Thaao Penghlis

Thaao Penghlis (born December 15, 1945 in Sydney, Australia) is an actor best known for roles on soap opera hits Days of Our Lives, Santa Barbara, and General Hospital.

He has also guest-starred on a number of crime dramas, such as Kojak, Cannon, Tenspeed and Brown Shoe, Hart to Hart, Nero Wolfe, and Magnum, P.I. Penghlis has studied under Hollywood acting teacher Milton Katselas.

Thaao appeared in the 1980s revival of Mission: Impossible, filmed in his native Australia. Penghlis' role in the revival was a counterpart to Martin Landau's "Rollin Hand" and Leonard Nimoy's the "Amazing Paris."

In 2003, Thaao Penghlis was nominated for the Soap Opera Digest Award for Favorite Return for his return to the cast of Days of Our Lives. He left the show in fall 2005.

Penghlis returned to Days of Our Lives, where he has now played Tony DiMera four times (1981-1985, 1993-1996, 2002-2005, 2007-present) on May 24, 2007.

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Days of Our Lives Quotes

Sonny: This is great.
Justin: What is?
Sonny: Having a dad again and all I had to do to make it happen was get stabbed in the back.

You know there was a time when I thrived on being the meanest SOB in Salem. Now my idea of a good day is a walk in the garden with my wife or an old movie on TV. I'm particularly partial to Myrna Loy.

Victor