marital Status: Single

Biography

Thaao Penghlis was born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, and is one of four children. Since his parents immigrated to Sydney from Greece, he speaks both English and Greek.

He was encouraged to follow a career in drama by his then acting coach and theatre director, while he was studying art history and fashion in New York City. In fact, it was his New York stage debut was Off-Broadway that led him to a career in daytime television and movies. He has appeared on television numerous of times over the years.

Penghlis' loves to travel and his travels have taken him to the Sinai Desert and up Mt. Sinai. He is interested in archeology. Thaao is single and resides on the west coast.

Career Highlights

Days of Our Lives - Tony DiMera (1981-1985; 1993-1996; 2002 - Present)
Days of Our Lives - Andre DiMera (1983 to 1984; 1995, May 24 2007 - present but thought to be Tony until July 17 2007.)
Santa Barbara - Micah De Angelis (1992-1993)
Mission Impossible (1988)
Who's the Boss? (1987)
Magnum P.I. (1986)
Hotel (1985)
Days of Our Lives - Andre DiMera (1983-1984)
General Hospital - Victor Cassadine (1981)
The Bell Jar (1979)

Awards & Acclaim

Daytime Emmy Nomination, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, "Days of Our Lives" (2008)
Soap Opera Digest Nomination, Favorite Villain, "Days of Our Lives" (2005)
Soap Opera Digest Nomination, Favorite Return, "Days of Our Lives" (2003)